H Ursin

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bergen
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The cognitive activation theory of stress
    Holger Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Jonas Liesvei 91, N 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:567-92. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The psychology in psychoneuroendocrinology
    H Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 23:555-70. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychosomatic medicine: state of the art
    H Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Ann Med 32:323-8. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive activation theory of stress, sensitization, and common health complaints
    Holger Ursin
    Unifob Health and Department of Education and Health Promotion, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 13, Bergen, Norway 5015
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1113:304-10. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint A scoring system for subjective health complaints (SHC)
    H R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 27:63-72. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Sensitization, subjective health complaints, and sustained arousal
    H Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 933:119-29. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving subjective health at the worksite: a randomized controlled trial of stress management training, physical exercise and an integrated health programme
    H R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Occup Med (Lond) 52:383-91. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Patients with low back pain not returning to work. A 12-month follow-up study
    E M Haldorsen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:1202-7; discussion 1208. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint Are subjective health complaints a result of modern civilization?
    Hege R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, N 5000, Norway
    Int J Behav Med 11:122-5. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Sensitization and subjective health complaints
    Hege R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 43:189-96. 2002

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint The cognitive activation theory of stress
    Holger Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Jonas Liesvei 91, N 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:567-92. 2004
    ..It is an essential element of CATS that only when coping is defined as positive outcome expectancy does the concept predict relations to health and disease...
  2. ncbi request reprint The psychology in psychoneuroendocrinology
    H Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 23:555-70. 1998
    ..Finally, the PNE positions outlined in 1968 by Mason is revisited. The 30 years of PNE research that followed confirm and expand his conclusions...
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychosomatic medicine: state of the art
    H Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Ann Med 32:323-8. 2000
    ..One possible alternative to old dynamic concepts is the development of a cognitive arousal theory of stress...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive activation theory of stress, sensitization, and common health complaints
    Holger Ursin
    Unifob Health and Department of Education and Health Promotion, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 13, Bergen, Norway 5015
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1113:304-10. 2007
    ..There is a striking comorbidity for all these conditions. This may be explained by psychobiological sensitization within neural loops, maintained by sustained activation, which has been suggested as a mechanism for these conditions...
  5. ncbi request reprint A scoring system for subjective health complaints (SHC)
    H R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 27:63-72. 1999
    ..The prevalence of these complaints is high, and should be considered before conclusions are reached about new diseases and new attributions of environmental hazards...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sensitization, subjective health complaints, and sustained arousal
    H Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 933:119-29. 2001
    ..This is the most frequent and most expensive condition for sickness compensation and disability. The comorbidity of other complaints, however, will also be taken into account...
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving subjective health at the worksite: a randomized controlled trial of stress management training, physical exercise and an integrated health programme
    H R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Occup Med (Lond) 52:383-91. 2002
    ..The PE group showed improved general health, physical fitness and muscle pain, while the SMT group showed improved stress management. The IHP group showed the strongest effects, affecting most goals set for treatment...
  8. ncbi request reprint Patients with low back pain not returning to work. A 12-month follow-up study
    E M Haldorsen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:1202-7; discussion 1208. 1998
    ..A prospective study of patients treated with a light mobilization program for long-term low back pain...
  9. ncbi request reprint Are subjective health complaints a result of modern civilization?
    Hege R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, N 5000, Norway
    Int J Behav Med 11:122-5. 2004
    ..Our common subjective health complaints, therefore, are not specific for industrialized societies...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sensitization and subjective health complaints
    Hege R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 43:189-96. 2002
    ..The combination of cognitive psychology and neurophysiology offers a model for somatic pathology, and, perhaps more important, also for the understanding of subjective complaints and illness...
  11. pmc Shift work disorder among oil rig workers in the North Sea
    Siri Waage
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Sleep 32:558-65. 2009
    ..The main symptoms are excessive sleepiness and insomnia temporally associated with the working schedule. The aim of the present study was to examine SWD among shift workers in the North Sea...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mutilation anxiety differs among females with fibromyalgia and functional dyspepsia and population controls
    Eva Albertsen Malt
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Bergen, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen N 5022, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 54:523-31. 2003
    ..Studies using self-report rating scales suggest a considerable overlap regarding symptom complaints in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and functional dyspepsia (FD), while clinical assessments point to important psychological differences...
  13. ncbi request reprint Altered dopamine D2 receptor function in fibromyalgia patients: a neuroendocrine study with buspirone in women with fibromyalgia compared to female population based controls
    Eva Albertsen Malt
    Department of Psychiatry, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    J Affect Disord 75:77-82. 2003
    ..The prolactin response to buspirone has been suggested to be mediated through dopamine (DA) antagonistic effects...
  14. ncbi request reprint Diurnal rhythm in British Antarctic personnel
    Anette Harris
    Research Center for Health Promotion, University of Bergen Unifob Health, Bergen, Norway
    Rural Remote Health 10:1351. 2010
    ..The diurnal rhythm of saliva cortisol and its association to adaptation, performance and health were examined in personnel over-wintering at two British Antarctic stations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Personality and coping strategies during submarine missions
    Gro M Sandal
    Department of Psychosocial Science University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Hum Perf Extrem Environ 7:29-42. 2003
    ..The findings suggest that interpersonal characteristics need to be considered in the selection of submariners and personnel for other military settings in which units are exposed to prolonged stress and isolation...
  16. doi request reprint The development of a Cognitive Activation Theory of Stress: from limbic structures to behavioral medicine
    Holger Ursin
    Unifob Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 50:639-44. 2009
    ..There are many roots, many related issues, and many scientists involved. There is no way to produce a complete story. However, one aspect is beyond discussion, the story started in the Neurophysiology laboratory in Oslo...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cognitive activation theory of stress (CATS): from fish brains to the Olympics
    Hege R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, N 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:933-8. 2005
    ..The important dimensions for health are positive expectancies of outcome (coping), control, and safety, for all individuals in all species...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of psychological defense on processing of neutral stimuli indicated by event-related potentials (ERPs)
    H R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 41:263-7. 2000
    ..The fundamental neurophysiological difference may also be the basis for the very complex cognitive and perceptual mechanisms involved in psychological defense mechanisms...
  19. ncbi request reprint Fibromyalgia is associated with panic disorder and functional dyspepsia with mood disorders. A study of women with random sample population controls
    E A Malt
    Department of Psychiatry, Haukeland University Hospital, N 5022, Bergen, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 49:285-9. 2000
    ..We compared ICD-10 psychiatric disorders in female patients with fibromyalgia (n=45) or functional dyspepsia (n=18) with age-matched random sample controls (n=49)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Subjective health complaints, sensitization, and sustained cognitive activation (stress)
    H R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Jonas Lies vei 91, N 5009 Bergen, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 56:445-8. 2004
    ..These complaints are common in the general population, but for some these complaints reach a level that requires care and assistance...
  21. ncbi request reprint Press stop to start: the role of inhibition for choice and health
    Holger Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:1059-65. 2005
    ..Similar models have been presented for non-specific gastric and intestinal complaints, and for fatigue and depression. Rumination and perseveration of negative thoughts may maintain the activity in these loops...
  22. doi request reprint Cognitive activation theory of stress (CATS)
    Holger Ursin
    Unifob Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:877-81. 2010
    ..We review the current status of CATS in Behavioural Medicine by discussing its potential explanatory power in epidemiology, prevention and treatment of "subjective health complaints"...
  23. ncbi request reprint Coffee, stress and cortisol in nursing staff
    Anette Harris
    Unifob Health, Christiesgt 13, N 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:322-30. 2007
    ..In the final hierarchical regression of the evening values, only decision authority and coffee were significantly related to cortisol levels in the evening...
  24. ncbi request reprint Health complaints and satisfied with the job? A cross-sectional study on work environment, job satisfaction, and subjective health complaints
    Erling Svensen
    Department of Education and Health Promotion, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Occup Environ Med 49:568-73. 2007
    ..The second aim was to evaluate whether any SHC differences were attributable directly to the work environment or mediated by the individual perception of the environment (satisfactory or not)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of subjective health complaints (SHC) in Norway
    Camilla Ihlebaek
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 30:20-9. 2002
    ..As subjective health complaints are one of the major reasons for short- and long-term sickness absence it is important to know the prevalence of these conditions in the general population...
  26. ncbi request reprint Neurasthenia, subjective health complaints and sensitization
    Bjarte Stubhaug
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:1003-9. 2005
    ..This overall higher score on subjective complaints from all organ systems is in accordance with the hypothesis of an overall and general sensitization to the afferent inputs from their psychophysiological systems...
  27. doi request reprint A multi-state model for sick-leave data applied to a randomized control trial study of low back pain
    Stein Atle Lie
    Norwegian Network for Back Pain, The Research Unit, Department of Health, University Research Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 36:279-83. 2008
    ..Analysing and presenting data on different outcomes after sick-leave is challenging. The use of extended statistical methods supplies additional information and allows further exploitation of data...
  28. ncbi request reprint Subjective health complaints are more prevalent in Maasais than in Norwegians
    Ingvard Wilhelmsen
    Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, and Department of Medicine, Haraldsplass Deaconal Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    Nord J Psychiatry 61:304-9. 2007
    ..The Maasais, living under primitive conditions, close to nature, seems to have more SHC than Norwegians, living in a modern, highly developed and industrialized country...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comorbid subjective health complaints in low back pain
    Eli Molde Hagen
    Spine Clinic, Sykehuset Innlandet HF, Ottestad, Norway
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1491-5. 2006
    ..Cross-sectional study...
  30. ncbi request reprint Health effects of reduced workhours?
    Hege R Eriksen
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:488; author reply 489. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint Effects of the implementation of an 84-hour workweek on neurobehavioral test performance and cortisol responsiveness during testing
    Roger Persson
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:261-9. 2003
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  32. ncbi request reprint [The disability "disability"]
    Holger Ursin
    Universitetet i Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 126:2642. 2006
  33. doi request reprint Cognitive-behavioural therapy v. mirtazapine for chronic fatigue and neurasthenia: randomised placebo-controlled trial
    Bjarte Stubhaug
    Division of Psychiatry, Haukeland University Hospital, N 5021 Bergen, Norway
    Br J Psychiatry 192:217-23. 2008
    ..Single interventions in chronic fatigue syndrome have shown only limited effectiveness, with few studies of comprehensive treatment programmes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Relative cost-effectiveness of extensive and light multidisciplinary treatment programs versus treatment as usual for patients with chronic low back pain on long-term sick leave: randomized controlled study
    Jan S Skouen
    Outpatient Spine Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:901-9; discussion 909-10. 2002
    ..A subgroup of 195 patients with chronic low back pain, being part of a larger study of other musculoskeletal patients, were included in a randomized controlled prospective clinical study...
  35. ncbi request reprint Psychological selection of Antarctic personnel: the "SOAP" instrument
    Iain Grant
    British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
    Aviat Space Environ Med 78:793-800. 2007
    ..The potential advantage of including a psychological test battery in the selection process for service in the Antarctic was examined in 348 applicants for employment in Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS)...