BERN – University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy


Can Botox Beat
The Blues ?

Kristina Rhode and the PLEX Research Partners, Jacqueline and Alexandre, begin their SYNERGIES series by discussing the ethical considerations required when planning a scientific trial.

BERN - University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Latest Episode

  • Synergies – Bern

    Meeting 3 Episode 6 – How useful is a diagnosis?

    Is diagnosis and subsequent labelling a help or hindrance to people living with mental illness? Kristina touches on the potential for rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) in people with severe depression while Alexandre adds n since to the debate... +

  • Synergies - Bern

    Meeting 1 Episode 1 – Protection and application of data

    So who’s data is it anyway? Jacqueline and Alexandre was to know what happens to the data if a participant in the trial decides not to continue… +

  • Synergies - Bern

    Meeting 1 Episode 2 – Enlightened Consent

    How long is too long? Jacqueline wants to know how do you go about ensuring participants in this trial really do give their “enlightened consent”? +

  • Synergies - Bern

    Meeting 1 Episode 3 – a Question of Ethics

    Getting it right. Kristina emphasises the importance of ethics in scientific research… +

  • Synergies - Bern

    Meeting 1 Episode 5 – PLEXRP first impressions – Alexandre

    No navel gazing here. Alexandre is pleasantly surprised by the scope of the ethics consultation… +

  • Synergies - Bern

    Meeting 1 Episode 6 – PLEXRP first impressions – Jacqueline

    What happens next? Jacqueline reflects on the lack of feedback or continuity in scientific trials… +

Research Partners

Gregor – PI

Alexandre – PLEX RP

Kristina – PI

Kristina Rhode and her PLEX Research Partners discuss the procedure and implications of recruiting PLEX candidates for inclusion in her Botox based research project…

  • Synergies - Bern

    Meeting 2 Episode 1 – How long are these interviews?

    Caroline and Alexandre have their doubts about the time available for the interviews and what can be achieved in the time given. +

  • Synergies - Bern

    Meeting 2 Episode 2 – What indicates improvement in depression?

    The BERN group lay down some markers for when things “get better”... +

Research Partners

Gregor – PI

Alexandre – PLEX RP

Kristina – PI

  • Synergies – Bern

    Meeting 3 Episode 1 – The role of PLEX in this research

    The Bern group discusses potential scenarios for collaboration - with on eye on the funding issue... +

  • Synergies – Bern

    Meeting 3 Episode 2 – Depression and fatigue…

    Alexandre explains how depression can undermine resistance to stress and fatigue... +

  • Synergies – Bern

    Meeting 3 Episode 3 – How Seasons impact Illness

    Spring or Autumn? Alexandre unpacks the complex impact that seasonal change can have on those suffering with bi-polar or depression... +

  • Synergies – Bern

    Meeting 3 Episode 4 – Decisive diagnosis – Bipolar or Borderline Personality Disorder

    Bipolar or borderline? Alexandre tells us why clarity in diagnosis is crucial... +

  • Synergies – Bern

    Meeting 3 Episode 5 – Is there a lag between lab and clinic?

    "Bench to Bed" is a phrase frequently used to describe an idealised relationship between research and clinical practice - Kristine explains to the PLEX-RPs one reason why this process isn’t quite as simple as it sounds... +

  • Synergies – Bern

    Meeting 3 Episode 6 – How useful is a diagnosis?

    Is diagnosis and subsequent labelling a help or hindrance to people living with mental illness? Kristina touches on the potential for rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) in people with severe depression while Alexandre adds n since to the debate... +

Research Partners

Gregor – PI

Alexandre – PLEX RP

Kristina – PI

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