W Rief

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Affiliation: Philipps University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dimensional and categorical approaches to hypochondriasis
    W Hiller
    Roseneck Center of Behavioural Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Psychol Med 32:707-18. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Somatoform disorders in primary care and inpatient settings
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Adv Psychosom Med 26:144-58. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Causal illness attributions in somatoform disorders: associations with comorbidity and illness behavior
    Winfried Rief
    Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 57:367-71. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint A new approach to assess illness behaviour
    Winfried Rief
    Roseneck Centre for Behavioural Medicine, Prien, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 54:405-14. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Immunological differences between patients with major depression and somatization syndrome
    W Rief
    Klinik Roseneck, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 105:165-74. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Somatization symptoms and hypochondriacal features in the general population
    W Rief
    Roseneck Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Psychosom Med 63:595-602. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychobiological aspects of somatoform disorders: contributions of monoaminergic transmitter systems
    Winfried Rief
    Center for Behavioral Medicine, Klinik Roseneck, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 49:24-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Lifetime diagnoses in patients with somatoform disorders: which came first?
    W Rief
    Klinik Roseneck, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Federal Republic of Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 241:236-40. 1992
  9. ncbi request reprint Cognitive aspects of hypochondriasis and the somatization syndrome
    W Rief
    Roseneck Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 107:587-95. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Toward empirically based criteria for the classification of somatoform disorders
    W Rief
    Roseneck Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 46:507-18. 1999

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  1. ncbi request reprint Dimensional and categorical approaches to hypochondriasis
    W Hiller
    Roseneck Center of Behavioural Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Psychol Med 32:707-18. 2002
    ..The DSM-IV definition of hypochondriasis is contrasted with hypochondriacal dimensions as provided by the Whiteley Index (WI) and Illness Attitude Scales (IAS)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Somatoform disorders in primary care and inpatient settings
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Adv Psychosom Med 26:144-58. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Causal illness attributions in somatoform disorders: associations with comorbidity and illness behavior
    Winfried Rief
    Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 57:367-71. 2004
    ..To compare causal illness beliefs between patients with unexplained physical symptoms and different comorbid disorders and to assess the association of causal illness beliefs with illness behavior...
  4. ncbi request reprint A new approach to assess illness behaviour
    Winfried Rief
    Roseneck Centre for Behavioural Medicine, Prien, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 54:405-14. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a scale to assess the different aspects of illness behaviour and to evaluate the measure in depressive and somatising patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Immunological differences between patients with major depression and somatization syndrome
    W Rief
    Klinik Roseneck, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 105:165-74. 2001
    ..These results suggest different immune alterations in somatization syndrome and depression...
  6. ncbi request reprint Somatization symptoms and hypochondriacal features in the general population
    W Rief
    Roseneck Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Psychosom Med 63:595-602. 2001
    ..The principal goal of this study is to examine the base rates of somatoform symptoms and of hypochondriacal features in the general population...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychobiological aspects of somatoform disorders: contributions of monoaminergic transmitter systems
    Winfried Rief
    Center for Behavioral Medicine, Klinik Roseneck, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 49:24-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate the possible biological aspects of 'unexplained physical symptoms', this study examined serotonergic and noradrenergic monoamino acids in somatoform disorders and/or depression...
  8. ncbi request reprint Lifetime diagnoses in patients with somatoform disorders: which came first?
    W Rief
    Klinik Roseneck, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Federal Republic of Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 241:236-40. 1992
    ..Therefore, the development of other psychometric scales is necessary for the evaluation of patients with somatoform disorders...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cognitive aspects of hypochondriasis and the somatization syndrome
    W Rief
    Roseneck Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 107:587-95. 1998
    ..A catastrophizing interpretation of minor bodily complaints found in hypochondriacal patients in earlier studies was also found for patients with multiple somatization symptoms...
  10. ncbi request reprint Toward empirically based criteria for the classification of somatoform disorders
    W Rief
    Roseneck Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 46:507-18. 1999
    ..New criteria for somatization syndrome ("polysymptomatic somatoform disorder") are proposed taking into account for the strong association of somatization and abnormal illness behavior...
  11. ncbi request reprint Is somatization a habituation disorder? Physiological reactivity in somatization syndrome
    W Rief
    Clinic Roseneck, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Am Roseneck 6, D 83209, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 101:63-74. 2001
    ..The effects of heart rate and of feelings of tension partly replicated earlier findings, and demonstrated that physiological activity may interact with psychological processes in somatization...
  12. doi request reprint [COPD-specific anxiety and depressive symptoms in COPD patients]
    N Zöckler
    Philipps Universitat Marburg, AG Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Marburg, Germany
    Pneumologie 66:290-6. 2012
    ..6-minute-walk-test). Overall, our study shows the necessity of the assessment of COPD-specific fears related to depression to guarantee an adequate treatment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Searching for a gastrointestinal subgroup within the somatoform disorders
    W Hiller
    Roseneck Center of Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Psychosomatics 42:14-20. 2001
    ..Because these results do not confirm the idea of an independent gastrointestinal syndrome, general mechanisms of somatization seem to play the dominant role...
  14. doi request reprint [The assignment of orthopaedic rehabilitants to the traditional or the behaviour-medical rehabilitation approach--is it clinically relevant?]
    S Schwarz
    AG Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Fachbereich Psychologie der Philipps Universität Marburg
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 46:323-32. 2007
    ..Concluding, implications for the modification of assignment criteria are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Patients with versus without psychological disorders in orthopedic rehabilitation]
    S Schwarz
    FB Psychologie AG Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Philipps Universitat Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032, Marburg, Deutschland
    Schmerz 22:67-74. 2008
    ..It was also investigated whether there were differential treatment effects between the traditional and behavioral-medical rehabilitation approaches...
  16. doi request reprint [Desire for early retirement and therapy of chronic back pain: relevance of social medical variables for outpatient psychotherapeutic treatment]
    K Trapp
    FB Psychologie AG Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Philipps Universitat Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032, Marburg, Deutschland
    Schmerz 23:166-72. 2009
    ..g. pain intensity and pain disability. This study was conducted to reassess whether these results can be replicated in an outpatient CBT setting...
  17. ncbi request reprint [COPD disability index (CDI) - a new instrument to assess COPD-related disability]
    K Kuhl
    Universitat Marburg, Fachbereich Psychologie, AG Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Marburg
    Pneumologie 63:136-43. 2009
    ..17, p<or=0.05, satisfaction with relationship: r=-0.10], suggesting good discriminant and convergent validity. The COPD disability index is a short, user-friendly, reliable and valid measure to assess COPD-related disability...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cortisol and somatization
    W Rief
    Klinik Roseneck Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    Biol Psychol 53:13-23. 2000
    ..DST results correlated with psychological aspects of somatization, but not with the number of somatoform symptoms per se...
  19. ncbi request reprint Stability of somatoform symptoms--implications for classification
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology und Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstrasse18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 69:864-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the stability of somatoform symptoms/disorders...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Primary prevention of adult obesity. an interdisciplinary analysis]
    Anja Hilbert
    Abteilung Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Fachbereich Psychologie, Philipps Universitat, Marburg
    Herz 32:542-52. 2007
    ..Overall, the current analysis shows that an interdisciplinary perspective furthers understanding of the complexity of this condition and can inform public-health strategies on the prevention of adult obesity...
  21. pmc Is information on genetic determinants of obesity helpful or harmful for obese people?--A randomized clinical trial
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1553-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, we assessed the positive and negative effects of informing obese people about the genetic etiology of being overweight...
  22. ncbi request reprint Explaining medically unexplained symptoms-models and mechanisms
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Marburg, Gutenbergstrasse 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Clin Psychol Rev 27:821-41. 2007
    ..We conclude that psychological mechanisms such as expectation, distraction, and memory processes need to be integrated with biological models to aid understanding of MUS...
  23. ncbi request reprint The relationship between chronic fatigue and somatization syndrome: a general population survey
    Alexandra Martin
    Section for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 63:147-56. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of chronic fatigue (CF) and its association with somatization syndrome [Somatization Syndrome Index (SSI) 4/6: >/=4 somatoform symptoms in men, 6 in women] in the general population...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Reduction of stigma against obese people: effects of an educational film]
    Anika Hennings
    Fachbereich Psychologie, Philipps Universitat Marburg, Marburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 57:359-63. 2007
    ..Differential effects were obeserved for age, sex, and body mass index. Older and female participants showed a more positive attitude after the intervention...
  25. ncbi request reprint A one-session treatment for patients suffering from medically unexplained symptoms in primary care: a randomized clinical trial
    Alexandra Martin
    Section for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Gutenbergstrasse 18 D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Psychosomatics 48:294-303. 2007
    ..Using an intent-to-treat analytic strategy, both groups improved. Yet results showed a stronger reduction in doctor visits and somatization severity in CBT versus standard care...
  26. pmc What determines public support of obesity prevention?
    Anja Hilbert
    Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstrasse 18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:585-90. 2007
    ..To determine public support of obesity prevention...
  27. ncbi request reprint Development of the Weight- and Body-Related Shame and Guilt scale (WEB-SG) in a nonclinical sample of obese individuals
    Matthias Conradt
    Psychology Department, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    J Pers Assess 88:317-27. 2007
    ..The subscales Shame and Guilt showed differential correlation patterns to other scales. The WEB-SG is a brief, psychometrically sound measure for assessing body shame and guilt concerning weight control in obese individuals...
  28. ncbi request reprint Overgeneral memory and suppression of trauma memories in post-traumatic stress disorder
    Sabine Schönfeld
    University of Bielefeld, Germany
    Memory 15:339-52. 2007
    ..OGM correlated with PTSD symptom severity, and measures of cognitive avoidance. The results are discussed with reference to current theories of overgeneral memory and its possible relationship with PTSD...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Problem identification and attitudes towards obesity prevention: a representative survey investigation]
    Anja Hilbert
    Fachbereich Psychologie, Philipps Universitat Marburg, Gutenbergstrasse 18, 35032 Marburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 57:242-7. 2007
    ..Based on strong overall agreement with obesity prevention, addressing specific information deficits could enhance understanding of obesity and help sustainable implementation of preventive measures...
  30. doi request reprint Biofeedback treatment for headache disorders: a comprehensive efficacy review
    Yvonne Nestoriuc
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 33:125-40. 2008
    ..Levels of efficacy (migraine: efficacious, level 4; tension-type headache: efficacious and specific, level 5) and recommendations for future research are provided...
  31. ncbi request reprint Memory bias for health-related information in somatoform disorders
    Alexandra Martin
    Section for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 63:663-71. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess explicit and implicit information-processing bias for disorder-congruent information in SFDs...
  32. doi request reprint Lower decision threshold for doctor visits as a predictor of health care use in somatoform disorders and in the general population
    Ricarda Mewes
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Marburg, Gutenbergstrasse 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:349-55. 2008
    ..However, it is unclear whether HCU in somatizers and nonsomatizers in the general population is determined by existing symptoms or by lower thresholds for doctor visits...
  33. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of biofeedback for tension-type headache: efficacy, specificity, and treatment moderators
    Yvonne Nestoriuc
    Section for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:379-96. 2008
    ..In intention-to-treat and publication-bias analyses, the consistency of these findings was demonstrated. It is concluded that biofeedback constitutes an evidence-based treatment option for tension-type headache...
  34. doi request reprint [The impact of mental disorders on health care utilization and illness behaviour in the elderly]
    Heide Glaesmer
    Universitat Leipzig, Abteilung für Medizinische Psychologie und Medizinische Soziologie, Leipzig
    Psychiatr Prax 35:187-93. 2008
    ..The differential impact of mental disorders on health care utilization and illness behaviour in old age should be studied...
  35. doi request reprint Stigmatizing attitudes toward obesity in a representative population-based sample
    Anja Hilbert
    Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1529-34. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine stigmatizing attitudes toward obesity in the population, and its related psychological and sociodemographic determinants...
  36. doi request reprint Sex-dependent hippocampal volume reductions in schizophrenia relate to episodic memory deficits
    Cornelia Exner
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 20:227-30. 2008
    ..Hippocampal volume was found to be bilaterally reduced in male, but not in female, subjects with schizophrenia. Right hippocampal volume was significantly related to impaired visual learning...
  37. doi request reprint Hasty decision-making in a variety of tasks: does it contribute to the development of delusions?
    Michael Ziegler
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Psychol Psychother 81:237-45. 2008
    ..Furthermore, it is hypothesized that hasty decisions in these tasks will be associated with subclinical delusional beliefs...
  38. doi request reprint Redefining (somatoform) pain disorder in ICD-10: a compromise of different interest groups in Germany
    Winfried Rief
    University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:178-81. 2008
    ..The current ICD-10 diagnosis of somatoform pain disorder requests psychological causation of the pain, which is frequently unclear or difficult to decide...
  39. doi request reprint Physiological and psychological stress reactivity in chronic tinnitus
    Kristin Heinecke
    Section Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    J Behav Med 31:179-88. 2008
    ..Treatment programs for patients with decompensated tinnitus symptoms should account for appraisal processes and coping mechanisms in stressful situations...
  40. doi request reprint Stability of physiological variables in chronic tinnitus sufferers
    Cornelia Weise
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Marburg, Gutenbergstrasse 18, Marburg, Germany
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 33:149-59. 2008
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Muscular reactivity and specificity in chronic back pain patients
    Julia Anna Glombiewski
    Section for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 70:125-31. 2008
    ..The symptom-specificity model of chronic pain postulates that increased muscle tension in CBP patients may be responsible for the development and maintenance of chronic pain...
  42. pmc Correlates and long-term consequences of poor insight in patients with schizophrenia. A systematic review
    Tania M Lincoln
    Faculty of Psychology, Section for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps Universitat Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Schizophr Bull 33:1324-42. 2007
    ..In the concluding discussion, the problems relating to definition and study designs are considered responsible for many of the inconclusive findings. Suggestions for further research are derived...
  43. ncbi request reprint Are somatoform disorders 'mental disorders'? A contribution to the current debate
    Winfried Rief
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:143-6. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Brief Patient Health Questionnaire Mood Scale (PHQ-9) in the general population
    Alexandra Martin
    Philipps University, Faculty of Psychology, Section of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Gutenbergstrasse 18, D 35032 Marburg, Germany
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:71-7. 2006
    ..It has been subject to studies in medical settings, but its validity as a screening for depression in the general population is unknown...
  45. ncbi request reprint Psychophysiologic treatment of chronic tinnitus: a randomized clinical trial
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Marburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 67:833-8. 2005
    ..Tinnitus seems to be associated with psychophysiological over-activation (e.g., of head and shoulder muscles). Therefore we aimed to develop and evaluate a new intervention program including a psychophysiological approach...
  46. ncbi request reprint Worries about modernity predict symptom complaints after environmental pesticide spraying
    Keith J Petrie
    Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Psychosom Med 67:778-82. 2005
    ..We aimed to investigate how worries about modernity affecting health, negative affectivity, and prior symptom complaints influence health complaints after environmental spraying in a prospective study...
  47. ncbi request reprint Specific effects of depression, panic, and somatic symptoms on illness behavior
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Psychology, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 67:596-601. 2005
    ..However, the specific contributions of panic disorder, depression, and somatic complaints to illness behavior in unselected samples is unclear...
  48. ncbi request reprint Psychobiological perspectives on somatoform disorders
    Winfried Rief
    Brigham and Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:996-1002. 2005
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Differentiating hypochondriasis from panic disorder
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Psychological Institute, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 19:29-49. 2005
    ..These results confirm that hypochondriasis and panic disorder are distinguishable clinical conditions, characterized by generally more psychopathology and distress in hypochondriasis...
  50. ncbi request reprint Base rates for panic and depression according to the Brief Patient Health Questionnaire: a population-based study
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 82:271-6. 2004
    ..Am. Med. Assoc. 282 (1999) 1734]) is a useful tool for the detection of panic disorder and depression...
  51. ncbi request reprint Predictors of course and outcome in hypochondriasis after cognitive-behavioral treatment
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Roseneck Center of Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 71:318-25. 2002
    ..Predictors of treatment outcome were evaluated in a clinical sample suffering from hypochondriasis...
  52. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioural therapy for patients with multiple somatoform symptoms--a randomised controlled trial in tertiary care
    Gaby Bleichhardt
    Roseneck Centre for Behavioural Medicine, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 56:449-54. 2004
    ..a) To evaluate the effect of a cognitive-behavioural inpatient treatment and (b) to analyse the differential efficacy of an additional ("soma") group management training of somatisation...
  53. ncbi request reprint Somatoform disorders-new approaches to classification, conceptualization, and treatment
    Winfried Rief
    J Psychosom Res 56:387-90. 2004
  54. ncbi request reprint A new approach to the assessment of the treatment effects of somatoform disorders
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
    Psychosomatics 44:492-8. 2003
    ..In sum, the SOMS-7 seems to be a comprehensive, reliable, and valid instrument for the evaluation of treatment effects in patients with somatoform disorders...
  55. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an empirically supported treatment for social phobia in the field
    Tania Marie Lincoln
    Christoph Dornier Foundation for Clinical Psychology, Institute Marburg, Universitätstrasse 27, D 35037 Marburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 41:1251-69. 2003
    ..We conclude that individual cognitive behavioural therapy for social phobia can be transported from research settings to the field of mental health...
  56. ncbi request reprint Medication-attributed adverse effects in placebo groups: implications for assessment of adverse effects
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:155-60. 2006
    ..In addition, variability of adverse effect ascertainment is considerable and suggests the need for better standardization in research...
  57. ncbi request reprint Dimensionality of the Whiteley Index: assessment of hypochondriasis in an Australian sample of primary care patients
    Matthias Conradt
    Psychology Department, Marburg University, Marburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 60:137-43. 2006
    ..The main aim of this study is to compare factor solutions from previous studies to draw conclusions about the most valid scale model of the WI for administration in primary care...
  58. pmc Why reassurance fails in patients with unexplained symptoms--an experimental investigation of remembered probabilities
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    PLoS Med 3:e269. 2006
    ..It is hypothesized that these patients are more likely than patients from other groups to incorrectly recall the likelihoods of medical explanations provided by doctors...
  59. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of general practitioners' training: how to manage patients with unexplained physical symptoms
    Winfried Rief
    Dept of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps Univ of Marburg, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032, Marburg, Germany
    Psychosomatics 47:304-11. 2006
    ..These 1-day workshops have high acceptability, so this approach could be a good model for empirically-validated continuing-education programs...
  60. ncbi request reprint Somatization in the population: from mild bodily misperceptions to disabling symptoms
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:704-12. 2006
    ..Somatization is described along a continuum from mild and negligible bodily misperceptions to severe and disabling somatoform symptoms...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Discrepancy between ideal and real body image: does it affect body-dysmorphic disorder symptoms?]
    Isolde Daig
    Institut fur Medizinische Psychologie, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 56:259-67. 2006
    ..The results are discussed against the background of existing body ideals and in terms of their gender specific relevance...
  62. ncbi request reprint A controlled treatment study of somatoform disorders including analysis of healthcare utilization and cost-effectiveness
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 54:369-80. 2003
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the effects of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) on mental health status and healthcare utilization in patients with somatoform disorders (SFD) of a specialized tertiary care center...
  63. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in behavioral medicine
    Urs M Nater
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 19:180-3. 2006
    ..Behavioral medicine is an interdisciplinary field, integrating research from a variety of disciplines. This review focuses on recent advances and developments in behavioral medicine...
  64. ncbi request reprint Classification of somatoform disorders
    Winfried Rief
    Am J Psychiatry 163:746-7; author reply 747-8. 2006
  65. ncbi request reprint What determines well-being in obesity? Associations with BMI, social skills, and social support
    Jan Michael Dierk
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg, D 35032 Marburg, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Rheinische Kliniken Essen, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 60:219-27. 2006
    ..The main objective was to clarify the associations between BMI (kg/m2), social skills, social support and subjective well-being in a sample of obese subjects...
  66. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder: a population-based survey
    Winfried Rief
    Brigham and Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Med 36:877-85. 2006
    ..Well designed studies on its prevalence and on base rates for diagnostic criteria are rare. Therefore this study aimed to reveal prevalence rates of BDD in the general population and to examine clinical features associated with BDD...
  67. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, spectrum, and functional characterization of melanocortin-4 receptor gene mutations in a representative population-based sample and obese adults from Germany
    Anke Hinney
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rheinische Kliniken Essen, University of Duisburg Essen, Virchowstrasse 174, 45147 Essen, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:1761-9. 2006
    ..Autosomal dominant inheritance of mutations in the melanocortin-4 receptor gene (MC4R) is currently regarded as the most relevant genetic cause for extreme obesity and affects 2-4% of extremely obese individuals...
  68. doi request reprint The missing data problem in meta-analyses
    Winfried Rief
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:238. 2008
  69. pmc Effect of providing information about normal test results on patients' reassurance: randomised controlled trial
    Keith J Petrie
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, New Zealand
    BMJ 334:352. 2007
    ..To investigate whether providing information about normal findings before a diagnostic test improves patients' reassurance and reduces anxiety about symptoms...
  70. pmc Analyzing the problems in managing patients with medically unexplained symptoms
    Winfried Rief
    J Gen Intern Med 22:704-6. 2007
  71. pmc The association of a SNP upstream of INSIG2 with body mass index is reproduced in several but not all cohorts
    Helen N Lyon
    Program in Genomics, Divisions of Genetics and Endocrinology, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Genet 3:e61. 2007
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint How much do sample characteristics affect the effect size? An investigation of studies testing the treatment effects for social phobia
    Tania Marie Lincoln
    Christoph Dornier Foundation, Institute Marburg, Universitätsstrasse 27, 35037 Marburg, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 18:515-29. 2004
    ....
  73. pmc Genome wide association (GWA) study for early onset extreme obesity supports the role of fat mass and obesity associated gene (FTO) variants
    Anke Hinney
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 2:e1361. 2007
    ..Obesity is a major health problem. Although heritability is substantial, genetic mechanisms predisposing to obesity are not very well understood. We have performed a genome wide association study (GWA) for early onset (extreme) obesity...
  74. pmc Lack of support for the association between GAD2 polymorphisms and severe human obesity
    Michael M Swarbrick
    Diabetes Center, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    PLoS Biol 3:e315. 2005
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Why DSM-III was right to introduce the concept of somatoform disorders
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Psychological Institute, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Psychosomatics 46:105-8. 2005