Bernd Löwe

Summary

Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Metabolic syndrome and depression]
    B Lowe
    Klinik für Psychosomatische und Allgemeine Klinische Medizin, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Ther Umsch 63:521-7. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint [Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: history of a politically unwanted diagnosis]
    Bernd Löwe
    Klinik für Psychosomatische und Aligemeine Klinische Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 56:182-7. 2006
  3. pmc Medical patients' attitudes toward emotional problems and their treatment. What do they really want?
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gen Intern Med 21:39-45. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of the PHQ-9 to Psychopharmacological Depression Treatment
    Bernd Löwe
    Dept of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, Heidelberg Univ Medical Center, Germany
    Psychosomatics 47:62-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Efficacy, predictors of therapy response, and safety of sertraline in routine clinical practice: prospective, open-label, non-interventional postmarketing surveillance study in 1878 patients
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 87:271-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Detecting and monitoring depression with a two-item questionnaire (PHQ-2)
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, Heidelberg D 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 58:163-71. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint [Crash course "clinical research in psychosocial medicine": changes in research knowledge and subjective research competence]
    Bernd Löwe
    Institut und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 57:405-8. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and depression in patients with pulmonary hypertension
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 66:831-6. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Monitoring depression treatment outcomes with the patient health questionnaire-9
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, Heidelberg University Medical Center, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Care 42:1194-201. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing ICD-10 depressive episodes: superior criterion validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire
    Bernd Löwe
    Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Psychother Psychosom 73:386-90. 2004

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint [Metabolic syndrome and depression]
    B Lowe
    Klinik für Psychosomatische und Allgemeine Klinische Medizin, Zentrum fur Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Ther Umsch 63:521-7. 2006
    ..Under these conditions, sustained improvements of individual well-being, psychosocial risk-factors, functional limitations, glycemic control, hypertension, and obesity are possible...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: history of a politically unwanted diagnosis]
    Bernd Löwe
    Klinik für Psychosomatische und Aligemeine Klinische Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 56:182-7. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, the official introduction of the diagnosis led to the acknowledgement of personal suffering and to the development of specific and efficacious therapies...
  3. pmc Medical patients' attitudes toward emotional problems and their treatment. What do they really want?
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gen Intern Med 21:39-45. 2006
    ..Understanding medical patients' attitudes toward emotional problems and their management is crucial to overcoming obstacles to efficient depression treatment...
  4. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of the PHQ-9 to Psychopharmacological Depression Treatment
    Bernd Löwe
    Dept of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, Heidelberg Univ Medical Center, Germany
    Psychosomatics 47:62-7. 2006
    ..The PHQ-9 was equally responsive in men and women. Therefore, the PHQ-9 qualifies as a practical tool for gauging response to pharmacological treatment in depressed patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Efficacy, predictors of therapy response, and safety of sertraline in routine clinical practice: prospective, open-label, non-interventional postmarketing surveillance study in 1878 patients
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 87:271-9. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Detecting and monitoring depression with a two-item questionnaire (PHQ-2)
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, Heidelberg D 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 58:163-71. 2005
    ..This study evaluates the two-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2) as a measure for diagnosing and monitoring depression...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Crash course "clinical research in psychosocial medicine": changes in research knowledge and subjective research competence]
    Bernd Löwe
    Institut und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 57:405-8. 2007
    ..g. within the scope of research meetings or other national structures...
  8. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and depression in patients with pulmonary hypertension
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 66:831-6. 2004
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Monitoring depression treatment outcomes with the patient health questionnaire-9
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, Heidelberg University Medical Center, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Care 42:1194-201. 2004
    ..We investigated responsiveness to treatment, reproducibility, and minimal clinically important difference of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), a standard instrument for diagnosing depression in primary care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing ICD-10 depressive episodes: superior criterion validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire
    Bernd Löwe
    Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Psychother Psychosom 73:386-90. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Validity of current somatoform disorder diagnoses: perspectives for classification in DSM-V and ICD-11
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Center of Psychosocial Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychopathology 41:4-9. 2008
    ..To prepare for these revisions, this study systematically investigates the validity of the current classification of somatoform disorders...
  12. doi request reprint Depression, anxiety, and somatoform disorders: vague or distinct categories in primary care? Results from a large cross-sectional study
    Gertraud Hanel
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Clinical Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 67:189-97. 2009
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Depression profile in patients with and without chronic heart failure
    Nicole Holzapfel
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Medical University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 105:53-62. 2008
    ..To investigate whether patients with CHF show a specific profile of depression symptoms, we compared depression symptoms in depressed patients with and without CHF...
  14. doi request reprint Panic disorder in patients with chronic heart failure
    Thomas Müller-Tasch
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:299-303. 2008
    ..Our objective was to assess the prevalence of panic disorder, its influence on quality of life (QoL), and the presence of further anxiety and depressive comorbid disorders in outpatients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  15. doi request reprint Exploring potential associations of suicidal ideation and ideas of self-harm in patients with congestive heart failure
    Nicole Lossnitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 26:764-8. 2009
    ..To determine the factors, which are associated with suicidal ideation and ideas of self-harm in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  16. doi request reprint Gastrointestinal symptoms in primary care: prevalence and association with depression and anxiety
    Monika Mussell
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:605-12. 2008
    ..However, no primary care study has investigated this issue. This study investigates the prevalence of GI symptoms in primary care and their association with depression and anxiety...
  17. doi request reprint Self-care and depression in patients with chronic heart failure
    Nicole Holzapfel
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Heart Lung 38:392-7. 2009
    ..Although chronic heart failure (CHF) is often complicated by comorbid depression and poor self-care, little is known about their specific association in patients with CHF...
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparative validity of three screening questionnaires for DSM-IV depressive disorders and physicians' diagnoses
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Bergheimer Strasse 58, D 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 78:131-40. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint [Patients' perspectives on behavioral and cognitive changes after hospitalization: a 3-month follow-up cohort study using qualitative and quantitative research methods]
    Arne Zastrow
    Klinik für Allgemeine Innere Medizin und Psychosomatik, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120 Heidelberg
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 57:157-71. 2011
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Predictors of psychiatric comorbidity in medical outpatients
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 65:764-70. 2003
    ..This study aimed to identify predictors of psychiatric comorbidity for diagnostic use in busy medical settings and to describe their criterion validity...
  21. doi request reprint An ultra-brief screening scale for anxiety and depression: the PHQ-4
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Psychosomatics 50:613-21. 2009
    ..The most common mental disorders in both outpatient settings and the general population are depression and anxiety, which frequently coexist. Both of these disorders are associated with considerable disability...
  22. doi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity in cardiovascular inpatients: costs, net gain, and length of hospitalization
    Achim Hochlehnert
    Department of Psychosomatic and Internal Medicine II, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 70:135-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the economic impact of psychiatric comorbidity, we compared costs, returns, net gain, and duration of hospitalization in cardiovascular inpatients with and without psychiatric comorbidity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Measuring depression outcome with a brief self-report instrument: sensitivity to change of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Germany
    J Affect Disord 81:61-6. 2004
    ..Therefore, we investigated the sensitivity to change of the PHQ-9 in three groups of patients whose depression status either improved, remained unchanged, or deteriorated over time...
  24. ncbi request reprint Detecting panic disorder in medical and psychosomatic outpatients: comparative validation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Patient Health Questionnaire, a screening question, and physicians' diagnosis
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Bergheimer Strasse 58, D 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 55:515-9. 2003
    ..Additionally, patient and physician acceptability of the screening questionnaires was investigated...
  25. ncbi request reprint Anxiety disorders in primary care: prevalence, impairment, comorbidity, and detection
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:317-25. 2007
    ..Anxiety, although as common as depression, has received less attention and is often undetected and undertreated...
  26. ncbi request reprint Routine screening for depression and quality of life in outpatients with congestive heart failure
    Nicole Holzapfel
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Clinical Medicine, Medical University, Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosomatics 48:112-6. 2007
    ..The present study demonstrates that screening for depression and QoL is feasible without being too complex or time-consuming and easily implementable in an interdisciplinary outpatient setting...
  27. doi request reprint The Patient Health Questionnaire Somatic, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptom Scales: a systematic review
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute, Inc and the Department of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:345-59. 2010
    ..An efficient means for measuring and monitoring all three conditions would be desirable...
  28. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity and work disability in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 66:395-402. 2004
    ..Parallel analyses were also performed in a matched control group with no diagnosis of IRD to investigate if predictors of work disability in medical patients are independent from the presence of IRD...
  29. ncbi request reprint Depression and panic disorder as predictors of health outcomes for patients with asthma in primary care
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Respir Med 102:359-66. 2008
    ..However, their impact on health outcomes in primary care patients is less well examined. This study prospectively evaluated the impact of depression and panic disorder on outcomes of primary care patients with asthma over 1 year...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Working as a clinician-scientist in psychosomatic medicine: status, skills and research productivity]
    Mechthild Hartmann
    Klinik für Psychosomatische und Allgemeine Klinische Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 58:230-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the circumstances under which clinical research in psychosocial medicine is performed and to identify opportunities for improvement...
  31. doi request reprint Risk factors of symptom underestimation by physicians
    Arne Zastrow
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:543-51. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to characterize patient-physician agreement on various psychological and somatic symptoms in internal medicine inpatients and to identify predictors of symptom severity underestimation by physicians...
  32. doi request reprint [The reliable, valid and economic assessment of early traumatization: first psychometric characteristics of the German version of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (ACE)]
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 61:e10-4. 2011
    ..In sum, the ACE is a reliable, valid and economic screen for the retrospective assessment of adverse childhood experiences...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effect of depressive symptoms on survival after heart transplantation
    Stephan Zipfel
    Department of Internal Medicine II, General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 64:740-7. 2002
    ..Patient depression and anxiety scores were measured in both subgroups and their impact on pre- and postoperative mortality investigated...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Outcome of simultaneous psychosomatic/internal-medicine inpatient care--a naturalistic follow-up study]
    Arne Zastrow
    Klinik für Psychosomatische und Allgemeine Klinische Medizin, Universititsklinikum Heidelberg
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 55:229-47. 2009
    ..What outcome is found in patients treated in a psychosomatic/internal medicine setting? Can we predict a reduction in depression and symptom severity?..
  35. ncbi request reprint [Elevated costs of treatment in medical inpatients with psychiatric comorbidity are not reflected in the German DRG-system]
    Achim Hochlehnert
    Abteilung für Psychosomatische und Allgemeine Klinische Medizin, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 57:70-5. 2007
    ..Therefore, we investigated the relationship of psychiatric disorders and costs, returns, net gain, and duration of hospitalization in internal medicine inpatients...
  36. ncbi request reprint [Communication and interaction in psychosomatic education: use of standardized patients]
    Christoph Nikendei
    Medizinische Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik Heidelberg, Innere Medizin II, Schwerpunkt Allgemeine Klinische und Psychosomatische Medizin
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 53:440-5. 2003
    ..These training units are easy to integrate into psychosomatic practical courses. The results discussed here will focus on the role and importance of various elements of medical training...
  37. doi request reprint Anxiety disorders in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: frequency, course, predictors, and patients' requests for treatment
    Saskia Lang
    Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 37:35-47. 2014
    ..To determine (1) the frequency and course of anxiety disorders in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), (2) the predictors of anxiety, (3) the treatment situation and patients' requests for therapy...
  38. doi request reprint Spontaneous pneumomediastinum in anorexia nervosa: a case report and review of the literature on pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax
    Achim Hochlehnert
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical University Hospital, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 18:107-15. 2010
    ..Based on this, case review of the literature about the frequency of pneumomediastinum in young patients with low weight is presented concerning epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, time to recovery and prognosis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Perception of bodily sensation as a predictor of treatment response to acupuncture for postoperative nausea and vomiting prophylaxis
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 11:119-25. 2005
    ..An intervention-specific questionnaire was developed to assess perception of bodily sensations (PBS) in patients undergoing acupuncture treatment...