Prof. Dr. Kirsten Müller-Vahl

Oberärztin der Klink
Fachärztin für Psychiatrie und Neurologie

Klinik für Psychiatrie, Sozialpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Zentrum für Seelische Gesundheit
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1
30625 Hannover

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Short Bio

Prof. Kirsten Müller-Vahl is a Professor of Psychiatry and a specialist in both general psychiatry and neurology. Since 1995, she is the head of the Tourette syndrome (TS) outpatient department at her clinic, the largest specialist Tourette clinic in Germany. She is the vice president of the European Society for the Study of Tourette syndrome (ESSTS) and is involved in several national, European and international scientific projects related to TS including EMTICS, TS-EUROTRAIN, and GWAS. Her special interest is in different clinical aspects, treatment and neuroimaging studies in TS patients. There is a close cooperation with several associated clinics and institutes at her university clinic. She is the author of several scientific papers, review articles and national and international guideline papers related to different aspects of TS.

Selected Publications

  1. Müller-Vahl KR. Surgical treatment of Tourette syndrome. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2012 Oct 4. doi:pii: S0149-7634(12)00165-0. 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.09.012. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Wittfoth M, Bornmann S, Peschel T, Grosskreutz J, Glahn A, Buddensiek N, Becker H, Dengler R, Müller-Vahl KR. Lateral frontal cortex volume reduction in Tourette syndrome revealed by VBM. BMC Neurosci. 2012 Feb 14;13:17.
  3. Müller-Vahl KR, Krueger D. Does Tourette syndrome prevent tardive dyskinesia? Mov Disord. 2011 Nov;26(13):2442-3. doi: 10.1002/mds.23894. Epub 2011 Sep 28. No abstract available.
  4. Müller-Vahl KR, Cath DC, Cavanna AE, Dehning S, Porta M, Robertson MM, Visser-Vandewalle V; ESSTS Guidelines Group. European clinical guidelines for Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders. Part IV: deep brain stimulation. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 Apr;20(4):209-17. Erratum in: Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 Jul;20(7):377.
  5. Müller-Vahl KR, Kaufmann J, Grosskreutz J, Dengler R, Emrich HM, Peschel T. Prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex abnormalities in Tourette Syndrome: evidence from voxel-based morphometry and magnetization transfer imaging. BMC Neurosci. 2009;10:47.




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