Wolfgang Von Hiller

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Affiliation: University of Mainz
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Defining response and remission in psychotherapy research: a comparison of the RCI and the method of percent improvement
    Wolfgang Hiller
    University of Mainz, Psychological Institute, Wallstr 3, Mainz, Germany 55122
    Psychother Res 22:1-11. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint High utilizers of medical care: a crucial subgroup among somatizing patients
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 56:437-43. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Differentiating hypochondriasis from panic disorder
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Psychological Institute, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 19:29-49. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Rapid assessment of tinnitus-related psychological distress using the Mini-TQ
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Int J Audiol 43:600-4. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Why DSM-III was right to introduce the concept of somatoform disorders
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Psychological Institute, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Psychosomatics 46:105-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint [Somatization -- conversion -- dissociation: strategies for behavior therapy]
    Wolfgang Von Hiller
    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Psychology, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 51:4-22. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Does sound stimulation have additive effects on cognitive-behavioral treatment of chronic tinnitus?
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 43:595-612. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Somatization in the population: from mild bodily misperceptions to disabling symptoms
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:704-12. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing tinnitus loudness and annoyance
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:1323-30. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint When tinnitus loudness and annoyance are discrepant: audiological characteristics and psychological profile
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Audiol Neurootol 12:391-400. 2007

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Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Defining response and remission in psychotherapy research: a comparison of the RCI and the method of percent improvement
    Wolfgang Hiller
    University of Mainz, Psychological Institute, Wallstr 3, Mainz, Germany 55122
    Psychother Res 22:1-11. 2012
    ..Furthermore, it takes differences of pre-treatment severity into account. It is considered as a valuable extension of the established RCI in psychotherapy research...
  2. ncbi request reprint High utilizers of medical care: a crucial subgroup among somatizing patients
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 56:437-43. 2004
    ..This study investigates (a) whether extraordinarily high medical costs can be predicted from patient characteristics or psychopathology, and (b) whether high-utilizing patients respond differently to cognitive-behavioral treatment...
  3. ncbi request reprint Differentiating hypochondriasis from panic disorder
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Psychological Institute, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 19:29-49. 2005
    ..These results confirm that hypochondriasis and panic disorder are distinguishable clinical conditions, characterized by generally more psychopathology and distress in hypochondriasis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Rapid assessment of tinnitus-related psychological distress using the Mini-TQ
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Int J Audiol 43:600-4. 2004
    ..The Mini-TQ is recommended as a psychometrically approved and solid tool for rapid and economical assessment of subjective tinnitus distress...
  5. ncbi request reprint Why DSM-III was right to introduce the concept of somatoform disorders
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Psychological Institute, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Psychosomatics 46:105-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint [Somatization -- conversion -- dissociation: strategies for behavior therapy]
    Wolfgang Von Hiller
    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Psychology, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 51:4-22. 2005
    ..Health economical aspects are particularly important because patients with somatoform disorders tend to overuse medical services and are thus considered an expensive problem group for the health system...
  7. ncbi request reprint Does sound stimulation have additive effects on cognitive-behavioral treatment of chronic tinnitus?
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 43:595-612. 2005
    ..The clinical relevance of recently developed "retraining" approaches accentuating physical stimulation should be reconsidered...
  8. ncbi request reprint Somatization in the population: from mild bodily misperceptions to disabling symptoms
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:704-12. 2006
    ..Somatization is described along a continuum from mild and negligible bodily misperceptions to severe and disabling somatoform symptoms...
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing tinnitus loudness and annoyance
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:1323-30. 2006
    ..To evaluate the 2 major components of tinnitus severity, loudness and annoyance, and their degree of dependence on characteristics of tinnitus manifestation, history, and etiology...
  10. ncbi request reprint When tinnitus loudness and annoyance are discrepant: audiological characteristics and psychological profile
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Audiol Neurootol 12:391-400. 2007
    ..Tinnitus loudness and annoyance are not necessarily congruent and should be assessed separately...
  11. doi request reprint [Response and remission in psychotherapy research]
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Psychologisches Institut, Abteilung Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Mainz
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 61:170-6. 2011
    ..We demonstrate that the PSR method had some important advantages over the RCI. It is recommended to classify patients as responders in depression psychotherapy if they improve at least 50%...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Effects and cost-effectiveness analysis of inpatient treatment for somatoform disorders]
    W Hiller
    Medizinisch Psychosomatische Klinik Roseneck, Prien am Chiemsee
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 72:136-46. 2004
    ..9 %) were found. These results confirm that the cognitive-behavioral approach is effective in improving complaints as well as reducing the health-economical burden of somatoform disorders...
  13. ncbi request reprint Searching for a gastrointestinal subgroup within the somatoform disorders
    W Hiller
    Roseneck Center of Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Psychosomatics 42:14-20. 2001
    ..Because these results do not confirm the idea of an independent gastrointestinal syndrome, general mechanisms of somatization seem to play the dominant role...
  14. ncbi request reprint A controlled treatment study of somatoform disorders including analysis of healthcare utilization and cost-effectiveness
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 54:369-80. 2003
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the effects of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) on mental health status and healthcare utilization in patients with somatoform disorders (SFD) of a specialized tertiary care center...
  15. ncbi request reprint Predictors of course and outcome in hypochondriasis after cognitive-behavioral treatment
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Roseneck Center of Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 71:318-25. 2002
    ..Predictors of treatment outcome were evaluated in a clinical sample suffering from hypochondriasis...
  16. ncbi request reprint The DSM-IV nosology of chronic pain: a comparison of pain disorder and multiple somatization syndrome
    W Hiller
    Klinik Roseneck, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Eur J Pain 4:45-55. 2000
    ..It is concluded that the DSM-IV distinction between 'pure' pain disorder and syndromes involving pain plus multiple somatoform symptoms cannot generally be confirmed, but further studies of validation are needed...
  17. doi request reprint Causal symptom attributions in somatoform disorder and chronic pain
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Wallstrasse 3, Mainz, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 68:9-19. 2010
    ..Somatoform disorders (SFD) are defined by symptoms that lack medical explanation. This study examined the type and pattern of patients' causal attributions using a new semistructured interview technique..
  18. ncbi request reprint Hypochondriasis and health anxiety in the German population
    G Bleichhardt
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
    Br J Health Psychol 12:511-23. 2007
    ..These results support the development of less restrictive criteria for hypochondriasis and place emphasis on the clinical and socio-economic relevance of health anxiety...
  19. ncbi request reprint Human sleep under the influence of pulsed radiofrequency electromagnetic fields: a polysomnographic study using standardized conditions
    P Wagner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Mainz, Germany
    Bioelectromagnetics 19:199-202. 1998
    ..Spectral power analysis also did not reveal any alterations of the EEG rhythms during EMF exposure. The failure to confirm our previous results might be due to dose-dependent effects of the EMF on the human sleep profile...
  20. ncbi request reprint Assessment of functional gastrointestinal disorders using the Gastro-Questionnaire
    Rolf Leibbrand
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 9:155-72. 2002
    ..8% for irritable bowel syndrome, and from 7.0% to 100% for functional dyspepsia, depending on samples and symptom definitions. The Gastro-Questionnaire is a very economic, reliable, and content-valid instrument for the assessment of FGDs...
  21. doi request reprint Efficacy of short-term psychotherapy for multiple medically unexplained physical symptoms: a meta-analysis
    Maria Kleinstäuber
    Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Wallstr 3, D 55122 Mainz, Germany
    Clin Psychol Rev 31:146-60. 2011
    ..Implications of the results for clinical practice and future research are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Psychological approaches to origins and treatments of somatoform disorders
    Michael Witthöft
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University, D55122 Mainz, Germany
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 6:257-83. 2010
    ..Finally, future directions and some current blind spots in research on SFD are outlined...
  23. ncbi request reprint Dimensional and categorical approaches to hypochondriasis
    W Hiller
    Roseneck Center of Behavioural Medicine, Prien, Germany
    Psychol Med 32:707-18. 2002
    ..The DSM-IV definition of hypochondriasis is contrasted with hypochondriacal dimensions as provided by the Whiteley Index (WI) and Illness Attitude Scales (IAS)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cognitive aspects of hypochondriasis and the somatization syndrome
    W Rief
    Roseneck Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 107:587-95. 1998
    ..A catastrophizing interpretation of minor bodily complaints found in hypochondriacal patients in earlier studies was also found for patients with multiple somatization symptoms...
  25. ncbi request reprint Routine psychiatric examinations guided by ICD-10 diagnostic checklists (International Diagnostic Checklists)
    W Hiller
    Clinic Roseneck, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Federal Republic of Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 242:218-23. 1993
    ..Examples of the checklists are given together with possible areas of application. First studies have indicated good clinical practicability and satisfactory to excellent diagnostic reliability...
  26. ncbi request reprint An empirical comparison of diagnoses and reliabilities in ICD-10 and DSM-III-R
    W Hiller
    Clinic Roseneck, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Federal Republic of Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 242:209-17. 1993
    ..The different duration criteria for schizophrenia of six months in DSM-III-R and one month in ICD-10 tend to have considerable consequences for frequency rates of schizophrenia in a typical clinical setting...
  27. ncbi request reprint Toward empirically based criteria for the classification of somatoform disorders
    W Rief
    Roseneck Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 46:507-18. 1999
    ..New criteria for somatization syndrome ("polysymptomatic somatoform disorder") are proposed taking into account for the strong association of somatization and abnormal illness behavior...
  28. ncbi request reprint Don't change a winning horse
    Wolfgang Hiller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 60:345-7. 2006
  29. ncbi request reprint Lifetime diagnoses in patients with somatoform disorders: which came first?
    W Rief
    Klinik Roseneck, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Federal Republic of Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 241:236-40. 1992
    ..Therefore, the development of other psychometric scales is necessary for the evaluation of patients with somatoform disorders...
  30. ncbi request reprint Classification of somatoform disorders
    Winfried Rief
    Am J Psychiatry 163:746-7; author reply 747-8. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint 25 years experience of the surgical treatment of phaeochromocytoma
    Ulf Niemann
    Abt Viszeral und Thoraxchirurgie, Detmold, Germany
    Eur J Surg 168:716-9. 2002
    ..To assess the outcome of the surgical treatment of patients who had adrenalectomy for phaeochromocytoma...
  32. ncbi request reprint A new approach to the assessment of the treatment effects of somatoform disorders
    Winfried Rief
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
    Psychosomatics 44:492-8. 2003
    ..In sum, the SOMS-7 seems to be a comprehensive, reliable, and valid instrument for the evaluation of treatment effects in patients with somatoform disorders...
  33. 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...