Michael Witthöft

Summary

Affiliation: University of Mainz
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Body-related attentional biases in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder resulting from childhood sexual abuse with and without co-occurring borderline personality disorder
    M Witthöft
    Department of Psychology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany Electronic address
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 46:72-7. 2015
  2. ncbi request reprint The latent structure of medically unexplained symptoms and its relation to functional somatic syndromes
    Michael Witthöft
    Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Wallstrasse 3, Mainz, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 20:172-83. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Neuronal and behavioral correlates of health anxiety: results of an illness-related emotional Stroop task
    Michael Witthöft
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 67:93-102. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Are media warnings about the adverse health effects of modern life self-fulfilling? An experimental study on idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF)
    Michael Witthöft
    King s College London, Department of Psychological Medicine, Weston Education Centre, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 74:206-12. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Can't suppress this feeling: automatic negative evaluations of somatosensory stimuli are related to the experience of somatic symptom distress
    Michael Witthöft
    Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Emotion 12:640-9. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Adult age differences in inhibitory processes and their predictive validity for fluid intelligence
    Michael Witthöft
    Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 16:133-63. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Abnormalities in cognitive-emotional information processing in idiopathic environmental intolerance and somatoform disorders
    Michael Witthöft
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 40:70-84. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a specific link between the personality trait of absorption and idiopathic environmental intolerance
    Michael Witthöft
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:795-802. 2008
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Tactile perceptual processes and their relationship to somatoform disorders
    Anna Katzer
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 121:530-43. 2012

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Body-related attentional biases in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder resulting from childhood sexual abuse with and without co-occurring borderline personality disorder
    M Witthöft
    Department of Psychology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany Electronic address
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 46:72-7. 2015
    ..We examined the extent to which biased information processing of body related stimuli was related to CSA...
  2. ncbi request reprint The latent structure of medically unexplained symptoms and its relation to functional somatic syndromes
    Michael Witthöft
    Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Wallstrasse 3, Mainz, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 20:172-83. 2013
    ..Medically unexplained symptoms are the hallmark of somatoform disorders and functional somatic syndromes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Neuronal and behavioral correlates of health anxiety: results of an illness-related emotional Stroop task
    Michael Witthöft
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 67:93-102. 2013
    ..Predominant attention allocation to illness-related information is regarded as a central process in the development and maintenance of HA, yet little is known about the neuronal correlates of this attentional bias...
  4. ncbi request reprint Are media warnings about the adverse health effects of modern life self-fulfilling? An experimental study on idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF)
    Michael Witthöft
    King s College London, Department of Psychological Medicine, Weston Education Centre, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 74:206-12. 2013
    ..In this experiment, we tested whether media reports promote the development of this condition...
  5. ncbi request reprint Can't suppress this feeling: automatic negative evaluations of somatosensory stimuli are related to the experience of somatic symptom distress
    Michael Witthöft
    Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Emotion 12:640-9. 2012
    ..The tactile AMP is suggested as a promising paradigm to study automatic evaluations of body sensations in people with somatoform disorders and related clinical conditions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Adult age differences in inhibitory processes and their predictive validity for fluid intelligence
    Michael Witthöft
    Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 16:133-63. 2009
    ..Results support the view of multiple inhibitory-like capabilities that play a central role in the decline of higher-order cognitive functions in old age...
  7. ncbi request reprint Abnormalities in cognitive-emotional information processing in idiopathic environmental intolerance and somatoform disorders
    Michael Witthöft
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University, Staudingerweg 9, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 40:70-84. 2009
    ..The results of enhanced negative automatic evaluations of IEI-trigger words and greater attention allocation to symptom words support cognitive models of IEI...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a specific link between the personality trait of absorption and idiopathic environmental intolerance
    Michael Witthöft
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:795-802. 2008
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  9. ncbi 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Tactile perceptual processes and their relationship to somatoform disorders
    Anna Katzer
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 121:530-43. 2012
    ..86) and were significantly lower in the SFD group. The notion that general perceptual dispositions influence the formation of symptom perception may thus complement cognitive models of SFD...
  11. ncbi request reprint Specificity and modifiability of cognitive biases in hypochondriasis
    Maria Gropalis
    Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Mainz, Germany
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:558-65. 2013
    ..Little is known about the specificity, temporal stability, and modifiability of these biases via psychotherapy...
  12. ncbi request reprint The German version of the H-YBOCS for the assessment of hypochondriacal cognitions and behaviors: development, reliability and validity
    Florian Weck
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Frankfurt, Varrentrappstrasse 40 42, D 60486, Frankfurt, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 20:618-26. 2013
    ..Recently, the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale was adapted for the dimensional assessment of hypochondriacal characteristics (H-YBOCS) and yielded promising results...
  13. ncbi request reprint The implicit health-related self-concept in somatoform disorders
    Kathrin Riebel
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Mainz, Wallstraße 3, 55122 Mainz, Germany
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 44:335-42. 2013
    ..1) In particular, the self-concept has been demonstrated to be a key factor in SFD. Yet, the self-concept in SFDs has been studied only on an explicit but not on an implicit level...
  14. ncbi request reprint Somatic symptom reporting has a dimensional latent structure: results from taxometric analyses
    Fabian Jasper
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 121:725-38. 2012
    ..Implications regarding the practical application as well as models of etiology and pathogenesis of somatic symptom reporting are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Health anxiety, cognitive coping, and emotion regulation: a latent variable approach
    Stefanie M Görgen
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Mainz, Wallstraße 3, 55122, Mainz, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 21:364-74. 2014
    ..It has recently been proposed that dysfunctional emotion regulation strategies contribute to health anxiety, but the empirical evidence for this claim is sparse...
  16. ncbi request reprint Health anxiety and attentional bias: the time course of vigilance and avoidance in light of pictorial illness information
    Fabian Jasper
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, 55122 Mainz, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 25:1131-8. 2011
    ..Results suggest a vigilance avoidance pattern of selective attention associated with pictorial illness related stimuli in health anxiety...
  17. ncbi request reprint Tactile perceptual processes and their relationship to medically unexplained symptoms and health anxiety
    Anna Katzer
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 71:335-41. 2011
    ..The present study compared psychopathologic measures of MUS and health anxiety with SSDT parameters. Furthermore, we aimed to define a reliable measurement of tactile perception threshold...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hypochondriasis, somatoform disorders, and anxiety disorders: sociodemographic variables, general psychopathology, and naturalistic treatment effects
    Maria Gropalis
    Department of Psychology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:406-12. 2012
    ..The results suggest that patients with HYP have an interim position between SFD and ANX, with slightly closer connections to ANX...
  19. ncbi request reprint Improving heartbeat perception in patients with medically unexplained symptoms reduces symptom distress
    Manuela Schaefer
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany Electronic address
    Biol Psychol 101:69-76. 2014
    ..These findings suggest a relation between lower interoceptive accuracy and the perception of bodily symptoms in somatoform disorders. ..
  20. ncbi request reprint What predicts outcome, response, and drop-out in CBT of depressive adults? a naturalistic study
    Amrei Schindler
    Department of Psychology, University of Mainz, 55122 Mainz, Germany
    Behav Cogn Psychother 41:365-70. 2013
    ..The efficacy of CBT for unipolar depressive disorders is well established, yet not all patients improve or tolerate treatment...
  21. ncbi request reprint Rasch scalability of the somatosensory amplification scale: a mixture distribution approach
    Fabian Jasper
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 74:469-78. 2013
    ..We applied the Somatosensory Amplification Scale (SSAS) in an Internet sample of young adults (N=3031) to test whether the SSAS is Rasch scalable...
  22. ncbi request reprint The relations between social anxiety and social intelligence: a latent variable analysis
    Sandra Hampel
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 55122 Mainz, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 25:545-53. 2011
    ..24; p<0.05). Results suggest small to medium sized relationships between specific facets of social anxiety and certain domains of SI. Therapeutic implications for socially anxious individuals concerning SI are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological interventions for premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a meta-analysis
    Maria Kleinstäuber
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Wallstr 3, 55122 Mainz, Germany
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 19:308-19. 2012
    ..For both cognitive-behavioral interventions and serotonergic antidepressants, efficacy in treatment of PMS was found to not be satisfactory. Future research should possibly focus more on a combination of both approaches...
  24. ncbi request reprint Modifying the implicit illness-related self-concept in patients with somatoform disorders may reduce somatic symptoms
    Kathrin Riebel
    Department of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 55099, Mainz, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 21:861-8. 2014
    ..Recent evidence [1] suggests that patients with SFDs have a stronger implicit illness-related self-concept, which is related to the experience of medically unexplained symptoms...
  25. ncbi request reprint Implicit affective evaluation bias in hypochondriasis: findings from the Affect Misattribution Procedure
    Franziska Schreiber
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 28:671-8. 2014
    ..Thus, an implicit negative affective evaluation bias of serious illnesses rather than symptoms is a unique feature of HYP. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint Health anxiety--an indicator of higher interoceptive sensitivity?
    Susann Krautwurst
    Department of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany Electronic address
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 45:303-9. 2014
    ..Consequently, higher levels of interoceptive accuracy might be critically involved in the development of health anxiety...
  27. ncbi request reprint Benchmarking of cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression in efficacy and effectiveness studies--how do exclusion criteria affect treatment outcome?
    Amrei C Schindler
    Department of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
    Psychother Res 21:644-57. 2011
    ..This study evaluated the effects of naturalistic depression therapies and benchmarked them with published RCTs...
  28. ncbi request reprint Is interoceptive awareness really altered in somatoform disorders? Testing competing theories with two paradigms of heartbeat perception
    Manuela Schaefer
    Department of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    J Abnorm Psychol 121:719-24. 2012
    ..These findings are in line with recent cognitive approaches to SFDs that stress the importance of biased schema-guided processing of interoceptive information...
  29. ncbi 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...