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  1. Mindfulness training as an intervention for fibromyalgia: evidence of postintervention and 3-year follow-up benefits in well-being.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(4):226 (2007) PMID 17570961

    Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) proposes a systematic program for reduction of suffering associated with a wide range of medical conditions. Studies suggest improvements in general aspects of well-being, including quality of life (QoL), coping and positive affect, as well as decreased ...
  2. Reflections on relevance: the fields of psychosomatics and psychotherapy in 2006.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(4):203 (2007) PMID 17570958

    This article reviews several areas of new and interesting development in the fields of psychosomatics and psychotherapy published in the literature during 2006. These areas are: (1) cardiovascular illness and its interplay with depression; (2) risks and predisposing factors in the areas of menta...
  3. Combined brief dynamic therapy and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder: a pilot study.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(5):298 (2007) PMID 17700050

    The relative efficacy of supplemental psychotherapy in the treatment of depression is still a matter of debate. Moreover, the superiority of brief dynamic therapy (BDT) over supportive psychotherapies is not well established. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of BDT added to medic...
  4. Sudden glory revisited: cognitive contents of hypomania.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(5):278 (2007) PMID 17700048

    Cognitive aspects of hypomania have been historically neglected. Although they do not have an etiological role, they may be essential to understand factors underlying the hypomanic ascent in bipolar disorders and constitute key modulators of the course of illness. We have performed a critical re...
  5. Psychiatrist attitudes toward self-treatment of their own depression.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(5):306 (2007) PMID 17700051

    Self-treatment and treatments of friends or relatives is a controversial issue, tolerated by some and discouraged by others, including professionals. The author studied the attitudes toward self-treatment of depression among psychiatrists in Michigan. A questionnaire asking whether the psychiatr...
  6. Should the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in child and adolescent depression be banned?

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(1):5 (2007) PMID 17170559

    European and US pharmaceutical agencies have recently warned against the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in child and adolescent depression. This came as a surprise to many practitioners, who had made treatment decisions based on data from pharmaceutical trials using adult...
  7. Is the CES-D a measure of happiness?

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(1):60; author reply 61 (2007) PMID 17170567

  8. Intrapersonal conflict in goals and values of patients with unipolar depression.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(3):162 (2007) PMID 17426415

    Although increased conflicts between attitudes and beliefs about certain goals or values are often discussed as important factors in depression, there are only few empirical studies investigating these relations among patients with depressive disorders. In the present study, we used the Intraper...
  9. Pain response in depersonalization: a functional imaging study using hypnosis in healthy subjects.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(2):115 (2007) PMID 17230052

    Depersonalization (DP) is characterized by persistent or recurrent episodes of detachment from one's self with reduced pain perception being a common feature. Alterations in the body schema similar to the cortico-limbic disconnection syndrome of pain asymbolia are suggested to be responsible for...
  10. Anger, depression and personality dimensions in patients with migraine without aura.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(2):122 (2007) PMID 17230053

    Migraine without aura causes acute and chronic pain and partially compromises patients' social functioning and work performance. Over the past years, psychiatric comorbidities were frequently observed in these patients, together with coping difficulties and typical personality traits. The aim of...