Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Fuß

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Fuß

LVR-Klinikum Essen
Kliniken/Institut der Universität Duisburg-Essen
Institut für Forensische Psychiatrie und Sexualforschung
Postfach 103043
45030 Essen

Inga Drachenberg (Secretary):
Tel.: +49 (0) 173 - 4947481


Since 2021 Director and Professor (W3) at the Institute of Forensic Psychiatry and Sex Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen
2021 Additional qualification in Sexual Medicine from the Hamburg Medical Association (“Ärztekammer Hamburg”)
2018-2021 Senior physician at the Institute of Sexual Research, Sexual Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry, Head of the Prison Psychiatry Unit and Deputy Head of the Department of Forensic Psychiatry (Head: Prof. Dr. P. Briken)
2018-Present Working Group Leader of the "Human Behavior Laboratory" at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
2016-2018 Researcher at the Institute of Systemic Neuroscience (Head: Prof. Dr. C. Büchel) and at the Institute of Sexual Research, Sexual Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry (Head: Prof. Dr. P. Briken)
2016+2017 Visiting Scientist at the University of Cape Town, South Africa with Prof. Dr. D. Stein
2016 Specialist Qualification in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
2014-2016 Resident at the Institute of Sexual Research, Sexual Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry (Director: Prof. Dr. P. Briken)
2013-2014 Resident at the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Heidelberg (Director: Prof. Dr. W. Hacke)
2011-2013 Resident at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim (Director: Prof. Dr. A. Meyer-Lindenberg)
2010 Visiting Scientist at Columbia University, New York (USA), with Prof. Dr. C. Kellendonk
2004-2011 Medical studies at the University of Heidelberg

Selected Publications

  • Biedermann, S. V., Asmuth, J., Schröder, J., Briken, P., Auer, M. K., & Fuss, J. (2021). Childhood adversities are common among trans people and associated with adult depression and suicidality. Journal of psychiatric research, 141, 318-324.
  • Siebers, M., Biedermann, S.V., Bindila, L., Lutz, B., Fuss, J. (2021). Exercise-induced euphoria and anxiolysis do not depend on endogenous opioids in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 126, 105173.
  • Fuss, J., Marquardt, I., Briken, P., & Konrad, N. (2021). Zwangsmedikation psychisch erkrankter Menschen im JustizvollzugDer Nervenarzt92(1), 27-35.
  • Fuss, J., Voulgaris, A., & Briken, P. (2020). Schuldfähigkeit bei Personen, die wegen Nutzung von Missbrauchsabbildungen angeklagt sindForensische Psychiatrie, Psychologie, Kriminologie, 1-9.
  • Dekker, A., Wenzlaff, F., Biedermann, S. V., Briken, P., & Fuss, J. (2020). VR Porn as “Empathy Machine”? Perception of Self and Others in Virtual Reality Pornography. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-6.
  • Fuss, J., Jais, L., Grey, B. T., Guczka, S. R., Briken, P., & Biedermann, S. V. (2019). Self-reported childhood maltreatment and erotic target identity inversions among men with paraphilic infantilism. Journal of sex & marital therapy45(8), 781-795.
  • Fuss, J., Claro, L., Ising, M., Biedermann, S. V., Wiedemann, K., Stalla, G. K., ... & Auer, M. K. (2019). Does sex hormone treatment reverse the sex-dependent stress regulation? A longitudinal study on hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity in transgender individuals. Psychoneuroendocrinology104, 228-237.
  • Fuss, J., Lemay, K., Stein, D. J., Briken, P., Jakob, R., Reed, G. M., & Kogan, C. S. (2019). Public stakeholders’ comments on ICD‐11 chapters related to mental and sexual health. World Psychiatry18(2), 233.
  • Klein, V., Briken, P., Schröder, J., & Fuss, J. (2019). Mental health professionals’ pathologization of compulsive sexual behavior: Does clients’ gender and sexual orientation matter?. Journal of abnormal psychology128(5), 465.
  • Fuss, J., Briken, P., Stein, D. J., & Lochner, C. (2019). Compulsive sexual behavior disorder in obsessive–compulsive disorder: Prevalence and associated comorbidity. Journal of behavioral addictions8(2), 242-248.
  • Fuss, J., Briken, P., & Klein, V. (2018). Gender bias in clinicians’ pathologization of atypical sexuality: a randomized controlled trial with mental health professionals. Scientific reports8(1), 1-9.
  • Fuss, J., Bindila, L., Wiedemann, K., Auer, M. K., Briken, P., & Biedermann, S. V. (2017). Masturbation to orgasm stimulates the release of the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol in humans. The journal of sexual medicine14(11), 1372-1379.
  • Biedermann, S. V., Biedermann, D. G., Wenzlaff, F., Kurjak, T., Nouri, S., Auer, M. K., ... & Fuss, J. (2017). An elevated plus-maze in mixed reality for studying human anxiety-related behavior. BMC biology15(1), 1-13.
  • Fuss, J., Dressing, H., & Briken, P. (2015). Neurogenetic evidence in the courtroom: a randomised controlled trial with German judges. Journal of medical genetics52(11), 730-737.
  • Fuss, J., Steinle, J., Bindila, L., Auer, M. K., Kirchherr, H., Lutz, B., & Gass, P. (2015). A runner’s high depends on cannabinoid receptors in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences112(42), 13105-13108.
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