F Leichsenring

Summary

Affiliation: University of Giessen
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Borderline personality disorder
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Giessen, Germany
    Lancet 377:74-84. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy in social anxiety disorder: a multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 170:759-67. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint [The efficacy of psychodynamic therapy: a controversy]
    Falk Leichsenring
    Abteilung Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Universität Gießen, Ludwigstraße 76, 35392 Gießen
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 59:13-32. 2013
  4. pmc Transfer of manualized Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STPP) for social phobia into clinical practice: study protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Jorg Wiltink
    Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    Trials 12:142. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Effectiveness of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: a meta-analysis
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Giessen, Ludwigstrasse 76, 35392 Giessen, Germany
    JAMA 300:1551-65. 2008
  6. doi request reprint The social phobia psychotherapy research network. The first multicenter randomized controlled trial of psychotherapy for social phobia: rationale, methods and patient characteristics
    F Leichsenring
    University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 78:35-41. 2009
  7. doi request reprint [SOPHO-NET - a research network on psychotherapy for social phobia]
    Falk Leichsenring
    Abteilung Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie der Universität Giessen, Ludwigstrasse 76, 35392 Giessen
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 59:117-23. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy in generalized anxiety disorder: a randomized, controlled trial
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 166:875-81. 2009
  9. doi request reprint [On the efficacy of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for complex psychological disorders]
    F Leichsenring
    Abteilung Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Universitat Giessen, 35392 Giessen
    Nervenarzt 80:1343-9. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The effectiveness of psychoanalytic-interactional psychotherapy in borderline personality disorder
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Giessen, Germany
    Bull Menninger Clin 74:206-18. 2010

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Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Borderline personality disorder
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Giessen, Germany
    Lancet 377:74-84. 2011
    ..At present, there is no evidence to suggest that one specific form of psychotherapy is more effective than another. Further research is needed on the diagnosis, neurobiology, and treatment of borderline personality disorder...
  2. doi request reprint Psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy in social anxiety disorder: a multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 170:759-67. 2013
    ..For psychodynamic therapy, the response rate was comparable to rates reported for pharmacotherapy and cognitive-behavioral group therapy. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint [The efficacy of psychodynamic therapy: a controversy]
    Falk Leichsenring
    Abteilung Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Universität Gießen, Ludwigstraße 76, 35392 Gießen
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 59:13-32. 2013
    ..This example shows that some authors are not interested in a truly scientific discussion, but rather try to discredit a rival method of psychotherapy and its scientific representatives for political reasons...
  4. pmc Transfer of manualized Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STPP) for social phobia into clinical practice: study protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Jorg Wiltink
    Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    Trials 12:142. 2011
    ..This study is an extension to a large multi-site RCT (N = 512) comparing the efficacy of STPP to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) of Social Phobia...
  5. doi request reprint Effectiveness of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: a meta-analysis
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Giessen, Ludwigstrasse 76, 35392 Giessen, Germany
    JAMA 300:1551-65. 2008
    ..The place of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (LTPP) within psychiatry is controversial. Convincing outcome research for LTPP has been lacking...
  6. doi request reprint The social phobia psychotherapy research network. The first multicenter randomized controlled trial of psychotherapy for social phobia: rationale, methods and patient characteristics
    F Leichsenring
    University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 78:35-41. 2009
    ..Thus, the results provided by the network may have an important impact on the treatment of SP and on the development of treatment guidelines for SP...
  7. doi request reprint [SOPHO-NET - a research network on psychotherapy for social phobia]
    Falk Leichsenring
    Abteilung Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie der Universität Giessen, Ludwigstrasse 76, 35392 Giessen
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 59:117-23. 2009
    ..Thus, the SOPHO-NET program allows for a highly interdisciplinary research of psychotherapy in social phobia...
  8. doi request reprint Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy in generalized anxiety disorder: a randomized, controlled trial
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 166:875-81. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT with regard to treatment outcome in generalized anxiety disorder...
  9. doi request reprint [On the efficacy of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for complex psychological disorders]
    F Leichsenring
    Abteilung Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Universitat Giessen, 35392 Giessen
    Nervenarzt 80:1343-9. 2009
    ..This is reputation-damaging behaviour that clearly goes beyond a scientific discussion among researchers and constitutes a special act which itself violates the principles of good scientific practice...
  10. doi request reprint The effectiveness of psychoanalytic-interactional psychotherapy in borderline personality disorder
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Giessen, Germany
    Bull Menninger Clin 74:206-18. 2010
    ..The results are discussed with regard to the treatment of severely disordered patients...
  11. doi request reprint Long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy in complex mental disorders: update of a meta-analysis
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Br J Psychiatry 199:15-22. 2011
    ..Dose-effect relationship data suggest that short-term psychotherapy is insufficient for many patients with chronic distress or personality disorders (complex mental disorders)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Primitive defense mechanisms in schizophrenics and borderline patients
    F Leichsenring
    University of Gottingen, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 187:229-36. 1999
    ..By a discriminant analysis, 90% of the borderline patients, 80% of the patients with neurotic disorders, 76% of the acute schizophrenics, and 92% of the chronic schizophrenics were classified correctly...
  13. doi request reprint Alexithymia as a predictor of outcome of psychodynamically oriented inpatient treatment
    Frank Leweke
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
    Psychother Res 19:323-31. 2009
    ..Although significant, the predictive values were relatively small, and patients with alexithymia indeed benefited from therapy. Implications of these results are discussed for the specificity of disorders and therapeutic approach...
  14. ncbi request reprint [No association between catechol-O-methyltransferase val158met polymorphism and alexithymia]
    Sandra Hermes
    Klinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Justus Liebig Universität Gießen, Friedrichstraße 28, 35392 Gießen
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 57:51-61. 2011
    ..This study examines the association between the COMT Val158Met gene polymorphism, and alexithymia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Comparative effects of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy in depression: a meta-analytic approach
    F Leichsenring
    , Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, von Sieboldstr. 5, , Germany
    Clin Psychol Rev 21:401-19. 2001
    ..Furthermore, there are findings indicating that 16-20 sessions of both STPP and CBT/BT are insufficient for most patients to achieve lasting remission. Future studies should address the effects of longer treatments of depression...
  16. doi request reprint Effects of inpatient psychotherapy on the stability of alexithymia characteristics
    Markus Stingl
    Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 65:173-80. 2008
    ..Here, the influence of inpatient multimodal psychodynamic psychotherapy on alexithymia and symptom load was evaluated in a large sample of patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Tolerance of ambiguity: text analytic vs self-report measures in two nonclinical groups
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Giessen, Germany
    Percept Mot Skills 104:855-69. 2007
    ..In Study 2, 82 nonclinical subjects (43 women, M age = 34.0 yr.) were tested using the Reis inventory. The results obtained in these subjects are consistent with the hypothe-..
  18. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy: techniques, efficacy, and indications
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Tiefenbrunn, University of Goettingen, Germany
    Am J Psychother 60:233-59. 2006
    ..Psychotherapeutic techniques, major indications, and empirical evidence will be presented. The focus will be on empirically supported models of treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled versus naturalistic studies: a new research agenda
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Tiefenbrunn, Clinic of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    Bull Menninger Clin 68:137-51. 2004
    ..In this article, a proposal is made to define levels of evidence of naturalistic studies. A gold standard for naturalistic studies is proposed...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Psychotherapy and evidence-based medicine (EBM)--randomized controlled vs. naturalistic studies: is there only one gold standard?]
    Falk Leichsenring
    Niedersächsisches Landeskrankenhaus Tiefenbrunn und Klinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Georg August Universitat Gottingen, Goettingen, Germany
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 50:203-17. 2004
    ..The present article deals with the question as to which kind of evidence is necessary to demonstrate the effectiveness of a psychotherapeutic method...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of personality disorders: a meta-analysis
    Falk Leichsenring
    Department of Psychosomatics, University of Gottingen, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1223-32. 2003
    ..The authors conducted a meta-analysis to address the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of personality disorders...
  22. ncbi request reprint [The generalized anxiety disorder--disease pattern, diagnostics and therapy]
    Falk Leichsenring
    Klinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Von Siebold Str 5, D 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 48:235-55. 2002
    ..This may be linked to the less dramatic symptomatology and the diagnostic criteria which were first clearly defined by DSM-IIIR and ICD-10. This article reviews diagnostics, epidemiology and current research on psychotherapy in GAD...
  23. ncbi request reprint [The effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy. A review using criteria of evidence-based medicine]
    Falk Leichsenring
    Klinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Von Siebold Str 5, D 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 48:139-62. 2002
    ..11 (observer-rated measures) for longer term psychodynamic therapy. Although there is evidence of the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy, further research of specific forms of psychodynamic therapy in specific disorders is necessary...
  24. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy in specific psychiatric disorders: a meta-analysis
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Tiefenbrunn, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:1208-16. 2004
    ..The efficacy of psychodynamic therapy is controversial. Previous meta-analyses have reported discrepant results...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Results of inpatient psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective and other psychotic disorders]
    Falk Leichsenring
    Niedersaechsisches Landeskrankenhaus Tiefenbrunn, Department of Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, D 37124 Rosendorf, Germany
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 51:23-37. 2005
    ..Psychopharmacological treatments are included if necessary. This article reports the results of the treatment of a sample of patients with schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders (ICD-10: F20-F25)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychodynamic psychotherapy for social phobia: a treatment manual based on supportive-expressive therapy
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Tiefenbrunn, Goettingen, Germany
    Bull Menninger Clin 71:56-83. 2007
    ..The treatment manual is presently being used in a large-scale randomized controlled multicenter study comparing short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of social phobia...
  27. ncbi request reprint Psychodynamic psychotherapy: a systematic review of techniques, indications and empirical evidence
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    Psychol Psychother 80:217-28. 2007
    ..Evidence is reviewed for both efficacy and mechanisms of change of short- and moderate-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Furthermore, results of effectiveness studies of long-term psychoanalytic therapy are reviewed...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Results of psychoanalytic long-term therapy in specific diagnostic groups: improvement in symptoms and interpersonal relationships]
    Thorsten Jakobsen
    Institut für Psychotherapieforschung und Qualitätssicherung, Heidelberg, Germany
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 53:87-110. 2007
    ..Specifically, the research question addressed the efficacy of long-term therapy in specific diagnostic groups and was was compared with that of a parallel group who underwent shorter-term psychodynamic therapy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Results of psychodynamically oriented trauma-focused inpatient treatment for women with complex posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD)
    Ulrich Sachsse
    University of Kassel and Psychiatric State Hospital of Lower Saxony Goettingen, Germany
    Bull Menninger Clin 70:125-44. 2006
    ..g., general symptom distress, frequency of self-mutilating behavior, number of hospitalizations). The frequency of inpatient treatments (hospitalizations) decreased dramatically (< 10 days annually; effect size: d = 2.88)...
  30. doi request reprint Therapist effects on outcome and alliance in inpatient psychotherapy
    Ulrike Dinger
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Clinical Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Clin Psychol 64:344-54. 2008
    ..The relatively small therapist effect on outcome is attributed to compensatory mechanisms in the specific context of inpatient therapy...
  31. doi request reprint [The relationship between the experience and success of inpatient psychotherapy treatment among children and adolescents]
    Carola Cropp
    Asklepios Fachklinikum Tiefenbrunn, DE 37124 Rosdorf
    Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother 36:205-13. 2008
    ..Examined here is the degree to which particular aspects of treatment experience in the inpatient psychotherapy of children and adolescents correlate significantly with the actual success of treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Are psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies effective?: A review of empirical data
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Tiefenbrunn and University of Gottingen, von Sieboldstr 5, D 37075, Gottingen, Germany
    Int J Psychoanal 86:841-68. 2005
    ..Conclusions are drawn for future research...
  33. ncbi request reprint The Göttingen study of psychoanalytic therapy: first results
    Falk Leichsenring
    Clinic of Tiefenbrunn and Clinic of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Gottingen, von Sieboldstr 5, D 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    Int J Psychoanal 86:433-55. 2005
    ..At the end of therapy, 77% of the patients showed clinically significant improvements. In the 1-year follow-up group, this was true for 80%. Further results are presented and discussed...
  34. ncbi request reprint [The effectiveness of psychoanalytic-interactional therapy in borderline personality disorder: a study of clinical data]
    Falk Leichsenring
    Niedersächsisches Landeskrankenhaus Tiefenbrunn
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 53:129-43. 2007
    ..g. patients with borderline personality disorders, prepsychotic disorders, addictions and perversions...