W Retz

Summary

Affiliation: Saarland University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-related psychopathology and personality traits with the serotonin transporter promoter region polymorphism
    Wolfgang Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychiatry, University of the Saarland, Kirrberger Strasse, 66421 Homburg Saar, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 319:133-6. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint A functional serotonin transporter promoter gene polymorphism increases ADHD symptoms in delinquents: interaction with adverse childhood environment
    Wolfgang Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, University of the Saarland, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 158:123-31. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint [Drug addiction in young prison inmates with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)]
    W Retz
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie der Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg Saar
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 75:285-92. 2007
  4. doi request reprint The relation of ADHD and violent aggression: What can we learn from epidemiological and genetic studies?
    Wolfgang Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, Neurocenter Saarland University Hospital, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Int J Law Psychiatry 32:235-43. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychometric and psychopathological characterization of young male prison inmates with and without attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Wolfgang Retz
    Neurozentrum Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie, Universitat des Saarlandes, 66421 Homburg Saar, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 254:201-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Association of serotonin transporter promoter gene polymorphism with violence: relation with personality disorders, impulsivity, and childhood ADHD psychopathology
    Wolfgang Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, University of the Saarland, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Behav Sci Law 22:415-25. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint [Reliability and validity of the Wender-Utah-Rating-Scale short form. Retrospective assessment of symptoms for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder]
    P Retz-Junginger
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie der Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg Saar
    Nervenarzt 74:987-93. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychopathological rating scales for diagnostic use in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    M Rosler
    University Hospital of the Saarland, Neurocenter, 66421, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:i3-11. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Dopamine D3 receptor gene polymorphism and violent behavior: relation to impulsiveness and ADHD-related psychopathology
    W Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, University of the Saarland, Germany
    J Neural Transm 110:561-72. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint [Gender differences in self-descriptions of child psychopathology in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder]
    Petra Retz-Junginger
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie, Universitat des Saarlandes, Homburg Saar
    Nervenarzt 78:1046-51. 2007

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-related psychopathology and personality traits with the serotonin transporter promoter region polymorphism
    Wolfgang Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychiatry, University of the Saarland, Kirrberger Strasse, 66421 Homburg Saar, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 319:133-6. 2002
    ..However, since a dimensional assessment of ADHD-related symptomatology was used in our study instead of a diagnostic approach, we are now on the way in performing further studies regarding diagnostic discrimination and comorbidity...
  2. ncbi request reprint A functional serotonin transporter promoter gene polymorphism increases ADHD symptoms in delinquents: interaction with adverse childhood environment
    Wolfgang Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, University of the Saarland, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 158:123-31. 2008
    ..The results support prior findings of association between ADHD and 5-HTTLPR LL-genotype and adverse childhood environment, and they underline the need for further investigation of gene by environment interaction with respect to ADHD...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Drug addiction in young prison inmates with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)]
    W Retz
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie der Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg Saar
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 75:285-92. 2007
    ..The results underline the need of adequate therapeutic programs for addicted young prison inmates considering ADHD comorbidity, which is associated with additional psychopathology and social problems...
  4. doi request reprint The relation of ADHD and violent aggression: What can we learn from epidemiological and genetic studies?
    Wolfgang Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, Neurocenter Saarland University Hospital, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Int J Law Psychiatry 32:235-43. 2009
    ..The impact of genetic research on forensic psychiatry and future directions of neurobiological research are discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychometric and psychopathological characterization of young male prison inmates with and without attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Wolfgang Retz
    Neurozentrum Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie, Universitat des Saarlandes, 66421 Homburg Saar, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 254:201-8. 2004
    ..Further studies are needed to elucidate the role of ADHD as an independent factor for life-persistent criminality, since specific treatment may help to ameliorate the legal prognosis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Association of serotonin transporter promoter gene polymorphism with violence: relation with personality disorders, impulsivity, and childhood ADHD psychopathology
    Wolfgang Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, University of the Saarland, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Behav Sci Law 22:415-25. 2004
    ..provide evidence for an-at least partial-genetic regulation of violent behavior in a subgroup of male offenders, and (iii). suggest a significant role for 5-HT transporter functionality for violent behavior...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Reliability and validity of the Wender-Utah-Rating-Scale short form. Retrospective assessment of symptoms for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder]
    P Retz-Junginger
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie der Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg Saar
    Nervenarzt 74:987-93. 2003
    ..The scale manifested excellent internal consistency (alpha=0.91) and a split-half correlation of r(12)=0.85...
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychopathological rating scales for diagnostic use in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    M Rosler
    University Hospital of the Saarland, Neurocenter, 66421, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:i3-11. 2006
    ..Other instruments focus on functional impairment, quality of life, comorbid disorders, gender effects and specific psychopathological models...
  9. ncbi request reprint Dopamine D3 receptor gene polymorphism and violent behavior: relation to impulsiveness and ADHD-related psychopathology
    W Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, University of the Saarland, Germany
    J Neural Transm 110:561-72. 2003
    ..The results of our study suggest that variations of the DRD3 gene are likely involved in the regulation of impulsivity and some psychopathological aspects of ADHD related to violent behavior...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Gender differences in self-descriptions of child psychopathology in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder]
    Petra Retz-Junginger
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie, Universitat des Saarlandes, Homburg Saar
    Nervenarzt 78:1046-51. 2007
    ..Regarding different subtypes according to DSM-IV males and females did not differ in the items of the WURS-k...
  11. doi request reprint Psychopathological rating scales as efficacy parameters in adult ADHD treatment investigations - benchmarking instruments for international multicentre trials
    M Rosler
    University Hospital of the Saarland, Neurocenter, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Pharmacopsychiatry 43:92-8. 2010
    ..The selection of appropriate instruments in clinical studies is an essential point to detect the effects of pharmacological and/or psychotherapeutic treatments...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Wender Utah rating scale. The short-version for the assessment of the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults]
    P Retz-Junginger
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie der Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
    Nervenarzt 73:830-8. 2002
    ..Item selection according to item-total correlation scores, frequency, and plausibility led to a short version of the scale that includes 21 items with item-total correlations from 0.19 to 0.61. Retest reliability of the WURS-k was r=0.9...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Awareness of memory deficits in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease]
    P Retz-Junginger
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie der Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg Saar
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 73:327-32. 2005
    ..They also suggest that awareness of deficits should be based on a complex, multi-dimensional concept...
  14. ncbi request reprint Norepinephrine transporter and catecholamine-O-methyltransferase gene variants and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in adults
    W Retz
    Institute for Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany
    J Neural Transm 115:323-9. 2008
    ..Results do not support the hypothesis that common variants in the SLC6A2 and COMT genes in particular are associated with ADHD, but might give some evidence for interactive effects between these gene variants on ADHD severity...
  15. doi request reprint Gender differences in self- and investigator-rated psychopathology in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Petra Retz-Junginger
    Neurocentre, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Atten Defic Hyperact Disord 2:93-101. 2010
    ..In conclusion, male and female ADHD patients seem to be more similar than different regarding ADHD-related psychopathology and general personality traits...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Tools for the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults. Self-rating behaviour questionnaire and diagnostic checklist]
    M Rosler
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie, Universitatskliniken des Saarlandes, Homburg, Saar
    Nervenarzt 75:888-95. 2004
    ..Diagnostic sensitivity for different cutoff points was calculated by ROC analysis at 65--88%. Specificity was 67% to 92%...
  17. doi request reprint [Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults. Benchmarking diagnosis using the Wender-Reimherr adult rating scale]
    M Rosler
    Neurozentrum, Universitatsklinikum des Saarlandes, 66421, Homburg Saar
    Nervenarzt 79:320-7. 2008
    ..Factor 1 was designated by impulsivity, affective lability, hyperactivity, and hot temper; factor 2 consisted of inattention, disorganisation, and overreactivity...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Presentation and stability of cognitive and noncognitive symptom patterns in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Disease course over a two-year period under constant treatment conditions with rivastigmine]
    T Wobrock
    Arbeitsgruppe Gerontopsychiatrie, Universitäts Nervenklinik und Poliklinik Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatskliniken des Saarlandes, Homburg Saar
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 71:199-204. 2003
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  19. ncbi request reprint [White matter alterations in neurodegenerative and vascular dementia]
    T Supprian
    Arbeitsgruppe Gerontopsychiatrie, Universitäts Nervenklinik Homburg Saar
    Radiologe 43:543-51. 2003
    ..The clinical significance of white matter alterations in dementia is still a matter of debate. The article reviews current concepts about the role of white matter alterations in dementia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Potential genetic markers of sporadic Alzheimer's dementia
    W Retz
    Psychiatric Department, University of the Saarland, Hamburg Saar, Germany
    Psychiatr Genet 11:115-22. 2001
    ..We conclude that, apart from the ApoE allele 4, other genetically regulated factors like ApoCI and the LDL receptor modulate the individual risk for Alzheimer's disease...
  21. doi request reprint A case report of necrophilia--a psychopathological view
    S S T Boureghda
    Saarland University Hospital, Neurocenter Institute for Forensic Pychology and Psychiatry, 66421 Homburg Saar, Germany
    J Forensic Leg Med 18:280-4. 2011
    ..The perpetrator displayed no signs of other psychiatric illnesses. The case is discussed in light of the currently available literature...
  22. ncbi request reprint A polymorphism at the 3'-untranslated region of the CLOCK gene is associated with adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Christian Kissling
    Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Life Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:333-8. 2008
    ..This is the first study suggesting that a polymorphism of a gene within the circadian "clock" mechanism is a direct or linked contributing factor in adult ADHD...
  23. ncbi request reprint Nature and nurture predispose to violent behavior: serotonergic genes and adverse childhood environment
    Andreas Reif
    Clinical and Molecular Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 32:2375-83. 2007
    ..These findings indicate complex interactions between genetic variation of the serotonergic circuitry and environmental factors arguing against simplistic, mono-causal explanations of violent behavior...
  24. ncbi request reprint Anatomical and functional brain imaging in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)--a neurological view
    Marc Schneider
    Neurocentre Institute of Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, University of the Saarland, Building 90 3, 66421, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:i32-41. 2006
    ..The cerebellum, and its role in affect and cognition, is also persistently implicated in the pathology of ADHD...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of attention deficit-/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and comorbid disorders in young male prison inmates
    Michael Rösler
    Institut für Gerichtliche Psychologie und Psychiatrie, Neurozentrum, Universitatskliniken des Saarlandes, 66421 Homburg Saar, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 254:365-71. 2004
    ..This study was performed to evaluate the prevalence of ADHD as well as comorbid conditions among young male prison inmates...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Plant smoking materials]
    Tillmann Supprian
    Universitäts Nervenklinik, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 66421 Homburg, Saar
    Med Monatsschr Pharm 25:262-5. 2002
  27. doi request reprint Environmental risk factors and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms
    Christine M Freitag
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:356-7; author reply 357-8. 2008