Anna Stickel

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Previous randomized, placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy of the selective γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-B receptor agonist baclofen in the treatment of alcohol dependence have reported divergent results, possibly related to the low to medium dosages of baclofen used in these studies (30-80mg/d). Based on preclinical observations of a(More)
The study aimed to analyse the short- und long-term changes in condyle position in Class II/1 malocclusions treated with the Herbst appliance. Cephalometric reoentgenograms from a Herbst group (n = 30, mean age 12.1 years) were compared to those of a Control group (n = 12, mean age 11.0 years). The total observation period was 3 1/2 years. Centric occlusion(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to examine the efficacy of two psycho-oncological interventions in anxiety, depression, and self-perceived as well as physiological stress in inpatients with gynaecological cancer. METHODS Forty-five women were included in the trial. Thirty-five were categorized as being at high risk of anxiety and depression, and were randomized to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify if psychological distress may contribute to treatment outcome in alcohol-addicted patients during a follow-up period of 5 months after detoxification. METHODS As part of a prospective, multicenter, randomized study in relapse prevention, patients' levels of psychological distress were assessed using the(More)
The diagnosis of cancer, the symptoms of the illness and its treatment have an influence on how patients and their caregivers experience distress. However, data focusing on caregivers and their cancer-related distress in the outpatient setting is sparse. This study aimed to compare cancer-related distress of caregivers and patients and to derive(More)
Current research on Internet addiction (IA) reported moderate to high prevalence rates of IA and comorbid psychiatric symptoms in users of social networking sites (SNS) and online role-playing games. The aim of this study was to characterize adult users of an Internet multiplayer strategy game within a SNS. Therefore, we conducted an exploratory study using(More)
The objective of this study was to gain a better understanding of cancer patients' preexisting knowledge, expectations and concerns towards peer support programs. Data were collected and analyzed in 51 patients using a standardized short interview and content analysis. Only 37% of the patients claimed to know peer support programs, and half of these(More)
Physicians frequently represent the first contact person for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) within the health care system, yet adequate training to comply with these expectations is frequently not incorporated into graduate and post-graduate medical curricula. We developed the first mandatory university-wide training in Germany for the(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported changes in nutrition-related behaviors in alcohol-dependent patients after alcohol detoxification, but prospective studies assessing the effects of these changes on maintaining abstinence are lacking. OBJECTIVES To assess changes in craving and consumption of chocolate and other sweets over time up to six months(More)