Barbara Loessl

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Motivational interviewing (MI) is effective in the treatment of addictions. To evaluate MI adherence of therapists, the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Code (MITI) was developed. MI is used in German-speaking countries, but there is no equivalent to the MITI. Our aim was to adapt the MITI for use in German language settings (MITI-d).(More)
OBJECTIVES There is broad evidence that sleep as opposed to waking facilitates the consolidation of both declarative and procedural memory. The current study addressed the question whether different extents of sleep restriction after learning would impair long-term memory consolidation in adolescents. METHODS Eighty-eight healthy adolescents were(More)
There is mounting evidence that sleep is important for learning, memory and the underlying neural plasticity. This article aims to review published studies that evaluate the association between sleep, its distinct stages and memory systems in healthy children and adolescents. Furthermore it intends to suggest directions for future research. A computerised(More)
Growing evidence indicates that sleep facilitates learning and memory processing. Sleep curtailment is increasingly common in adolescents. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of short-term sleep curtailment on declarative memory consolidation in adolescents. A randomized, cross-over study design was chosen. Twenty-two healthy subjects, aged(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescent sleep receives increasing attention. Several studies have shown that adolescents generally do not sleep enough. This survey assessed adolescents' sleep patterns, and results were compared with sleep logs. METHODS A total of 818 students aged 12-18 attending three different school types were asked to complete a questionnaire, adapted(More)
Smoking constitutes the most important behavioural health risk in the Western world. By acting on various neurotransmitter systems, nicotine consumption also influences sleep and mood. Studies on the relationship between smoking, sleep disturbances, sleep-related disorders and depression led to dissimilar results. The aim of the present work is to provide a(More)
This explorative survey investigated clients' evaluation of therapy elements and other supportive factors within a randomized controlled trial. The treatment of patients with alcohol dependence consisted of pharmacotherapy (acamprosate/naltrexone/placebo) and biweekly medical management (MM). Forty-nine study participants were surveyed with a questionnaire(More)
Of particular interest in the psychosocial treatment of addictions is determining how much therapy is required to bring about behaviour change. Stepped care approaches, where non-responders to a less intensive therapy receive a more intensive intervention, aim to only provide intensive assistance to those who need it, thereby allocating therapeutic(More)
Sleep restriction is a widespread phenomenon, specifically in adolescents. This study investigated the impact of increasing sleep restriction in adolescents on cortisol levels and daytime sleepiness. Eighty-eight healthy adolescents were randomized to five sleep restriction protocols (four consecutive nights with 9, 8, 7, 6, or 5 h time in bed).(More)
Durch die Beeinflussung von in die Schlafregulation involvierten Neurotransmittersystemen kann Nikotin zu Veränderungen des Schlafs führen. Bei vielen psychiatrischen Erkrankungen treten Schlafstörungen auf, gleichzeitig besteht unter psychisch Kranken eine hohe Raucherprävalenz. Es wurde eine systematische Literaturrecherche durchgeführt. Nikotinkonsum(More)