Veit Roessner, Prof. Dr. med.

Professor VCF

Veit Roessner

Contact information

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Technische Universität Dresden
01307 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 458 2244

Research Statement

Prof. Roessner has substantial research and clinical experience in tic disorders and Tourette syndrome (e.g. “European clinical guidelines for Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders” in 2011), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and autism spectrum disor-ders. Next to his active research programs, he is a WP leader in the international study EMTICS (European Multicentre Tics in Children Studies), is active in the IMAGE research project (International Multi-center ADHD Gene project), and has carried out (and is currently carrying out) a number of pharmacological studies. He participates also in European Union funded FP7/ COST collaborative projects and a DFG funded project.


Scientific Education

1993-2000 Medical School at the "Friedrich-Alexander-Universität" (Erlangen, Germany)
2000Graduation in medicine (Staatsexamen)
2000M.D. (Dr. med.): magna cum laude “Delusional Misidentification Syndromes”
2006Specialist for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
2008Habilitation “Co-existence of chronic tic disorders (CTD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – new insights from a psychopathological and neuropsychological perspective”

Professional Experience

Resident, Dep. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Erlangen
2000-2003Resident, Dep. of Psychiatry, University of Erlangen
2003-2005Resident, Dep. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Goettingen
2005-2006Consultant of the special outpatient clinic for ADHD/TIC/OCD, Dep. of Child and Ado-lescent Psychiatry, University of Goettingen
since 2009Chair and Medical Director, Dep. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Dresden

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

2007Scientific award of the German Tourette Society

Board Member of the German Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGKJP), Member of the European Society for Study of Tourettes Syndrome (ESSTS), the European Network of Research on Hyperkinetic Disorders (EUNETHYDIS), and the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Tourette Society, ECNP Networks Initiative

Selected Publications

Buse, J., Kirschbaum, C., Leckman, J.F., Münchau, A., Roessner, V. (in press) The modulating role of stress in the devel-opment and course of Tourette's syndrome - a review. Behavior Modification

Buse, J., Schoenefeld, K., Münchau, A., Roessner, V. (2013) Neuromodulation in Tourette Syndrome: Dopamine and beyond. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37(6)1069-84.

Buske-Kirschbaum, A., Schmitt, J., Plessow, F., Romanos, M., Weidinger, S., Roessner, V. (2012) Psychoendocrine and psychoneuroimmunological mechanisms in the comorbidity of atopic eczema and attention defi-cit/hyperactivity disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(1):12-23.

Roessner, V., Schoenefeld, K., Buse, J., Bender, S., Ehrlich, S., Münchau, A. (2012) Pharmacological treatment of Tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome. Neuropharmacology, 68:143-9.

Roessner, V., Wittfoth, M., Schmidt-Samoa, C., Rothenberger, A., Dechent, P., Baudewig, J. (2012) Altered motor network recruitment during finger tapping in boys with Tourette syndrome. Hum Brain Mapp, 33(3):666-75.

Roessner, V., Wittfoth, M., August, J., Rothenberger, A., Baudewig, J., Dechent, P. (2012) Finger tapping-related acti-vation differences in treatment-naïve pediatric Tourette syndrome: a comparison of the preferred and non-preferred hand. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 54(3):273-9.

Roessner, V., Sagvolden, T., Dasbanerjee, T., Middleton, F.A., Faraone, S.V., Walaas, S.I., Becker, A., Rothen-berger, A., Bock, N. (2010) Methylphenidate normalizes elevated dopamine transporter densities in an animal model of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder combined type, but not to the same extent in one of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder inattentive type. Neuroscience, 167(4): 1183-91.

Roessner, V., Manzke, T., Becker, A., Rothenberger, A., Bock, N. (2009) Development of 5-HT transporter density and long-term effects of methylphenidate in an animal model of ADHD. World J Biol Psychiatry, 26: 1-5.

Roessner, V., Overlack, S., Dechent, P., Baudewig, J., Rothenberger, A., Helms, G. (2009) No brain structure abnor-malities in boys with Tourette syndrome: A voxel-based morphometry study. Movement Disord, 24(16): 2398-403.

Roessner, V., Becker, A., Banaschewski, T., Rothenberger, A. (2007) Psychopathological profile in children with chronic tic disorder and co-existing ADHD – additive effects. J Abnorm Child Psychol, 35: 79-85.

Roessner, V., Freeman, R., Becker, A., Banaschewski, T., Rothenberger, A. (2007) Developmental psychopathology in children with chronic tic disorders with/without ADHD – new insights. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 16 Suppl 1: I24-35.