Femke Böhmer

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This paper describes the cross-validation of the German version of the 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in normal adults (n = 306) as well as in a psychiatric inpatients sample (n = 101). The scale showed adequate estimates of internal consistency, split-half and test-retest reliability, and a three-factor structure comparable to that obtained for(More)
Computed tomography (CT), electroencephalograms (EEG), clinical and psychometric data were obtained in 96 mildly to moderately demented patients (72 women, 24 men), aged 61-96 years (mean 82), diagnosed according to DSM-III criteria. Patients were off drugs for at least 2 weeks and subdiagnosed according to the modified Marshall-Hachinski ischemic score and(More)
In previous studies, results from psychometric measures suggested an association between alexithymia and somatization. However, alexithymia has not been examined in relation to somatoform disorders and other standard psychiatric diagnoses. In the present study, the prevalence of DSM-III-R diagnoses was determined by SCID interviews among 45 psychiatric(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial resistance development is one of the most urgent problems in healthcare worldwide. In Europe, dentistry accounts for a comparatively high amount of antibiotic prescriptions. In light of increasing levels of bacterial resistance, this development is alarming. So far, very few interventional studies have been performed, and further(More)
The efficacy of paroxetine and fluoxetine and their effects on cognitive and behavioural function were compared in a 6 week, double-blind, randomized study of 106 elderly depressed patients (aged 61 to 85 years). Antidepressant efficacy was assessed using the Hamilton depression rating scale (HAMD), Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite numerous evidences for the positive effect of community pharmacists on health care, interprofessional collaboration of pharmacists and general practitioners is very often limited. Though highly trained, pharmacists remain an underutilised resource in primary health care in most western countries. This qualitative study aims at(More)
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