Katja Wingenfeld18
Harald J Freyberger16
Bernd Löwe13
18Katja Wingenfeld
16Harald J Freyberger
13Bernd Löwe
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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by emotional dysregulation and a high prevalence of traumatic stress. Recent estimates suggest that 2-6% of non-clinical populations suffer from BPD. Despite this relevance, this is the first study considering the neural mechanisms underlying trauma-history and temporal features of cognitive reappraisal(More)
  • Katja Wingenfeld, Martin Driessen, Kirsten Terfehr, Nicole Schlosser, Silvia Carvalho Fernando, Christian Otte +4 others
  • 2012
BACKGROUND In the present study, we aimed to compare the effect of exogenous cortisol on memory retrieval in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with the effects in healthy controls. In healthy participants, administration of cortisol impairs declarative memory retrieval. Only a few studies have investigated these effects in PTSD yielding mixed results. (More)
Given the relevance of child maltreatment for the development and treatment of many mental disorders, the objective of our study was the psychometric evaluation of the German version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ). In a sample of psychiatric patients (N=1 524) the established factor structure (i.e. sexual, physical and emotional abuse as well(More)
  • Hans Joergen Grabe, Susi Löbel, Daniel Dittrich, R Michael Bagby, Graeme J Taylor, Lena C Quilty +6 others
  • 2009
BACKGROUND Recently, the Toronto Structured Interview for Alexithymia (TSIA) was developed to supplement the self-assessment of alexithymia and/or offer a different method of measuring the alexithymia construct. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a German language translation of the TSIA in a psychiatric patient sample. (More)
INTRODUCTION Because of the presence of pronounced impulsiveness and affective dysregulation in subjects with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) executive dysfunctions have been suspected. Previous studies in this area revealed inconsistent results. However, most of these studies did not control for comorbidity (e. g. impulsiveness, depression) and(More)
BACKGROUND Based on biological interactions between the serotonergic system and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), BDNF is a plausible candidate for a gene-gene-environment interaction moderating the interaction between the s/l- promoter polymorphism of the serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) and childhood abuse. We tested the hypothesis of a(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the capacity of alexithymia to predict a broad range of psychiatric symptoms relative to that of other personality dimensions, age, and gender. METHOD The Toronto Alexithymia Scale, the Temperament and Character Inventory, and the SCL-90-R were administered to 254 psychiatric patients. Multivariate linear regression analyses(More)
BACKGROUND Cortical inhibition deficits have been demonstrated in several disorders with deficits in impulsive control (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], tic disorder, Tourette syndrome) by using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). With borderline personality disorder (BPD), we investigated another disorder associated with high(More)
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex and serious mental disorder that is commonly seen psychiatric practice. Although stress, especially early life stress, seems to be associated with the development of the disorder, there has been far less research on the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in BPD, compared to other(More)
BACKGROUND The cognitive theory of personality disorders hypothesizes that the emotional dysregulation and interpersonal problems in individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are, at least partially, caused by dysfunctional cognitive schemas. These schemas lead to biased evaluation of environmental and interpersonal stimuli. METHOD This study(More)