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  1. The exploration of the effectiveness of group therapy through an Internet chat as aftercare: a controlled naturalistic study.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(4):219 (2007) PMID 17570960

    Modern communication technologies offer novel opportunities for the provision of stepped care for patients with mental disorders. This study investigated the effectiveness of group therapy delivered through an Internet chat following inpatient treatment. The main goal of the program was to reduc...
  2. Bipolar (spectrum) disorder and mood stabilization: standing at the crossroads?

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(2):77 (2007) PMID 17230048

    Diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder has long been a neglected discipline. Recent years have shown an upsurge in bipolar research. When compared to major depressive disorder, bipolar research still remains limited and more expert based than evidence based. In bipolar diagnosis the focus i...
  3. Is there a continuity between bipolar and depressive disorders?

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(2):70 (2007) PMID 17230047

    Recent studies questioned the current categorical split of mood disorders into bipolar disorders (BP) and depressive disorders (MDD). Medline database search of papers from the last 10 years on the categorical-dimensional classification of mood disorders. Various combinations of the following ke...
  4. Improving volitional competence is crucial for the efficacy of psychosomatic therapy: a controlled clinical trial.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(2):89 (2007) PMID 17230049

    Although skills of will (volitional competences), such as self-motivation or emotion regulation, are particularly necessary for patients with psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, it is unknown whether volitional deficits can be reduced and thereby the efficacy of psychotherapy increased. We ...
  5. The combination of buspirone and bupropion in the treatment of depression.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(5):311 (2007) PMID 17700052

  6. 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...
  7. Cost-effectiveness of computer-aided behaviour therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(4):249 (2007) PMID 17570964

  8. Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of atypical antipsychotics for the treatment of behavioural problems in persons with dementia.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(4):213 (2007) PMID 17570959

    To review published reports of the usage of atypical antipsychotics for behavioural problems of dementia patients. The electronic database Medline was searched from 1999 to 2006 with a combination of search terms including 'behavioural problems' and 'atypical antipsychotics'. Thirteen eligible s...
  9. Treatment-associated suicidal ideation and adverse effects in an open, multicenter trial of fluoxetine for major depressive episodes.

    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 76(1):40 (2007) PMID 17170562

    Some reports suggest that a subset of depressed patients may experience suicidality - that is increase or emergence of suicidal ideation (SI) or behavior--after initiation of an antidepressant. The time course and clinical correlates of this phenomenon have not been characterized in detail. We c...
  10. Is the CES-D a measure of happiness?

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