PsyLetics

PsyLetics is an innovative research project, investigating the effects of high-intensity training (HIT) in patients with schizophrenia. We compare the effects of HIT to a low-intensity sports intervention (vibration plate training) and a standard therapy (Treatment As Usual; TAU) concerning clinical symptoms (psychopathology, functional outcome) and cognition of patients with schizophrenia. Furthermore, the impact on biological correlates on the level of brain structure, inflammatory and metabolic markers as well as on motivational behavior and metabolic control are highlighted. The aim is to proof the efficacy of HIT in patients with schizophrenia as well as to characterize and understand the biological mechanisms of this type of training.

Coordinator:

Dr. med. Theresa Lichtenstein

Team:

Matthias Rißmayer, M.Sc. in Psychology in Sports and Exercise

Dr. Sophia Schleyken

Torben Jacobs, MD

Cand. med. Stefan Schumacher