»Children are born with enormous potential for development. It is our job to help them develop this potential – to empower them to seize opportunities and overcome difficulties.«

Dr. Babett Voigt

Developmental psychopathology

Adolescent mental health

In the area of adolescent mental health, we are examining precursors of mental disorders among youth. In particular, we are interested in body image disturbances and symptoms of disturbed eating behaviour in children and adolescents. The aim of our research is to develop new therapeutic interventions to reduce or prevent body image disturbances and eating disorders.