Research Areas

  • Executive functioning and learning in neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Functional MRI of emotional and cognitive processes in neuropsychiatric disorders
  • 1H-MR spectroscopy in neuropsychiatric disorders with a focus on the glutamatergic/ GABAergic system
Ohrmann Figures
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Selected Publications

Stroux D, Shushakova A, Geburek-Höfer AJ, Ohrmann P, Rist F, Pedersen A (2016). Deficient interference control during working memory updating in adults with ADHD: An event-related potential study. Clin Neurophysiol. 127(1):452-63

Bauer J, Pedersen A, Scherbaum N, Bening J, Patschke J, Kugel H, Heindel W, Arolt V, Ohrmann P (2013). Craving in alcohol-dependent patients after detoxification is related to glutamatergic dysfunction in the nucleus accumbens and the anterior cingulate cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology 38(8):1401-8.

Wilmsmeier A, Ohrmann P, Suslow T, Siegmund A, Koelkebeck K, Rothermundt M, Kugel H, Arolt V, Bauer J, Pedersen A (2010). Neural correlates of set-shifting: decomposing executive functions in schizophrenia. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 35(5):321-9.

Kersting A#, Ohrmann P#, Pedersen A, Kroker K, Samberg D, Bauer J, Kugel H, Koelkebeck K, Steinhard J, Heindel W, Arolt V, Suslow T (2009). Neural activation underlying acute grief in women after the loss of an unborn child. Am J Psychiatry 166(12):1402-10. # shared first authorship

Ohrmann P, Kugel H, Bauer J, Siegmund A, Kölkebeck K, Suslow T, Wiedl KH, Rothermundt M, Arolt V, Pedersen A (2008). Learning potential on the WCST in schizophrenia is related to the neuronal integrity of the anterior cingulate cortex as measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Schizophr Res. 106(2-3):156-63.

Academic CV

1981-1988 Study of Medicine at the Universities of Bochum, Berlin and Essen
1988 Doctor of Medicine, MD
1989-1994 Resident at the Department of Neurology, University of Essen and State Hospital, Lemgo
1995 Board Certification as Neurologist
1994–1998 Resident at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Münster, School of Medicine
1998 Board Certification as Psychiatrist
2010 Habilitation: Venia legendi for Psychiatry, University of Münster
2013 Professor (apl.) at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Münster
Since 2002 Head of research group Cognitive Neuropsychiatry