Ulrich Schnyder

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Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi Posttraumatic stress disorder following accidental injury: rule or exception in Switzerland?
    Ulrich Schnyder
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychother Psychosom 77:111-8. 2008
  2. ncbi Inconsistency in reporting potentially traumatic events
    Urs Hepp
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 188:278-83. 2006
  3. doi Development of chronic pain following severe accidental injury. Results of a 3-year follow-up study
    Josef Jenewein
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Psychosom Res 66:119-26. 2009
  4. ncbi Finger length ratio (2D:4D) in adults with gender identity disorder
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Sex Behav 38:359-63. 2009
  5. ncbi Contribution of initial heart rate to the prediction of posttraumatic stress symptom level in accident victims
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Culmannstrasse 8, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Psychiatr Res 42:158-62. 2008
  6. doi Quality of life after traumatic injury: a latent trajectory modeling approach
    Hanspeter Moergeli
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland hanspeter moergeli usz ch
    Psychother Psychosom 81:305-11. 2012
  7. ncbi Prevalence of exposure to potentially traumatic events and PTSD. The Zurich Cohort Study
    Urs Hepp
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:151-8. 2006
  8. doi 2004 Tsunami: long-term psychological consequences for Swiss tourists in the area at the time of the disaster
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, Zurich CH 8091, Switzerland
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:420-5. 2009
  9. doi Shared or discordant grief in couples 2-6 years after the death of their premature baby: effects on suffering and posttraumatic growth
    Stefan Buchi
    Dept of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychosomatics 50:123-30. 2009
  10. doi Is the stressor criterion dispensable?: a contribution to the criterion A debate from a Swiss sample of survivors of the 2004 tsunami
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychopathology 42:333-6. 2009

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  1. doi Posttraumatic stress disorder following accidental injury: rule or exception in Switzerland?
    Ulrich Schnyder
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychother Psychosom 77:111-8. 2008
    ....
  2. ncbi Inconsistency in reporting potentially traumatic events
    Urs Hepp
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 188:278-83. 2006
    ..Research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relies mainly on self-reports of exposure to trauma and its consequences...
  3. doi Development of chronic pain following severe accidental injury. Results of a 3-year follow-up study
    Josef Jenewein
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Psychosom Res 66:119-26. 2009
    ..Motor vehicle accidents (MVA) and work-related injuries are two of the more common causes of chronic pain. Nevertheless, there is little evidence on predicting factors regarding the development of chronic pain following physical injury...
  4. ncbi Finger length ratio (2D:4D) in adults with gender identity disorder
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Sex Behav 38:359-63. 2009
    ..The development of FtM GID seems even more unlikely to be notably influenced by prenatal testosterone...
  5. ncbi Contribution of initial heart rate to the prediction of posttraumatic stress symptom level in accident victims
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Culmannstrasse 8, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Psychiatr Res 42:158-62. 2008
    ..We conclude that the initial heart rate is a weak and not independent predictor for PTSD symptom level following accidental injuries...
  6. doi Quality of life after traumatic injury: a latent trajectory modeling approach
    Hanspeter Moergeli
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland hanspeter moergeli usz ch
    Psychother Psychosom 81:305-11. 2012
    ..This study of injured accident survivors aimed to: (1) detect a model of change which best explains the observed course of QoL, and (2) identify potential predictor variables...
  7. ncbi Prevalence of exposure to potentially traumatic events and PTSD. The Zurich Cohort Study
    Urs Hepp
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:151-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence rate of exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTE) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a representative sample of the general population...
  8. doi 2004 Tsunami: long-term psychological consequences for Swiss tourists in the area at the time of the disaster
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, Zurich CH 8091, Switzerland
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:420-5. 2009
    ....
  9. doi Shared or discordant grief in couples 2-6 years after the death of their premature baby: effects on suffering and posttraumatic growth
    Stefan Buchi
    Dept of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychosomatics 50:123-30. 2009
    ..The authors hypothesized that the grief-related concordance within a couple 2 to 6 years after the loss of a premature baby could be an indicator of shared emotional distress within a couple...
  10. doi Is the stressor criterion dispensable?: a contribution to the criterion A debate from a Swiss sample of survivors of the 2004 tsunami
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychopathology 42:333-6. 2009
    ..To explore the clinical and diagnostic usefulness of criterion A, we examined its value in predicting and capturing PTSD symptom clusters (criteria B-D) in a sample of trauma survivors...
  11. ncbi Low predictive power of peritraumatic dissociation for PTSD symptoms in accident survivors
    Lutz Wittmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Trauma Stress 19:639-51. 2006
    ..Possible explanations for the low-predictive power of peritraumatic dissociation for posttraumatic psychopathology in the sample are discussed...
  12. ncbi Coping with serious accidental injury: a one-year follow-up study
    Urs Hepp
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychother Psychosom 74:379-86. 2005
    ....
  13. ncbi Comorbidity in posttraumatic stress disorder: a structural equation modelling approach
    Lutz Wittmann
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Compr Psychiatry 49:430-40. 2008
    ..Existing theories consider comorbidity as a consequence of PTSD (model 1), PTSD and comorbidity as a consequence of shared factors of vulnerability (model 2), and comorbidity as a consequence of trauma-type specific mechanisms (model 3)...
  14. ncbi Grief and post-traumatic growth in parents 2-6 years after the death of their extremely premature baby
    Stefan Buchi
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychother Psychosom 76:106-14. 2007
    ..To assess grief and post-traumatic growth in parents 2-6 years after the death of a premature baby (24-26 weeks' gestation) and to evaluate Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self-Measure (PRISM) in the assessment of bereavement...
  15. ncbi Body image and transsexualism
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychopathology 41:96-100. 2008
    ..To date, research on the body image of transsexual patients has mostly covered body dissatisfaction with respect to body perception...
  16. ncbi Attempted suicide: factors leading to hospitalization
    Urs Hepp
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Can J Psychiatry 49:736-42. 2004
    ..This study analyzes how sociodemographic and clinical characteristics influence the treatment decision for patients referred to a university hospital emergency room (ER) owing to attempted suicide...
  17. ncbi Psychiatric comorbidity and Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) profiles in eating disorder patients
    Gabriella Milos
    Psychiatric Department, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Can J Psychiatry 49:179-84. 2004
    ..This study examines potential overlaps between psychiatric comorbidity (Axis I and II) and scores on the subscales of the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) in women with eating disorders (EDs)...
  18. doi Perceived responsibility for change as an outcome predictor in cognitive-behavioural group therapy
    Aba Delsignore
    Zurich University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Clin Psychol 47:281-93. 2008
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  19. doi Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder in adolescents: a national survey in Switzerland
    Markus A Landolt
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychiatry, University Children s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Trauma Stress 26:209-16. 2013
    ..56) were significant risk factors for PTSD. Results suggest considerably high rates of TEs and PTSD among adolescents. Intervention efforts must be intensified to reduce trauma exposure and treat PTSD...
  20. doi Disclosure of child sexual abuse by adolescents: a qualitative in-depth study
    Verena Schonbucher
    University Children s Hospital Zurich, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychiatry, Steinwiesstrasse 75, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Interpers Violence 27:3486-513. 2012
    ....
  21. ncbi Does weight gain induce cortical and trabecular bone regain in anorexia nervosa? A two-year prospective study
    Gabriella Milos
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Bone 41:869-74. 2007
    ..The course of bone density and structure at different locations was different, and, despite weight increase, bone regain appeared to need different time periods...
  22. pmc Instability of eating disorder diagnoses: prospective study
    Gabriella Milos
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 187:573-8. 2005
    ..The stability of eating disorder diagnoses has received little research attention...
  23. ncbi Application of Prochaska's transtheoretical model of change to patients with eating disorders
    Gregor Hasler
    Psychiatric Department, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Psychosom Res 57:67-72. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess stages of change in patients with eating disorders and to analyze their correlations with clinical characteristics and treatment processes using Prochaska's transtheoretical model of change...
  24. ncbi Does patient cognition predict time off from work after life-threatening accidents?
    Ulrich Schnyder
    Psychiatric Department, University Hospital, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Psychiatry 160:2025-31. 2003
    ..The present study aimed to identify predictors of the number of days of leave taken in a consecutively selected group of accident victims who sustained severe, mostly life-threatening physical trauma...
  25. doi Impact of alexithymia on treatment outcome: a naturalistic study of short-term cognitive-behavioral group therapy for panic disorder
    Michael Rufer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychopathology 43:170-9. 2010
    ..However, few empirical studies have examined this issue. Furthermore, it is unclear whether or not alexithymia itself may improve during psychotherapy...
  26. ncbi Incidence of severe anorexia nervosa in Switzerland: 40 years of development
    Gabriella Milos
    Psychiatric Outpatients Department, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Eat Disord 35:250-8. 2004
    ..The current study examined the development of the incidence of severe anorexia nervosa with five sampling periods covering the years 1956-1995 in a geographically defined region of Switzerland...
  27. ncbi Adolescent perspectives on social support received in the aftermath of sexual abuse: a qualitative study
    Verena Schonbucher
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Sex Behav 43:571-86. 2014
    ....
  28. pmc Dopamine-related deficit in reward learning after catecholamine depletion in unmedicated, remitted subjects with bulimia nervosa
    Simona Grob
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuropsychopharmacology 37:1945-52. 2012
    ..These deficits uncover disturbance of the central reward processing systems in rBN related to altered brain catecholamine levels, which might reflect a trait-like deficit increasing vulnerability to BN...
  29. pmc Changing times: a longitudinal analysis of international firearm suicide data
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Public Health 96:1752-5. 2006
    ..Legislation and regulatory measures reducing the availability of firearms in private households can distinctly strengthen the prevention of firearm suicides...
  30. ncbi Outcome of psychiatric treatment: what is relevant for our patients?
    Gregor Hasler
    Psychiatric Department, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Compr Psychiatry 45:199-205. 2004
    ..The use of measures that include dimensions such as personal growth, purpose of life, and positive relations with others may record important changes in these patients...
  31. doi Psychometric evaluation and validation of the German version of the Acute Stress Disorder Scale across two distinct trauma populations
    Susanne Helfricht
    Child Development Center, University Children s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Trauma Stress 22:476-80. 2009
    ..Indices of reliability, construct, and predictive validity with established measures of posttraumatic stress, anxiety, and depression suggest that the German ASDS is a psychometrically sound and valid instrument...
  32. ncbi Comorbidity of Asperger syndrome and gender identity disorder
    Bernd Kraemer
    Psychiatric Department, University Hospital, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 14:292-6. 2005
    ..We consider the treatment of GID as compelling, particularly because curative therapy for AS is lacking and with GID treatment in this vein, the patient gains psychosocial improvement...
  33. ncbi Finger length ratio (2D:4D) and dimensions of sexual orientation
    Bernd Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuropsychobiology 53:210-4. 2006
    ..To date, most studies in this field of research comprise categorical group comparison of heterosexuals and homosexuals with respect to their 2D:4D...
  34. doi PRISM (Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self Measure): a new method for the assessment of suffering after trauma
    Lutz Wittmann
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Trauma Stress 25:94-7. 2012
    ..In summary, PRISM appears to be a valid tool for the assessment of trauma-related suffering and adds to multimethod approaches in trauma research...
  35. ncbi Control expectancies as predictors of psychotherapy outcome: a systematic review
    Aba Delsignore
    Zurich University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Clin Psychol 46:467-83. 2007
    ..Based on findings from the expectancies literature (also including outcome and patient role expectancies), this systematic review proposes ways to reactivate the promising field of control expectancies in the psychotherapy context...
  36. pmc Mental health of asylum seekers: a cross-sectional study of psychiatric disorders
    Martina Heeren
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 12:114. 2012
    ..International research shows high levels of distress for asylum seekers. Little is known about actual psychiatric morbidity in this population, especially during the first few years postmigration...
  37. ncbi German version of Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale
    Ulrich Schnyder
    Psychiatric Department, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Trauma Stress 15:487-92. 2002
    ..The data suggest that the German version of the CAPS is a reliable instrument for the assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology in accident victims. Further studies are necessary to validate further the questionnaire...
  38. doi Future perspectives in psychotherapy
    Ulrich Schnyder
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 259:S123-8. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi Suicide attempts and suicidal ideation: links with psychiatric comorbidity in eating disorder subjects
    Gabriella Milos
    Psychiatric Department, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:129-35. 2004
    ..Incorporating a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation into the clinical assessment of ED patients is important for the assessment of suicidality and for the provision of adequate treatments...
  40. doi Prevalence of child sexual abuse in Switzerland: a systematic review
    Verena Schonbucher
    University Childrens s Hospital, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 140:w13123. 2011
    ..Although child sexual abuse (CSA) is considered to be a significant health risk, there is no systematic overview of studies that have investigated the prevalence of CSA in Switzerland...
  41. ncbi Psychological and psychosocial interventions after attempted suicide: an overview of treatment studies
    Urs Hepp
    Psychiatric Department, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Crisis 25:108-17. 2004
    ..They are discussed with regard to both the various therapeutic strategies and models used, and the repetition of self-harming behavior as the main outcome...
  42. ncbi Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after heart transplant: the influence of earlier loss experiences on posttransplant flashbacks
    Lutz Götzmann
    Department of Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, CH 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Psychother 56:562-7. 2002
    ..It is demonstrated how the encoding of a traumatic experience into existing representations leads not only to a reactivation of an earlier trauma, but may constitute a protective function in the processing of a PTSD...
  43. ncbi Comorbidity of obsessive-compulsive disorders and duration of eating disorders
    Gabriella Milos
    Psychiatric Polyclinic, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Eat Disord 31:284-9. 2002
    ..Subjects with OCD were expected to show a longer history of ED...
  44. doi Post-traumatic stress disorder in serious accidental injury: 3-year follow-up study
    Urs Hepp
    Psychiatrische Dienste Aargau AG, Baden, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 192:376-83. 2008
    ..Long-term data on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following accidents are scarce...
  45. ncbi Who develops acute stress disorder after accidental injuries?
    Annette Kjaer Fuglsang
    Institute of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark
    Psychother Psychosom 71:214-22. 2002
    ....
  46. ncbi Are patients after severe injury who drop out of a longitudinal study at high risk of mental disorder?
    Daisuke Nishi
    Department of Psychiatry, National Disaster Medical Center, Tokyo 190 0014, Japan
    Compr Psychiatry 49:393-8. 2008
    ..To summarize, it is expected that those who drop from the follow-up are unlikely to have MVA-related PTSD, but might have mental problems independent of injury...
  47. ncbi Evidence for low-grade systemic proinflammatory activity in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Roland von Kanel
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital Inselspital, Freiburgstrasse 4, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    J Psychiatr Res 41:744-52. 2007
    ..41, p=0.035). PTSD patients showed a low-grade systemic proinflammatory state, which, moreover, was related to PTSD symptom levels suggesting one mechanism by which PTSD could contribute to atherosclerotic disease...
  48. ncbi [Outpatient group therapy for emotion management in complex posttraumatic disorders]
    Christoph Müller
    Psychiatrische Poliklinik, Universitatsspital Zurich, Schweiz
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 57:364-72. 2007
    ..This is complemented by psychoeducation and resource activation based on recent neurobiological findings in traumatic stress research. Data from the first completed program is presented and discussed...
  49. ncbi Altered blood coagulation in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Roland von Kanel
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Psychosom Med 68:598-604. 2006
    ..A hypercoagulable state before occurrence of coronary thrombosis contributes to atherosclerosis development. We investigated whether PTSD would be associated with increased coagulation activity...
  50. ncbi Why new psychotherapies for posttraumatic stress disorder?
    Ulrich Schnyder
    Psychother Psychosom 74:199-201. 2005
  51. ncbi Posttraumatic disorders following injury: an empirical and methodological review
    Meaghan L O'Donnell
    Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Psychol Rev 23:587-603. 2003
    ..It is suggested that a clearer understanding of the psychological effects of physical injury will require the widespread adoption of more rigorous, standardized and transparent methodological procedures...
  52. ncbi Low-dose cortisol for symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Amanda Aerni
    Division of Psychiatry Research, University of Zurich, Lenggstr 31, 8029 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1488-90. 2004
    ....
  53. doi Measures of endothelial dysfunction in plasma of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Roland von Kanel
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Res 158:363-73. 2008
    ..This suggests one mechanism by which posttraumatic stress could contribute to atherosclerosis...
  54. doi Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Lina Wiedemar
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Heart Lung 37:113-21. 2008
    ..We estimated the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and identified predictors of self-rated PTSD symptoms in patients post-myocardial infarction (MI)...
  55. ncbi Incidence of severe anorexia nervosa in Switzerland: 40 years of development
    Gabriella Milos
    Int J Eat Disord 36:118-9. 2004
  56. ncbi Does acute stress disorder predict post-traumatic stress disorder in traffic accident victims? Analysis of a self-report inventory
    Annette Kjaer Fuglsang
    Department of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Nobelparken, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Nord J Psychiatry 58:223-9. 2004
    ..The acute traumatic symptom level explains a large part of the variance in PTSD symptom level. However, other variables also seem to play an important role...
  57. ncbi Patient satisfaction with outpatient psychiatric treatment: the role of diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and perceived therapeutic change
    Gregor Hasler
    Psychiatric Department, Zurich University Hospital, Switzerland
    Can J Psychiatry 49:315-21. 2004
    ..To investigate the influence of diagnosis, type of treatment, and perceived therapeutic change on patient satisfaction following psychiatric treatment for nonpsychotic, nonsubstance-related disorders...