Lena Jelinek

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Affiliation: University of Hamburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A check on the memory deficit hypothesis of obsessive-compulsive checking
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:82-6. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Neuropsychological functioning in posttraumatic stress disorder following forced displacement in older adults and their offspring
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:584-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The effect of practice on the recall of salient information in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 198:89-93. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The organization of autobiographical and nonautobiographical memory in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:288-98. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Visual false memories in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Lena Jelinek
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 40:374-83. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint When cancer is associated with illness but no longer with animal or zodiac sign: investigation of biased semantic networks in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 23:1031-6. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Does the evocation of traumatic memories confound subsequent working memory performance in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
    Lena Jelinek
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 25:175-9. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Everyday memory functioning in obsessive- compulsive disorder
    Lena Jelinek
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 12:746-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Verbal and nonverbal memory functioning in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Lena Jelinek
    Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:940-8. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and organization of the worst moment of trauma memories in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 48:680-5. 2010

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint A check on the memory deficit hypothesis of obsessive-compulsive checking
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:82-6. 2006
    ..To account for the inconclusive pattern of results in the literature, it is suggested that patients mistrust their memories and adopt checking rituals only when perceived responsibility is inflated...
  2. doi request reprint Neuropsychological functioning in posttraumatic stress disorder following forced displacement in older adults and their offspring
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:584-9. 2013
    ..Moreover, no group difference emerged in the offspring groups. Findings may be interpreted as first evidence for a rather resilient PTSD group of older adults that is available for assessment 60 years after displacement. ..
  3. doi request reprint The effect of practice on the recall of salient information in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 198:89-93. 2012
    ..RIF was not reduced in OCD per se. Tentative evidence was found for a weakened RIF effect for personally salient OCD-relevant material in OCD patients in comparison to healthy controls...
  4. doi request reprint The organization of autobiographical and nonautobiographical memory in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:288-98. 2009
    ..With regard to memory accuracy of nonautobiographical material, group differences were more strongly associated with trauma exposure than with PTSD...
  5. doi request reprint Visual false memories in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Lena Jelinek
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 40:374-83. 2009
    ..Groups did not differ with regard to memory performance and memory confidence. False memories were correlated with depression. We recommend that future studies employ trauma-related material to further explore memory aberrations in PTSD...
  6. ncbi request reprint When cancer is associated with illness but no longer with animal or zodiac sign: investigation of biased semantic networks in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 23:1031-6. 2009
    ..The findings support the use of psychological interventions such as Association Splitting that aim at restructuring associative networks in OCD by broadening the semantic scope of OC cognitions...
  7. ncbi request reprint Does the evocation of traumatic memories confound subsequent working memory performance in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
    Lena Jelinek
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 25:175-9. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, it is recommended that future PTSD research should devote more care to the order in which trauma-related and other dependent variables such as cognitive tests are presented to participants...
  8. ncbi request reprint Everyday memory functioning in obsessive- compulsive disorder
    Lena Jelinek
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 12:746-9. 2006
    ..1). According to norm values, memory performance was unimpaired in most OCD patients. The present findings further challenge a broad account of the "memory deficit" hypothesis of OCD and compulsive checking, respectively...
  9. ncbi request reprint Verbal and nonverbal memory functioning in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Lena Jelinek
    Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:940-8. 2006
    ..The influence of attention, verbal intelligence, and depression was investigated. Our findings suggest that both verbal and nonverbal memory are compromised in PTSD...
  10. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and organization of the worst moment of trauma memories in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Lena Jelinek
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 48:680-5. 2010
    ..However, hypotheses regarding differentiating emotional content were not supported. Implications for our theoretical understanding of PTSD and potential therapeutic interventions are discussed...
  11. doi request reprint Perseveration and not strategic deficits underlie delayed alternation impairment in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 170:66-9. 2009
    ..Group differences were not accounted for by comorbid depression and may be linked to the pathogenesis of OCD...
  12. doi request reprint Attentional bias for affective visual stimuli in posttraumatic stress disorder and the role of depression
    Marit Hauschildt
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 207:73-9. 2013
    ..These findings highlight the need for research on trauma populations and anxiety in general to pay closer attention to depression as an important confound in the study of emotional information processing...
  13. ncbi request reprint (Meta)cognitive beliefs in posttraumatic stress disorder following forced displacement at the end of the Second World War in older adults and their offspring
    Lena Jelinek
    a Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center, Hamburg, Germany
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 18:452-62. 2013
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  14. doi request reprint Generic and illness-specific quality of life in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Marit Hauschildt
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Cogn Psychother 38:417-36. 2010
    ..Using generic instruments, several studies have confirmed severely impaired health-related QoL in patients diagnosed with OCD. However, there has been a dearth of research on illness-specific QoL...
  15. ncbi request reprint Subjective well-being, but not subjective mental functioning shows positive associations with neuropsychological performance in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders
    Katrin Schroeder
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    Compr Psychiatry 54:824-30. 2013
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  16. doi request reprint Evidence for an attentional bias for washing- and checking-relevant stimuli in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:365-71. 2009
    ..OCD patients responded significantly slower to targets that were preceded by an OCD-relevant cue. Results lend support to the claim that OCD patients share a processing abnormality for concern-related visual material...
  17. doi request reprint Comparable performance of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and healthy controls for verbal and nonverbal memory accuracy and confidence: time to forget the forgetfulness hypothesis of OCD?
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 166:247-53. 2009
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Heart rate variability in response to affective scenes in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Marit Hauschildt
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Biol Psychol 88:215-22. 2011
    ..There was a negative relationship between HRV and self-report of both depression and state dissociation...
  19. pmc How to treat the untreated: effectiveness of a self-help metacognitive training program (myMCT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 12:209-20. 2010
    ..63), particularly for obsessions (d= .69). Medium to strong differences emerged for the OCI-R (d = .70) and the BDI-SF (d = .50). The investigation provides the first evidence for the effectiveness of the myMCT for OCD...
  20. doi request reprint Intergenerational transmission of biased information processing in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following displacement after World War II
    Charlotte E Wittekind
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 24:953-7. 2010
    ..Evidence for biased information processing was neither found in individuals with PTSD nor their offspring. Possible explanations for the findings and implications for future studies are discussed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Larger than life: overestimation of object size is moderated by personal relevance in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:481-7. 2011
    ..The present study investigated whether OET would not only manifest in cognitive distortions but, also in overestimations of the object size of disorder-related visual objects...
  22. doi request reprint No evidence for object alternation impairment in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Brain Cogn 69:176-9. 2009
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  23. doi request reprint Religiosity, magical ideation, and paranormal beliefs in anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder: a cross-sectional study
    Agorastos Agorastos
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:876-84. 2012
    ..This study underlines an important role of negative religious coping in ADs yet does not clearly indicate a specific causality. Religious-sensitive treatment targeting cognitive aspects of negative religious coping are discussed...
  24. doi request reprint Effects of obsessive-compulsive symptoms on neuropsychological test performance: complicating an already complicated story
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Clin Neuropsychol 26:31-44. 2012
    ..We advise researchers to pay closer attention to possible confounds that may mediate the relationship between OCD and neurocognition. Limitations of the study are discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in obsessive-compulsive disorder before and after treatment
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany
    Compr Psychiatry 46:453-9. 2005
    ..In line with prior research, it was expected that low QoL in OCD patients would be most pronounced for the emotional and social aspects of the construct...
  26. doi request reprint Words may not be enough! No increased emotional Stroop effect in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 46:1101-4. 2008
    ..Finally, blockwise instead of random item administration and greater consideration of individual relevance may be crucial prerequisites for the effect to emerge...
  27. doi request reprint [Long-term consequences of flight and expulsion in former refugee children]
    Christoph Muhtz
    Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 61:233-8. 2011
    ..Posttraumatic stress symptoms play a prominent role for quality of life and well-being in this population...
  28. doi request reprint No deficits in nonverbal memory, metamemory and internal as well as external source memory in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 47:308-15. 2009
    ..We claim that research should move forward from the mere study of objective impairment to the assessment of cognitive performance in conjunction with personality traits such as inflated responsibility...
  29. doi request reprint Are patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder generally more doubtful? Doubt is warranted!
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 189:265-9. 2011
    ..Still, we deem a psychological understanding more fruitful that looks at dysfunctional coping strategies and false beliefs as mechanisms for the persistence and pervasiveness of obsessive thoughts...
  30. doi request reprint Veridical and false memory for scenic material in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Marit Hauschildt
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Conscious Cogn 21:80-9. 2012
    ..Whereas depressive symptoms did not correlate with veridical nor false recognition, state dissociation was positively associated with false memories...
  31. doi request reprint Negative priming (cognitive inhibition) in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 41:1-5. 2010
    ..In our view, the disinhibition account faces theoretical problems. Instead, theories implicating cognitive biases as well as metacognitive problems may more parsimoniously explain the idiosyncratic nature of OCD symptoms...
  32. doi request reprint Was Freud partly right on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Investigation of latent aggression in OCD
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 187:180-4. 2011
    ..Longitudinal studies with at-risk sample are needed to assess the relationship between problems with anger expression as well as (exaggerated) moral standards in OCD...
  33. doi request reprint Further evidence for the efficacy of association splitting as a self-help technique for reducing obsessive thoughts
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 28:574-81. 2011
    ..Our group has gathered preliminary evidence for the efficacy of a novel self-help approach entitled association splitting (AS) aimed at the reduction of obsessions...
  34. doi request reprint Neither saints nor wolves in disguise: ambivalent interpersonal attitudes and behaviors in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Modif 33:274-92. 2009
    ..Results are consistent with the notion that participants with OCD show both inflated levels of (authentic) responsibility and latent aggression...
  35. ncbi request reprint Risk recognition and sensation seeking in revictimization and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Jana Volkert
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Behav Modif 37:39-61. 2013
    ..Delayed risk recognition was associated with high sensation seeking. Furthermore, PTSD symptoms significantly predicted exit levels of risk scenarios. Findings are discussed against the background of previous research...
  36. doi request reprint Inversion of the "unrealistic optimism" bias contributes to overestimation of threat in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry andPsychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Cogn Psychother 37:179-93. 2009
    ..Overestimation of threat (OET) is ascribed a pathogenetic role in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)...
  37. doi request reprint No disadvantage for the processing of global visual features in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Clinical Neuropsychology Unit, Hamburg, Germany
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:489-93. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the present study does not support the idea that a generalized bias to "miss the forest for the trees" forms part of the vulnerability to OCD...
  38. doi request reprint What happened to the voices? A fine-grained analysis of how hallucinations and delusions change under psychiatric treatment
    Sophia D Schneider
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 188:13-7. 2011
    ..In this study, the PSYRATS proved to be a valuable tool for measuring the change of specific symptom dimensions. However, our results only partially supported the notion of a general detachment from symptoms due to psychiatric treatment...
  39. doi request reprint Knock, and it will be opened to you? An evaluation of meridian-tapping inĀ obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:81-8. 2011
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Mood-congruent memory in depression - the influence of personal relevance and emotional context
    Charlotte E Wittekind
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrase 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 215:606-13. 2014
    ..Results are in line with previous findings in depression research emphasizing the role of mood-congruent false memories for mood disorders. ..