Wolfram Kawohl

Wolfram Kawohl, Prof. Dr. med.

Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy


Teaching Hospital of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich

P.O. Box 432

5201 Brugg




Coming from the field of clinical neurophysiology, Wolfram Kawohl’s research activities now mainly focus on psychiatric services research, especially in the field of vocational rehabilitation.


Current projects:

Zürcher Eingliederungs-Pilotprojekt ZhEPP (workup of the existing data body)

Zürcher Impulsprogramm zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung der Psychiatrie ZInEP (workup of the existing data Body)

Selected Publications

Kawohl W, Wyss C, Roser P, Brüne M, Rössler W, Juckel G. Sozialpsychiatrie und Neurobiologie. Eine längst fällige Annäherung am Beispiel der Schizophrenie. Nervenarzt. 2017 May;88(5):510-519. doi: 10.1007/s00115-016-0179-9

Telle NT, Moock J, Heuchert S, Schulte V, Rössler W, Kawohl W. Job Maintenance through Supported Employment PLUS: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Front Public Health. 2016 Sep 20;4:194. eCollection 2016

Hagenmuller F, Heekeren K, Meier M, Theodoridou A, Walitza S, Haker H, Rössler W, Kawohl W. The Loudness Dependence of Auditory Evoked Potentials (LDAEP) in individuals at risk for developing bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Feb;127(2):1342-1350. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2015.10.050. Epub 2015 Nov 11

Viering S, Jäger M, Bärtsch B, Nordt C, Rössler W, Warnke I, Kawohl W. Supported Employment for the Reintegration of Disability Pensioners with Mental Illnesses: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Front Public Health. 2015 Oct 20;3:237. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00237. eCollection 2015

Nordt C, Warnke I, Seifritz E, Kawohl W. Modelling suicide and unemployment: a longitudinal analysis covering 63 countries, 2000-11. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 Mar;2(3):239-45. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00118-7. Epub 2015 Feb 25

Kawohl W, Bunse S, Willmes K, Hoffrogge A, Buchner H, Huber W. Semantic event-related potential components reflect severity of comprehension deficits in aphasia. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2010 Mar-Apr;24(3):282-9. doi: 10.1177/1545968309348311. Epub 2009 Oct 27

Kawohl W, Schneider F, Vernaleken I, Neuner I. Aripiprazole in the pharmacotherapy of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome in adult patients. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2009;10(4 Pt 3):827-31. doi: 10.1080/15622970701762544

Kawohl W, Brühl A, Krowatschek G, Ketteler D, Herwig U. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of tics and tic suppression in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2009;10(4 Pt 2):567-70. doi: 10.1080/15622970802118356

Kawohl W, Giegling I, Mavrogiorgou P, Pogarell O, Mulert C, Möller HJ, Hegerl U, Rujescu D, Juckel G. Association of functional polymorphisms in NOS1 and NOS3 with loudness dependence of auditory evoked potentials. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2008 Jun;11(4):477-83

Kawohl W, Habermeyer E. Free will: reconciling German civil law with Libet's neurophysiological studies on the readiness potential. Behav Sci Law. 2007;25(2):309-20