tobias bracht

Tobias Bracht, MD, PhD

Senior Physician (Oberarzt)

University Hospital of Psychiatry
Bolligenstrasse 111
3000 Bern 60

Phone: +41 31 930 9111
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I am a senior physician at the psychosis section at the University Hospital of Psychiatry (Prof. Werner Strik). I obtained an MD (Prof. Tebartz van Elst, University of Freiburg, Germany) investigating structural connectivity in Borderline Personality Disorder using Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and a PhD (Prof. Derek Jones, Prof. David Linden, CUBRIC, Cardiff, UK)  applying advanced MRI-techniques (beyond the Diffusion Tensor Model). My principal research interest is the use of  MRI-techniques to explore associations between brain structure, function and behaviour in neuropsychiatic disorders. In particular I focus on affective and psychotic disorders.


Recent publications  

Bracht, T., Schnell, S., Federspiel, A., Razavi, N., Horn, H., Strik, W., Wiest, R.,Dierks, T., Muller, T.J., Walther, S., 2013. Altered cortico-basal ganglia motor pathways reflect reduced volitional motor activity in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research 143, 269-276.

Bracht, T., Horn, H., Strik, W., Federspiel, A., Razavi, N.,Stegmayer, K., Wiest, R., Dierks, T., Muller, T.J., Walther, S., 2014. White matter pathway organization of the reward system is related to positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research 153, 136-142.

Bracht, T., Horn, H., Strik, W., Federspiel, A., Schnell, S.,Hofle, O., Stegmayer, K., Wiest, R., Dierks, T., Muller, T.J., Walther, S.,2014. White matter microstructure alterations of the medial forebrain bundle in melancholic depression. Journal of affective disorders 155, 186-193.

Bracht, T., Jones, D.K., Muller, T.J., Wiest, R., Walther,S., 2015. Limbic white matter microstructure plasticity reflects recovery from depression. Journal of affective disorders 170, 143-149.

Bracht, T., Linden, D., Keedwell, P., 2015. A review of White matter microstructure alterations of pathways of the reward circuit in depression. Journal of affective disorders 187, 45-53.

Bracht,T., Jones, D.K., Bells, S., Walther, S., Drakesmith, M., Linden, D., 2016. Myelination of the right parahippocampal cingulum is associated with physical activity in young healthy adults. Brain structure &
function 221, 4537-4548.

Zacharopoulos, G.,Lancaster, T.M., Bracht, T., Ihssen, N., Maio, G.R., Linden, D.E.J., 2016. A Hedonism Hub in the Human Brain. Cereb Cortex 26, 3921-3927.

Foley, S.F., Tansey, K.E., Caseras, X., Lancaster, T.,Bracht, T., Parker, G., Hall, J., Williams, J., Linden, D.E., 2017. Multimodal Brain Imaging Reveals Structural Differences in Alzheimer's Disease Polygenic
Risk Carriers: A Study in Healthy Young Adults. Biological psychiatry 81,154-161.

Subramanian, L., Bracht, T., Jenkins, P., Choppin, S.,Linden, D.E., Phillips, G., Simpson, B.A., 2017. Clinical improvements following bilateral anterior capsulotomy in treatment-resistant depression.Psychological medicine 47, 1097-1106.