Volker Arolt

Summary

Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Decreased in vitro production of interferon-gamma and interleukin-2 in whole blood of patients with schizophrenia during treatment
    V Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Mol Psychiatry 5:150-8. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint S100B and response to treatment in major depression: a pilot study
    Volker Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, D 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 13:235-9. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint [The immunology of psychiatric disorders]
    Volker Arolt
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Munster
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 55:36-48. 2005
  4. doi request reprint [The research network PANIC-NET: improving the treatment of panic disorder - from a better understanding of fear circuit mechanisms to more effective psychological treatment and routine care]
    Volker Arolt
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Munster
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 59:124-31. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint [Depressive disorders with somatic illnesses]
    V Arolt
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Muenster
    Nervenarzt 74:1033-52; quiz 1053-4. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Immunological research in clinical psychiatry: report on the consensus debate during the 7th Expert Meeting on Psychiatry and Immunology
    V Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, D 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Mol Psychiatry 7:822-6. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint [Managing depressed patients in family practice. Helping the patient out of the emotional pit, without personally falling in]
    V Arolt
    Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität, Munster
    MMW Fortschr Med 144:33-6. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint ["Mild" cranio-cerebral trauma occasionally have grave psychic sequelae]
    V Arolt
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Munster
    MMW Fortschr Med 146:31-4. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Depression in medical patients
    Volker Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Adv Psychosom Med 26:98-117. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in physically ill patients
    Volker Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Adv Psychosom Med 26:31-51. 2004

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Publications107 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Decreased in vitro production of interferon-gamma and interleukin-2 in whole blood of patients with schizophrenia during treatment
    V Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Mol Psychiatry 5:150-8. 2000
    ..It is suggested that these immunological abnormalities are associated with acute exacerbation, rather than with a clinical subtype of schizophrenia...
  2. ncbi request reprint S100B and response to treatment in major depression: a pilot study
    Volker Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, D 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 13:235-9. 2003
    ..These results suggest that neuroprotective functions of S100B counterbalance neurodegenerative mechanisms that are involved in the pathophysiology of major depression and in the response to antidepressant treatment...
  3. ncbi request reprint [The immunology of psychiatric disorders]
    Volker Arolt
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Munster
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 55:36-48. 2005
    ..Possible future research directions are delineated...
  4. doi request reprint [The research network PANIC-NET: improving the treatment of panic disorder - from a better understanding of fear circuit mechanisms to more effective psychological treatment and routine care]
    Volker Arolt
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Munster
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 59:124-31. 2009
    ..In an integrated approach, fear-circuit mechanisms were investigated employing psychophysiological techniques, functional neuro-imaging using 3T-fMRI and molecular genetic approaches...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Depressive disorders with somatic illnesses]
    V Arolt
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Muenster
    Nervenarzt 74:1033-52; quiz 1053-4. 2003
    ..High depressive co-morbidity and burden of illness for both the individual and the society form a stark contrast to the obviously still insufficient diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in daily medical routine...
  6. ncbi request reprint Immunological research in clinical psychiatry: report on the consensus debate during the 7th Expert Meeting on Psychiatry and Immunology
    V Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, D 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Mol Psychiatry 7:822-6. 2002
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint [Managing depressed patients in family practice. Helping the patient out of the emotional pit, without personally falling in]
    V Arolt
    Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität, Munster
    MMW Fortschr Med 144:33-6. 2002
    ..During these phases, typical problems jeopardizing the success of treatment may occur, such as the re-appearance of psychopathological symptoms, or even emotional problems on the part of the careprovider himself...
  8. ncbi request reprint ["Mild" cranio-cerebral trauma occasionally have grave psychic sequelae]
    V Arolt
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Munster
    MMW Fortschr Med 146:31-4. 2004
    ..The diagnostics should be carried out as earlyas possible in order to identify and to immediately treat the respective disease. Chronicity and development of a depressive disorder can be, thus, prevented...
  9. ncbi request reprint Depression in medical patients
    Volker Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Adv Psychosom Med 26:98-117. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in physically ill patients
    Volker Arolt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Adv Psychosom Med 26:31-51. 2004
  11. ncbi request reprint [Heart patient with depressive disorder. Proper treatment method]
    V Arolt
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Munster
    MMW Fortschr Med 143:31-4. 2001
    ..For treatment, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, but also other substances, are available, together with brief psychotherapeutic techniques and the promotion of social support...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment and in vivo metabolites in first-episode neuroleptic-naive and chronic medicated schizophrenic patients: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study
    Patricia Ohrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, D 48149 Muenster, NRW, Germany
    J Psychiatr Res 41:625-34. 2007
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  13. doi request reprint Neuropeptide Y (NPY) gene: Impact on emotional processing and treatment response in anxious depression
    Katharina Domschke
    Dept of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 20:301-9. 2010
    ..The present results point towards a possible influence of functional NPY gene variation on antidepressant treatment response in anxious depression, potentially conveyed by altered emotional processing...
  14. doi request reprint Influence of the catechol-O-methyltransferase val158met genotype on amygdala and prefrontal cortex emotional processing in panic disorder
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, D 48143 Muenster, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 163:13-20. 2008
    ..This COMT variant might increase the vulnerability to panic disorder by modulating dopaminergic tonus in relevant brain regions and thus altering neuronal processing of anxiety-related emotional cues...
  15. doi request reprint Reduced amygdala-prefrontal coupling in major depression: association with MAOA genotype and illness severity
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Germany
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 12:11-22. 2009
    ..We conclude that genetic variation in the MAOA gene may affect the course of major depression by disrupting cortico-limbic connectivity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Childhood maltreatment is associated with an automatic negative emotion processing bias in the amygdala
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Germany Department of Psychiatry, University of Marburg, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:2899-909. 2013
    ..Limitation: the present association of limbic bias and maltreatment was demonstrated in the absence of psychopathological abnormalities, thereby limiting strong conclusions...
  17. doi request reprint Automatic mood-congruent amygdala responses to masked facial expressions in major depression
    Thomas Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 67:155-60. 2010
    ..Assessing neurobiological substrates of automatic emotion processing might be a more sensitive challenge for automatic negative bias in depression than behavioral measures...
  18. doi request reprint Individual differences in alexithymia and brain response to masked emotion faces
    Maraike Reker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Germany
    Cortex 46:658-67. 2010
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  19. doi request reprint Increased amygdala activation during automatic processing of facial emotion in schizophrenia
    Astrid Veronika Rauch
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, Muenster, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 182:200-6. 2010
    ..Heightened automatic amygdala responsivity could be involved in the development and maintenance of negative symptoms in schizophrenia...
  20. doi request reprint Alexithymic features and automatic amygdala reactivity to facial emotion
    Harald Kugel
    Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 435:40-4. 2008
    ..Low spontaneous reactivity of the amygdala to sad faces could implicate less engagement in the encoding of negative emotional stimuli...
  21. ncbi request reprint 5-HTTLPR biases amygdala activity in response to masked facial expressions in major depression
    Udo Dannlowski
    1 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany 2 2IZKF Research Group 4, IZKF Münster, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 33:418-24. 2008
    ..This might indicate that genetic variations of the serotonin transporter could increase the risk for depression chronification via altering limbic neural activity on a preattentive level of emotion processing...
  22. ncbi request reprint Threat sensitivity as assessed by automatic amygdala response to fearful faces predicts speed of visual search for facial expression
    Patricia Ohrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Street 11, 48149, Muenster, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 183:51-9. 2007
    ..Neurobiologically defined threat sensitivity seems to represent an important determinant of visual scanning behaviour...
  23. doi request reprint Association analysis of Rgs7 variants with panic disorder
    Christa Hohoff
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    J Neural Transm 116:1523-8. 2009
    ..Our results argue against a major role of Rgs7 gene variants in the pathogenesis of PD, but are consistent with a minor gender-specific effect on PD, particularly PDAgP...
  24. doi request reprint Neural activation underlying acute grief in women after the loss of an unborn child
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, Muenster, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1402-10. 2009
    ..Increasing evidence supports the hypothesis that the same neural structures involved in the experience of physical pain are involved in the experience of social pain and loss...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dopamine D₃ receptor gene variation: impact on electroconvulsive therapy response and ventral striatum responsiveness in depression
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 16:1443-59. 2013
    ..002; sample 2: p=0.023). In summary, the present study suggests some impact of DRD3 gene variation on ECT response, potentially mediated by alteration of striatal engagement during the processing of emotionally rewarding stimuli...
  26. doi request reprint Catechol-O-methyltransferase gene variation: impact on amygdala response to aversive stimuli
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Neuroimage 60:2222-9. 2012
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Learning potential on the WCST in schizophrenia is related to the neuronal integrity of the anterior cingulate cortex as measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy
    Patricia Ohrmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Schizophr Res 106:156-63. 2008
    ..The neurobiological basis of cognitive remediation has not been elucidated so far, although structural, functional and metabolic abnormalities of the prefrontal cortex have been associated with cognitive impairment...
  28. doi request reprint Emotion specific modulation of automatic amygdala responses by 5-HTTLPR genotype
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 53:893-8. 2010
    ..We conclude that 5-HTTLPR genotype predominantly impacts the central processing predominantly of negative environmental cues but not of emotionally salient stimuli in general...
  29. ncbi request reprint Evidence for glutamatergic neuronal dysfunction in the prefrontal cortex in chronic but not in first-episode patients with schizophrenia: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study
    Patricia Ohrmann
    University of Muenster, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, Germany
    Schizophr Res 73:153-7. 2005
    ..Reduced metabolite levels were not correlated with duration of illness or medication. Our results indicate glutamatergic dysfunction in chronic schizophrenia that could be evidence of a progressive brain disorder...
  30. ncbi request reprint Amygdala reactivity predicts automatic negative evaluations for facial emotions
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 154:13-20. 2007
    ..This finding might shed some light on how amygdala hyperresponsivity contributes to negative cognitive biases commonly observed in affective disorders...
  31. doi request reprint Attachment avoidance modulates neural response to masked facial emotion
    Thomas Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:3553-62. 2009
    ..Our data are consistent with the idea that people who withdraw from close relationships respond spontaneously to a lesser extent to negative interpersonal emotional signals than securely attached individuals...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cannabinoid receptor 1 (CNR1) gene: impact on antidepressant treatment response and emotion processing in major depression
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 18:751-9. 2008
    ..This analysis provides preliminary support for a role of CNR1 gene variation in depression and anxiety, potentially mediated by subcortical hypo-responsiveness to social reward stimuli...
  33. pmc Amygdala reactivity to masked negative faces is associated with automatic judgmental bias in major depression: a 3 T fMRI study
    Udo Dannlowski
    Dannlowski, Ohrmann, Bauer, Arolt, Kersting, Suslow Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Germany
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 32:423-9. 2007
    ..In the present study, we extended the paradigm to a sample of 35 inpatients suffering from depression to investigate the effect of amygdala reactivity on automatic negative judgmental bias and clinical characteristics in depression...
  34. ncbi request reprint Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in anorexia nervosa: correlations with cognition
    Patricia Ohrmann
    University of Munster, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Neuroreport 15:549-53. 2004
    ..Our results provide evidence for cognitive impairment in AN patients which is associated with cerebral metabolism in the prefrontal cortex...
  35. ncbi request reprint Finding of abnormal scanning behavior in the Span of Apprehension task in schizophrenia but diagnostic non-specificity of sum scores
    Katja Koelkebeck
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, 48149 Muenster, Westphalia, Germany
    Eur Psychiatry 23:29-32. 2008
    ..The task was administered to 47 schizophrenia and 48 depressed patients as well as to 46 controls. Results indicate a non-specificity of the SOA sum scores but differential abnormalities in spatial visual processing...
  36. ncbi request reprint Glial cell activation in a subgroup of patients with schizophrenia indicated by increased S100B serum concentrations and elevated myo-inositol
    Matthias Rothermundt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, D 48301 Muenster, Germany
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:361-4. 2007
    ..Patients with increased S100B levels showed elevated myo-inositol concentrations. This pilot study demonstrates a concomitant elevation of two markers indicating astrocyte activation in a subgroup of schizophrenic patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Implicit and explicit procedural learning in patients recently remitted from severe major depression
    Anya Pedersen
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 169:1-6. 2009
    ..Longitudinal studies in patients with melancholic vs. non-melancholic MDD are needed to investigate the course of cognitive functioning during the recovery from MDD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging differences in spatial cognition between men and male-to-female transsexuals before and during hormone therapy
    Sonja Schöning
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    J Sex Med 7:1858-67. 2010
    ..However, these results have not consistently been confirmed. Furthermore, studies on cognitive effects of cross-sex hormone therapy also yield heterogeneous results...
  39. pmc Acute shift in glutamate concentrations following experimentally induced panic with cholecystokinin tetrapeptide--a 3T-MRS study in healthy subjects
    Peter Zwanzger
    Mood and Anxiety Disorders Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 38:1648-54. 2013
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Effects of ADORA2A gene variation and caffeine on prepulse inhibition: a multi-level risk model of anxiety
    Agnieszka Gajewska
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Wuerzburg, Fuechsleinstrasse 15, D 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 40:115-21. 2013
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  41. doi request reprint Limbic scars: long-term consequences of childhood maltreatment revealed by functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, Munster, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 71:286-93. 2012
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Working-memory fMRI reveals cingulate hyperactivation in euthymic major depression
    Sonja Schöning
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:2746-56. 2009
    ..This could reflect a different speed of normalization in prefrontal and limbic cortices, persistent systematic changes in neuronal networks after an episode of MDD, or a compensatory mechanism to maintain working-memory performance...
  43. doi request reprint Norepinephrine and serotonin transporter genes: impact on treatment response in depression
    Anna Baffa
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 62:121-31. 2010
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  44. doi request reprint Memory impairment correlates with increased S100B serum concentrations in patients with chronic schizophrenia
    Anya Pedersen
    University Medical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:1789-92. 2008
    ..The findings support the hypothesis that astrocyte activation might contribute to the development of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia...
  45. doi request reprint Association of MAO-A variant with complicated grief in major depression
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 56:191-6. 2007
    ..Therefore, in the present study, genetic variation in the MAO-A gene was investigated for its influence on complicated grief in major depression...
  46. ncbi request reprint Subliminal affective priming in clinical depression and comorbid anxiety: a longitudinal investigation
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 143:63-75. 2006
    ..Direction and strength of affective priming was directly associated with anxiety level at both times. The affective priming paradigm provides evidence for differential group effects regarding unconscious emotional information processing...
  47. doi request reprint Discriminating unipolar and bipolar depression by means of fMRI and pattern classification: a pilot study
    Dominik Grotegerd
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Campus 1 A9, 48149, Munster, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 263:119-31. 2013
    ..However, since the present approach deals with small sample sizes, it should be considered as a proof-of-concept study. Hence, results have to be confirmed in larger samples preferably of unmedicated subjects...
  48. doi request reprint Meta-analysis argues for a female-specific role of MAOA-uVNTR in panic disorder in four European populations
    Andreas Reif
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 159:786-93. 2012
    ..However, epigenetic mechanisms might obfuscate the genetic association, calling for ascertainment in larger samples as well as assessment of the MAOA promoter methylation status therein...
  49. ncbi request reprint Monoamine oxidase A gene DNA hypomethylation - a risk factor for panic disorder?
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 15:1217-28. 2012
    ..Future studies are warranted to replicate the present finding in independent samples, preferably in a longitudinal design...
  50. doi request reprint Modification of caffeine effects on the affect-modulated startle by neuropeptide S receptor gene variation
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Campus 1, Gebaeude A9, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 222:533-41. 2012
    ..2006) and attenuating the stimulatory effects of NPS in rodents (Boeck et al., 2010)...
  51. doi request reprint Anterior cingulate cortex activation is related to learning potential on the WCST in schizophrenia patients
    Anya Pedersen
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    Brain Cogn 79:245-51. 2012
    ..Also, our results support the hypothesis that compensatory neural activation in patients with schizophrenia helps them to catch up with healthy controls on cognitive tasks...
  52. ncbi request reprint The astroglial protein S100B and visually evoked event-related potentials before and after antidepressant treatment
    Guenter Hetzel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 178:161-6. 2005
    ..Increased levels have been shown to be positively correlated with therapeutic response in major depression. Event-related potentials (ERP) have been reported to be impaired in depressed patients...
  53. pmc Neural correlates of set-shifting: decomposing executive functions in schizophrenia
    Andreas Wilmsmeier
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 35:321-9. 2010
    ..We investigated the neural correlates of this mechanism by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls...
  54. ncbi request reprint Acute anxiolytic effects of quetiapine during virtual reality exposure--a double-blind placebo-controlled trial in patients with specific phobia
    Julia Diemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 23:1551-60. 2013
    ..The present results thus suggest a possible suitability of quetiapine in the acute treatment of anxiety, particularly with regard to somatic symptoms. ..
  55. doi request reprint Epigenetic signature of panic disorder: a role of glutamate decarboxylase 1 (GAD1) DNA hypomethylation?
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany Department of Psychiatry, University of Wuerzburg, Germany Electronic address
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 46:189-96. 2013
    ..Future studies are warranted to replicate the present finding in independent samples, preferably in a longitudinal design. ..
  56. doi request reprint Adjunctive antidepressant treatment with quetiapine in agitated depression: positive effects on symptom reduction, psychopathology and remission rates
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Germany
    Hum Psychopharmacol 23:587-93. 2008
    ..To investigate the adjunctive effects of quetiapine on overall treatment response and on specific symptoms in agitated depression...
  57. ncbi request reprint Unimpaired automatic processing of verbal information in the course of clinical depression
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 23:325-30. 2006
    ..Size of priming was not associated with depression severity, anxiety level, intelligence, medication, or clinical features. We conclude that depression is not characterized by dysfunctional automatic processing of verbal information...
  58. pmc Gender differences in associations of glutamate decarboxylase 1 gene (GAD1) variants with panic disorder
    Heike Weber
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e37651. 2012
    ..In a recent association study in depression, which is highly comorbid with panic disorder, GAD1 risk allele associations were restricted to females...
  59. doi request reprint Persistent non-verbal memory impairment in remitted major depression - caused by encoding deficits?
    Andreas Behnken
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    J Affect Disord 122:144-8. 2010
    ..This study investigates non-verbal memory functions in remitted MDD and whether nonverbal memory performance is mediated by organizational strategies whilst learning...
  60. ncbi request reprint Basal prolactin values correlate with response to reboxetine treatment in major depression, but not with response to citalopram
    Olaf Moeller
    Affective Disorders Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 51:67-71. 2005
    ..As measurement of BPV is simple, further studies are suggested to examine the possible clinical value of the link between prolactin, noradrenergic function in major depression and treatment response...
  61. doi request reprint Theory of Mind in first-episode schizophrenia patients: correlations with cognition and personality traits
    Katja Koelkebeck
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, School of Medicine, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Schizophr Res 119:115-23. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate ToM abilities in first-episode schizophrenia patients and to analyze them in relation to neuropsychological and psychopathological functioning...
  62. doi request reprint Brain-derived neurotrophic factor ( BDNF) gene: no major impact on antidepressant treatment response
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 13:93-101. 2010
    ..Post-hoc analyses provide some preliminary support for a potential minor role of genetic variation in BDNF and antidepressant treatment outcome in the context of melancholic depression...
  63. pmc Affect-modulated startle: interactive influence of catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met genotype and childhood trauma
    Benedikt Klauke
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e39709. 2012
    ....
  64. pmc Neuropeptide-S (NPS) receptor genotype modulates basolateral amygdala responsiveness to aversive stimuli
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 36:1879-85. 2011
    ..Thereby, NPSR rs324981 apparently causes an indirect effect on anxiety-related traits and potentially contributes to the pathogenesis of anxiety disorders by shaping fear-related limbic activity...
  65. ncbi request reprint Affective priming in schizophrenia with and without affective negative symptoms
    Thomas Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 253:292-300. 2003
    ..The aversive automatic perception of positive facial expression primarily found in anhedonic patients but also in schizophrenic control patients could lie in structural disturbances concerning the regulation of intimacy and distance...
  66. ncbi request reprint Masked facial affect priming is associated with therapy response in clinical depression
    Udo Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:215-21. 2006
    ..An enhanced sensitivity for sad facial expressions and a negatively biased automatic processing of neutral and happy facial affect appears to be associated with depression persistence...
  67. doi request reprint Complicated grief in patients with unipolar depression
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    J Affect Disord 118:201-4. 2009
    ..Further, the study was aimed to identify characteristics predicting a complicated grief reaction in depressed patients...
  68. ncbi request reprint Cognitive coping style modulates neural responses to emotional faces in healthy humans: a 3-T FMRI study
    Astrid Veronika Rauch
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 17:2526-35. 2007
    ..An increased responsivity of the amygdala to ambiguously threatening stimuli may represent a biological determinant of sensitizers' feelings of uncertainty...
  69. doi request reprint COMT val158met influence on electroconvulsive therapy response in major depression
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 153:286-90. 2010
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Spatial processing of facial emotion in patients with unipolar depression: a longitudinal study
    Thomas Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Munster, Germany
    J Affect Disord 83:59-63. 2004
    ..In this study, a face-in-the-crowd task was applied to examine the spatial detection of facial emotion as a function of depression and comorbid anxiety in the course of a psychotherapeutic inpatient treatment...
  71. ncbi request reprint Reduced implicit and explicit sequence learning in first-episode schizophrenia
    Anya Pedersen
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 46:186-95. 2008
    ..This deficit would be consistent with a fronto-striatal dysfunction and might constitute a crucial factor for the acquisition of new information...
  72. ncbi request reprint Monoamine oxidase A variant influences antidepressant treatment response in female patients with Major Depression
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, D 48143 Muenster, Germany
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:224-8. 2008
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  73. doi request reprint Dysbindin (DTNBP1)--a role in psychotic depression?
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, D 48143 Muenster, Germany
    J Psychiatr Res 45:588-95. 2011
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  74. ncbi request reprint Amygdala activation during masked presentation of emotional faces predicts conscious detection of threat-related faces
    Thomas Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Brain Cogn 61:243-8. 2006
    ..The present findings underscore the role of the amygdala in the detection and consolidation of memory for marginally perceptible threatening facial expression...
  75. ncbi request reprint Metabolic changes after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the left prefrontal cortex: a sham-controlled proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) study of healthy brain
    Nikolaus Michael
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, FRG, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 17:2462-8. 2003
    ..In summary, these data indicate that rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation may act via stimulation of glutamatergic prefrontal neurons...
  76. ncbi request reprint Associations between major depression, bipolar disorders, dysthymia and cardiovascular diseases in the general adult population
    Bernhard T Baune
    Mental Health Epidemiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 75:319-26. 2006
    ..However, it is unclear on a population level if the prevalence of different subtypes of affective disorders like unipolar major depression or dysthymia is different in individuals with specific CVDs...
  77. ncbi request reprint Autocrine S100B effects on astrocytes are mediated via RAGE
    Gerald Ponath
    Department of Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry Division, University of Muenster, Germany
    J Neuroimmunol 184:214-22. 2007
    ..S100B induced IL-6 and TNF-alpha secretion was blocked by the use of RAGE siRNA specific for knocking down RAGE expression...
  78. ncbi request reprint Association of the COMT val158met variant with antidepressant treatment response in major depression
    Bernhard T Baune
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 33:924-32. 2008
    ..This finding suggests a potentially beneficial effect of an antidepressive add-on therapy with substances increasing dopamine availability individually tailored according to COMT val158met genotype...
  79. ncbi request reprint A case of non-SIADH-induced hyponatremia in depression after treatment with reboxetine
    Katja Koelkebeck
    University of Muenster, Department of Psychiatry, Muenster, Germany
    World J Biol Psychiatry 10:609-11. 2009
    ..Proposing further examination of the underlying pathomechanism of hyponatremia as a side effect of NaRIs, we discuss the importance of careful monitoring of serum sodium levels in patients treated with NaRIs...
  80. ncbi request reprint Association of the functional -1019C/G 5-HT1A polymorphism with prefrontal cortex and amygdala activation measured with 3 T fMRI in panic disorder
    Katharina Domschke
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Germany
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 9:349-55. 2006
    ..These serotonergic polymorphisms might increase the risk for panic disorder by contributing to an altered processing of emotional stimuli...
  81. ncbi request reprint S100B in schizophrenic psychosis
    Matthias Rothermundt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, D 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Int Rev Neurobiol 59:445-70. 2004
    ..Evidence and limitations of the available studies are pointed out and promising future research strategies are outlined...
  82. ncbi request reprint [Measures of grief--a critical review]
    Anette Kersting
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Muenster
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 53:475-84. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the demands to be made on an instrument to be developed in the future are outlined...
  83. ncbi request reprint Detection of facial expressions of emotions in schizophrenia
    Thomas Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, Munster 48149, Germany
    Schizophr Res 64:137-45. 2003
    ..Potential explanations of the face processing effects found in anhedonia are discussed...
  84. ncbi request reprint Automatic processing of verbal emotion stimuli in schizophrenia
    Thomas Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, Munster 48149, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 120:131-44. 2003
    ..The symptoms of flat affect and anhedonia do not appear to be associated with impairments in the automatic processing of verbal emotional material in schizophrenia...
  85. ncbi request reprint The experience of basic emotions in schizophrenia with and without affective negative symptoms
    Thomas Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Germany
    Compr Psychiatry 44:303-10. 2003
    ..Anhedonic patients manifested more emotion inhibition than healthy controls and exhibited an affectivity pattern consistent with Meehl's model of anhedonia...
  86. ncbi request reprint Acute mania is accompanied by elevated glutamate/glutamine levels within the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
    Nikolaus Michael
    University of Muenster, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 168:344-6. 2003
    ..The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) participates in the pathophysiology of mania. In particular, left-sided structural and metabolic abnormalities have been described...
  87. ncbi request reprint [Therapeutic factors of outpatient group psychotherapy - the predictive validity of the Group Experience Questionnaire (GEQ)]
    Anette Kersting
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinik Münster
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 52:294-301. 2002
    ..Contrary to former investigations the therapeutic factor "cohesion" was less important, which could hint at the fact that a medium amount of cohesion might be sufficient for an effective process of treatment...
  88. ncbi request reprint S100B in brain damage and neurodegeneration
    Matthias Rothermundt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, D 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Microsc Res Tech 60:614-32. 2003
    ..Methodological problems are discussed and perspectives for future research are outlined...
  89. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia and incidental learning of emotional words
    Thomas Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Germany
    Psychol Rep 93:1003-12. 2003
    ..Emotional valence appears to have less organizational power in the memory of individuals with difficulties in recognizing their feelings...
  90. ncbi request reprint Outpatient psychotherapy for mothers--first empirical results
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Psychiatry 66:335-45. 2003
    ..First empirical results show that the presented treatment concept led to significant improvements in the symptoms, whose stabilization continued up to the follow-up two years after the start of therapy...
  91. ncbi request reprint Bupropion as add-on strategy in difficult-to-treat bipolar depressive patients
    Andreas Erfurth
    Department of Psychiatry, Munster University Hospital, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 45:33-6. 2002
    ..While adhering to the suggestion of Goren and Levin not to exceed a daily dose of 450 mg of bupropion when treating bipolar depressed patients, we did not observe any switch from depression to hypomania or mania...
  92. ncbi request reprint fMRI amygdala activation during a spontaneous panic attack in a patient with panic disorder
    Bettina Pfleiderer
    Department of Radiology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    World J Biol Psychiatry 8:269-72. 2007
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  93. ncbi request reprint Visual backward masking: deficits in locating targets are specific to schizophrenia and not related to intellectual decline
    Katja Koelkebeck
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, 48149, Muenster, Germany
    Schizophr Res 78:261-8. 2005
    ..Potential explanations of the location masking deficit found in schizophrenia are discussed...
  94. ncbi request reprint Timing of psychoeducational psychotherapeutic interventions in schizophrenic patients
    Reinhold Feldmann
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 252:115-9. 2002
    ..Psychoeducation showed a most preventive effect in patients with a medium duration of illness who already accept their illness but are not yet adhering to fatalistic assumptions often established to explain the manifestation of illness...
  95. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia spectrum disorders and eye tracking dysfunction in singleton and multiplex schizophrenia families
    Rebekka Lencer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Lübeck School of Medicine, Germany
    Schizophr Res 60:33-45. 2003
    ..ETD in schizophrenia is suggested to serve as a neurophysiological type model, indicating a perception deficit...
  96. ncbi request reprint Dissociative disorders and traumatic childhood experiences in transsexuals
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, D 48129 Muenster, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:182-9. 2003
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  97. ncbi request reprint Memory performance in severely depressed patients treated by electroconvulsive therapy
    Hermina Hihn
    Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    J ECT 22:189-95. 2006
    ..The aim was the assessment of immediate and delayed verbal and visual memory functions, concentration/attention during the course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment...
  98. ncbi request reprint Oral citalopram and reboxetine challenge tests before and after selective antidepressant treatment
    Olaf Moeller
    J Psychiatr Res 37:261-2. 2003
  99. ncbi request reprint Neurotrophic effects of electroconvulsive therapy: a proton magnetic resonance study of the left amygdalar region in patients with treatment-resistant depression
    Nikolaus Michael
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 28:720-5. 2003
    ..In conclusion, our preliminary finding of increased NAA concentrations after successful ECT may indicate a probable neurotrophic effect of ECT...
  100. ncbi request reprint The relationship between psychological dimensions of depressive symptoms and cognitive functioning in the elderly - the MEMO-Study
    Bernhard T Baune
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster
    J Psychiatr Res 41:247-54. 2007
    ..This novel approach might be useful in addressing the heterogeneity of cognitive impairment in depression and in predicting cognitive outcome in depression...
  101. ncbi request reprint The association between depressive mood and cognitive performance in an elderly general population - the MEMO Study
    Bernhard T Baune
    Department of Psychiatry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 22:142-9. 2006
    ..Changes in depressive symptoms in milder forms of depressive mood are associated with a larger decline in cognitive function than in severer forms of depressive mood...