S Moritz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hamburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Can virtual reality reduce reality distortion? Impact of performance feedback on symptom change in schizophrenia patients
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrase 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 45:267-71. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Complementary group Metacognitive Training (MCT) reduces delusional ideation in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    Schizophr Res 151:61-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The more it is needed, the less it is wanted: attitudes toward face-to-face intervention among depressed patients undergoing online treatment
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 30:157-67. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Repetition is good? An Internet trial on the illusory truth effect in schizophrenia and nonclinical participants
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:1058-63. 2012
  5. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of internet-based therapy in depression
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 50:513-21. 2012
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Metacognitive training in schizophrenia: from basic research to knowledge translation and intervention
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:619-25. 2007
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Differences and similarities in the sensory and cognitive signatures of voice-hearing, intrusions and thoughts
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Schizophr Res 102:96-107. 2008
  10. ncbi 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

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  1. doi request reprint Can virtual reality reduce reality distortion? Impact of performance feedback on symptom change in schizophrenia patients
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrase 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 45:267-71. 2014
    ..We explored whether feedback for false judgments positively influences delusion severity...
  2. ncbi request reprint Complementary group Metacognitive Training (MCT) reduces delusional ideation in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    Schizophr Res 151:61-9. 2013
    ..The present study aimed to determine the efficacy of group Metacognitive Training (MCT), which targets cognitive biases putatively involved in the pathogenesis of delusions...
  3. doi request reprint The more it is needed, the less it is wanted: attitudes toward face-to-face intervention among depressed patients undergoing online treatment
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 30:157-67. 2013
    ..An alarming paradox emerged: when a depressed person is in greatest need of help, motivation to seek face-to-face treatment is lowest...
  4. doi request reprint Repetition is good? An Internet trial on the illusory truth effect in schizophrenia and nonclinical participants
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:1058-63. 2012
    ..We hypothesized an excess of the truth effect in schizophrenia, which may play a role in the maintenance of the disorder, particularly relating to positive symptoms...
  5. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of internet-based therapy in depression
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 50:513-21. 2012
    ..Completion (82%) and re-test reliability of the instruments (r = .72-.87) were good. The results of this trial suggest that online treatment can be beneficial for people with depression, particularly for those with moderate symptoms...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Metacognitive training in schizophrenia: from basic research to knowledge translation and intervention
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:619-25. 2007
    ..We summarize new evidence on cognitive biases thought to trigger or maintain positive symptoms in schizophrenia and present a new therapeutic intervention...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Differences and similarities in the sensory and cognitive signatures of voice-hearing, intrusions and thoughts
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Schizophr Res 102:96-107. 2008
    ..e., appears as non-self), autonomous (i.e., beyond subjective control), authentic (i.e., appears like a real voice)) can reliably discriminate real versus imagined voices...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. 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
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint When the half-full glass is appraised as half empty and memorised as completely empty: mood-congruent true and false recognition in depression is modulated by salience
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital Hamburg, Germany
    Memory 16:810-20. 2008
    ..In contrast, group differences in recognition performance did not significantly affect salience ratings. Results indicate that salience modulates MCM and may account for discrepancies in the literature...
  13. ncbi request reprint A review on quality of life and depression in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    Neurocognitive Unit, Psychiatric Hospital, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    CNS Spectr 13:16-22. 2008
    ..While successful treatment sometimes positively impacts well-being, in some studies symptom decline did not translate into improved QoL...
  14. ncbi request reprint Attention bias for paranoia-relevant visual stimuli in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 12:381-90. 2007
    ..To date, the profile of this putative attentional bias in schizophrenia (e.g., automatic vs. controlled; hypervigilance towards vs. problems to disengage from such stimuli) is not fully uncovered...
  15. ncbi request reprint Under what circumstances do patients with schizophrenia jump to conclusions? A liberal acceptance account
    Steffen Moritz
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Germany
    Br J Clin Psychol 46:127-37. 2007
    ..We have recently proposed a liberal acceptance (LA) bias to account for decision-making biases in schizophrenia, which claims that under heightened ambiguity the jump to conclusions (JTC) bias is abolished in schizophrenia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Enhanced perceived responsibility decreases metamemory but not memory accuracy in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    S Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 45:2044-52. 2007
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  17. pmc Incautious reasoning as a pathogenetic factor for the development of psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Schizophr Bull 32:327-31. 2006
    ..We propose that a lowered threshold for accepting alternatives provides a parsimonious explanation for the data-gathering bias reported in the literature...
  18. ncbi request reprint The contribution of metamemory deficits to schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:15-25. 2006
    ..Knowledge corruption is theorized to be a potential risk factor for the emergence of delusions...
  19. ncbi request reprint A generalized bias against disconfirmatory evidence in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    University of Hamburg, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 142:157-65. 2006
    ..The present study suggests that a BADE is a core feature of schizophrenia, and that this style of thinking is not confined to delusion-congruent scenarios...
  20. doi request reprint Detecting and defusing cognitive traps: metacognitive intervention in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 23:561-9. 2010
    ..A recently developed group program, called metacognitive training (MCT), is presented targeting these biases. MCT is a hybrid of psychoeducation, cognitive remediation and cognitive-behavioural therapy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Processing of local and global visual features in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Clinical Neuropsychology Unit, Hamburg, Germany
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 12:566-9. 2006
    ..It remains to be tested whether a bias towards local features is confined to situations where local and global features compete for selection...
  22. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of memory confidence
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Neuroimage 33:1188-93. 2006
    ..In contrast, increments in doubt were solely related to activation in the superior posterior parietal cortex. To conclude, the study provides some evidence for dissociable systems for confidence and doubt...
  23. ncbi request reprint The inferiority complex in paranoia readdressed: a study with the Implicit Association Test
    Steffen Moritz
    Universitätklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 11:402-15. 2006
    ..However, the empirical basis for this assumption is inconsistent...
  24. ncbi request reprint Investigation of an attentional bias for fear-related material in obsessive-compulsive checkers
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 25:225-9. 2008
    ..g., box), or paranoia-related (e.g., spy). No evidence for an attentional bias in OCD checkers was found. This study is in accordance with previous studies, which were unable to detect attentional biases in OCD patients...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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
    ....
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of a novel self-help technique for impulse control disorders: a study on nail-biting
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Modif 35:468-85. 2011
    ..Despite methodological limitations, the present study asserts that the effectiveness of DC, previously shown for trichotillomania, extends to nail-biting...
  30. 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...
  31. doi request reprint Further evidence for the efficacy of a metacognitive group training in schizophrenia
    S Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 49:151-7. 2011
    ..No differences occurred on the PANSS. The present study confirms prior reports that MCT exerts beneficial effects on some cognitive and symptomatic parameters...
  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 Knock, and it will be opened to you? An evaluation of meridian-tapping in 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
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Movement decoupling: A self-help intervention for the treatment of trichotillomania
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:74-80. 2011
    ..Despite some methodological limitations and the need for replication including follow-up and expert ratings, the present study suggests that DC may prove beneficial to a substantial number of individuals affected with TTM...
  35. 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...
  36. pmc Elucidating the black box from stress to paranoia
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center, Hamburg, Germany
    Schizophr Bull 37:1311-7. 2011
    ..The present study may serve as a starting point for further research investigating how stress translates vulnerability into acute paranoia and to pinpoint cognitive risk factors that can be modified by treatment...
  37. doi request reprint Metacognitive beliefs in obsessive-compulsive patients: a comparison with healthy and schizophrenia participants
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 15:531-48. 2010
    ..Distorted metacognitive beliefs are increasingly considered in theoretical models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, so far no consensus has emerged regarding the specific metacognitive profile of OCD...
  38. doi request reprint Different sides of the same coin? Intercorrelations of cognitive biases in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 15:406-21. 2010
    ..A number of cognitive biases have been associated with delusions in schizophrenia. It is yet unresolved whether these biases are independent or represent different sides of the same coin...
  39. ncbi 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint Metacognitive control over false memories: a key determinant of delusional thinking
    Steffen Moritz
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 8:184-90. 2006
    ..A new training approach is described that is intended to sharpen patients' awareness of such errors and reduce confidence in fallible memories. Some empirical gaps and directions for further research are outlined...
  41. doi request reprint Biased processing of threat-related information rather than knowledge deficits contributes to overestimation of threat in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Behav Modif 33:763-77. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that OCD is not associated with a knowledge deficit regarding OCD-related events but that patients feel personally more vulnerable than nonclinical controls...
  42. 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...
  43. doi request reprint Decision making under uncertainty and mood induction: further evidence for liberal acceptance in schizophrenia
    S Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychol Med 39:1821-9. 2009
    ..Cognitive biases, especially jumping to conclusions (JTC), are ascribed a vital role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. This study set out to explore motivational factors for JTC using a newly developed paradigm...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive performance in first-episode and chronic schizophrenic patients
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital of Hamburg, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 252:33-7. 2002
    ..It is suggested that neuropsychological disturbances occur early in schizophrenia and do not worsen in the course beyond age-related decrement. Possible reasons why previous research has produced contradictory findings are discussed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Memory and attention performance in psychiatric patients: lack of correspondence between clinician-rated and patient-rated functioning with neuropsychological test results
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 10:623-33. 2004
    ..Reasons for decreased sensitivity of self-reported and clinician-assessed neurocognitive functioning are discussed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Memory confidence and false memories in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:641-3. 2002
  50. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive impairment does not predict treatment outcome in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 43:811-9. 2005
    ..It is concluded that neurocognitive impairment does not represent a reliable early warning sign for non-response to CBT...
  51. ncbi request reprint Investigation of mood-congruent false and true memory recognition in depression
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 21:9-17. 2005
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Reliable change indexes for memory performance in schizophrenia as a means to determine drug-induced cognitive decline
    Steffen Moritz
    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Appl Neuropsychol 10:115-20. 2003
    ..These findings should help clinicians better understand cognitive side effects and facilitate decision making regarding changes to individual patient's psychopharmacotherapy...
  53. ncbi request reprint Task switching and backward inhibition in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital of Hamburg, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:677-83. 2004
    ..Although anxiety control patients failed to display robust backward inhibition, group comparisons did not reach significance. Implications for future research are discussed...
  54. ncbi request reprint Positive schizotypal symptoms predict treatment outcome in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 42:217-27. 2004
    ..It needs to be evaluated whether these at-risk individuals benefit from additional intervention, such as the adminstration of low-dose atypical neuroleptics and specifically tailored behavorial intervention...
  55. ncbi request reprint Dimensional structure of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 125:171-80. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Examination of emotional Stroop interference in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 42:671-82. 2004
    ..It deserves further consideration, that emotional interference effects in OCD as seen in other anxiety disorders occur when using idiosyncratic word material with a direct relation to the individual's primary concerns...
  57. ncbi request reprint False memories in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Neuropsychology 18:276-83. 2004
    ..Similar to findings collected in elderly participants, patients, but not controls, showed a strong positive correlation between the number of recognized studied items and false-positive recognition of the critical lure...
  58. ncbi request reprint Reduced negative priming in schizotypy: failure to replicate
    Steffen Moritz
    Psychiatry Psychotherapy Clinic, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Br J Clin Psychol 43:211-5. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of negative priming and schizotypal personality using a Stroop-version of the paradigm...
  59. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of return in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Hamburg, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 19:117-26. 2005
    ..Medication, comorbid depression, and OCD severity did not consistently moderate these effects...
  60. ncbi request reprint Dimensional structure of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS)
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital of Hamburg, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 109:193-9. 2002
    ..Psychiatry Research 51 (1994) 203-211]...
  61. ncbi request reprint Impact of comorbid depressive symptoms on neuropsychological performance in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    S Moritz
    University Hospital of Hamburg Eppendorf, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Neuropsychological and Behavioral Unit, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 110:653-7. 2001
    ..Moreover, patients with high HRSD scores exhibited deficits on a (creative) verbal fluency task. It is suggested that comorbid depressive symptoms may have artificially inflated some executive deficit scores in previous studies...
  62. ncbi request reprint Cognitive dysfunction at baseline predicts symptomatic 1-year outcome in first-episode schizophrenics
    S Moritz
    Universitäts Krankenhaus Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Hamburg, Deutschland
    Psychopathology 33:48-51. 2000
    ..005). It is suggested that the exploration and treatment of neuropsychological deficits in schizophrenia is of great clinical importance with regard to its impact on both functional and symptomatic outcome in schizophrenia...
  63. ncbi request reprint An analysis of the specificity and the syndromal correlates of verbal memory impairments in schizophrenia
    S Moritz
    Universitäts Krankenhaus Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Martinistrasse 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 101:23-31. 2001
    ..The major deficit in both schizophrenic and depressive patients is inferred to be the capability to learn...
  64. doi request reprint Memory and metamemory in schizophrenia: a liberal acceptance account of psychosis
    S Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychol Med 38:825-32. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to test a central assumption of the LA account: false alarms in schizophrenia should be particularly increased when the distractor-target resemblance is weak relative to a control group...
  65. ncbi request reprint Enhanced semantic priming in thought-disordered schizophrenic patients using a word pronunciation task
    S Moritz
    Universitäts Krankenhaus Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Schizophr Res 48:301-5. 2001
    ..Results were not moderated by sociodemographic background variables, psychomotor slowing and psychopathological symptoms other than thought disorder...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Association norms for 68 German homonyms]
    S Moritz
    Universitäts Krankenhaus Hamburg
    Z Exp Psychol 48:226-38. 2001
    ..Results of study 2 are in line with context-sensitive models which claim that after the initial activation of all meanings of a homograph a context-guided process leads to a suppression of context-irrelevant homograph information...
  67. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological correlates of schizophrenic syndromes in patients treated with atypical neuroleptics
    S Moritz
    Universitäts Krankenhaus Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    Eur Psychiatry 16:354-61. 2001
    ..Previous findings reporting correlations between negative symptomatology and neurocognition may have been confounded by the adverse consequences of typical neuroleptics...
  68. ncbi request reprint Extent, profile and specificity of visuospatial impairment in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital of Hamburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 27:795-814. 2005
    ..It is suggested that prior research overestimated the severity and significance of visuospatial and nonverbal memory impairment in OCD...
  69. ncbi request reprint Confidence in errors as a possible basis for delusions in schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:9-16. 2005
    ..It is proposed that reliance on false knowledge represents a candidate mechanism for the emergence of fixed false beliefs (i.e., delusions)...
  70. 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint Childhood trauma and dissociation in female patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: an exploratory study
    Ingo Schafer
    Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinik Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:135-8. 2006
    ..Our results confirm the relevance of childhood trauma in schizophrenic patients but also demonstrate the need to develop appropriate methodologies for measuring dissociation in this population...
  72. ncbi request reprint The contribution of a cognitive bias against disconfirmatory evidence (BADE) to delusions in schizophrenia
    Todd S Woodward
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:605-17. 2006
    ..The present work suggests that deficits in reasoning may contribute to the maintenance of delusions via an impairment in the processing of disconfirmatory evidence...
  73. ncbi request reprint Investigation of metamemory dysfunctions in first-episode schizophrenia
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Schizophr Res 81:247-52. 2006
    ..A reduced distinction between correct and incorrect information in metacognition is proposed to be a vulnerability factor for the development of delusions in schizophrenia...
  74. ncbi request reprint Patients with schizophrenia do not produce more false memories than controls but are more confident in them
    Steffen Moritz
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychol Med 36:659-67. 2006
    ..Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia consistently demonstrate impairment in memory acquisition. However, no empirical consensus has been achieved on whether or not patients are more prone to produce false memories...
  75. ncbi request reprint Subjective cognitive dysfunction in first-episode and chronic schizophrenic patients
    S Moritz
    Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Compr Psychiatry 42:213-6. 2001
    ..In marked contrast to a Kraepelinian view of schizophrenia, the present data confirm previous studies conducted with objective neuropsychological tests that schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental rather than a neurodegenerative disorder...
  76. ncbi request reprint 'Hyper-priming' in thought-disordered schizophrenic patients
    S Moritz
    , , Hamburg, Germany
    Psychol Med 31:221-9. 2001
    ....
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint Source monitoring and memory confidence in schizophrenia
    S Moritz
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychol Med 33:131-9. 2003
    ..We hypothesized that patients would show a bias to attribute self-generated words to an external source. Furthermore, it was expected that schizophrenic patients would be overconfident regarding false memory attributions...
  79. ncbi request reprint Increased automatic spreading of activation in thought-disordered schizophrenic patients
    Steffen Moritz
    University Hospital of Hamburg, Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Schizophr Res 59:181-6. 2003
    ..Data indicate that hyper-priming is not confined to lexical decision tasks. Possible reasons why several studies have failed to replicate greater priming in TD schizophrenic patients are discussed...
  80. 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)...
  81. ncbi request reprint Dissociation as a predictor of cognitive behavior therapy outcome in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Michael Rufer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Centre of Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 75:40-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether dissociation is a predictor of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) outcome in patients with OCD...
  82. ncbi request reprint False beliefs maintenance for fear-related information in obsessive-compulsive disorder: an investigation with the hindsight paradigm
    Steffen Moritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Neuropsychology 20:737-42. 2006
    ..In sum, participants were normal in their subjective estimates of OCD-relevant events, and there was no evidence for a heightened maintenance of false beliefs...
  83. ncbi request reprint Jumping to conclusions in delusional and non-delusional schizophrenic patients
    Steffen Moritz
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Hamburg, Germany
    Br J Clin Psychol 44:193-207. 2005
    ..The primary aim of the present study was to investigate whether currently deluded and non-deluded schizophrenic patients perform differently on three tasks tapping probabilistic reasoning...
  84. ncbi request reprint PANSS syndromes and quality of life in schizophrenia
    A Karow
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychopathology 38:320-6. 2005
    ..The leading hypotheses were: (1) affective symptoms, especially depression and anxiety, are mostly associated with QOL longitudinally and (2) in the acute phase, QOL is also associated with positive schizophrenia symptoms...
  85. ncbi request reprint Improvement of schizophrenic patients' subjective well-being under atypical antipsychotic drugs
    D Naber
    Universitäts Krankenhaus Hamburg Eppendorf, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Schizophr Res 50:79-88. 2001
    ..It is concluded that the assessment of subjective well-being under antipsychotic treatment provides an independent outcome measure which is relevant to compliance...
  86. ncbi request reprint Applicability of the Clinical Global Impressions-Aggression (CGI-A) scale for use in file audit trials
    C G Huber
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pharmacopsychiatry 44:189-92. 2011
    ..32; p=0.001) and BPRS resistance (r=0.25; p=0.011), to aggression at admission (r=0.70; p<0.001) and to involuntary treatment (r=0.55; p<0.001). The CGI-A retains high construct and face validity in retrospective trials...
  87. ncbi request reprint Negative priming in schizophrenia: effects of masking and prime presentation time
    S Moritz
    Universitäts Krankenhaus Hamburg Eppendorf, Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Martinistrasse 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Schizophr Res 48:291-9. 2001
    ..Results strongly suggest that reduced negative priming in schizophrenics may not be due to reduced cognitive inhibition but mirrors perceptual deficits...
  88. ncbi request reprint [Conversion from typical to atypical neuroleptics. Guidelines for ambulatory and inpatient treatment]
    M Lambert
    Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Hamburg
    Nervenarzt 71:859-75. 2000
    ..The present article addresses guidelines for the conversion from conventional to atypical neuroleptics in inpatient and outpatient settings...
  89. ncbi request reprint The impact of substance use disorders on clinical outcome in 643 patients with first-episode psychosis
    M Lambert
    Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychosis Early Detection and Intervention Centre PEDIC, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 112:141-8. 2005
    ..The main aim of the present study was to assess the impact of baseline SUD and course of SUD on remission of positive symptoms...
  90. ncbi request reprint Randomized double blind comparison of olanzapine vs. clozapine on subjective well-being and clinical outcome in patients with schizophrenia
    D Naber
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:106-15. 2005
    ..This randomized double-blind multicenter trial evaluated the effects of olanzapine vs. clozapine on subjective well-being, quality of life (QOL) and clinical outcome...
  91. ncbi request reprint The dilemma of insight into illness in schizophrenia: self- and expert-rated insight and quality of life
    A Karow
    Department for Psychiatry und Psychotherapy, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:152-9. 2008
    ..It was hypothesised that patients with greater self- and expert-rated insight into illness report lower QOL compared to patients with poor insight...
  92. ncbi request reprint Impact of present and past antipsychotic side effects on attitude toward typical antipsychotic treatment and adherence
    M Lambert
    Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Hamburg, Martini Street 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Eur Psychiatry 19:415-22. 2004
    ....
  93. 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...
  94. 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint Emotional enhancement effect of memory: removing the influence of cognitive factors
    Tobias Sommer
    NeuroImage Nord, Department of Systems Neuroscience, University of Hamburg Medical School, Hamburg 20246, Germany
    Learn Mem 15:569-73. 2008
    ..We observed the characteristic neuronal correlates of the EEM, in particular enhanced activity in the amygdala and hippocampus, which provides evidence for an arousal-driven EEM in the amygdala as proposed by the modulation hypothesis...
  96. ncbi request reprint Do personality disorders predict negative treatment outcome in obsessive-compulsive disorders? A prospective 6-month follow-up study
    Susanne Fricke
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Centre of Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital of Hamburg, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Eur Psychiatry 21:319-24. 2006
    ..However, studies published so far have produced conflicting results. The present study examined whether PDs affect treatment outcome in patients with OCD...
  97. ncbi request reprint Symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder: prediction of cognitive-behavior therapy outcome
    M Rufer
    Center of Psychosocial Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 113:440-6. 2006
    ..This study aimed to evaluate whether certain OCD symptom dimensions were associated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) outcome...
  98. ncbi request reprint The contribution of a cognitive bias against disconfirmatory evidence (BADE) to delusions: a study in an Asian sample with first episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders
    Todd S Woodward
    Schizophr Res 83:297-8. 2006
  99. ncbi request reprint Late-onset depression with mild cognitive deficits: electrophysiological evidences for a preclinical dementia syndrome
    Stefanie Brassen
    NeuroImage Nord, Department of Psychiatry, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 18:271-7. 2004
    ..Changes in EEG power and coherence at frontotemporal leads in depressive patients with MCI thereby allowed discrimination from cognitively unimpaired patients with a sensitivity of 88% and a specifity of 81%...
  100. ncbi request reprint Further evidence for "hyper-priming" in thought-disordered schizophrenic patients using repeated masked category priming
    Dirk Wentura
    Saarland University, Department of Psychology, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Schizophr Res 102:69-75. 2008
    ..Previous research has yielded evidence for enhanced semantic priming in formal thought-disordered schizophrenia patients, a result that fits well with the hypothesis of disinhibited processes of spreading activation in this population...
  101. 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...