Ada Borkenhagen

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BACKGROUND Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a highly distressing and impairing disorder characterized by a preoccupation with imagined or slight physical defects in appearance. Well designed studies on its prevalence and on base rates for diagnostic criteria are rare. Therefore this study aimed to reveal prevalence rates of BDD in the general population(More)
BACKGROUND Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a modern technique in reproductive medicine which can be used to diagnose genetic disorders of an embryo. PGD is currently not legal in Germany, still there are debates being held regarding the issue of legalization. Both the internationally "accepted" indications and new or alternative approaches can(More)
Health insurance funds in Germany are increasingly reluctant to fund the cost for reduction mammaplasty. However, several studies have already demonstrated the beneficial effects of breast reduction on symptom relief and health-related quality of life. More specifically, the psychologic and social consequences of breast reduction surgery were also recently(More)
BACKGROUND In Germany, embryo screening programmes combined with elective embryo transfer are illegal, but there is controversial debate about their legalization. Studies about the attitudes of infertile couples towards multiples, elective embryo transfer and multifetal reduction may help to illuminate how this law shapes patient choices. METHODS A survey(More)
It has been proposed that German basic psychology journals should change publication language to English in order to facilitate access to research from German-speaking countries. However, to truly increase the dissemination of German research, it seems crucial to progress towards an internationalization of authors and readers. We applied bibliometric(More)
BACKGROUND In Germany, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is currently not legal, but there is still a controversial debate about legalization. Studies about the attitudes of infertile couples towards PGD are rare. METHODS A survey was conducted with 265 German infertile couples about knowledge, attitudes and prospective use of PGD. The influence of(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of reproductive medical treatments has become increasingly routine in recent years. This paper reports on a study of how different aspects of modern reproductive medicine are perceived by the German population. DESIGN Findings from a nationally representative sample of 2110 men and women aged 18 to 50 are presented. Participants(More)
In the past, phenomenological research on subjective body experience was characterised by vaguely defined terminology and methodological shortcomings. The term "body image" has been applied heterogeneously in literature in order to describe a variety of bodily phenomena. In this paper, the German terminology applied to the phenomenology of body experiences(More)
Based upon the recent discussion on integrative approaches in psychotherapy research, the last two volumes of the PPmP were bibliometrically analyzed. The articles of authors which belong to different disciplines like psychosomatic or medical psychology were compared with respect to the word and speech statistic, leading representatives and the reception of(More)
Was sind die Bedürfnisse der Frauen mit Kinderwunsch, und welche Verantwortung haben die Frauenärzte in der Reproduktionsmedizin? Primäres Bedürfnis der Frauen ist es, ein (gesundes) Kind zu bekommen. In der Sterilitätsbehandlung sind die begrenzte Aussicht auf Erfolg, die Problematik von Fehlgeburten und Mehrlingsgeburten, aber auch unzureichende(More)