Ansgar Rougemont

MD, private lecturer, Swiss Medical Board (FMH) specialisation for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Medicine Section

PER 09 bu. 0.116
Ch. du Musée 5
1700 Fribourg
PER 09, 0.116


Ansgar Rougemont-Bücking (MD) is a board approved psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He is interested in research in the field of addiction medicine, psychotraumatology, and psychotherapy. At the moment he runs a research project aiming to measure neurophysiological reactivity in patients suffering from professional stress and to assess effects of an ACT-MBCT group intervention on this reactivity. He is also interested in developing translational research in the field of stress and addiction, hereby integrating procedures and insights from both human and animal research paradigms. In addition to his position at the University of Fribourg he works as a senior resident at the Fribourg Network for Mental Health as well as in private practice in Vevey.

Research and publications

  • Investigation of the neurophysiological reactivity in persons suffering from professional stress and effects of an MBCT-ACT group therapy on this reactivity

    Participants of a group therapy program aiming to improve coping with professional stress will be invited to participate in this study. After assessment of general psychopathology, participants will undergo 3 EEG, NIRS (near infrared spectroscopy) and electrophysiology recording sessions. Reactivity towards emotional pictures (International Affective Picture System) as well as script driven imagery in relation to a neutral, a relaxing and an individual stressful audio-script will be recorded. In addition, cortisol saliva swabs will be collected before and after these exposures.

    The data from 40 individuals suffering from work-related stress will be compared to the data from 50 controls.

    BASEC: 2019-00446

Teaching and courses

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