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Julia Gottwald

Departments and Institutes

PhD candidate

Research Interests

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects up to 2% of the world population, ranging from young children to adults, at some point in their lives. The disease causes severe distress and has a marked impact on the ability to study and work. The aim of my study is to investigate a range of cognitive processes (e.g., executive functioning, memory, decision-making) in adolescents suffering from OCD. Moreover, social cognition is assessed in adolescent and adult patients. The results of this study will contribute to a better understanding of OCD and eventually help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder.