Thomas Berger

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Affiliation: University of Bern
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Internet-based treatment for social phobia: a randomized controlled trial
    Thomas Berger
    University of Bern, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    J Clin Psychol 65:1021-35. 2009
  2. pmc Evaluating an e-mental health program ("deprexis") as adjunctive treatment tool in psychotherapy for depression: design of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Tobias Krieger
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 14:285. 2014
  3. pmc Internet-based individually versus group guided self-help treatment for social anxiety disorder: protocol of a randomized controlled trial
    Ava Schulz
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 14:115. 2014
  4. pmc The EVIDENT-trial: protocol and rationale of a multicenter randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of an online-based psychological intervention
    Jan Philipp Klein
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Luebeck University, Luebeck, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:239. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Internet-based treatment of depression: a randomized controlled trial comparing guided with unguided self-help
    Thomas Berger
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Cogn Behav Ther 40:251-66. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Internet-based treatment of social phobia: a randomized controlled trial comparing unguided with two types of guided self-help
    Thomas Berger
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Gesellschaftsstrasse 49, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Behav Res Ther 49:158-69. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Large-conductance calcium-dependent potassium channels prevent dendritic excitability in neocortical pyramidal neurons
    Narimane Benhassine
    Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Pflugers Arch 457:1133-45. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The Role of Self-Organization in the Suicidal Process
    Juliane Brüdern
    University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Psychol Rep 118:668-85. 2016
  9. ncbi request reprint Timing and precision of spike initiation in layer V pyramidal cells of the rat somatosensory cortex
    Thomas Berger
    Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Buhlplatz 5, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Cereb Cortex 13:274-81. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Somatodendritic integration under increased network activity in layer 5 pyramidal cells of the somatosensory cortex
    Florian B Neubauer
    Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Buhlplatz 5, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Pflugers Arch 455:1063-79. 2008

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Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Internet-based treatment for social phobia: a randomized controlled trial
    Thomas Berger
    University of Bern, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    J Clin Psychol 65:1021-35. 2009
    ..The results from the present study lend further support to the hypothesis that Internet-delivered interventions with minimal therapist contact are a promising treatment approach to social phobia...
  2. pmc Evaluating an e-mental health program ("deprexis") as adjunctive treatment tool in psychotherapy for depression: design of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Tobias Krieger
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 14:285. 2014
    ..However, it is not known whether web-based interventions, when used as adjunctive treatment tools to regular psychotherapy, have an additional effect compared to regular psychotherapy for depression...
  3. pmc Internet-based individually versus group guided self-help treatment for social anxiety disorder: protocol of a randomized controlled trial
    Ava Schulz
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 14:115. 2014
    ..This study aims at investigating the added value of therapist-guided group support on the treatment outcome of internet-based self-help for SAD...
  4. pmc The EVIDENT-trial: protocol and rationale of a multicenter randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of an online-based psychological intervention
    Jan Philipp Klein
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Luebeck University, Luebeck, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:239. 2013
    ..Low-intensity treatments such as online psychological treatments may be an effective way to treat mild to moderate depressive symptoms and prevent the emergence or relapse of major depression...
  5. doi request reprint Internet-based treatment of depression: a randomized controlled trial comparing guided with unguided self-help
    Thomas Berger
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Cogn Behav Ther 40:251-66. 2011
    ..However, all participants were interviewed in a structured diagnostic telephone interview before inclusion, which prohibits conclusions regarding unguided treatments that are without any human contact...
  6. doi request reprint Internet-based treatment of social phobia: a randomized controlled trial comparing unguided with two types of guided self-help
    Thomas Berger
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Gesellschaftsstrasse 49, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Behav Res Ther 49:158-69. 2011
    ..These findings indicate that Internet-delivered treatment for social phobia is a promising treatment option, whether no support is provided or with two different types of therapist guidance...
  7. doi request reprint Large-conductance calcium-dependent potassium channels prevent dendritic excitability in neocortical pyramidal neurons
    Narimane Benhassine
    Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Pflugers Arch 457:1133-45. 2009
    ..Thus, BK channel activation in layer 5 pyramidal neurons affects cellular excitability primarily by establishing a high threshold at the distal action potential initiation zone...
  8. doi request reprint The Role of Self-Organization in the Suicidal Process
    Juliane Brüdern
    University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Psychol Rep 118:668-85. 2016
    ..Identifying dysfunctional self-organization processes and acquiring strategies to strengthen self-regulation might, therefore, be important for suicide prevention. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Timing and precision of spike initiation in layer V pyramidal cells of the rat somatosensory cortex
    Thomas Berger
    Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Buhlplatz 5, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Cereb Cortex 13:274-81. 2003
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  10. ncbi request reprint Somatodendritic integration under increased network activity in layer 5 pyramidal cells of the somatosensory cortex
    Florian B Neubauer
    Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Buhlplatz 5, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Pflugers Arch 455:1063-79. 2008
    ..Pharmacologically induced INA enables the study of neuronal integration in well-accessible cortical slices within an active network...
  11. ncbi request reprint Homogeneous distribution of large-conductance calcium-dependent potassium channels on soma and apical dendrite of rat neocortical layer 5 pyramidal neurons
    Narimane Benhassine
    Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Buhlplatz 5, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurosci 21:914-26. 2005
    ..Their activation might modulate the shape of sodium and calcium action potentials, their propagation along the dendrite, and thereby the electrotonic distance between the somatic and dendritic action potential initiation zones...
  12. ncbi request reprint Associative somatodendritic interaction in layer V pyramidal neurons is not affected by the antiepileptic drug lamotrigine
    Thomas Berger
    Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, Buhlplatz 5, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurosci 20:1688-93. 2004
    ..This drug therefore dampens epileptic activity while leaving the somatodendritic association in layer V pyramidal cells intact...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hyperpolarization-activated current Ih disconnects somatic and dendritic spike initiation zones in layer V pyramidal neurons
    Thomas Berger
    Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    J Neurophysiol 90:2428-37. 2003
    ..Dendritic calcium action potentials may therefore represent a unique signature for coincident somatic and dendritic activation...
  14. pmc The InterHerz project--a web-based psychological treatment for cardiac patients with depression: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial
    Nadine Messerli-Bürgy
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Gesellschaftsstrasse 49, Bern 3012, Switzerland
    Trials 13:245. 2012
    ..The aim of the study InterHerz is to examine if Deprexis is an effective psychological treatment to reduce stress and depression in cardiac patients...
  15. doi request reprint The relationship of self-compassion and depression: Cross-lagged panel analyses in depressed patients after outpatient therapy
    Tobias Krieger
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 202:39-45. 2016
    ..Although it is often implicitly assumed that (a lack of) self-compassion precedes depressive symptoms, so far no study has tested whether (lack of) self-compassion is a cause or a consequence of depressive symptoms, or both...
  16. doi request reprint A sorrow shared is a sorrow halved? A three-arm randomized controlled trial comparing internet-based clinician-guided individual versus group treatment for social anxiety disorder
    Ava Schulz
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Fabrikstrasse 8, 3012 Bern, Switzerland Electronic address
    Behav Res Ther 84:14-26. 2016
    ..The group format reduced weekly therapist time per participant by 71% (IT: 17 min, GT: 5 min). Findings indicate that a clinician-guided group format is a promising approach in treating SAD. ..
  17. doi request reprint Are Suicide Attempters Wired Differently?: A Comparison With Nonsuicidal Depressed Individuals Using Plan Analysis
    Juliane Brüdern
    University of Bern and University Hospital of Psychiatry, Bern, Switzerland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 203:514-21. 2015
    ..The prototypical Plan structure of suicide attempters may be a valuable tool for clinicians to detect critical Plans and motives in their interaction with patients, which are related to suicide risk. ..