Martin Aigner

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Neuropsychological testing provides increasing evidence that certain memory deficits might play an essential role in the emergence of doubts and, as a result, in perpetuating checkers' rituals. Another account of doubting implicates meta-cognitive factors, such as confidence in memory. The present study examined mnestic functioning and self-perception of(More)
The purpose of this study was a direct comparative evaluation of alexithymia in patients with somatoform disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression, taking into account the multidimensionality of the alexithymia construct. The authors administered the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) and the Toronto Alexithymia(More)
Isogeometric Analysis uses NURBS representations of the domain for performing numerical simulations. The first part of this paper presents a variational framework for generating NURBS parameterizations of swept volumes. The class of these volumes covers a number of interesting free-form shapes, such as blades of turbines and propellers, ship hulls or wings(More)
OBJECTIVES The treatment of eating disorders is a complex process that relies not only on the use of psychotropic drugs but should include also nutritional counselling, psychotherapy and the treatment of the medical complications, where they are present. In this review recommendations for the pharmacological treatment of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa(More)
We discuss rational parameterizations of surfaces whose support functions are rational functions of the coordinates specifying the normal vector and of a given non-degenerate quadratic form. The class of these surfaces is closed under offsetting. It comprises surfaces with rational support functions and non-developable quadric surfaces, and it is a subset(More)
INTRODUCTION Quality of life has become an important outcome criterion for psychiatric interventions. Especially in chronic disorders with no complete recovery, the improvement of quality of life is an important treatment goal. Nevertheless, there are methodological problems in assessing quality of life. There is a possible measurement overlap between(More)
The utility of DSM-IV criteria for pain disorder was investigated within a consecutive sample of 90 chronic pain patients aged between 18 and 65 years. In this sample, 65.6% (n = 59) fulfilled diagnostic criteria for DSM-IV pain disorder. Of the patients with DSM-IV pain disorder, 22% fulfilled additional criteria for depressive disorder, 6.8% for(More)
Numerous findings indicate alterations in brain serotonin systems in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We investigated the in vivo availability of thalamus-hypothalamus serotonin transporters (SERT) in patients with DSM-IV OCD who displayed prominent behavioral checking compulsions (OC-checkers). Four hours after injection of(More)
UNLABELLED Patients with chronic somatoform pain often complain about sleep disorders. However, sleep disorder/disturbances are not an integrated part of the somatoform disorders in the DSM-IV and the ICD-10. Sleep is important for recreation. Deprivation of deep sleep stages is experimentally linked to muscle pain. Therefore, sleep disorder may play an(More)