To Be or Not to Be Improved: Patients ’ Perception of Symptom Improvement – Linking the SCL-90-R to Patient-Rated Global Improvement in a Large Real-World Treatment Sample
Conclusions: This study is the first to link patient ratings of improvement or worsening to changes in the SCL-90-R. Results are relevant to both the interpretation of changes in individual patients and of effect sizes in outcome research. Results require replication.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - July 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Psychopathological Networks in Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for Binge-Eating Disorder
Conclusions: With decreasing symptom severity, CBT resulted in a greater integration and connectivity of the psychopathology network in BED, suggesting an increased patient understanding of relations between binge eating and other symptoms. Network connectivity was not a negative prognostic indicator of treatment outcome. These results indicate a need for further research on the predictive value of network variables in the explanation of therapeutic change for patients with BED.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - July 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Erratum
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - July 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - July 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Coming Off Prescribed Psychotropic Medications: Insights from Their Use as Recreational Drugs
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - July 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Forty Percent Reduction in Referrals to Psychiatric Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - June 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Modified Anesthesia Protocol for Electroconvulsive Therapy Permits Reduction in Aerosol-Generating Bag-Mask Ventilation during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Conclusions: A modified anesthesia protocol reduces the use of BMV by more than 50%, while retaining adequate seizure duration.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - June 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Efficacy and Moderators of Internet-Based Interventions in Adults with Subthreshold Depression: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Conclusions: Our findings provide evidence for Internet-based interventions to be a suitable low-threshold intervention to treat individuals with sD and to reduce the incidence of MDD. This might be particularly true for older people with a substantial symptom burden.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - June 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Erratum
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - June 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A Call for Addressing Barriers to Telemedicine: Health Disparities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - June 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Prior Therapeutic Experiences, Not Expectation Ratings, Predict Placebo Effects: An Experimental Study in Chronic Pain and Healthy Participants
Conclusions: These findings indicate that participants with chronic pain conditions display robust placebo effects that are not mediated by expectations but are instead directly linked to prior therapeutic experiences. This confirms the importance of assessing the therapeutic history while raising questions about the utility of expectation ratings. Future research is needed to enhance prediction of responses to placebos, which will ultimately improve clinical trial designs.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - June 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Clinical Efficacy and Biological Regulations of ω–3 PUFA-Derived Endocannabinoids in Major Depressive Disorder
Conclusions: Treatments enriched with EPA increased plasma EPEA levels, which was positively associated with clinical remission. This finding may suggest that levels of plasma EPEA play a potential novel endogenous therapeutic target in MDD.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - July 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Increasing Restlessness Signals Impending Increase in Depressive Symptoms More than 2 Months before It Happens in Individual Patients
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Newer-Generation Antidepressants and Suicide Risk in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Re-Analysis of the FDA Database
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Reply to “Questioning the Beneficial Effects of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder”
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - June 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Long-Term Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Routine Outpatient Care: A 5- to 20-Year Follow-Up Study
Conclusion: The results point to the long-term effectiveness of CBT under routine conditions for a wide array of problems, especially when compared to the long-term effects of medical treatment. It is noteworthy that the results at follow-up were even better than at posttreatment, indicating further improvement. However, about a quarter of the patients did not respond sufficiently to therapy, neither concerning short-term nor long-term effects.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Two-Year Follow-Up after Treatment with the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy versus Supportive Psychotherapy for Early-Onset Chronic Depression
Conclusions: CBASP lost its superiority over SP at some point between the first and the second year. This suggests the necessity of maintenance treatment for early-onset chronically depressed patients remitted with CBASP during the acute therapy phase, as well as the sequential integration of other treatment strategies, including medication for those who did not reach remission.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Long-Term Effectiveness of Cognitive Therapy for Refractory Social Anxiety Disorder: One-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

IMPULS: Impulsivity-Focused Group Intervention to Reduce Binge Eating Episodes in Patients with Binge Eating Disorder – A Randomised Controlled Trial
Conclusions: The IMPULS study has a negative primary outcome. However, secondary outcomes indicate that the IMPULS treatment might be promising, as BE, eating pathology and depression were reduced in the IMPULS group. The initially reduced BE in the control group might represent a short-term effect from the self-observations. General impulsivity and BMI might need a longer time or more intensive treatment to change.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Have Treatment Studies of Depression Become Even Less Generalizable? Applying the Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Placebo-Controlled Antidepressant Efficacy Trials Published over 20 Years to a Clinical Sample
Conclusions: Only a minority of depressed patients seen in clinical practice are likely to be eligible for most AETs. The generalizability of AETs has decreased over time. It is unclear how generalizable the results of AETs are to patients treated in real-world clinical practice.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Iatrogenic Factors in Psychopathology
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - May 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Questioning the Beneficial Effects of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - May 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Sudden Gains in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Focal Psychodynamic Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: Findings from the ANTOP Study
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Higher in vivo Cortical Intracellular Volume Fraction Associated with Lithium Therapy in Bipolar Disorder: A Multicenter NODDI Study
Conclusions: This is the first study to report in vivo evidence of preserved neurite density of the prefrontal cortex in humans associated with lithium intake. Changes of intracellular volume fraction are thought to reflect changes of grey matter microstructural organization. This reinforces the hypothesis of lithium having a positive effect on the neuronal compartment in humans.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Reply to the Letter to the Editor: “Is A Single-Item Measure of Self-Rated Mental Health Useful from a Clinimetric Perspective?”
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - April 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Is a Single-Item Measure of Self-Rated Mental Health Useful from a Clinimetric Perspective?
Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - March 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effects of Treatment Discontinuation in Clinical Psychopharmacology
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - March 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Discontinuing Psychotropic Drugs from Participants in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Systematic Review
Conclusions and Implications: RCTs use drug discontinuation to study several key issues in psychopharmacology but infrequently justify how they implement it or acknowledge that possible withdrawal symptoms may threaten internal validity. Reappraising the use of drug discontinuation and the recognition of withdrawal symptoms in RCTs is required.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - March 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Altered-State-of-Consciousness Aspect of a Feeling of Lightness Is Reported to Be Associated with Antidepressant Benefits by Depressed Individuals Receiving Ketamine Infusions: A Systematic Analysis of Internet Video Testimonials
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Study of Psychopathology from the Network Analysis Perspective: A  Systematic Review
Conclusions: A critical examination of the results of each study suggests that NA helps to identify, in an innovative way, important aspects of psychopathology like the centrality of the symptoms in a given disorder as well as the mutual dynamics among symptoms. Yet, despite these promising results, the clinical utility of NA is still uncertain as there are important limitations on the analytic procedures (e.g., reliability of indices), the type of data included (e.g., typically restricted to secondary analysis of already published data), and ultimately, the psychometric and clinical validity of the results.Psychother Psyc...
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Withdrawal Confounding in Randomized Controlled Trials of Antipsychotic, Antidepressant, and Stimulant Drugs, 2000 –2017
Conclusions: These results support suggestions that withdrawal symptoms confound the results of relapse prevention RCTs. Accounting for such symptoms in RCTs is an ethical, scientific, and clinical imperative. Justifications for relapse prevention RCTs employing a discontinuation procedure require more scrutiny.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioural Intervention for Women with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusion: The iCBT was highly effective in reducing the burden of PMDD. It appears to be particularly important to address coping styles and stress management in the treatment.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - February 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A Trial Integrating Different Methods to Assess Psychosocial Problems in Primary Care
Conclusions: In a busy clinical setting, a simple self-rated questionnaire such as the PsychoSocial Index may afford a useful tool to unveil patient current distress. The DCPR can provide clinical information for a substantial number of patients who do not satisfy DSM-5 classification criteria and yet present with psychosocial problems, as measured by self-rated scales. The DCPR may improve the assessment and treatment plan of primary care psychologists or consulting psychiatrists.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - February 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Improving Pleasure and Motivation in Schizophrenia: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Conclusions: PEPS is an effective intervention to reduce anhedonia in schizophrenia. PEPS is a short, easy-to-use, group-based, freely available intervention that is easy to implement in a variety of environments (ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02593058).Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Decision-Making Skills Moderate the Relationship between Psychological and Physical Pain with Suicidal Behavior in Depressed Patients
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - February 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Real-Time Functional Connectivity-Informed Neurofeedback of Amygdala-Frontal Pathways Reduces Anxiety
Conclusions: The present results demonstrate for the first time that successful self-regulation of amygdala-prefrontal top-down regulatory circuits may represent a novel intervention to control anxiety. As such, the present findings underscore both the critical contribution of amygdala-prefrontal circuits to emotion regulation and the therapeutic potential of connectivity-informed real-time neurofeedback.Psychother Psychosom (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Meaning and Influence of Time-Related Dropout Dynamics in Antidepressant Studies: Reassessing Current Approaches
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Euthymia Scale: A Clinimetric Analysis
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Journal ’s Mission
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Trauma Disclosure Moderates the Effects of Oxytocin on Intrusions and Neural Responses to Fear
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Allostatic Overload in Patients with Fibromyalgia: Preliminary Findings
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A Clinimetric Approach for Improving the Measurement of Pharmacophobia with Replication in Two Other Samples
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Introducing Network Intervention Analysis to Investigate Sequential, Symptom-Specific Treatment Effects: A Demonstration in Co-Occurring Insomnia and Depression
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Weight Gain after Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in a Patient with Recurrent Underweight following Clinical Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Increased Temporal Discounting in Social Anxiety Disorder Normalizes after Oxytocin Treatment
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Reviving the Clinician Scientist: A Best Practice Model
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - January 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Common and Dissociable Contributions of Alexithymia and Autism to Domain-Specific Interoceptive Dysregulations: A Dimensional Neuroimaging Approach
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - December 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Fear Network Unresponsiveness in Women with Anorexia Nervosa
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - December 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research