Katja Wingenfeld

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Affiliation: University of Hamburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi Neural correlates of the individual emotional Stroop in borderline personality disorder
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:571-86. 2009
  2. doi Impact of childhood trauma, alexithymia, dissociation, and emotion suppression on emotional Stroop task
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 70:53-8. 2011
  3. doi [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
  4. doi Salivary cortisol release and hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis feedback sensitivity in fibromyalgia is associated with depression but not with pain
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Germany
    J Pain 11:1195-202. 2010
  5. doi The diurnal course of salivary alpha-amylase in nurses: an investigation of potential confounders and associations with stress
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Germany
    Biol Psychol 85:179-81. 2010
  6. doi [The German version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ): preliminary psychometric properties]
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Hamburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 60:442-50. 2010
  7. doi HPA axis reactivity in chronic pelvic pain: association with depression
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 30:282-6. 2009
  8. doi Working memory performance and cognitive flexibility after dexamethasone or hydrocortisone administration in healthy volunteers
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 217:323-9. 2011
  9. ncbi Elevated diurnal salivary cortisol in nurses is associated with burnout but not with vital exhaustion
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1144-51. 2009
  10. doi Attentional bias to personally relevant words in borderline personality disorder is strongly related to comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder
    Katja Wingenfeld
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapie, Hamburg, Germany
    J Pers Disord 23:141-55. 2009

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. doi Neural correlates of the individual emotional Stroop in borderline personality disorder
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:571-86. 2009
    ..The present study aimed to investigate neural correlates of response inhibition in BPD by using an emotional Stroop paradigm extending the task to word stimuli which were related to stressful life events...
  2. doi Impact of childhood trauma, alexithymia, dissociation, and emotion suppression on emotional Stroop task
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 70:53-8. 2011
    ..Using the emotional Stroop task we investigated which variables beyond aspects of patients' psychopathology might influence reaction times and interference in the Stroop test...
  3. doi [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...
  4. doi Salivary cortisol release and hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis feedback sensitivity in fibromyalgia is associated with depression but not with pain
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Germany
    J Pain 11:1195-202. 2010
    ..Our results support the hypotheses that HPA axis related alterations are associated with affective disturbances, for example, depression, in patients with fibromyalgia...
  5. doi The diurnal course of salivary alpha-amylase in nurses: an investigation of potential confounders and associations with stress
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Germany
    Biol Psychol 85:179-81. 2010
    ..Whereas depression, anxiety, work stress and burnout were not associated with sAA, a small negative correlation between social difficulties, measured with the Chronic Stress Screening Scale, and sAA could be identified...
  6. doi [The German version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ): preliminary psychometric properties]
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Hamburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 60:442-50. 2010
    ..The psychometric properties of the German version of the CTQ were similar to the American original; it proved to be a reliable and valid screen for the retrospective assessment of child maltreatment...
  7. doi HPA axis reactivity in chronic pelvic pain: association with depression
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 30:282-6. 2009
    ..The pathophysiology of CPP is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to determine whether the presence of depressive symptoms is associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction in CPP...
  8. doi Working memory performance and cognitive flexibility after dexamethasone or hydrocortisone administration in healthy volunteers
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 217:323-9. 2011
    ..We further expected that dexamethasone treatment is also followed by cognitive impairment, due to the hypothesis that very low levels of cortisol are also associated with alterations in memory performance...
  9. ncbi Elevated diurnal salivary cortisol in nurses is associated with burnout but not with vital exhaustion
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1144-51. 2009
    ..015). On the other hand, subjects who reported high levels of vital exhaustion did not differ from those who did not report signs of vital exhaustion. These findings provide further evidence for HPA axis dysregulation in burnout...
  10. doi Attentional bias to personally relevant words in borderline personality disorder is strongly related to comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder
    Katja Wingenfeld
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapie, Hamburg, Germany
    J Pers Disord 23:141-55. 2009
    ..Inhibition of interference in BPD patients seems not to be altered in general but is exclusively disturbed in those with comorbid PTSD when highly relevant personal factors are the focus of attention...
  11. doi Relationship between coping with negative life-events and psychopathology: major depression and borderline personality disorder
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychol Psychother 82:421-5. 2009
    ..Emotion-oriented coping style was positively correlated with psychopathology, while task-oriented coping was negatively correlated with psychopathology in events which the participants had difficulties dealing with...
  12. doi Borderline personality disorder: hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis and findings from neuroimaging studies
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:154-70. 2010
    ..This article reviews research on the HPA axis and neuroimaging studies in BPD and aims to integrate these findings...
  13. doi Memory bias for emotional and illness-related words in patients with depression, anxiety and somatization disorders: an investigation with the directed forgetting task
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychiatry, Charite University Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Psychopathology 46:22-7. 2013
    ..The current study aimed to investigate memory bias in different mental disorders by using neutral, emotionally valenced and illness-related word stimuli in a directed forgetting task...
  14. doi Cortisol has enhancing, rather than impairing effects on memory retrieval in PTSD
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychiatry, Charite University Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:1048-56. 2012
    ..In healthy participants, administration of cortisol impairs declarative memory retrieval. Only a few studies have investigated these effects in PTSD yielding mixed results...
  15. doi Effects of acute hydrocortisone administration on declarative memory in patients with major depressive disorder: a placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study
    Kirsten Terfehr
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:1644-50. 2011
    ..We further tested whether the enhancing or impairing effects of hydrocortisone would prevail when it was given after encoding and when delayed retrieval was tested at a time point when glucocorticoid levels were still elevated...
  16. doi Emotion-induced memory dysfunction in borderline personality disorder
    Christoph Mensebach
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, LVR University Hospital Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 14:524-41. 2009
    ..BPD patients were expected to perform as well as healthy subjects in standard memory tasks but to show fewer capacities to control for emotionally negative interference...
  17. doi False memories and memory confidence in borderline patients
    Lisa Schilling
    Asklepios Medical Center Hamburg North Wandsbek, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Hamburg, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 44:376-80. 2013
    ..Prior reports and anecdotal evidence suggests that patients with BPD are prone to false memories but this assumption has to been put to firm empirical test, yet...
  18. doi Childhood trauma in multiple sclerosis: a case-control study
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 74:312-8. 2012
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  19. doi Normal mind-reading capacity but higher response confidence in borderline personality disorder patients
    Lisa Schilling
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 66:322-7. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to further investigate ToM in BPD patients...
  20. doi Hydrocortisone impairs working memory in healthy humans, but not in patients with major depressive disorder
    Kirsten Terfehr
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 215:71-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to investigate whether the finding of missing effects of acute cortisol administration on memory performance in MDD is also seen when examining prefrontal-based working memory...
  21. doi Complex post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with somatization disorder
    Carsten Spitzer
    University Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf and Klinikum Eilbek Schön Kliniken, Hamburg, Germany
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:80-6. 2009
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  22. doi Hair testosterone and visuospatial memory in middle-aged men and women with and without depressive symptoms
    Lucia Dettenborn
    Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:2373-7. 2013
    ..We examined hair testosterone and its association with verbal and visuospatial memory in middle-aged men and women with and without major depression...
  23. doi Noradrenergic blockade and memory in patients with major depression and healthy participants
    Anja Kuffel
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 40:86-90. 2014
    ..In the current study, we further examined the role of noradrenaline on memory in MDD by administering clonidine that activates presynaptic α2 receptors and thereby globally suppresses the noradrenergic output...
  24. doi Cortisol effects on autobiographic memory retrieval in PTSD: an analysis of word valence and time until retrieval
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychiatry, Charite University Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Stress 16:581-6. 2013
    ..Our findings illustrate that the opposing effects of cortisol on autobiographical memory retrieval in PTSD patients and controls are further modulated by the emotionality of the cue-words...
  25. doi Psychotic-like cognitive biases in borderline personality disorder
    Steffen Moritz
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:349-54. 2011
    ..The study awaits replication with larger samples, but we tentatively suggest that the investigation of psychosis-related cognitive biases may prove useful for the understanding and treatment of BPD...
  26. doi A 4-item measure of depression and anxiety: validation and standardization of the Patient Health Questionnaire-4 (PHQ-4) in the general population
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Hamburg Eilbek Schön Clinics, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 122:86-95. 2010
    ..Given that PHQ-4, PHQ-2, and GAD-2 have not been validated in the general population, this study aimed to investigate their reliability and validity in a large general population sample and to generate normative data...
  27. doi Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care patients: cross-sectional criterion standard study
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:304-12. 2011
    ..This study aimed to describe the association of PTSD and trauma exposure with somatic symptoms, psychiatric comorbidity, functional impairment, and the actual treatment of PTSD in primary care...
  28. doi Effects of noradrenergic stimulation on memory in patients with major depressive disorder
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychiatry, Charite University Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Eschenallee 3, 14050 Berlin, Germany
    Stress 16:191-201. 2013
    ..The mechanism by which yohimbine leads to stronger memory consolidation in depressed patients compared with healthy controls remains to be elucidated...
  29. ncbi C-reactive protein, pre- and postdexamethasone cortisol levels in post-traumatic stress disorder
    Carsten Spitzer
    Carsten Spitzer, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany, and Asklepios Fachklinikum Tiefenbrunn, Rosdorf, Germany
    Nord J Psychiatry 68:296-9. 2014
    ..However, a dysbalanced immune system with suppressed CRP might contribute to the elevated somatic comorbidity in PTSD. ..
  30. ncbi Stress, memory, and the hippocampus
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychiatry, Charite University Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Front Neurol Neurosci 34:109-20. 2014
    ..This indicates an altered sensitivity to stress hormones in these mental disorders...
  31. doi HPA axis alterations in mental disorders: impact on memory and its relevance for therapeutic interventions
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Germany
    CNS Neurosci Ther 17:714-22. 2011
    ..Furthermore, the relevance of these findings for therapeutic intervention is discussed...