A Kersting

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Complicated grief after traumatic loss: a 14-month follow up study
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48129, Muenster, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:437-43. 2007
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint [Internet therapy. Opportunities and boundaries]
    A Kersting
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, 48129, Munster
    Nervenarzt 80:797-804. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Automatic brain response to facial emotion as a function of implicitly and explicitly measured extraversion
    T Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuroscience 167:111-23. 2010
  5. pmc The functional anatomy of semantic retrieval is influenced by gender, menstrual cycle, and sex hormones
    C Konrad
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    J Neural Transm 115:1327-37. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Grief after termination of pregnancy due to fetal malformation
    A Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 25:163-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Trauma and grief 2-7 years after termination of pregnancy because of fetal anomalies--a pilot study
    A Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 26:9-14. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Maternal posttraumatic stress response after the birth of a very low-birth-weight infant
    A Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, Muenster D 48129, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 57:473-6. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint [A critique of the construct "alexithymia" and its measurement--the weakness of self-report and the opportunities of an objective assessment approach]
    T Suslow
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, 48149 Munster
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 47:153-66. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Serotonergic genes modulate amygdala activity in major depression
    U Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, GermanyIZKF Research Group 4, IZKF Münster, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Genes Brain Behav 6:672-6. 2007

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Complicated grief after traumatic loss: a 14-month follow up study
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48129, Muenster, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:437-43. 2007
    ..TOP for fetal anomaly is to be seen as a major life event, which causes complicated grief reactions and psychiatric disorders for a substantial number of women...
  2. 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...
  3. doi request reprint [Internet therapy. Opportunities and boundaries]
    A Kersting
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, 48129, Munster
    Nervenarzt 80:797-804. 2009
    ..Further, it remains unclear whether efficacy of the Internet therapy programs examined is comparable to usual treatment, since only two studies compare Internet therapy with face-to-face treatment...
  4. doi request reprint Automatic brain response to facial emotion as a function of implicitly and explicitly measured extraversion
    T Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuroscience 167:111-23. 2010
    ..Research on the neurobiology of extraversion could benefit from the application of implicit in addition to explicit measurement instruments when automatic neural responses are investigated...
  5. pmc The functional anatomy of semantic retrieval is influenced by gender, menstrual cycle, and sex hormones
    C Konrad
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    J Neural Transm 115:1327-37. 2008
    ..In all, we describe a cerebral network involved in semantic processing and demonstrate that it is significantly affected by gender and sex steroid hormones...
  6. ncbi request reprint Grief after termination of pregnancy due to fetal malformation
    A Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 25:163-9. 2004
    ..This paper presents three cases illustrating the trauma and coping mechanisms. Grieving continued for over 6 months in all cases and included pathological anxiety and depression. We offer advice and counselling to such women...
  7. ncbi request reprint Trauma and grief 2-7 years after termination of pregnancy because of fetal anomalies--a pilot study
    A Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 26:9-14. 2005
    ..The results indicate that termination of pregnancy is to be seen as an emotionally traumatic major life event which leads to severe posttraumatic stress response and intense grief reactions that are still detectable some years later...
  8. ncbi request reprint Maternal posttraumatic stress response after the birth of a very low-birth-weight infant
    A Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, Muenster D 48129, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 57:473-6. 2004
    ..The present study is the first to investigate the posttraumatic stress response of mothers after the birth of a VLBW infant in a prospective longitudinal study...
  9. ncbi request reprint [A critique of the construct "alexithymia" and its measurement--the weakness of self-report and the opportunities of an objective assessment approach]
    T Suslow
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, 48149 Munster
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 47:153-66. 2001
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Serotonergic genes modulate amygdala activity in major depression
    U Dannlowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, GermanyIZKF Research Group 4, IZKF Münster, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Genes Brain Behav 6:672-6. 2007
    ..Our data suggest that the genetic susceptibility for major depression might be transported via dysfunctional neural activity in brain regions critical for emotion processing...
  11. ncbi request reprint Incidental learning of food and emotional words in women with anorexia nervosa
    T Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Germany
    Eat Weight Disord 9:290-5. 2004
    ..Anorexic patients are perceptually no less sensitive to negative emotional information than normal subjects...
  12. ncbi request reprint 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale: do difficulties describing feelings assess proneness to shame instead of difficulties symbolizing emotions?
    T Suslow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Germany
    Scand J Psychol 41:329-34. 2000
    ..Instead, this TAS-20 scale seems to evaluate aspects of social shame...
  13. doi request reprint [Simple and complex post-traumatic stress disorders. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches]
    C Roestel
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, 48149 Munster
    Nervenarzt 79:845-54; quiz 855. 2008
    ..Psychotherapeutic approaches are established as a three-stage model: stabilisation, trauma reorientation, and psychosocial reintegration. The additional use of psychotropic drugs should be oriented to the specific symptomatology...
  14. doi 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Functional anatomy of visuo-spatial working memory during mental rotation is influenced by sex, menstrual cycle, and sex steroid hormones
    S Schöning
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 45:3203-14. 2007
    ..Both estradiol and testosterone levels may influence fMRI signals of cognitive tasks, which should affect selection of subjects for future fMRI studies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory markers in major depression and melancholia
    M Rothermundt
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Westfaelische Wilhelms University, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 11, D 48129 Muenster, Germany
    J Affect Disord 63:93-102. 2001
    ..Since melancholic depression is psychopathologically and possibly etiologically different from non-melancholic MD, we focused on investigating immune parameters in these two subgroups...
  17. 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
    ....
  18. 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
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Outpatient psychotherapy for mothers--a new treatment
    A Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Arch Womens Ment Health 6:65-9. 2003
    ..Empirical results indicate that this treatment is an effective alternative to hospitalization...
  20. ncbi request reprint Reduced awareness of others' emotions in unipolar depressed patients
    Uta Susan Donges
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:331-7. 2005
    ..Acutely depressed patients seem not to be impaired in the complexity of their own emotional experience, but they exhibit a reduction in the ability to empathize with other persons...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Disengagement of attention from facial emotion in unipolar depression
    Stanislava Petkova Karparova
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:723-9. 2005
    ..The present data suggest that the ability to disengage attention from facial emotion in visual search is not impaired in depression...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Deployment of attention in clinical depression during symptom remission
    Stanislava Petkova Karparova
    University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Scand J Psychol 48:1-5. 2007
    ..Depressed patients are not characterized by a shift towards a pronounced protective pattern during symptom remission...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. doi request reprint Psychological impact on women after second and third trimester termination of pregnancy due to fetal anomalies versus women after preterm birth--a 14-month follow up study
    Anette Kersting
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Munster, Germany
    Arch Womens Ment Health 12:193-201. 2009
    ..The short-term emotional reactions to TOP in late pregnancy due to fetal anomaly appear to be more intense than those to preterm birth. Both events can lead to severe psychiatric morbidity with a lasting psychological impact...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint The psychodynamics of grief hallucinations - a psychopathological phenomenon of normal and pathological grief
    Anette Kersting
    Psychopathology 37:50-1. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Does abortion technique influence the course of perinatal grief in second trimester termination for fetal anomalies?
    Anette Kersting
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1743; author reply 1744. 2006
  40. ncbi request reprint Coping with termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality
    Anette Kersting
    Prenat Diagn 24:70-2; author reply 72. 2004
  41. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial care of mothers after stillbirth
    Anette Kersting
    Lancet 360:1600; author reply 1601-2. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint [Mourning after perinatal death--prevalence symptoms and treatment--a review of the literature]
    Carl Eduard Scheidt
    Universitätsklinik Feiburg, Abteilung Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Freiburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 57:4-11. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to develop evidence based treatment strategies for secondary prevention in this field...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress response after miscarriage and induced abortion
    Anette Kersting
    Psychosom Med 66:795-6; author reply 796. 2004