Mechtild Hartmann

Learn More
This study examines the educational/occupational outcome and social situation of patients treated for schizophrenia in adolescence (age at admission 11.5-17.9 years; mean 16.0 years). Out of 96 consecutively admitted patients between 1976 and 1987, 85 (89%) could be traced and 65 (68%) were reassessed more than 10 years after the first episode. At followup,(More)
BACKGROUND In this meta-analysis we review the findings from neuropsychological studies on set-shifting in people with eating disorders (EDs) or overweight/obesity. METHOD Four databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, PSYNDEX and Web of Science) were searched for eligible studies. Effect sizes (ESs) were pooled using random-effects models. Moderator analyses were(More)
Depression is highly prevalent in children and adolescents. Psychodynamic therapies are only insufficiently evaluated in this field although many children and adolescents suffering from depression are treated using this approach. Therefore, the aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of psychodynamic short-term psychotherapy (PSTP) for the treatment(More)
The construct of expressed emotion is regarded as one of the most important predictors of the course of schizophrenia and has also proven to be a predictor of the course of depressive disorders, psychosomatic disorders and physical illness. Despite its clinical significance, the utility of the EE-construct has been limited since measurement by interview is(More)
BACKGROUND Until now few studies have proven that an attachment style can be changed in the course of psychotherapy and that the attachment style has an impact on the therapy outcome. In particular, there is a lack of studies about these relationships in long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children and adolescents. SAMPLING AND METHODS Seventy-one(More)
OBJECTIVES The temporal relationship between substance abuse and symptoms of psychosis in adolescent patients was examined. METHODS The hospital records of all adolescent inpatients admitted to the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim during the period from 1976-1997 with a first-time diagnosis of psychosis were examined retrospectively for(More)
Shame and guilt feelings play a pivotal role in the aetiology and maintenance of a number of psychological disorders as well as in the development and regulation of moral behaviour. Despite intensive theoretical treatments of this topic, there have been few empirical studies to date, chiefly because of the lack of appropriate measuring instruments. The(More)
In the Heidelberg study about psychoanalytic therapy with children and adolescents 133 cases have been studied in a naturalistic design. Up to now results were published on the basis of assessments of experts only. This follow-up study has investigated the stability of therapy outcomes from the perspectives of different raters. For that outcome has been(More)
Anxiety disorders can be regarded as one of the most prevalent disorders in children and adolescents. Although psychodynamic psychotherapies are frequently carried out in this field, the evaluation of its efficacy for anxiety disorders is still deficient. Therefore the aim of the study was to evaluate psychodynamic short-term psychotherapy (PSTP) comprising(More)
In several studies, the association between attachment style and psychotherapy outcome has been shown for adults. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between attachment style and outcome of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents. 71 children and adolescents with a mental disorder receiving out-patient(More)