2005 Habilitation for `Sociological Psychiatry´ at the Medical Faculty, University of
1988 Doctoral degree in Social Science, University of Wuppertal, Germany
1980 Diploma in Social Sciences, University of Bochum, Germany
1998-present: Senior social scientist at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Munich
1991-1997: lecturer on Public Health, University of Düsseldorf
1982-1998: scientific collaborator, Department of Psychiatry, University of Düsseldorf
Main research fields: gender and mental health, family burden, patient satisfaction.
Chair of the expert group “Gender” of the German National Suicide Prevention Program
Member of the WHO-Task Force “Helplessness and stress-related disorders”
Reviewer for national and international psychiatric journals
Main personal interests
Organist, pianist and soprano soloist. My repertoire ranges from baroque to late romanticism. Many concerts, particularly as an organist and soprano soloist.
Selected recent publications
Möller-Leimkühler AM: The gender gap in suicide and premature death or: why are men so vulnerable? European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 2003, 253: 1-8
Möller-Leimkühler AM, Bottlender R, Strauß A, Rutz W: Is there evidence for a male depressive syndrome in patients with unipolar major depression? Journal of Affective Disorders 2004, 80: 87-93.
Möller-Leimkühler AM: Burden of relatives and predictors of burden. Baseline results from the Munich 5-year-follow-up study with relatives of patients with first episode schizophrenia and depression. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 2005, 255 (4): 223-231
Möller-Leimkühler AM: Multivariate prediction of relatives´ stress outcome one year after first hospitalisation of schizophrenic and depressed patients. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 2006, 256 (2):122-130
Möller-Leimkühler AM, Heller J, Paulus N-C: Subjective well-being and ´male depression´ in male adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2007, 98 (1-2): 65-72
Möller-Leimkühler AM: Gender differences in cardiovascular disease and comorbid depression. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 2007, 9 (1):71-83
Möller-Leimkühler AM: Women with coronary artery disease and depression: a neglected risk group. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2008, 9 (2):92-101
Möller-Leimkühler AM, Obermeier M: Predicting caregiver burden in first admission psychiatric patients: 2-year follow-up results. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 2008, 258 (7): 406-413
Möller-Leimkühler AM, Yuecel M: Male depression in females? Journal of Affective Disorders 2009, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2009.05.007