Research fellow

PD Dr. Oliver Riedel

Curriculum vitae

  • 10/2014 Habilitation thesis, TU Dresden / Conferment of Vernia legendi for psychology
  • 02/2014 – present Head of the unit “Epidemiology of Neuropsychiatric Diseases”
  • 01/2005 – 01/2014 Research asssociate at the Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden (Head: Prof. Dr. H.-U. Wittchen)
  • 2009 PhD Thesis: „Prevalence and structure of dementia and depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease” (Summa cum laude)
  • 1999 - 2004 Studies of Psychology (Diploma) with specializiation in clinical psychology, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Thesis „The distractor effect in patients with neglect disorders.“

Research interests

  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Clinical neuropsychology, geriatric psychiatry




Selected publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • Langner I, Haug U, Scholle O, Lindemann C, Schröder C, Riedel O. Potential explanations for increasing methylphenidate use in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Germany from 2004 to 2013. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2019;39(1):39-45.
  • Reinold J, Palese F, Romanese F, Logroscino G, Riedel O, Pisa F. Anticholinergic burden before and after hospitalization in older adults with dementia: Increase due to antipsychotic medications. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2019;34(6):868-880.
  • Wojtala J, Heber I, Neuser P, Heller J, Kalbe E, Rehberg S, Storch A, Linse K, Schneider C, Gräber S, Berg D, Dams J, Balzer-Geldsetzer M, Hilker-Roggendorf R, Oberschmidt C, Baudrexel S, Witt K, Schmidt N, Deuschl G, Mollenhauer B, Trenkwalder C, Liepelt-Scarfone I, Spottke A, Roeske S, Wüllner U, Wittchen H-U, Riedel O, Dodel R, Schulz JB, Reetz K. Cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease: The impact of the motor phenotype on cognition. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 2019;90(2):171-179.
  • Balzer-Geldsetzer M, Klotsche J, Dodel R, Riedel O. Quality of life in a German cohort of Parkinson's patients assessed with three different measures. Journal of Neurology. 2018;265:2713-2722.
  • Haug U, Riedel O, Cholmakow-Bodechtel C, Olsson L. First-degree relatives of cancer patients: A target group for primary prevention? A cross-sectional study. British Journal of Cancer. 2018;118(9):1255-1261.
  • Pisa F, Palese F, Romanese F, Barbone F, Logroscino G, Riedel O. How complete is the information on preadmission psychotropic medications in inpatients with dementia? A comparison of hospital medical records with dispensing data. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 2018;27(4):e1724.
  • Scholle O, Banaschewski T, Enders D, Garbe E, Riedel O. Use and characteristics of antipsychotic/methylphenidate combination therapy in children and adolescents with a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2018;28(6):415-422.
  • Stankevich Y, Lueken U, Geldsetzer-Balzer M, Dodel R, Gräber-Sultan S, Berg D, Scarfone-Liepelt I, Hilker-Roggendorf R, Kalbe E, Kaut O, Mollenhauer B, Reetz K, Schäffer E, Schmidt N, Schulz JB, Spottke A, Witt K, Linse K, Storch A, Riedel O. Psychometric properties of an abbreviated version of the Apathy Evaluation Scale for Parkinson disease (AES-12PD). American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2018;26(10):1079-1090.
  • Riedel O, Wittchen H-U, IDEA Studiengruppe. Nutzer und Nutzung von Selbsthilfegruppen für pflegende Angehörige von Alzheimer-Patienten. Ergebnisse einer naturalistischen Beobachtungsstudie. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie. 2017;50(1):14-20.
  • Schröder C, Dörks M, Kollhorst B, Blenk T, Dittmann R, Garbe E, Riedel O. Outpatient antipsychotic drug use in children and adolescents in Germany between 2004 and 2011. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2017;26(4):413-420.
  • Kersting C, Lindemann C, Mikolajczyk R, Garbe E, Riedel O. Auf dem Weg zu einer optimale(re)n Versorgung? Ergebnisse der Pilotierung eines ADHS-Selektivvertrages nach §73c SGB V in Bremerhaven. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie. 2016;66(5):187-194.
  • Riedel O. Burden and epidemiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. Public Health Forum. 2016;24(2):121-123.
  • Riedel O, Bitters D, Amann U, Garbe E, Langner I. Estimating the prevalence of Parkinson's disease (PD) and proportions of patients with associated dementia and depression among the older adults based on secondary claims data. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2016;31(8):938-943.
  • Riedel O, Klotsche J, Wittchen H-U. Overlooking informal dementia caregivers' burden. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 2016;9(4):167-174.
  • Riedel O. Pflegebedürftigkeit bei Morbus Parkinson - zu selten (an-)erkannt? Das Gesundheitswesen. 2015;77(6):432-435.
  • Riedel O, Klotsche J, Wittchen H-U. Motor impairment, depression, dementia: Which forms the impression of disease severity in Parkinson's disease? Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2014;20(12):1365-1370.
  • Editorials

  • Riedel O. Bringing light into the darkness: Dependence in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders. 2016;31(10):1431-1432.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences (invited)

  • Riedel O. LANDSCAPE - Ein Überblick. 9. Deutscher Parkinson-Kongress, 16.-18. April 2015, Berlin.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Schröder C, Scholle O, Riedel O. Using administrative data to examine extent and risks of psychotropic drug use in children and adolescents. Possibilities and limitations. Congress "Health - Exploring Complexity: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach (HEC2016)." Joint Annual Meeting of the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS), the German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi), the International Epidemiological Association - European Region (IEA-EEF) and the European Federation for Medical Informatics Association (EFMI), 28 August-2 September 2016, Munich. (Abstract published in: European Journal of Epidemiology. 2016;31(Suppl.1):S179)

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Prizes and awards

  • Karl- und Charlotte-Bühler Preis
  • Lehrpreis 2011
  • Travel Award 2011
  • Werner-Straub Preis
  • Posterpreis 2011


  • Epidemiology of neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders in clinical-psychological and epidemiological research

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