H U Wittchen

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Affiliation: Technical University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, patterns of comorbidity, and associated disabilities of social phobia
    H U Wittchen
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 24:617-41. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, co-morbidity and correlates of mental disorders in the general population: results from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey (GHS)
    F Jacobi
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Unit Epidemiology and Service Research, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    Psychol Med 34:597-611. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Generalized anxiety disorder: nature and course
    H U Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:15-9; discussion 20-1. 2001
  4. doi request reprint The role of mental disorders in the risk and speed of transition to alcohol use disorders among community youth
    S Behrendt
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, Dresden, Germany
    Psychol Med 41:1073-85. 2011
  5. doi request reprint The natural course of social anxiety disorder among adolescents and young adults
    K Beesdo-Baum
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 126:411-25. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and cardiovascular risk evaluation and management in primary care: progress and unresolved issues - rationale for a nationwide primary care project in Germany
    S Bohler
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 112:157-70. 2004
  7. doi request reprint The size and burden of mental disorders and other disorders of the brain in Europe 2010
    H U Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Center of Epidemiology and Longitudinal Studies CELOS, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 21:655-79. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint The many faces of social anxiety disorder
    H U Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Munich, Germany
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 15:S7-12. 2000
  9. doi request reprint The DETECT adherence score--structure and psychometric exploration of a novel approach to measure adherence to drug and non-drug interventions in primary care
    J Klotsche
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 20:82-92. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Omalizumab versus 'usual care': results from a naturalistic longitudinal study in routine care
    H U Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 159:83-93. 2012

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, patterns of comorbidity, and associated disabilities of social phobia
    H U Wittchen
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 24:617-41. 2001
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, co-morbidity and correlates of mental disorders in the general population: results from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey (GHS)
    F Jacobi
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Unit Epidemiology and Service Research, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    Psychol Med 34:597-611. 2004
    ..This paper reports results from its Mental Health Supplement (GHS-MHS) on 4-week 12-month, and selected lifetime prevalence of a broad range of DSM-IV mental disorders, their co-morbidity and correlates in the community...
  3. ncbi request reprint Generalized anxiety disorder: nature and course
    H U Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:15-9; discussion 20-1. 2001
    ..GAD is frequently associated with comorbid depression and other anxiety and somatoform disorders. Significant GAD-specific disability occurs even when comorbidity is not present...
  4. doi request reprint The role of mental disorders in the risk and speed of transition to alcohol use disorders among community youth
    S Behrendt
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, Dresden, Germany
    Psychol Med 41:1073-85. 2011
    ....
  5. doi request reprint The natural course of social anxiety disorder among adolescents and young adults
    K Beesdo-Baum
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 126:411-25. 2012
    ..To examine the natural course of social anxiety disorder (SAD) in the community and to explore predictors for adverse long-term outcomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and cardiovascular risk evaluation and management in primary care: progress and unresolved issues - rationale for a nationwide primary care project in Germany
    S Bohler
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 112:157-70. 2004
    ..Based on this, a large-scale epidemiological investigation focusing on CHD and diabetes in the primary care sector is suggested...
  7. doi request reprint The size and burden of mental disorders and other disorders of the brain in Europe 2010
    H U Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Center of Epidemiology and Longitudinal Studies CELOS, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 21:655-79. 2011
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint The many faces of social anxiety disorder
    H U Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Munich, Germany
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 15:S7-12. 2000
    ....
  9. doi request reprint The DETECT adherence score--structure and psychometric exploration of a novel approach to measure adherence to drug and non-drug interventions in primary care
    J Klotsche
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 20:82-92. 2011
    ..Our combination in this respect is unique, as most studies conducted on this subject so far aimed at assessing solely drug adherence or behavioural adherence...
  10. doi request reprint Omalizumab versus 'usual care': results from a naturalistic longitudinal study in routine care
    H U Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 159:83-93. 2012
    ..It is unclear how far the superior efficacy of omalizumab, established in randomized controlled clinical trials of patients with severe allergic asthma (SAA), translates into routine practice and when compared to matched controls...
  11. doi request reprint Mechanism of action in CBT (MAC): methods of a multi-center randomized controlled trial in 369 patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia
    A T Gloster
    Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 259:S155-66. 2009
    ..To this end, clinical, behavioral, physiological, experimental, and genetic data were collected and will be integrated...
  12. ncbi request reprint Met and unmet needs in the management of depressive disorder in the community and primary care: the size and breadth of the problem
    H U Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:23-8. 2001
    ..With this management strategy, access to care can be broadened to include not only the severely ill, but also patients in earlier stages of their depressive illness process who might profit most from modern treatment methods...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence, detection and prescribing behavior in depressive syndromes. A German federal family physician study]
    F Jacobi
    TU Dresden, Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, 01187 Dresden
    Nervenarzt 73:651-8. 2002
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint [Diabetic patients with increased blood pressure in family practice. 38% already have microalbuminuria!]
    H U Wittchen
    Institut für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, TU Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, D 01187 Dresden
    MMW Fortschr Med 145:43-4. 2003
  15. ncbi request reprint [Generalized anxiety disorders in primary medical care]
    J Hoyer
    Institutsambulanz und Tagesklinik der TU Dresden
    Versicherungsmedizin 55:127-35. 2003
    ..Further the role of the media to increase awareness of this disorder as well as patient education materials to improve compliance and to enhance treatment outcome effects are highlighted...
  16. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for new depressive episodes in primary health care: an international prospective 12-month follow-up study
    K Barkow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Germany
    Psychol Med 32:595-607. 2002
    ..Most samples had originated from highly developed industrial countries. This is the first study that prospectively investigates the risk factors of depressive episodes in an international primary care sample...
  17. ncbi request reprint [NISAS-2000: The "Nationwide Insomnia Screening and Awareness Study". Prevalence and interventions in primary care]
    H U Wittchen
    , Klin. Psychologie und Epidemiologie,
    Fortschr Med Orig 119:9-19. 2001
    ..The relatively low treatment rates and the high proportion of chronic patients receiving longterm prescription of benzodiazepines seem to be critical. Priorities for future agenda to improve this situation are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Lifetime and six-month prevalence of mental disorders in the Munich Follow-Up Study
    H U Wittchen
    Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Clinical Institute, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 241:247-58. 1992
    ..The DIS-DSM-III findings of our study have been compared with both ICD-9 diagnoses assigned by clinicians independently as well as other epidemiological studies conducted with a comparable methodology...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity patterns in adolescents and young adults with suicide attempts
    U Wunderlich
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 248:87-95. 1998
    ..2) and depressive disorder (OR = 2.1). Comorbidity, especially when anxiety disorders are involved, increases the risk for suicide attempts considerably more than any other individual DSM-IV diagnoses...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Diabetes, hypertension and microalbuminuria in primary care]
    P Bramlage
    Institut für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, TU Dresden
    Fortschr Med Orig 121:33-8. 2003
    ..Although screening for microalbuminuria is recommended in the guidelines the value of a routine screening for microalbuminuria in primary care is under recognized...
  21. ncbi request reprint Consensus statement on generalized anxiety disorder from the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety
    J C Ballenger
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SC 29425-0742, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:53-8. 2001
    ..Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the preferred form of psychotherapy for GAD, although when GAD is comorbid with depression, pharmacotherapy is increasingly indicated...
  22. ncbi request reprint One-year prevalence of subthreshold and threshold DSM-IV generalized anxiety disorder in a nationally representative sample
    R M Carter
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Kraepelinstrasse 2, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 13:78-88. 2001
    ..The minor differences in our findings compared to previous reports are more likely attributable to differences in study methodology rather than changes in diagnostic criteria for DSM-IV...
  23. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of panic disorder and agoraphobia in Europe
    R D Goodwin
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 15:435-43. 2005
    ..Moreover, panic disorder and agoraphobia are poorly recognized and rarely treated in mental health settings, despite high health care utilization rates and substantial long-term disability...
  24. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of generalized anxiety disorder
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 24:19-39. 2001
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Mental illness in a representative sample of homeless men in Munich, Germany
    M M Fichter
    Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 246:185-96. 1996
    ..Implications for health care planning are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts: comorbidity with depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse disorder
    T Bronisch
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Institute, Munich, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 244:93-8. 1994
    ..Therefore, it is suggested that comorbidity of anxiety and depression, and not depression itself, seems to be a risk factor for suicide attempts...
  27. ncbi request reprint Lifetime and 6-month prevalence of abuse and dependence of alcohol in the Munich Follow-up Study
    T Bronisch
    Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Institute, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 241:273-82. 1992
    ..The results are primarily compared with the results of the US-Epidemiological Catchment Area Program (ECA)...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and comorbidity in primary care]
    H U Wittchen
    Institut für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, TU Dresden
    Fortschr Med Orig 121:19-27. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint [Management of diabetes and hypertension: how do primary care physicians judge their performance?]
    P Krause
    Institut für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, TU Dresden
    Fortschr Med Orig 121:12-8. 2003
    ..Further available treatment guidelines are only used in 1 out of 2 doctors. Further they seem not to affect doctors performance significantly...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Aim, design and methods of the "Hypertension and diabetes screening and awareness" -- (HYDRA) study]
    H U Wittchen
    Institut für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, TU Dresden, Max Planck Institut fur Psychiatrie, Munchen
    Fortschr Med Orig 121:2-11. 2003
    ..In the third stage all patients were characterized by their doctors in terms of their diagnostic status and their past and current interventions...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Problems and deficiencies in family physician's management of generalized anxiety disorders. Results of the GAD-P study and priorities for an improved care]
    H U Wittchen

    Fortschr Med Orig 119:42-9. 2001
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Parental alcohol use disorders and alcohol use and disorders in offspring: a community study
    R Lieb
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    Psychol Med 32:63-78. 2002
    ..We examined the association between parental alcohol use disorders and patterns of alcohol consumption and DSM-IV alcohol use disorders in their offspring in a community-based sample of young adults...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, incidence and stability of premenstrual dysphoric disorder in the community
    H U Wittchen
    Technical University of Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Germany
    Psychol Med 32:119-32. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Are patients with pituitary adenomas at an increased risk of mental disorders?
    Z Korali
    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Eggenstein Leopoldshafen, Germany
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 107:60-8. 2003
    ..However, empirical evidence for this hypothesis is deficient because of out-dated methodology. Therefore, we investigated the occurrence of mental disorders in 93 patients with PA within a limited time frame of 2 years...
  35. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in adolescents and young adults with suicidal behaviour
    U Wunderlich
    Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry, Center of Therapy for Eating Disorders, Schleissheimer Str. 267, 80809 Munich, Germany
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 104:332-9. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: A higher rate of anxiety in female suicide attempters results probably as a consequence of sexual abuse, which in turn makes them more vulnerable than males for attempting suicide between the age of 14-17...
  36. ncbi request reprint Recurrent brief depressive disorder reinvestigated: a community sample of adolescents and young adults
    L Pezawas
    Department of General Psychiatry, University of Vienna, Austria
    Psychol Med 33:407-18. 2003
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint The natural course of cannabis use, abuse and dependence over four years: a longitudinal community study of adolescents and young adults
    K von Sydow
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology, Kraepelinstrasse 2, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 64:347-61. 2001
    ..The natural course of cannabis use is quite variable: about half of all cannabis users stopped their use spontaneously in their twenties, others report occasional or more frequent use of cannabis...
  38. ncbi request reprint Primary anxiety disorders and the development of subsequent alcohol use disorders: a 4-year community study of adolescents and young adults
    P Zimmermann
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology Unit, Munich, Germany
    Psychol Med 33:1211-22. 2003
    ..However, prospective data that follow a sample of adolescents into adulthood are needed to confirm these associations...
  39. ncbi request reprint ["Hypertension and diabetes screening and awareness" -- (HYDRA) study]
    H U Wittchen
    Institut für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der TU Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, D 01187 Dresden
    Fortschr Med Orig 121:1. 2003
  40. ncbi request reprint [Family physician's interventions and prescribing practice. Results of the GAD-P study]
    H U Wittchen
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    Fortschr Med Orig 119:36-41. 2001
    ..Treatments of first choice, SNRI (Venlafaxine SR) and behavioural psychotherapy are prescribed to only the minority of GAD sufferers...