1st Prize

Prof. Dr. Pedro L. Delgado

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.

The Revised Monoamine Theory of Depression: A Modulatory Role for Monoamines, Based on New Findings From Monoamine Depletion Experiments in Humans

2nd Prize

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Barden

Centre de Recherche du CHUL
Québec, Canada

Modulation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene Expression by Anti-depressant Drugs


l. to r.: Prof. P. Delgado, Prof. G. Heninger, Prof. Ph. Skolnick,
Prof. N. Barden, Prof. D. Charney


Prof. Dr. Hans Ågren

University Hospital,  Uppsala University, Uppsala, Schweden

Research in the subject of monoaminergenenic regulation mechanisms in depression aided by C1l marked 5-HTP and positron emission tomography (PET).

2nd Prize

Dr. Beth J. Hoffmann

Laboratory of Cell Biology, National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, U.S.A.

Research in the subject of cloning and gene expression of the serotonin transporter in the brain, which opens up a new path to the research into antidepressants.

Dr. Hans Förstl

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit, Mannheim, Deutschland

Research in the subject of clinical and neuropathological correlation of depressive disorders in Alzheimer dementia.

3rd Prize

Dr. Paul Linkowski, Ph.D.

Hôspital Erasme, Cliniques Universitaires de Bruxelles, Belgiques

Research in the subject of genetic influences on EEG parameters of sleep and the human Circadian rhythm.


l. to r.: Dr. H. Förstl, Prof. H. Helmchen, Dr. B. Hoffman, M. Rief,
Prof. H. Ǻgren, Dr. P. Linkowski


2nd Prize

Prof. Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal
Dr. Thomas A. Wehr

National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, U.S.A.

Work on the nosological definition and causes of seasonal affective disorders and the development of light therapy.

1991 Rosenthal

1991 Wehr

M. Rief, Prof. B. Hess,
from above to below: Prof. N. Rosenthal / Prof. T.A. Wehr

2nd Prize

Prof. Dr. Giorgio Racagni

Centro di Studio e Ricerca di Neurofaracologia, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italia

Work on the interaction of antidepressant treatment with a phosphorylation of MAP-2.

1991 Racagni

l. to r.: M. Rief, Prof. B. Hess, Prof. G. Racagni

2nd Prize

Prof. Dr. Sofia Avissar
Prof. Dr. Gabriel Schreiber

Beer-Sheva Mental Health Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Work on the interaction between anti-bipolar and antidepressant treatment with receptor-coupled G proteins.

1991 Avissar_Schreiber

l. to r.: Prof. G. Schreiber, Prof. S. Avisar,
M. Rief


1st Prize

Prof. Dr. R. M. Post

National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

Systematic clinical research into the detection of antidepressant efficacy and differential indication of carbamazepine as well as for a novel neuroadaptive conceptualisation of the intermittently progressive course of affective disorders.