Christoph Pieh

Learn More
Sleep deprivation was found to exert complex effects on affective dimensions and modalities of pain perception both in healthy volunteers and patients with major depression. Considering multifaceted links between mood and pain regulation in patients with chronic somatoform pain, it is intriguing to study sleep deprivation effects for the first time in this(More)
Although gender differences in pain and analgesia are well known, it still remains unclear whether men and women vary in response to multimodal pain treatment. This study was conducted to investigate whether men and women exhibited different outcomes after an intensive multimodal pain treatment program. The daily outpatient program consisted of individual(More)
Current studies suggest dysfunctional emotional processing as a key factor in the aetiology of temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Investigating facial emotion recognition (FER) may offer an elegant and reliable way to study emotional processing in patients with TMD. Twenty patients with TMD and the same number of age-, sex- and education-matched controls(More)
BACKGROUND There is strong evidence indicating an interaction between sleep and pain. However, the size of this effect, as well as the clinical relevance, is unclear. Therefore, this meta-analysis was conducted to quantify the effect of sleep deprivation on pain perception. METHODS A systematic literature search was conducted using the electronic(More)
OBJECTIVE This review gives an overview about the consequences of sleep deprivation (SD) on pain perception and discusses the bi-directional relation between sleep and pain. METHODS A MEDLINE research (16.7.2010) for the terms "sleep" AND "pain" AND ("sleep deprivation" OR "sleep loss" OR "sleep restriction" OR "sleep interruption") showed 177 hits. Only(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examines the influence of self-perceived emotional stress during the treatment of patients with somatoform disorders. It asks whether emotional stress can be influenced by psychosomatic education. METHODS Via online questionnaire general practitioners were asked about the prevalence of patients presenting with somatoform disorders(More)
Somatoform disorders (SD) are common medical disorders with prevalence rates between 3.5% and 18.4%, depending on country and medical setting. SD as outlined in the ICD-10 exhibits various biological, social, and psychological pathogenic factors. Little is known about the neural correlates of SD. The aims of this meta-analysis are to identify neuronal areas(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the prevalence and costs of somatoform disorders, it is important to identify and adequately treat these patients as early as possible. Instruments assessing experiences, perceptions, and behaviors of somatoform disorders are rare. In this study we evaluated the structure and validity of the German version of the Health Attitude Survey(More)
OBJECTIVES This epidemiological multicenter study investigates the prevalence and comorbidity of somatoform disorder in psychosomatic inpatients. METHODS Twenty psychosomatic hospitals collected the diagnoses of all treated patients in the years 1998 to 2007. The data were analysed at the "Institute for Quality Assurance in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic(More)
Research has shown that pain is associated with disability and that depressed mood mediates the relationship between pain and disability. The question of whether duration of pain moderates these effects was addressed in this cross-sectional study with 356 chronic pain patients. A simple mediation model replicated the notion that depressed mood explains a(More)