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About me

Christian Rück is a psychiatrist, senior lecturer and research group leader at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. He curates the Stockholm Psychiatry Lectures. 

Research description

The research group of Christian Rück focuses on the etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders with a particular focus on obsessive-compulisve disorder and related disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder and hoarding disorder. His group has developed OCD-NET and BDD-NET, two internet-based treatments shown to effective in several trials  and is currently implemented internationally. Treatment has or is also developed for Hoarding and skinpicking/hairpulling. Other treatments that are studied include Deep Brain Stimulation and augmenting medication such as d-cycloserine. We also use epidemiological methods to study risk and outcome. 

His group leads two large genetic studies in OCD and on treatment response in CBT. Another research area is the microbiome. Detalied information on the groups activities can be found at and a update publication list here

Teaching portfolio

Christian Rück main teaching assignment is the psychiatry course of the MD program. 


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