Bernd Löwe

Summary

Affiliation: Regenstrief Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Depression, anxiety, and somatoform disorders: vague or distinct categories in primary care? Results from a large cross-sectional study
    Gertraud Hanel
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Clinical Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 67:189-97. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of psychiatric comorbidity in medical outpatients
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 65:764-70. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Measuring depression outcome with a brief self-report instrument: sensitivity to change of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Germany
    J Affect Disord 81:61-6. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity and work disability in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 66:395-402. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and depression in patients with pulmonary hypertension
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 66:831-6. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Exploring potential associations of suicidal ideation and ideas of self-harm in patients with congestive heart failure
    Nicole Lossnitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 26:764-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Self-care and depression in patients with chronic heart failure
    Nicole Holzapfel
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Heart Lung 38:392-7. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparative validity of three screening questionnaires for DSM-IV depressive disorders and physicians' diagnoses
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Bergheimer Strasse 58, D 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 78:131-40. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Gastrointestinal symptoms in primary care: prevalence and association with depression and anxiety
    Monika Mussell
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:605-12. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity in cardiovascular inpatients: costs, net gain, and length of hospitalization
    Achim Hochlehnert
    Department of Psychosomatic and Internal Medicine II, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 70:135-9. 2011

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Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Depression, anxiety, and somatoform disorders: vague or distinct categories in primary care? Results from a large cross-sectional study
    Gertraud Hanel
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Clinical Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 67:189-97. 2009
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of psychiatric comorbidity in medical outpatients
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 65:764-70. 2003
    ..This study aimed to identify predictors of psychiatric comorbidity for diagnostic use in busy medical settings and to describe their criterion validity...
  3. ncbi request reprint Measuring depression outcome with a brief self-report instrument: sensitivity to change of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Germany
    J Affect Disord 81:61-6. 2004
    ..Therefore, we investigated the sensitivity to change of the PHQ-9 in three groups of patients whose depression status either improved, remained unchanged, or deteriorated over time...
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity and work disability in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 66:395-402. 2004
    ..Parallel analyses were also performed in a matched control group with no diagnosis of IRD to investigate if predictors of work disability in medical patients are independent from the presence of IRD...
  5. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and depression in patients with pulmonary hypertension
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 66:831-6. 2004
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Exploring potential associations of suicidal ideation and ideas of self-harm in patients with congestive heart failure
    Nicole Lossnitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 26:764-8. 2009
    ..To determine the factors, which are associated with suicidal ideation and ideas of self-harm in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  7. doi request reprint Self-care and depression in patients with chronic heart failure
    Nicole Holzapfel
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Heart Lung 38:392-7. 2009
    ..Although chronic heart failure (CHF) is often complicated by comorbid depression and poor self-care, little is known about their specific association in patients with CHF...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparative validity of three screening questionnaires for DSM-IV depressive disorders and physicians' diagnoses
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Bergheimer Strasse 58, D 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 78:131-40. 2004
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Gastrointestinal symptoms in primary care: prevalence and association with depression and anxiety
    Monika Mussell
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:605-12. 2008
    ..However, no primary care study has investigated this issue. This study investigates the prevalence of GI symptoms in primary care and their association with depression and anxiety...
  10. doi request reprint Psychiatric comorbidity in cardiovascular inpatients: costs, net gain, and length of hospitalization
    Achim Hochlehnert
    Department of Psychosomatic and Internal Medicine II, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 70:135-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the economic impact of psychiatric comorbidity, we compared costs, returns, net gain, and duration of hospitalization in cardiovascular inpatients with and without psychiatric comorbidity...
  11. doi request reprint Panic disorder in patients with chronic heart failure
    Thomas Müller-Tasch
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:299-303. 2008
    ..Our objective was to assess the prevalence of panic disorder, its influence on quality of life (QoL), and the presence of further anxiety and depressive comorbid disorders in outpatients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Depression and panic disorder as predictors of health outcomes for patients with asthma in primary care
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Vossstrasse 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
    Respir Med 102:359-66. 2008
    ..However, their impact on health outcomes in primary care patients is less well examined. This study prospectively evaluated the impact of depression and panic disorder on outcomes of primary care patients with asthma over 1 year...
  13. pmc Medical patients' attitudes toward emotional problems and their treatment. What do they really want?
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Gen Intern Med 21:39-45. 2006
    ..Understanding medical patients' attitudes toward emotional problems and their management is crucial to overcoming obstacles to efficient depression treatment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Detecting panic disorder in medical and psychosomatic outpatients: comparative validation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Patient Health Questionnaire, a screening question, and physicians' diagnosis
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Bergheimer Strasse 58, D 69115, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 55:515-9. 2003
    ..Additionally, patient and physician acceptability of the screening questionnaires was investigated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Monitoring depression treatment outcomes with the patient health questionnaire-9
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, Heidelberg University Medical Center, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Med Care 42:1194-201. 2004
    ..We investigated responsiveness to treatment, reproducibility, and minimal clinically important difference of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), a standard instrument for diagnosing depression in primary care...
  16. ncbi request reprint Detecting and monitoring depression with a two-item questionnaire (PHQ-2)
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, Heidelberg D 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 58:163-71. 2005
    ..This study evaluates the two-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2) as a measure for diagnosing and monitoring depression...
  17. ncbi request reprint Anxiety disorders in primary care: prevalence, impairment, comorbidity, and detection
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:317-25. 2007
    ..Anxiety, although as common as depression, has received less attention and is often undetected and undertreated...
  18. doi request reprint The Patient Health Questionnaire Somatic, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptom Scales: a systematic review
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute, Inc and the Department of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:345-59. 2010
    ..An efficient means for measuring and monitoring all three conditions would be desirable...
  19. doi request reprint An ultra-brief screening scale for anxiety and depression: the PHQ-4
    Kurt Kroenke
    Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Psychosomatics 50:613-21. 2009
    ..The most common mental disorders in both outpatient settings and the general population are depression and anxiety, which frequently coexist. Both of these disorders are associated with considerable disability...
  20. doi request reprint Risk factors of symptom underestimation by physicians
    Arne Zastrow
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 64:543-51. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to characterize patient-physician agreement on various psychological and somatic symptoms in internal medicine inpatients and to identify predictors of symptom severity underestimation by physicians...
  21. doi request reprint Spontaneous pneumomediastinum in anorexia nervosa: a case report and review of the literature on pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax
    Achim Hochlehnert
    Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical University Hospital, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 18:107-15. 2010
    ..Based on this, case review of the literature about the frequency of pneumomediastinum in young patients with low weight is presented concerning epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, time to recovery and prognosis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Perception of bodily sensation as a predictor of treatment response to acupuncture for postoperative nausea and vomiting prophylaxis
    Antonius Schneider
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 11:119-25. 2005
    ..An intervention-specific questionnaire was developed to assess perception of bodily sensations (PBS) in patients undergoing acupuncture treatment...
  23. doi request reprint Anxiety disorders in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: frequency, course, predictors, and patients' requests for treatment
    Saskia Lang
    Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 37:35-47. 2014
    ..To determine (1) the frequency and course of anxiety disorders in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), (2) the predictors of anxiety, (3) the treatment situation and patients' requests for therapy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Validity of current somatoform disorder diagnoses: perspectives for classification in DSM-V and ICD-11
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Center of Psychosocial Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychopathology 41:4-9. 2008
    ..To prepare for these revisions, this study systematically investigates the validity of the current classification of somatoform disorders...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effect of depressive symptoms on survival after heart transplantation
    Stephan Zipfel
    Department of Internal Medicine II, General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 64:740-7. 2002
    ..Patient depression and anxiety scores were measured in both subgroups and their impact on pre- and postoperative mortality investigated...
  26. ncbi request reprint Efficacy, predictors of therapy response, and safety of sertraline in routine clinical practice: prospective, open-label, non-interventional postmarketing surveillance study in 1878 patients
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 87:271-9. 2005
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