Anna Kliem

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BACKGROUND Somatic symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract occur frequently in major depressive disorder (MDD) and might be associated with the known autonomic imbalance in the disease. Hence, we have investigated gastric electrical activity in patients suffering from major depression before and after treatment by means of electrogastrography (EGG) to(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive disorders are known to be associated with higher risks of cardiovascular diseases. Several studies have reported an imbalance within the autonomic nervous system (ANS) as one putative cause. Previous investigations showed decreased cardio-respiratory coupling in depressive patients that were treated with nortriptyline. We aimed to(More)
UNLABELLED Most previous studies indicated that patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) showed a decreased sensitivity for external or skin surface pain, eg, for heat or electrical stimuli, as compared to healthy controls. Here, we investigated cold-pain thresholds in 20 unmedicated patients suffering from MDD and 20 matched controls. We(More)
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