Affiliation: University of Konstanz
- Dropout among patients in qualified alcohol detoxification treatment: the effect of treatment motivation is moderated by Trauma LoadMichael Odenwald
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstr, 10, Konstanz 78464, Germany
Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 8:14. 2013..This study aimed to clarify whether individual Trauma Load explains some of the inconsistencies between motivation to change and behavioral change...
- A pilot study on community-based outpatient treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders in Somalia: Change in symptoms, functioning and co-morbid khat useMichael Odenwald
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Fach D25, Constance, 78457, Germany
Int J Ment Health Syst 6:8. 2012..abstract:..
- Reducing dropout among traumatized alcohol patients in detoxification treatment: a pilot intervention studyMichael Odenwald
University of Konstanz, Clinical Psychology, Germany
Eur Addict Res 18:54-63. 2012..056). The pilot study supports the idea that detoxification treatment dropout occurs more often among alcohol patients with high trauma load and that their retention can be increased by a psychoeducational group intervention...
- The appropriateness of the treatment setting for the inpatient post-acute treatment of alcohol dependence disorders in SwitzerlandAstrid Rossegger
Psychiatric Psychological Service, Criminal Justice System Canton of Zurich, CH 8090 Zurich
Int J Ment Health Syst 3:16. 2009..Only a very limited number of patients hospitalized in a specialized institution for the treatment of alcohol-related disorders can be treated in an outpatient setting...
- Trauma, poverty and mental health among Somali and Rwandese refugees living in an African refugee settlement - an epidemiological studyLamaro P Onyut
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
Confl Health 3:6. 2009..A mental health outreach program was initiated based on this study...
- Use of khat and posttraumatic stress disorder as risk factors for psychotic symptoms: a study of Somali combatantsMichael Odenwald
University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Soc Sci Med 69:1040-8. 2009..However, the proposed causal chain needs to be confirmed in longitudinal studies. Demobilization and reintegration programs in Somalia need to be prepared to deal with complex psychological problems...
- Khat use as risk factor for psychotic disorders: a cross-sectional and case-control study in SomaliaMichael Odenwald
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Fach D25, D 78476 Konstanz, Germany
BMC Med 3:5. 2005..We aimed to explore the prevalence of psychotic disorders among the general population and the association between khat use and psychotic symptoms...
- Can asylum-seekers with posttraumatic stress disorder be successfully treated? A randomized controlled pilot studyFrank Neuner
Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany
Cogn Behav Ther 39:81-91. 2010..Although treatment gains were moderate, these results indicate that NET is a promising approach for the treatment of PTSD in asylum-seekers living in unstable conditions...
- Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder by trained lay counselors in an African refugee settlement: a randomized controlled trialFrank Neuner
Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
J Consult Clin Psychol 76:686-94. 2008..Short-term psychotherapy carried out by lay counselors with limited training can be effective to treat war-related PTSD in a refugee settlement...
- Haunted by ghosts: prevalence, predictors and outcomes of spirit possession experiences among former child soldiers and war-affected civilians in Northern UgandaFrank Neuner
Bielefeld University, Department of Psychology, Postbox 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
Soc Sci Med 75:548-54. 2012..In addition, we provide evidence for the incremental validity of spirit possession as a trauma-related psychological disorder in this context...
- Altered oscillatory brain dynamics after repeated traumatic stressIris Tatjana Kolassa
Department of Psychology, Clinical and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
BMC Psychiatry 7:56. 2007..Abnormal slow waves produced within circumscribed brain regions during a resting state have been associated with lesioned neural circuitry in neurological disorders and more recently also in mental illness...
- The stimulant khat--another door in the wall? A call for overcoming the barriersMichael Odenwald
University of Konstanz, Germany
J Ethnopharmacol 132:615-9. 2010..In this article, we comment on the current international discourse on khat, we highlight pitfalls and and suggest balanced national international regulatory actions...
- Introduction to the special issue: The changing use and misuse of khat (Catha edulis)-Tradition, trade and tragedyMichael Odenwald
University of Konstanz, Fachbereich Psychologie, P O BOX 5560 25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
J Ethnopharmacol 132:537-9. 2010..This special issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology contains articles written by different conference speakers that present the current state of knowledge and the challenges for future research and politics...
- Decoupling neural networks from reality: dissociative experiences in torture victims are reflected in abnormal brain waves in left frontal cortexWilliam J Ray
University of Konstanz and Center for Psychiatry, Reichenau, Germany
Psychol Sci 17:825-9. 2006..This interpretation is consistent with the fact that disturbed access to structured verbal memory concerning traumatic events is a core feature of the dissociative experience...
- The consumption of khat and other drugs in Somali combatants: a cross-sectional studyMichael Odenwald
PLoS Med 4:e341. 2007....
- Narrative Exposure Therapy as a treatment for child war survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder: two case reports and a pilot study in an African refugee settlementLamaro P Onyut
vivo Uganda, Mbarara, Uganda
BMC Psychiatry 5:7. 2005..We created and evaluated the efficacy of KIDNET, a child-friendly version of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), as a short-term treatment for children...