Veit Roessner


Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Prof. Dr. med. Veit Roessner

Professional experience

since 2009

Chair and Medical Director, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

of the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus at the TU Dresden, Germany


Habilitation “Co-existence of chronic tic disorders (CTD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

(ADHD) – new insights from a psychopathological and neuropsychological perspective”


Specialist for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy


Consultant of the special outpatient clinic for ADHD/TIC/OCD, Dep. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,

University of Goettingen

Education & Training


Resident, Dep. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Goettingen


Resident, Dep. of Psychiatry, University of Erlangen


Resident, Dep. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Erlangen


M.D. (Dr. med.): magna cum laude “Delusional Misidentification Syndromes”


Graduation in medicine (Staatsexamen)


Medical School at the "Friedrich-Alexander-Universität" (Erlangen, Germany)

Honors and Awards

2007 - Scientific award of the German Tourette Society

Editorial service (peer review journals, selection)

Editor or member of Editorial Board for

Since 2008 - European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Since 2010 - Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie

Since 2012 - Neuropsychiatrie

Since 2014 - Behavioural Neurology

Since ....     - Scientific Reports

Since ....     - The Scientific World Journal

Selected other scientific activities

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 and German Society for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ECNP Networks Initiative

Selected Publications


Buse JK, Enghardt S, Kirschbaum C, Ehrlich S, Roessner V: Tic frequency decreases during short-term psychosocial stress – an experimental study on children with tic disorders. Front. Psychiatry. (in press) 2016.

Bluschke A, Roessner V, Beste C: Editorial Perspective: How to optimise frequency band neurofeedback for ADHD. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 57(4):457-61, 2016. IF 6.459

Wolff N, Luehr I, Sender J, Ehrlich S, Schmidt-Samoa C, Dechent P, Roessner V: A DTI study on the corpus callosum of treatment-naïve boys with ‘pure’ Tourette syndrome. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 247, 1-8, 2016.

Wanderer S, Roessner V: Kinder mit ADHS und umschriebener Entwicklungsstörung der motorischen Funktionen. Pädiat Prax, 22:30-34, 2016.


Wolthusen R, Hass J, Walton E, Turner JA, Roessner V, Sponheim SR, Ho B, Holt DJ, Gollub R, Calhoun V, Ehrlich S: Genetic underpinnings of left superior temporal gyrus thickness in patients with schizophrenia. World J Biol Psychia. (in press) 2015.

Walton E, Hass J, Liu J, Roffman J, Bernardoni F, Roessner V, Kirsch M, Schackert G, Calhoun V, Ehrlich S: Correspondence of DNA methylation between blood and brain tissue and its application to schizophrenia research. Schizophrenia Bull. (in press) 2015.

Bender S, Banaschewski T, Roessner V, Klein C, Rietschel M, Feige B, Brandeis D, Laucht M: Variability of single trial brain activation predicts fluctuations in reaction time. Biol Psychol, 106:50-60, 2015.

Geisler D, Borchardt V, Lord A, Boehm I, Ritschel F, Zwipp J, Clas S, King JA, Wolff-Stephan S, Roessner V, Walter M, Ehrlich S.: Abnormal functional global and local brain connectivity in female patients with anorexia nervosa. J Psychiatry Neurosci., (in press) 2015.

Ritschel F, King JA, Geisler D, Flohr L, Neidel F, Boehm I, Seidel M, Zwipp J, Ripke S, Smolka MN, Roessner V, Ehrlich S: Temporal delay discounting in acutely ill and weight-recovered patients with anorexia nervosa. Psychol Med 45(6):1229-39, 2015.

Farkas A, Bluschke A, Roessner V, Beste C: Neurofeedback and its possible relevance for the treatment of Tourette syndrome. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 51: 87-99, 2015.

Ehrlich S, Geisler D, Ritschel F, King JA, Seidel M, Boehm I, Breier M, Clas S, Weiss J, Marxen M, Smolka MN, Roessner V, Kroemer NB. Elevated cognitive control over reward processing in recovered female patients with anorexia nervosa. J Psychiatry Neurosci (in press) 2015.

Hass J, Walton E, Wright C, Beyer A, Scholz M, Turner J, Liu J, Smolka MN, Roessner V, Sponheim SR, Gollub RL, Calhoun VD, Ehrlich S: Associations between DNA methylation and schizophrenia-related intermediate phenotypes - a gene set enrichment analysis. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry (in press) 2015.

Ehrlich S, Lord AR, Geisler D, Borchardt V, Böhm I, Seidel M, Ritschel F, Schulze A, King JA, Weidner K, Roessner V, Walter M: Reduced functional connectivity in the thalamo-insular subnetwork in patients with acute anorexia nervosa. Human Brain Mapp (in press) 2015.


Roessner V: Large sample size in child and adolescent psychiatric research: the way of salvation? Eur Child Adolsc Psychiatry, 23(11):1003-4, 2014.

Buse J, Dörfel D, Lange H, Ehrlich S, Münchau A, Roessner V: Harmonic expectancy violations elicit

not-just-right-experiences: A paradigm for investigating obsessive-compulsive characteristics? Cogn Neurosci., (in press) 2014.

Ganos C, Kahl U, Brandt V, Schunke O , Bäumer T, Thomalla G, Roessner V, Haggard P, Münchau A, Kühn S: The neutral correlates of tic inhibition in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Neuropsychologia, (in press) 2014.

Ehrlich S, Geisler D, Yendiki A, Panneck A, Roessner V, Calhoun VD, Magnotta VA, Gollub RL, White T: Associations of White Matter Integrity and Cortical Thickness in Patients With Schizophrenia and

Healthy Controls. Schizophr Bull, 40(3):665-74, 2014.

Lenk S, Bluschke A, Beste C, Iannilli E, Roessner V, Hummel T, Bender S: Olfactory short-term memory

encoding and maintenance – An event-related potential study. Neuroimage, 98:475-86, 2014.

Lange H, Buse J, Bender S, Siegert J, Knopf H, Roessner V: Accident proneness in children and adolescents affected by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the impact of medication. Journal of Attention Disorders (in press) 2014 .

Ganos C, Kühn S, Kahl U, Schunke O , Feldheim J, Gerloff C, Roessner V, Bäumer T, Thomalla G, Haggard P, Münchau A: Action inhibition in Tourette syndrome. Mov Disord, 29(12):1532-8, 2014.

Buse J, Kirschbaum C, Leckman JF, Münchau A, Roessner V: The modulating role of stress in the onset and course of Tourette's syndrome - a review. Behavior Modification, 38(2):184-216, 2014.

Roessner V, Rothenberger A: Tic-Störungen. In: Korinthenberg R, Panteliadis C, Hagel C (Hrsg.). Neuropädiatrie - Evidenzbasierte Therapie. Heidelberg, 2. Aufl., im Druck, 2014.



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

Ganos C, Roessner V, Münchau A: The functional anatomy of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37(6):1050-62, 2013.

Walton E, Geisler D, Lee PH, Hass J, Turner JA, Liu J, Sponheim SR, White T, Wassink TH, Roessner V, Gollub RL, Calhoun VD, Ehrlich S: Prefrontal Inefficiency Is Associated With Polygenic Risk for Schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull, im Druck, 2013.

Roessner V, Buse J, Schultze F, Rothenberger A, Becker A: The role of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in the psychopathological profile of children with chronic tic disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, 41(3):163-71, 2013.

Roessner V, Hoekstra PJ: European Multicenter Tics in Children Studies (EMTICS): exploring the onset and course of tic disorders. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 22(7):451-2, 2013.



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

Bruckmann S, Hauk D, Roessner V, Resch F, Freitag CM, Kammer T, Ziemann U, Rothenberger A, Weisbrod M, Bender S: Cortical inhibition in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: new insights from the electroencephalographic response to transcranial magnetic stimulation. Brain, 135(Pt 7):2215-30, 2012.

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

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

Ganos C, Kahl U, Schunke O, Kühn S, Haggard P, Gerloff C, Roessner V, Thomalla G, Münchau A: Are premonitory urges a prerequisite of tic inhibition in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome? J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 83(10):975-8, 2012.



Roessner V, Overlack S, Schmidt-Samoa C, Baudewig J, Dechent P, Rothenberger A, Helms G: Increased putamen and callosal motor subregion in treatment-naïve boys with Tourette syndrome indicates changes in the bihemispheric motor network. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 52(3):306-14, 2011.

Müller-Vahl KR, Roessner V; on behalf of the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS): Treatment of tics in patients with Tourette syndrome: Recommendations according to the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome. Mov Disord, 26(13):2447, 2011.

Greimel E, Wanderer S, Rothenberger A, Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Konrad K, Roessner V: Attentional performance in children and adolescents with tic disorder and co-occurring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: new insights from a 2x2 factorial design study. J Abnorm Child Psychol, 39(6):819-28, 2011.

Schlander M, Schwarz O, Rothenberger A, Roessner V: Tic disorders: Administrative prevalence and co-occurrence with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a German community sample. Eur Psychiatry, 26(6):370-4, 2011.

Werner J, Weisbrod M, Resch F, Roessner V, Bender S: Increased performance uncertainty in children with ADHD? - Elevated post-imperative negative variation (PINV) over the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Behav Brain Funct, 25;7(1):38, 2011.



Rothenberger A, Becker A, Banaschewski T, Roessner V: Comorbidity - the case of developmental psychopathology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(2-3): 167-8, 2010.

Paszek J, Pollok B, Biermann-Ruben K, Müller-Vahl K, Roessner V, Thomalla G, Robertson M, Orth M, Schnitzler A, Münchau A: Is it a tic? - Twenty seconds to make a diagnosis. Movement Disord, 25(8): 1106-8, 2010.

Hasan A, Rothenberger A, Münchau A, Wobrock T, Falkai P, Roessner V: Oral Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol improved refractory Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome in an adolescent by increasing intracortical inhibition: a case report. J Clin Psychopharm, 30(2): 190-2, 2010.

Schmitt J, Buske-Kirschbaum A, Roessner V: Is atopic disease a risk factor for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? A systematic review. Allergy 65(12): 1506-24, 2010.

Roessner V, Sagvolden T, Dasbanerjee T, Middleton F A, Faraone S V, Walaas S I, Becker A, Rothenberger A, Bock N: 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 Volume 167(4): 1183-91, 2010.



Roessner V, Manzke T, Becker A, Rothenberger A, Bock N: 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, 2009.

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

Freeman RD, Zinner SH, Müller-Vahl K, Fast DK, Kano Y, Rothenberger A, Roessner V, Janik P, Kerbeshian J, Burd LA, Jankovic J, Robertson MM, Stern JS, Shady G, Lang A, Budman C, Magor A, Bruun R, Berlin C: Coprophenomena in Tourette Syndrome. Dev Med Child Neurol, 51(3): 218-27, 2009.

Roessner V: Besonderheiten des Tourette-Syndroms in Kombination mit ADHS und Zwängen – Von der Diagnostik zur Therapie. Medreport, 33(28): 9, 2009.

Roessner V, Becker A, Rothenberger A: Tic oder Zwang – eine schwierige, aber notwendige Differentialdiagnose. NeuroTransmitter, 5: 56-62, 2009.



Roessner V, Rothenberger A, Duchamp-Viret P: Are there “basic” odors? Behav Brain Sci, 31(1): 87-8, 2008.

Achenbach T, Becker A, Döpfner M, Goodman R, Heiervang E, Roessner V, Steinhausen H-C, Rothenberger A: Multicultural assessment of child and adolescent psychopathology with the ASEBA and SDQ instruments: research findings, applications, and future directions. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 49(3): 251-75, 2008.

Roessner V, Albrecht B, Dechent P, Baudewig J, Rothenberger A: Normal response inhibition in boys with Tourette Syndrome. Behav Brain Funct, 4: 29, 2008.

Roessner V, Banaschewski T, Fillmer-Otte A, Becker A, Albrecht B, Uebel H, Sergeant J, Tannock R, Rothenberger A: Color perception deficits in co-existing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and chronic tic disorders. J Neural Transm, 115(2): 235-9, 2008.

Roessner V, Rothenberger A: Neurobiological Background of Tic-Disorders. In: LA Rohde, T Banaschewski (Hrsg.) Biological Child Psychiatry. Basel: Karger; S. 96–118, 2008.



Roessner V, Rothenberger A: Neurobiologie bei Tic- und Zwangsstörungen. Kindheit und Entwicklung, 16: 96-109, 2007.

Roessner V, Becker A, Rothenberger A: Psychopathologisches Profil bei Tic- und Zwangsstörungen. Kindheit und Entwicklung, 16: 110-16, 2007.

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

Roessner V, Weber A, Becker A, Beck G, Frieling H, Bleich S: Decreased serum activity of semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) in patients treated with second generation antipsychotics: a link to impaired glucose metabolism? Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 63: 425-9, 2007.

Roessner V, Becker A, Banaschewski T, Rothenberger A: Executive functions in children with chronic tic disorders with/without ADHD – new insights. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 16 Suppl 1: I36-44, 2007.



Rothenberger A, Roessner V, Banaschewski T: Habit formation in Tourette Syndrome with associated obsessive-compulsive behavior: At the crossroads of neurobiological modelling. Behav Brain Sci, 29: 627-8, 2006.

Roessner V, Uebel H, Becker A, Beck G, Bleich S, Rothenberger A: Serum level of semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase in children with ADHD. Behav Brain Funct, 2:5, 2006.

Roessner V, Weber A, Beck G, Frieling H, Bleich S: Decreased SSAO serum levels in patients with major depression. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 30: 906-9, 2006.

Roessner V , Robazek M, Knapp G, Banaschewski T, Rothenberger A: First-onset tics in patients with ADHD: impact of stimulants. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48: 616-21, 2006.

Roessner V, Banaschewski T, Rothenberger A: Neuropsychologie bei ADHS und Tic-Störungen – eine Follow-up Untersuchung. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, 55: 314-27, 2006.



Roessner V, Bleich S, Banaschewski T, Rothenberger A: Olfactory deficits in anorexia nervosa. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci, 255: 6-9, 2005.

Roessner V, Becker A, Banaschewski T, Rothenberger A: Tic disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder: where is the link? J Neural Transm Suppl; 69: 69-99, 2005.

Roessner V, Banaschewski T, Rothenberger A: Entwicklungsstörungen. In: Wallesch C-W (Hrsg.) Neurologie. München: Elsevier; S. 891-908, 2005.

Döpfner M, Rothenberger A, Goetz H, Roessner V: Zwangsstörungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen – Fragen und Antworten. Eine Information für Betroffene und ihre Eltern. DGZ, 2005.

Rothenberger A, Roessner V, Müller-Vahl K: Tourette Syndrom – Ein Leitfaden für Lehrer. Göttingen: TGD, 2005.



Roessner V, Demling J, Bleich S: Doxepin increases serum cholesterol levels. Can J Psychiatry, 49: 74-5, 2004.

Roessner V, Banaschewski T, Uebel H, Becker A, Rothenberger A: Neuronal network models of ADHD - lateralization with respect to interhemispheric connectivity reconsidered. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 13 Suppl 1: I71-9, 2004.

Banaschewski T, Roessner V, Dittmann R W, Santosh P J, Rothenberger A: Non-stimulant medications in the treatment of ADHD. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 13 Suppl 1: I102-16, 2004.

Becker A, Hagenberg N, Roessner V, Woerner W, Rothenberger A: Evaluation of the self-reported SDQ in a clinical setting: do self-reports tell us more than ratings by adult informants? Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 13 Suppl 2: II17-24, 2004.

Banaschewski T, Roessner V, Uebel H, Rothenberger A: Neurobiologie der Aufmersamkeitsdefizit-Hyperaktivitäts-Störung. Kindheit und Entwicklung, 13: 137-47, 2004.



Kratz O, Roessner V: Veränderung der Muskelkraft bei Patientinnen mit Anorexia nervosa während der stationären Behandlung - eine Pilotstudie. Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother, 31: 277-84, 2003.

Bleich S, Wilhelm J, Graesel E, Degner D, Sperling W, Roessner V, Javaheripour K, Kornhuber J: Apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 is associated with hippocampal volume reduction in females with alcoholism. J Neural Transm, 110: 401-11, 2003.

Castell R, Kratz O, Roessner V, Möller-Nehring E, Schmidt MH: Elektiver Mutismus. In: Dtsch. Ges. f. Kinder- u. Jugendpsychiatrie u. Psychotherapie (Hrsg.) Leitlinien zur Diagnostik und Therapie von psychischen Störungen im Säuglings-, Kindes- und Jugendalter. 2. Auflage. Köln: Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag; S. 295-302, 2003.



Roessner V: A new classification of the delusional misidentification syndromes. Psychopathology, 35: 3-7, 2002.


Contact information

Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus

Technische Universität Dresden

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 - 458 2244