B. Wollweber

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Depression is a common and often difficult-to-treat clinical condition with a high rate of patients showing insufficient treatment response and persistence of symptoms. We report the characteristics of a representative sample of depressed inpatients participating in the Munich Antidepressant Response Signature (MARS) project. Eight hundred and forty-two(More)
The effects of bi-directional gap junction coupling of two model neurons with subthreshold oscillations have been examined when the individual neurons are operating at different dynamical states either in the tonic or bursting firing mode. Our simulations indicate that intermediate coupling strengths mostly lead to highly variable, often chaotic impulse(More)
The dynamics of neurons is characterized by a variety of different spiking patterns in response to external stimuli. One of the most important transitions in neuronal response patterns is the transition from tonic firing to burst discharges, i.e., when the neuronal activity changes from single spikes to the grouping of spikes. An increased number of(More)
Analysis of the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis in patients suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has hitherto produced inconsistent findings, inter alia in the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST). To address these inconsistencies, we compared a sample of 23 female PTSD patients with either early life trauma (ELT) or(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether prefrontal cordance in theta frequency band derived from REM sleep EEG after the first week of antidepressant medication could characterize the treatment response after 4 weeks of therapy in depressed patients. METHOD 20 in-patients (15 females, 5 males) with a depressive episode and 20 healthy matched controls were recruited(More)
OBJECTIVES The relevance of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in affective disorders originates from its well-known abnormalities in depressed patients, who display disinhibition of REM sleep reflected by increased frequency of rapid eye movements (REM density). In this study we examined whether heart rate variability (HRV) and prefrontal theta cordance, both(More)
INTRODUCTION There is no drug treatment for nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), a highly prevalent and burdensome symptom of several psychiatric diseases like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, and major depression (MD). METHODS Here, we present a retrospective series of three patients demonstrating a persistent remission in(More)
Neuronal cold sensitivity has recently attracted particular attention with several reports and comments on cold and menthol sensitive ion channels and membrane receptors [7,8,9]. However, all of these studies were performed at the somata of isolated and cultured cell bodies from trigeminal and dorsal root ganglia although the physiological sites of(More)
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