Hans Ulrich Wittchen

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Generalized anxiety and depression in primary care: prevalence, recognition, and management
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:24-34. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Natural course and burden of bipolar disorders
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Technical University of Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy D 01062 Dresden, Germany
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 6:145-54. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Depressive episodes--evidence for a causal role of primary anxiety disorders?
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden University of Technology, Chemnitzerstrasse 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Eur Psychiatry 18:384-93. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Size and burden of mental disorders in Europe--a critical review and appraisal of 27 studies
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 15:357-76. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Generalized anxiety disorder: prevalence, burden, and cost to society
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 16:162-71. 2002
  6. doi request reprint The structure of mental disorders re-examined: is it developmentally stable and robust against additions?
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:189-203. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for premenstrual dysphoric disorder in a community sample of young women: the role of traumatic events and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Axel Perkonigg
    Technical University of Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1314-22. 2004
  8. doi request reprint The relevance of age at first alcohol and nicotine use for initiation of cannabis use and progression to cannabis use disorders
    Silke Behrendt
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, D 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 123:48-56. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Incidence and risk patterns of anxiety and depressive disorders and categorization of generalized anxiety disorder
    Katja Beesdo
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer St 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:47-57. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Pain associated with specific anxiety and depressive disorders in a nationally representative population sample
    Katja Beesdo
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, 01187, Dresden, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:89-104. 2010

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Publications108 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Generalized anxiety and depression in primary care: prevalence, recognition, and management
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:24-34. 2002
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Natural course and burden of bipolar disorders
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Technical University of Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy D 01062 Dresden, Germany
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 6:145-54. 2003
    ..iii) The value of both types of studies might be enhanced, if beyond the use of standardized diagnostic interview, special attempts are made to use prospective life- and episode-charting methods for bipolar illnesses...
  3. ncbi request reprint Depressive episodes--evidence for a causal role of primary anxiety disorders?
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden University of Technology, Chemnitzerstrasse 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Eur Psychiatry 18:384-93. 2003
    ..The goal of this paper is to review recent literature, summarize implications of previous findings, and suggest directions for future research regarding preventive and intervention strategies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Size and burden of mental disorders in Europe--a critical review and appraisal of 27 studies
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 15:357-76. 2005
    ..These needs are most pronounced for the new EU member states as well as more generally for adolescent and older populations...
  5. ncbi request reprint Generalized anxiety disorder: prevalence, burden, and cost to society
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 16:162-71. 2002
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  6. doi request reprint The structure of mental disorders re-examined: is it developmentally stable and robust against additions?
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:189-203. 2009
    ..However, again, there is little consistency in findings when different age groups or different diagnoses are considered. Our findings suggest that psychopathology cannot be reduced to any simple structure...
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for premenstrual dysphoric disorder in a community sample of young women: the role of traumatic events and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Axel Perkonigg
    Technical University of Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:1314-22. 2004
    ....
  8. doi request reprint The relevance of age at first alcohol and nicotine use for initiation of cannabis use and progression to cannabis use disorders
    Silke Behrendt
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, D 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 123:48-56. 2012
    ..However, the cross-substance relationship between a younger age at onset of alcohol use (AU) and nicotine use (NU) and the risk of cannabis use disorders (CUD) in adolescence and early adulthood remains unclear...
  9. doi request reprint Incidence and risk patterns of anxiety and depressive disorders and categorization of generalized anxiety disorder
    Katja Beesdo
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer St 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:47-57. 2010
    ..Controversy surrounds the diagnostic categorization of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pain associated with specific anxiety and depressive disorders in a nationally representative population sample
    Katja Beesdo
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, 01187, Dresden, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:89-104. 2010
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  11. doi request reprint Clock drawing test: is it useful for dementia screening in patients having Parkinson disease with and without depression?
    Oliver Riedel
    Technische Universitaet Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Germany
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 26:151-7. 2013
    ..Our results indicate that CDT is a suitable screening instrument in patients with PD, but test results from patients with depression warrant careful consideration. ..
  12. ncbi request reprint Estimating the prevalence of mental and somatic disorders in the community: aims and methods of the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey
    Frank Jacobi
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Unit, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 11:1-18. 2002
    ..Overall, the GHS core survey and its mental health supplement provide the mental health research community with complex data that allow for high-quality analysis of mental disorders and associations with somatic disorders...
  13. doi request reprint The structure of common mental disorders: a replication study in a community sample of adolescents and young adults
    Katja Beesdo-Baum
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:204-20. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of the dimensional anxiety scales for DSM-V in an unselected sample of German treatment seeking patients
    Katja Beesdo-Baum
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Tech nische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 29:1014-24. 2012
    ..These scales use a common template to assess core constructs of fear and anxiety...
  15. doi request reprint Frequency of dementia, depression, and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in 1,449 outpatients with Parkinson's disease
    Oliver Riedel
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, Dresden, Germany
    J Neurol 257:1073-82. 2010
    ..PD outpatients are at an increased risk for all neuropsychiatric conditions, increasing with PD severity but not with age or age of onset (except dementia), revealing challenging symptom patterns...
  16. ncbi request reprint Depression does not affect the treatment outcome of CBT for panic and agoraphobia: results from a multicenter randomized trial
    Angela Emmrich
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 81:161-72. 2012
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  17. doi request reprint The diagnostic threshold of generalized anxiety disorder in the community: a developmental perspective
    Katja Beesdo-Baum
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Street 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    J Psychiatr Res 45:962-72. 2011
    ..Developmental aspects require stronger consideration in future diagnostic systems...
  18. doi request reprint Binary regression: total gain in positive and negative predictive values
    Jens Klotsche
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Biom J 54:808-23. 2012
    ..Both measures provide a useful tool for assessing the performance or accuracy of a set of predictor variables for the prediction of a binary outcome. This concept is a tool for evaluating the optimal prediction model in future research...
  19. doi request reprint Social fear and social phobia types among community youth: differential clinical features and vulnerability factors
    Susanne Knappe
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    J Psychiatr Res 45:111-20. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Re-examining the differential familial liability of agoraphobia and panic disorder
    Susanne Knappe
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Tech nische Universitaet, Dresden, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 29:931-8. 2012
    ..Convincing evidence for either position notably requires considering also other anxiety disorders to establish the position of AG relative to the panic/anxiety spectrum...
  21. doi request reprint Maternal anxiety disorders prior to conception, psychopathology during pregnancy and early infants' development: a prospective-longitudinal study
    Julia Martini
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Chemnitzer Straße 46, 01187, Dresden, Germany
    Arch Womens Ment Health 16:549-60. 2013
    ..Results are expected to provide new insights into mechanisms of familial transmission and clues for targeted prevention and early intervention. ..
  22. doi request reprint The design and methods of the mental health module in the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1-MH)
    Frank Jacobi
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 22:83-99. 2013
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  23. ncbi request reprint Incidence of social anxiety disorder and the consistent risk for secondary depression in the first three decades of life
    Katja Beesdo
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:903-12. 2007
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  24. doi request reprint Occurrence risk and structure of depression in Parkinson disease with and without dementia: results from the GEPAD Study
    Oliver Riedel
    Technische Universitaet Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden, Germany
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 23:27-34. 2010
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  25. doi request reprint Trajectory classes of decline in health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease: a pilot study
    Jens Klotsche
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Value Health 14:329-38. 2011
    ..To analyze the change in health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and to identify different classes of HRQoL decline...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, incidence and determinants of PTSD and other mental disorders: design and methods of the PID-PTSD+3 study
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 21:98-116. 2012
    ..We expect the findings to advance our understanding of a wide spectrum of adverse mental health outcomes beyond PTSD...
  27. ncbi request reprint Aims, design and methods of the Smoking and Nicotine Dependence Awareness and Screening (SNICAS) study
    Stephan Muehlig
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:208-28. 2003
    ..This paper provides an overview of the design and methods of the study, informs about sampling and response rates, and examines whether the study sample could be considered representative of German primary care doctors...
  28. ncbi request reprint Frequency of albuminuria in primary care: a cross-sectional study
    Peter Bramlage
    Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, Medical Faculty, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:107-13. 2007
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  29. doi request reprint Characterizing the association between parenting and adolescent social phobia
    Susanne Knappe
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 26:608-16. 2012
    ..paternal contributions, putative predictors of unfavorable parenting behaviors and its specificity for SP are warranted to delineate targeted prevention and intervention strategies...
  30. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Retrospective Self Report of Inhibition (RSRI) in a representative German sample
    Heike Rohrbacher
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:80-8. 2008
    ..The psychometric properties of the German RSRI were found to be comparable to those of the English version. The applicability of this questionnaire in German-speaking countries is therefore recommended for adolescents and young adults...
  31. doi request reprint (Don't) panic in the scanner! How panic patients with agoraphobia experience a functional magnetic resonance imaging session
    Ulrike Lueken
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 21:516-25. 2011
    ..Future studies are needed to investigate the relationship between self-reported distress and fMRI data in patient groups that are subject to neuroimaging research...
  32. ncbi request reprint The short- and long-term effect of duloxetine on painful physical symptoms in patients with generalized anxiety disorder: results from three clinical trials
    Katja Beesdo
    Technische Universitaet Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 23:1064-71. 2009
    ..02). In conclusion, duloxetine was efficacious in the short- and long-term treatment of PPS, which are common in GAD patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Maternal anxiety disorders predict excessive infant crying: a prospective longitudinal study
    Johanna Petzoldt
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Arch Dis Child 99:800-6. 2014
    ..To prospectively examine relations between maternal DSM-IV-TR anxiety and depressive disorders and excessive infant crying...
  34. doi request reprint Anxiety disorders before birth and self-perceived distress during pregnancy: associations with maternal depression and obstetric, neonatal and early childhood outcomes
    Julia Martini
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet, Dresden, Germany
    Early Hum Dev 86:305-10. 2010
    ..However, studies considering the effect of DSM-IV anxiety disorders beyond maternal self-perceived distress during pregnancy and its timing are lacking...
  35. doi request reprint How specific is specific phobia? Different neural response patterns in two subtypes of specific phobia
    Ulrike Lueken
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Neuroimage 56:363-72. 2011
    ..If replicated, results could contribute to a better understanding of underlying neurobiological mechanisms of specific phobia and their respective classification...
  36. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder: diagnostic and epidemiological perspectives
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    CNS Spectr 14:5-12. 2009
    ..A further exploitation of the existing data, and an improvement of existing epidemiological methods, strategies, and assessments are likely to substantially contribute to the clarification of unresolved diagnostic issues...
  37. ncbi request reprint Association chain graphs: modelling etiological pathways
    Michael Hofler
    Technical University Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:77-84. 2003
    ..With this new type of graph, more specific information can be displayed whenever the data are essentially described only with statistical main- and two-way interaction effects...
  38. ncbi request reprint Estimating causal effects from observational data with a model for multiple bias
    Michael Hofler
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46a, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 16:77-87. 2007
    ..Multiple bias modelling, if properly used, reveals the necessity for a better understanding of bias, suggesting a need to conduct larger and more adequate validation studies on instruments that are used to diagnose mental disorders...
  39. doi request reprint The natural course of cannabis use, abuse and dependence during the first decades of life
    Axel Perkonigg
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
    Addiction 103:439-49; discussion 450-1. 2008
    ..The current study estimated rates and risk factors associated with stability and variation in cannabis use patterns, cannabis abuse and cannabis dependence in a community sample over a 10-year period...
  40. pmc Enhanced sympathetic arousal in response to FMRI scanning correlates with task induced activations and deactivations
    Markus Muehlhan
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e72576. 2013
    ..It is of particular importance for pharmacological investigations studying adrenergic agents and the comparison of groups with different stress vulnerabilities like patients and controls or adolescents and adults. ..
  41. doi request reprint Symptom provocation in dental anxiety using cross-phobic video stimulation
    Ulrike Lueken
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Eur J Oral Sci 119:61-8. 2011
    ..The validation of the paradigm may support and stimulate future research on the characterization of dental anxiety on different response systems, including its underlying neural substrates...
  42. doi request reprint Agoraphobia: a review of the diagnostic classificatory position and criteria
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, D 01187Dresden, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 27:113-33. 2010
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  43. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment in 873 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Results from the German Study on Epidemiology of Parkinson's Disease with Dementia (GEPAD)
    Oliver Riedel
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, Dresden, Germany
    J Neurol 255:255-64. 2008
    ..Prevalence estimates of these complications are quite variable and are lacking for the outpatient care sector...
  44. doi request reprint Within and between session changes in subjective and neuroendocrine stress parameters during magnetic resonance imaging: A controlled scanner training study
    Ulrike Lueken
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:1299-308. 2012
    ..If replicated, present findings should be considered by researchers employing repeated measurement designs where subjects are exposed to a scanner more than once...
  45. pmc A novel nonparametric approach for estimating cut-offs in continuous risk indicators with application to diabetes epidemiology
    Jens Klotsche
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:63. 2009
    ..The cut-off corresponding to the Youden-Index is often applied in epidemiology and biomedical literature for dichotomizing a continuous risk indicator...
  46. doi request reprint Abstinence orientation and treatment practice: an analysis of German settings providing opioid maintenance therapy
    Sebastian Trautmann
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Subst Use Misuse 47:22-30. 2012
    ..Patients in HAOs were more likely to undergo psychotherapeutic and psychiatric treatment than in MAOs and LAOs. Limitations, conclusions, and future research are suggested...
  47. doi request reprint Risk and speed of transitions to first alcohol dependence symptoms in adolescents: a 10-year longitudinal community study in Germany
    Silke Behrendt
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
    Addiction 103:1638-47. 2008
    ..It is unclear whether early onset of AU is associated with the speed of transition to first AD symptoms and whether specific first AD symptoms and their timing are associated with AD...
  48. doi request reprint Smoking cessation in primary care - a randomized controlled trial of bupropione, nicotine replacements, CBT and a minimal intervention
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 20:28-39. 2011
    ..Smoking cessation has been shown to be effective in randomized controlled trials. It is unclear though, whether interventions also work in routine primary care...
  49. doi request reprint Women-specific mental disorders in DSM-V: are we failing again?
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Technische Universitat Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Arch Womens Ment Health 13:51-5. 2010
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  50. pmc Fear processing in dental phobia during crossmodal symptom provocation: an fMRI study
    Kevin Hilbert
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Chemnitzer Straße 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany Neuroimaging Center, Technische Universitat Dresden, Chemnitzer Straße 46a, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Biomed Res Int 2014:196353. 2014
    ..Findings enlarge our knowledge about neural correlates of dental phobia and may help to understand the neural underpinnings of the clinical and physiological characteristics of the disorder. ..
  51. ncbi request reprint Familial risk factors in social anxiety disorder: calling for a family-oriented approach for targeted prevention and early intervention
    Susanne Knappe
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 19:857-71. 2010
    ..This review sets out to develop a more family-oriented approach for predicting the onset and maintenance of SAD that may be fruitful to derive targeted prevention and early intervention in SAD...
  52. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and obesity: evidence for a risk association
    Axel Perkonigg
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Am J Prev Med 36:1-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine prospective longitudinal associations between PTSD and obesity in a community sample...
  53. doi request reprint The need for a behavioural science focus in research on mental health and mental disorders
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Longitudinal Studies CELOS, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 23:28-40. 2014
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  54. doi request reprint Agoraphobia and panic. Prospective-longitudinal relations suggest a rethinking of diagnostic concepts
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 77:147-57. 2008
    ..The aim of the current study is to prospectively examine the 10-year natural course of PA, PD and AG in the first three decades of life, their stability and their reciprocal transitions...
  55. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and outcome of substitution treatment of heroin-dependent patients in specialized substitution centers and primary care facilities in Germany: a naturalistic study in 2694 patients
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzerstrasse 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 95:245-57. 2008
    ..Despite many short-term studies, little is known about the long-term (12-month) effects of these treatments in different settings, i.e. primary care-based (PMC) and specialized substitution centers (SSCs)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of anthropometric indicators of obesity to predict cardiovascular risk
    Harald J Schneider
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University, Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:589-94. 2007
    ..However, more recently, waist to hip ratio (WHR) or waist circumference (WC) as more sensitive measures for visceral obesity have been proposed to be more indicative of cardiovascular risk...
  57. ncbi request reprint DSM-IV pain disorder in the general population. An exploration of the structure and threshold of medically unexplained pain symptoms
    Christine Frohlich
    Technische Universitat Dresden, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:187-96. 2006
    ..Despite an abundance of questionnaire data, the prevalence of clinically significant and medically unexplained pain syndromes in the general population has rarely been examined with a rigid personal-interview methodology...
  58. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of day hospital treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
    Eike Fittig
    Unit for Eating Disorders Research, Institute of Clinical Psychology, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 16:341-51. 2008
    ..The results demonstrate both the short-term effectiveness and long-term stability of day hospital treatment in a large sample of patients with anorexia and BN...
  59. pmc Common and distinct amygdala-function perturbations in depressed vs anxious adolescents
    Katja Beesdo
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, Dresden, Germany
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:275-85. 2009
    ..Few studies directly compare amygdala function in depressive and anxiety disorders. Data from longitudinal research emphasize the need for such studies in adolescents...
  60. doi request reprint Association between generalized anxiety levels and pain in a community sample: evidence for diagnostic specificity
    Katja Beesdo
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitat Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 23:684-93. 2009
    ..It is unclear whether generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has a specific relationship to pain syndromes, going beyond the established association of pain with anxiety syndromes in general...
  61. ncbi request reprint Do parental psychopathology and unfavorable family environment predict the persistence of social phobia?
    Susanne Knappe
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Chemnitzer Str 46, 01187 Dresden, Germany
    J Anxiety Disord 23:986-94. 2009
    ..Predictors for SP persistence differ from those predicting SP onset. Unfavorable family environment alone and in interaction with parental disorders predict higher SP persistence...
  62. ncbi request reprint Developments in the treatment and diagnosis of anxiety disorders
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Technische Universitat Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, D 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 32:xiii-xix. 2009
    ..This article reviews these critical issues and sets the stage for the other articles in this special issue...
  63. ncbi request reprint The position of anxiety disorders in structural models of mental disorders
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Technische Universita t Dresden, Chemnitzer Strasse 46, D 01187 Dresden, Germany
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 32:465-81. 2009
    ..Extant results are not stable enough to form the basis of clinical diagnostic classification systems such as DSM and the International Classification of Diseases...
  64. ncbi request reprint Panic attack as a risk factor for severe psychopathology
    Renee D Goodwin
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Kraepelinstr 2, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2207-14. 2004
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between panic attack and the onset of specific mental disorders and severe psychopathology across the diagnostic spectrum among adolescents and young adults...
  65. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder in general practice in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden
    Povl Munk-Jørgensen
    Unit for Psychiatric Research, Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Mølleparkvej 10, Aalborg, Denmark DK 9000
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1738-44. 2006
    ..This study assessed the prevalence rate of generalized anxiety disorder among patients of general practitioners in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden and determined whether general practitioners recognize the condition and its correlates...
  66. ncbi request reprint Patterns and correlates of generalized anxiety disorder in community samples
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:4-10. 2002
    ..Although generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is at least twice as prevalent as panic disorder and is among the commonly occurring mental disorders, changing diagnostic criteria have hampered the cumulation of data on patterns and correlates...
  67. ncbi request reprint Human and economic burden of generalized anxiety disorder
    Deborah L Hoffman
    Independent Outcomes Research Consultant, New Haven, CT, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:72-90. 2008
    ..Quality of care initiatives that have been implemented to increase recognition and improve treatment outcomes for persons with MDD should be extended to the effective management of GAD...
  68. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and burden of bipolar disorders in European countries
    Stefano Pini
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67 56100, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 15:425-34. 2005
    ..Most studies suggest equally high or even higher levels of impairments and disabilities of bipolar disorders as compared to major depression and schizophrenia. Few data are available on treatment and health care utilization...
  69. ncbi request reprint Parental major depression and the risk of depression and other mental disorders in offspring: a prospective-longitudinal community study
    Roselind Lieb
    Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology Unit, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Kraepelinstr 2, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:365-74. 2002
    ..This article examines associations between DSM-IV depressive disorders, their natural course, other psychopathology, and parental major depression in a community sample of adolescents and young adults...
  70. ncbi request reprint Evidence that the outcome of developmental expression of psychosis is worse for adolescents growing up in an urban environment
    Janneke Spauwen
    Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, South Limburg Mental Health Research and Teaching Network, EURON, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Psychol Med 36:407-15. 2006
    ..5-year period...
  71. ncbi request reprint [The use of guidelines in the primary care management of hypertension and diabetes]
    Nicole Wagner
    Institut für Klinische Pharmakologie und Forschungsverbund Public Health Sachsen und Sachsen Anhalt e V, TU Dresden
    Soz Praventivmed 49:261-8. 2004
    ..The paper examines to what degree German primary care physicians know and work along the rules established in guidelines for arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus...
  72. ncbi request reprint Continued needs for epidemiological studies of mental disorders in the community
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Psychother Psychosom 73:197-206. 2004
  73. ncbi request reprint HYDRA: possible determinants of unsatisfactory hypertension control in German primary care patients
    U Muscha Steckelings
    Center for Cardiovascular Research Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Charite, Berlin, Germany
    Blood Press 13:80-8. 2004
    ..These insights into the causes of unsatisfactory hypertension control may help to direct future educational programmes designed to improve hypertension management specifically to these deficits and thereby to improve control rates...
  74. ncbi request reprint What characteristics of primary anxiety disorders predict subsequent major depressive disorder?
    Antje Bittner
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:618-26, quiz 730. 2004
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint High prevalence and poor control of hypertension in primary care: cross-sectional study
    Arya M Sharma
    Franz Volhard Clinic Charité, Berlin, Germany
    J Hypertens 22:479-86. 2004
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Mixed anxiety-depression in a 1 year follow-up study: shift to other diagnoses or remission?
    Katrin Barkow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Germany
    J Affect Disord 79:235-9. 2004
    ..However, a study examining the stability of this ICD-10-diagnosis is lacking. Our objective was to examine the 12 month outcome of MAD in comparison to the outcome of depression, anxiety, and comorbid depression and anxiety...
  77. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for depression at 12-month follow-up in adult primary health care patients with major depression: an international prospective study
    Katrin Barkow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Str 25, 53105 Bonn, Germany
    J Affect Disord 76:157-69. 2003
    ..The findings from the WHO Collaborative Study on 'Psychological Problems in General Health Care' might be generalised to different cultural environments...
  78. ncbi request reprint Smoking increases the risk of panic: findings from a prospective community study
    Barbara Isensee
    Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology Unit, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:692-700. 2003
    ..We examined prospectively determined bidirectional associations between smoking and panic and other anxiety disorders and their temporal ordering of onset in a representative community sample of adolescents and young adults...
  79. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking and smoking in adolescents: a prospective community study of adolescents and their mothers
    Roselind Lieb
    Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology Unit, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
    Eur Addict Res 9:120-30. 2003
    ..Our findings show that maternal smoking predicts escalation of smoking, development of nicotine dependence, and stability of smoking behavior in children. Implications for specific intervention and prevention efforts are discussed...
  80. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of major depressive episodes: results from the International Consortium of Psychiatric Epidemiology (ICPE) Surveys
    Laura Andrade
    Institute and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:3-21. 2003
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in an onset cohort of adults with type 1 diabetes
    Frank Petrak
    Department for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Untere Zahlbacherstrasse 8, D 55131 Mainz, Germany
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 19:216-22. 2003
    ..The aim of our study was to determine if newly diagnosed adults with type 1 diabetes already have an elevated rate of psychiatric disorders at the beginning of their physical illness...
  82. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of treated and untreated mental disorders in five countries
    Rob V Bijl
    Department of Crime Prevention and Sanctions, Research and Documentation Center, Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:122-33. 2003
    ..Undertreatment of serious cases is most pronounced among young poorly educated males. Outreach is needed to reduce barriers to care among serious cases and young people at risk of serious disorders...
  83. ncbi request reprint Generalized anxiety disorder: comorbidity, comparative biology and treatment
    David J Nutt
    School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 5:315-25. 2002
    ..Finally, current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for GAD are reviewed, with particular attention being paid to published clinical-trial data...
  84. ncbi request reprint Patterns of incidence and psychiatric risk factors for traumatic events
    Murray B Stein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 11:143-53. 2002
    ..The mechanisms by which premorbid psychiatric disorders promote exposure to traumatic events are unknown. Better understanding of these pathways may lead to novel strategies for primary and secondary prevention of PTSD...
  85. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, recognition and management of depression in primary care in Germany: the Depression 2000 study
    Hans Ulrich Wittchen
    Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Hum Psychopharmacol 17:S1-11. 2002
    ..It remains of continued prime importance to educate primary care doctors to better recognise depression in order to increase the patients' chances of receiving appropriate treatment...
  86. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and age of onset for drug use in seven international sites: results from the international consortium of psychiatric epidemiology
    William A Vega
    Institute for Quality, Research, and Training, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School UMDNJ, 335 George Street, 3rd Floor, Liberty Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 68:285-97. 2002
    ..Methodological limitations of the study along with recommendations for future international comparative research are discussed...
  87. ncbi request reprint Life events and changes in the course of depression in young adults
    Robert H Friis
    Department of Health Science, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA
    Eur Psychiatry 17:241-53. 2002
    ..Few community-based studies have examined the impact of life events, life conditions and life changes on the course of depression. This paper examines associations of life events on depressive symptom onset, improvement, and stability...
  88. ncbi request reprint Hypertension in overweight and obese primary care patients is highly prevalent and poorly controlled
    Peter Bramlage
    Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University, Dresden
    Am J Hypertens 17:904-10. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of hypertension and the diagnosis, treatment status, and control rates of hypertension in obese patients as compared to patients with normal weight...
  89. ncbi request reprint How prevalent is smoking and nicotine dependence in primary care in Germany?
    Eva Hoch
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology, Munich, Germany
    Addiction 99:1586-98. 2004
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint Cost of disorders of the brain in Europe
    Patrik Andlin-Sobocki
    Stockholm Health Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Neurol 12:1-27. 2005
  91. doi request reprint Anxiety disorders in mothers and their children: prospective longitudinal community study
    Andrea Schreier
    Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
    Br J Psychiatry 192:308-9. 2008
    ..These results suggest that the type of maternal anxiety disorder and its severity of manifestation contribute to mother-offspring aggregation of anxiety...
  92. ncbi request reprint Long-term efficacy of pregabalin in generalized anxiety disorder
    Douglas Feltner
    Pfizer Global Research and Development, Ann Arbor, Missouri, USA
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 23:18-28. 2008
    ..2%), headache (10.1 vs. 11.2%), and somnolence (6.0 vs. 0%). No safety concerns were identified with long-term treatment. The study indicates that pregabalin is an effective treatment for the prevention of relapse in patients with GAD...
  93. pmc International Day for the Evaluation of Abdominal Obesity (IDEA): a study of waist circumference, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus in 168,000 primary care patients in 63 countries
    Beverley Balkau
    INSERM U780 IFR69, Research in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 16 Ave Paul Vaillant Couturier, 94807 Villejuif, France
    Circulation 116:1942-51. 2007
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Supplementary dimensional assessment in anxiety disorders
    M Katherine Shear
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 16:S52-64. 2007
    ..We also suggest that a staging approach to illness, based upon supplementary dimensional rating could provide useful information for clinical and research purposes...
  95. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and prevalence and incidence of mental disorders in adolescents and young adults
    Andreas Strohle
    Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Charite Mitte, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Berlin, Germany
    Psychol Med 37:1657-66. 2007
    ..Although positive effects of physical activity on mental health indicators have been reported, the relationship between physical activity and the development of specific mental disorders is unclear...
  96. ncbi request reprint Childhood separation anxiety and the risk of subsequent psychopathology: Results from a community study
    Tanja M Brückl
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 76:47-56. 2007
    ..To examine the association between separation anxiety disorder (SAD) and mental disorders in a community sample and to evaluate whether separation anxiety is specifically related to panic disorder with and without agoraphobia...
  97. pmc Broadening the definition of generalized anxiety disorder: effects on prevalence and associations with other disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Ayelet Meron Ruscio
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 21:662-76. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether broadening the current diagnostic criteria results in a more valid characterization of GAD...
  98. ncbi request reprint Substance use and substance use disorders in a community sample of adolescents and young adults: incidence, age effects and patterns of use
    Axel Perkonigg
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany
    Eur Addict Res 12:187-96. 2006
    ..Patterns of onset, cohort trends, and use of various substance classes are also analyzed...
  99. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence, drug treatment and metabolic control of diabetes mellitus in primary care]
    David Pittrow
    Institut fur Klinische Pharmakologie, Forschungsverbund Public Health, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 101:635-44. 2006
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of prevalence estimations for suicide attempts. how reliably do adolescents and young adults report their suicide attempts?
    Bettina Christl
    Dresden University of Technology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
    Arch Suicide Res 10:253-63. 2006
    ..One-third of all baseline suicide attempters did not report their suicide attempt again at the four years later assessment. In particular, 80% of all nonreporters were female, and almost 60% were aged 14-17 at baseline...
  101. ncbi request reprint Where have they been? Service use of regular substance users with and without abuse and dependence
    Axel Perkonigg
    Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:470-9. 2006
    ..To present lifetime rates of service use for psychological and substance use related problems among regular substance users and to examine factors associated with service use...