Guenther Klug

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BACKGROUND Although aging is accompanied by diminished functioning, many elderly individuals preserve a sense of well-being. While the concept of "successful aging" has been popular for many decades, little is known about its psycho-physiologic and endocrine underpinnings. KORA-Age is a population-based, longitudinal study designed to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVE The study investigates the effectiveness of long-term psychotherapies. Cognitive-behaviour therapy was compared with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy in the treatment of patients with a primary diagnosis of unipolar depression. METHOD In a prospective, quasi-experimental design 100 patients were compared at pre- and post-treatment and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigates the stability of symptomatic and interpersonal changes after inpatient psychodynamic psychotherapy. METHODS 437 patients were assessed 3 to 5 years after discharge with the Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R), the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP), global assessment of effectiveness and utilization of posttreatment(More)
OBJECTIVES This study explores patients' utilization of psycho-oncologic support and the effectiveness thereof. METHODS At the hospital in Munich-Harlaching, 51 patients were recruited following their first admission to the breast centre, 27 of whom utilized the psycho-oncologic service. They were compared to 24 decliners of the service. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND Whether oxytocin functions as a stress hormone in older age is unknown. We investigated oxytocin levels and the perceived stress of an adverse life event in an older population-representative sample and considered the effect of a secure/insecure attachment style on this association. METHODS Non-fasting plasma oxytocin was measured from 952(More)
UNLABELLED Empirical evidence for the effectiveness of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (LTPP) in patients with mood disorders is growing. However, it is unclear whether the effectiveness of LTPP is due to distinctive features of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic techniques or to a higher number of sessions. We tested these rival hypotheses in a(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to analyze the association between secure attachment style, loneliness, and social network as risk factors for late-life depression. METHODS This cross-sectional study examined 969 subjects of the KORA-Age study. We applied the Relationship-Specific Attachment Scales for Adults (Beziehungsspezifische Bindungsskalen für(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of long-term psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapies. In a prospective, randomized outcome study, psychoanalytic (mean duration: 39 months, mean dose: 234 sessions) and psychodynamic (mean duration: 34 months, mean dose: 88 sessions) therapy were compared at post-treatment and at one-,(More)