T Ritz

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for mechanical lung function measurements in psychophysiology
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:546-67. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Airway response of healthy individuals to affective picture series
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System 116F PAD, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 46:67-75. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Increases in total respiratory resistance during forehead temperature stimulation
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Biol Psychol 55:119-35. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Emotion and pulmonary function in asthma: reactivity in the field and relationship with laboratory induction of emotion
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University, VA Palo Alto Health Science Center, CA 94304, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:808-15. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Experimentally induced emotions, facial muscle activity, and respiratory resistance in asthmatic and non-asthmatic individuals
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 94304, USA
    Br J Med Psychol 74:167-82. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Modulation of respiratory sinus arrhythmia by respiration rate and volume: stability across posture and volume variations
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA 94304, USA
    Psychophysiology 38:858-62. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint The structure of symptom report in asthma: a reevaluation
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, UK
    J Psychosom Res 51:639-45. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of affective picture viewing and imagery on respiratory resistance in nonasthmatic individuals
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto 94304, California, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:86-94. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Respiratory resistance during emotional stimulation: evidence for a nonspecific effect of experienced arousal?
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychology, St George s, Hospital Medical School, University of London, Tooting, London, UK
    Biol Psychol 52:143-60. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Emotions and stress increase respiratory resistance in asthma
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 62:401-12. 2000

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for mechanical lung function measurements in psychophysiology
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:546-67. 2002
    ..Recommendations are presented to increase the degree of standardization in the research application and publication of mechanical lung function measurements in psychophysiology...
  2. ncbi request reprint Airway response of healthy individuals to affective picture series
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System 116F PAD, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 46:67-75. 2002
    ..Observed airway responses are probably less informative with respect to affect-induced exacerbation in lower airway disease...
  3. ncbi request reprint Increases in total respiratory resistance during forehead temperature stimulation
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Biol Psychol 55:119-35. 2000
    ..Increases in HP were the most pronounced responses to all stimulation conditions, while RSA did not increase significantly...
  4. ncbi request reprint Emotion and pulmonary function in asthma: reactivity in the field and relationship with laboratory induction of emotion
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University, VA Palo Alto Health Science Center, CA 94304, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:808-15. 2000
    ..We investigated the modulation of pulmonary function by mood states in the daily life of asthmatic patients and nonasthmatic control subjects and its relationship to the airway effects of laboratory induction of emotion using films...
  5. ncbi request reprint Experimentally induced emotions, facial muscle activity, and respiratory resistance in asthmatic and non-asthmatic individuals
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 94304, USA
    Br J Med Psychol 74:167-82. 2001
    ..Greater facial muscle activation during emotional stimulation can reduce vagal activation, which is consistent with claims in the clinical literature of the benefits of emotional expression in asthma...
  6. ncbi request reprint Modulation of respiratory sinus arrhythmia by respiration rate and volume: stability across posture and volume variations
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA 94304, USA
    Psychophysiology 38:858-62. 2001
    ..The regression of RSA/V(T) upon T(TOT) allows for a valid estimation of ventilatory influences on RSA...
  7. ncbi request reprint The structure of symptom report in asthma: a reevaluation
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, UK
    J Psychosom Res 51:639-45. 2001
    ..We studied the structure of symptom report in a sample of British asthma patients using the Asthma Symptom Checklist (ASC)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of affective picture viewing and imagery on respiratory resistance in nonasthmatic individuals
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto 94304, California, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:86-94. 2002
    ..The findings in R(os) are discussed in the light of earlier discrepant findings on the affective modulation of airway resistance and cardiac activity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Respiratory resistance during emotional stimulation: evidence for a nonspecific effect of experienced arousal?
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychology, St George s, Hospital Medical School, University of London, Tooting, London, UK
    Biol Psychol 52:143-60. 2000
    ..The TRR results are in accordance with clinical reports of asthmatic symptom aggravation due to positive or negative emotional arousal...
  10. ncbi request reprint Emotions and stress increase respiratory resistance in asthma
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 62:401-12. 2000
    ..We studied the impact of different emotional states and stress on respiratory resistance in asthmatic and nonasthmatic individuals...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of allergen and trigger factor avoidance advice in primary care on asthma control: a randomized-controlled trial
    C Bobb
    Starnet Community Health Sciences, St Georges Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Clin Exp Allergy 40:143-52. 2010
    ..Allergy contributes significantly to asthma exacerbation, yet avoidance of triggers, in particular allergens, is rarely addressed in detail in regular asthma review in primary care...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relaxation therapy in adult asthma. Is there new evidence for its effectiveness?
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Veteran s Administration Palo Alto Health Care System, USA
    Behav Modif 25:640-66. 2001
    ..It remains to be demonstrated that relaxation training can significantly contribute to the standard treatment of asthma in adult patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Probing the psychophysiology of the airways: physical activity, experienced emotion, and facially expressed emotion
    Thomas Ritz
    Psychological Institute III, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychophysiology 41:809-21. 2004
    ..However, these effects are small and less consistent in posed emotional expressions. The mechanisms of emotion-induced airway responses and potential benefits of emotional expression in asthma deserve further study...
  14. ncbi request reprint Implementation and interpretation of respiratory sinus arrhythmia measures in psychosomatic medicine: practice against better evidence?
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75205, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:617-27. 2006
    ..Finally, we outline a respiratory control method for the time-domain index of RSA and review research pertaining to its reliability, validity, and experimental application...
  15. ncbi request reprint Airways, respiration, and respiratory sinus arrhythmia during picture viewing
    Thomas Ritz
    Psychological Institute III, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychophysiology 42:568-78. 2005
    ..RSA and respiratory timing parameters were particularly sensitive to erotic pictures. Differences between asthmatics and controls were minimal, suggesting that airway responses to unpleasant pictures are not specific to asthma...
  16. ncbi request reprint End-tidal pCO2 in blood phobics during viewing of emotion- and disease-related films
    Thomas Ritz
    Psychological Institute III, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 67:661-8. 2005
    ..We studied end-tidal pCO2 in 12 patients with BII phobia and 14 nonanxious controls during presentation of emotional films...
  17. ncbi request reprint Behavioral interventions in asthma: biofeedback techniques
    Thomas Ritz
    Psychological Institute III, University of Hamburg, Von Melle Park 5, D 20146 Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 56:711-20. 2004
    ..We review evidence for the effectiveness of these biofeedback interventions and discuss the psychophysiological rationale behind individual techniques...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a respiratory muscle biofeedback procedure-effects on heart rate and dyspnea
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 31:253-61. 2006
    ..Thus, the technique is capable of altering respiratory muscle tension and associated dyspnea. Further studies may test the procedure as a relaxation technique in patients with respiratory disease or anxiety...
  19. pmc Feedback of end-tidal pCO2 as a therapeutic approach for panic disorder
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 42:560-8. 2008
    ..We tested the effectiveness of a new, brief, capnometry-assisted breathing therapy (BRT) on clinical and respiratory measures in PD...