Franziska Schreiber

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BACKGROUND Biases in adverse effect reporting in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) [e.g. due to investigator expectations or assessment quality] can be quantified by studying the rates of adverse events reported in the placebo arms of such trials. OBJECTIVE We compared the rates of adverse effects reported in the placebo arms of tricyclic antidepressant(More)
Meta-analyses of the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in childhood and adolescence are restricted to specific trauma, selected interventions, and methodologically rigorous studies. This large meta-analysis quantifies the effects of psychological treatments for PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents. An extensive literature search yielded(More)
Cognitive theories of hypochondriasis (HYP) suggest that catastrophic misinterpretations of benign body sensations are a core feature for the maintenance of the disorder. There is tentative support from an analog sample that the interpretation of illness-related information also involves an implicit affective component. This is the first study to examine(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Previous studies have found high implicit self-esteem (ISE) to prevail concurrently with low explicit self-esteem (ESE) in socially anxious adults. This suggests that self-esteem discrepancies are associated with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Given that the onset of SAD often occurs in adolescence, we investigated self-esteem(More)
Background : The assessment of therapeutic adherence and competence is often neglected in psychotherapy research, particularly in children and adolescents; however, both variables are crucial for the interpretation of treatment effects. Objective : Our aim was to develop, adapt, and pilot two scales to assess therapeutic adherence and competence in a recent(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examined the effects of sudden gains on treatment outcome in a randomized controlled trial including individual cognitive therapy (CT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT) for social anxiety disorder (SAD). METHOD Participants were 67 individuals with SAD who received 16 treatment sessions. Symptom severity at each session was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Negative distorted self-images (NSI) allegedly maintain social anxiety in adults suffering from social anxiety disorder (SAD). These NSI are activated in feared social situations and are often linked to past socially traumatic events. However, because empirical evidence on the presence and characteristics of such NSI in adolescents(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I am deeply grateful to my supervisor Dr. Walton T. Roth, MD, for making this experience possible for me and sharing his expertise throughout the entire time. I would also like to thank Prof. Burkhard Brocke, my supervisor at the Technical University of Dresden, for supporting my intention to write my master's thesis at Stanford University(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Several studies have shown that cognitive therapy is an effective treatment for social anxiety disorder (SAD). However, it remains unclear which of the complex interventions are associated with an anxiety reduction during the course of treatment. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the intervention referred to as the(More)
BACKGROUND The Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSC-C) is the most widely used self-report scale to assess trauma-related symptoms in children and adolescents on six clinical scales. The purpose of the present study was to develop a German version of the TSC-C and to investigate its psychometric properties, such as factor structure, reliability, and(More)