“MiND the gap” is the joint scientific blog of several multicenter projects on  developmental psychiatry, funded by the European Union:

MiND,  which is an Integrated Training Network (ITN) meant to educate a new  breed of neuroscientists. MiND studies clinical, cellular und molecular underpinnings of ADHD and autism.

Aggressotype,  which focuses on the neurobiology of different forms of aggression. To do so, we employ large genetic datasets, cell and animal models, and clinical studies.

CoCA (Comorbid conditions of ADHD) investigates the genetic and epidemiological  basis of ADHD and its comorbid disorders (mood and anxiety disorders, substance use, obesity). Also we conduct a clinical study  using chronobiological interventions, excercise, and mHealth technology.

Furthermore, this blog is bolstered by the German Center of Developmental Psychiatry, located in Frankfurt am  Main as a collaboration between the Departments of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (both in Mainz and Frankfurt), the Departments of Clinical Psychology in Mainz and Frankfurt, the Department of Medical Psychology in Frankfurt and the IDEA center in Frankfurt.

Finally, the IMpACT study group (which works on the genetics of adult ADHD) contributes to this blog along with the ECNP Network on ADHD across the Lifespan.

These projects combine a number of excellent scientists from all over Europe and also the US (please see the individual projects for a detailed list), which here will blog and comment on the latest findings in ADHD,  ASD and aggression research.  Also related topics will be touched upon,  especially mood disorders. In doing so, we hope to create a timely and comprehensive knowledge database on developmental psychiatry that keeps you updated on the hottest research in this exciting field!

You can also read this infographic that summarizes the research done by the various EU-funded projects.

MiND the gap is also on Twitter: @mindgap_psy


  • Aggressotype has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 602805.
  • CoCA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 667302.
  • MiND has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no 643051.


  • The blog reflects only the author‘s view and the EC is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.