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Prof. Dr. med. Dominique Endres

Education and professional experience

2005–2012 Study of Medicine, University of Freiburg
2013–2018 Psychiatry and Neurology training at the University of Freiburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Department of Neurology
2016 Dissertation (summa cum laude)
2018 Habilitation (Assistant Professor)
2018 Senior Physician (Psychiatrist)
2022 Managing Senior Physician

Fields of Special Clinical Interest

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Schizophreniform psychosis
  • Organic psychiatric syndromes (especially autoimmune psychoses/ OCD/ depression)
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Affective disorders
  • Sports psychiatry

Fields of Research

  • Immunological causes of mental disorders (autoimmune psychosis, autoimmune OCD etc.)
  • Neurobiology and psychotherapy of OCD
  • Neurobiology of schizophreniform psychosis and borderline personality disorder
  • Sports psychiatry
  • Methodological focus: Establishment of novel cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers, multimodal brain imaging (MR spectroscopy, diffusion tensor imaging, morphometry, EEG, EEG-fMRI), disorder-specific psychotherapy programs


  • Young Researcher Award of the German Society for Biological Psychiatry (DGBP) 2018
  • Advanced Clinician Scientist in the Berta Ottenstein Program 2019
  • Eleonore and Fritz Hodeige Award 2019
  • Eugen Graetz Prize 2020
  • Research Award "Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry and Neurology" of the German Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neurology (DGPPN), 2020
  • Young Investigator Award of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) 2021
  • Rising Star Award of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) 2021
  • Young Investigator Award of the German Chairs of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy e.V. (LIPPs e.V.) 2022

Professional Memberships

  • German Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neurology (DGPPN)
  • German Society for Biological Psychiatry (DGBP)
  • Founding member of the German Network for Research on Autoimmune Encephalitis (GENERATE)
  • German Society for CSF Diagnostics and Clinical Neurochemistry (DGLN)
  • World Psychiatric Association (WPA) – Section on Immunology and Psychiatry
  • European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) – Core Member of the Network for Immuno-NeuroPsychiatry
  • German Society of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (DGZ)

Selected Publications

  1. Endres D, et al. Clinical manifestations and immunomodulatory treatment experiences in psychiatric patients with suspected autoimmune encephalitis: a case series of 91 patients from Germany. Mol Psychiatry. 2022 Jan 19. doi:10.1038/s41380-021-01396-4.
  2. Endres D, et al. Spectrum of novel anti-CNS autoantibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid of 119 patients with schizophreniform and affective disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2022, in press. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2022.02.010.
  3. Endres D, et al. Autoimmune obsessive-compulsive disorder with novel anti-basal ganglia antibodies. Psychother Psychosom. 2022, in press. doi:10.1159/000522136.
  4. Endres D, et al. Novel Neuronal Autoantibodies in Huntington's Disease. Biol Psychiatry. 2022 Feb 15;91(4):e21-e23. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2020.12.032. Epub 2021 Mar 12.
  5. Endres D, et al. Probable Autoimmune Catatonia With Antibodies Against Cilia on Hippocampal Granule Cells and Highly Suspicious Cerebral FDG-Positron Emission Tomography Findings. Biol Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 28. pii: S0006-3223(19)31982-1. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.12.020.
  6. Endres D, et al. Cerebrospinal fluid, antineuronal autoantibody, EEG, and MRI findings from 992 patients with schizophreniform and affective psychosis. Transl Psychiatry. 2020 Aug 12;10(1):279. doi: 10.1038/s41398-020-00967-3.
  7. Endres D, et al. Autoantibody-associated psychiatric syndromes – A systematic literature review resulting in 145 cases. Psychol Med. 2020 Sep 7:1-12. doi: 10.1017/S0033291720002895.
  8. Endres D, et al. Immunological causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder: is it time for the concept of an "autoimmune OCD" subtype? Transl Psychiatry. 2022 Jan 10;12(1):5. doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01700-4.
  9. Endres D, et al. Autoimmune encephalitis as a differential diagnosis of schizophreniform psychosis: clinical symptomatology, pathophysiology, diagnostic approach, and therapeutic considerations. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2020 Mar 12. doi: 10.1007/s00406-020-01113-2.
  10. Pollak TA, …, Endres D, et al.  Autoimmune psychosis: an international consensus on an approach to the diagnosis and management of psychosis of suspected autoimmune origin. Lancet Psychiatry. 2020 Jan;7(1):93-108. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30290-1. Epub 2019 Oct 24.