Central German Mental Health Center

Christiane Pané-Farré (nee Melzig)

Christiane Pané-Farré (nee Melzig)

Prof. Dr. phil. Dipl.-Psych., Dept. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, UMR, and CMBB

Current position
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Role within partner site
Representative Faculty

Relevant work experience
DFG Graduate School, Breaking Expectations, PI
DFG Indicated prevention of mental disorders in subjects with initial panic symptomatology: effectiveness and underlying mechanisms of action, PI
Intramural funding Neurobiological Basis of fear of somatic sensations, PI
BMBF Panic Net II, PI
since 2002
Clinical therapeutic work (since 2011 as a fully licensed Psychological Psychotherapist, specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, since 2017 also as clinical supervisor)

Professional background
since 2019
Professorship Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, UMR
Visiting Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Junior Research Group Leader, University of Greifswald
Board Certification for Psychological Psychotherapy (CBT)
Dissertation, Dr. phil., University of Greifswald
Visiting Researcher at Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Main research foci
  • Development, maintenance and treatment of mental disorders, focus on anxiety disorders
  • Risk group identification and prevention of mental disorders
  • Translational research, experimental psychopathology, psychophysiology

  • Forstner AJ, … , Kircher T, Pané-Farré CA, Pauli P, Rief W, …, Becker J (2019) Genome-wide association study of panic disorder reveals genetic overlap with neuroticism and depression. Mol Psychiatry, Advance online publication.
  • Krause E, …, Pané-Farré CA (2018) Dynamics of defensive response mobilization to approaching external vs. interoceptive threat. Biol Psychiatry: Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging 3:525–538.
  • Wendt J, …, Pané-Farré CA, …, Kircher T, …, Richter J (2018) Pre-treatment cardiac vagal tone predicts dropout from and residual symptoms after exposure therapy in patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Psychother Psychosom 87:187–189.
  • Asselmann E, …, Pané-Farré CA (2018) Interplay between RGS2 and childhood adversities in predicting anxiety and depressive disorders: Findings from a general population sample. Depress Anxiety 35:1104–1113.
  • Richter J, …, Pané-Farré CA, …, Kircher T, Arolt V (2012) Dynamics of defensive reactivity in patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia: implications for the etiology of panic disorder. Biol Psychiatry 72:512–520.

Additional information
since 2014
Member of the German Psychological Association and the associated subdivisions Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology as well as Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
since 2002
Member of the Society for Psychophysiological Research