Publikationen


In Press

Becker, S., Witthöft, M. & Klan, T. (in press). Überzeugungen von Therapeuten hinsichtlich Exposition – Entwicklung einer deutschen Version der Therapist Beliefs about Exposure Scale (TBES-G) [German Adaption of the Therapist Beliefs about Exposure Scale (TBES-G)]. Verhaltenstherapie.

Köteles, F., & Witthöft, M. (in press). Somatosensory amplification – An old construct from a new perspective. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

Witthöft, M., Freitag, I., Nußbaum, C., Bailer, J., Jasper, F., & Rubin, G. J. (in press). Are media reports able to increase worries about the health effects of modern life? Evidence from two experimental studies. Psychology & Health.

Sauer, K. S. & Witthöft, M. (in press). Emotionserleben und somatische Beschwerden – der Effekt einer Induktion von Ärger und Traurigkeit auf den körperlichen Symptombericht. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie.

Weck, F., Kaufmann, Y., & Witthöft, M. (in press). Topics and Techniques in Clinical Supervision in Psychotherapy Training. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., Erkic, M., & Mier, D. (in press). Emotion dysregulation in hypochondriasis and depression. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.

Weck, F., & Witthöft, M. (in press). Context Effects in the Evaluation of Bodily Symptoms: Comparing three Versions of the Health Norms Sorting Task. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, X, XXX-XXX.

2017

Bräscher, A., Raymaekers, K., Van den Bergh, O. & Witthöft, M. (2017). Are media reports able to cause somatic symptoms attributed to WiFi radiation? An experimental test of the negative expectation hypothesis. Environmental Research, 156, 265-271.

Van den Bergh, O., Petersen, S., Brown, R., & Witthöft, M. (2017). Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance: A symptom perception account. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 551-567.

Van den Bergh, O., Witthöft, M., Petersen, S., & Brown, R. (2017). Symptoms and the body: Taking the inferential leap. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 74, 185-203.

Mier, D., Bailer, J., Ofer, J., Kerstner, T., Zamoscik, V., Rist, F., Witthöft, M., Diener, C. (2017). Neural correlates of an attentional bias to health-threatening stimuli in pathological health anxiety. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 42, 200-209.

Harbort, J., Spiegel, J., Witthöft, M., & Hecht, H. (2017). The Effects of Social Pressure and Emotional Expression on the Cone of Gaze in Patients with Social Anxiety Disorder. Emotion. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 55, 16-24.

Eggert, L., Kleinstäuber, M., Hiller, W., Witthöft, M. (2017). Emotional interference and attentional processing in premenstrual syndrome. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 77-87.

2016

Krautwurst, S., Gerlach, A. L., & Witthöft. M. (2016). Interoception in Pathological Health Anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 1179-1184.

Jungmann, S., Loch, N., Selby, E., Witthöft, M. (2016). Understanding dysregulated behaviors and compulsions: An extension of the emotional cascade model and the mediating role of intrusive thoughts. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 994.

Eggert, L., Witthöft, M., Hiller, W., & Kleinstäuber, M. (2016). Emotion regulation in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS): Explicit and implicit assessments. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40, 747-763.

Potthoff, S., Garnefski, N., Miklósi, M., Ubbiali, A., Dominguez-Sánchez, F.J., Martins, E.C., Witthöft, M., and Kraaij, V. (2016). Cognitive Emotion Regulation and psychopathology across cultures: a comparison between six European countries. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 218-224.

Mier, D., Witthöft, M., Bailer, J., Ofer, J., Kerstner, T., Rist, F., Diener, C. (2016). Cough is Dangerous: Neural Correlates of Implicit Body Symptoms Associations. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 247.

Van Oudenhove, L., Jasper, F., Walentynowicz, M., Witthöft, M., Van den Bergh, O., & Tack, J (2016). The latent structure of the functional dyspepsia symptom complex: A taxometric analysis. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 28, 985-993.

Schreiber, F., Witthöft, M., Neng, J. M., & Weck, F. (2016). Changes in negative implicit evaluations in patients of hypochondriasis after treatment with cognitive therapy or exposure therapy. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50, 139-146.

Schwind, J., Witthöft, M., Gropalis, M., & Weck, F. (2016). The effects of attention training on health anxiety: An experimental investigation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40, 245-255.

Witthöft, M., Kerstner, T., Ofer, J., Mier, D., Rist, F., Diener, C., & Bailer, J. (2016). Cognitive Biases in Pathological Health Anxiety: The Contribution of Attention, Memory, and Evaluation Processes. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 464-479.

Bailer, J., Kerstner, T., Witthöft, M., Diener, C., Mier, D., & Rist, F. (2016). Health anxiety and hypochondriasis in the light of DSM-5. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 29(2), 219-239.

Witthöft, M., Fischer, S., Jasper, F., Rist, F., & Nater, U. M. (2016). Clarifying the Latent Structure and Correlates of Somatic Symptom Distress: A Bifactor Model Approach. Psychological Assessment, 28(1), 109-115.

Görgen, S. M., Hiller, W. & Witthöft, M. (2016). Die Spontaneous Use of Imagery Scale (SUIS) – Entwicklung und teststatistische Prüfung einer deutschen Adaption [The Spontaneous Use of Imagery Scale (SUIS) – Development and psychometric evaluation of a German adaptation]. Diagnostica, 62(1), 31-43.

2015

Görgen, S. M., Loch, N., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2015). Kognitive Emotionsregulation und Psychopathologie: Erste teststatistische Untersuchung des Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) in einer klinischen Stichprobe. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 63(4), 255-265.

Olaru, G., Witthöft, M., & Wilhelm, O. (2015). Methods Matter: Testing Competing Models for Designing Short-scale Big-Five Assessments. Journal of Research in Personality, 59, 56-68.

Witthöft, M., Weck, F. & Gropalis, M. (2015). The Multidimensional Inventory of Hypochondriacal Traits: Factor Structure, Specificity, Reliability, and Validity in Patients With Hypochondriasis. Assessment, 22(3), 361-373.

Bailer, J., Kerstner, T., Mier, D., Rist, F., Diener, C., Bleichhard, G., & Witthöft, M. (2015). Elektronische Tagebücher optimieren die Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie bei Krankheitsängsten: Eine randomisiert-kontrollierte Studie. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 63(3), 197-206.

Kerstner, T., Witthöft, M., Mier, D., Diener, C., Rist, F. & Bailer, J. (2015). A diary-based modification of symptom attributions in pathological health anxiety: Effects on symptom report and cognitive biases. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(3), 578-589.

Görgen, S. M., Joormann, J., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2015). The Role of Mental Imagery in Depression: Negative Mental Imagery Induces Strong Implicit and Explicit Affect in Depression. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, 94.

Görgen, S. M., Joormann, J., Hiller, W. & Witthöft, M. (2015). Implicit and Explicit Affect after Mental Imagery: Relation to Depression. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 6, 59-81.

Jasper, F., Hiller, W., Berking, M., Rommel, T. & Witthöft, M. (2015). The affective response to health-related information and its relationship to health anxiety: An ambulatory approach. Cognition and Emotion, 29(4), 714-722.

Witthöft, M., Borgmann, E., White, A. & Dyer, A. (2015). Body-related attentional biases in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder resulting from childhood sexual abuse with and without co-occurring borderline personality disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 46, 72-77.

Jasper, F., Egloff, B., Roalfe, A. & Witthöft, M. (2015). Latent structure of irritable bowel syndrome symptom severity. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 21, 292-300.

2014

Schreiber, F., Neng, J. M., Heimlich, C., Witthöft, M. & Weck, F. (2014). Implicit affective evaluation bias in hypochondriasis: findings from the Affect Misattribution Procedure. Journal of Anxiety Disorder, 28, 671-678.

Kleinstäuber, M., Witthöft, M., Steffanowski, A., van Marwijk, H., Hiller, W. & Lambert, M. J. (2014). Pharmacological interventions for somatoform disorders in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11.

Schaefer, M., Egloff, B., Gerlach, A. L. & Witthöft, M. (2014). Improving heartbeat perception in patients with medically unexplained symptoms reduces symptom distress. Biological Psychology, 101, 69-76.

Krautwurst, S., Gerlach, A. L., Hiller, W. & Witthöft, M. (2014). Health Anxiety - An Indicator of Higher Interoceptive Sensitivity? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45, 303-309.

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., Wagner, H., Mier, D., Diener, C. & Rist, F. (2014). Childhood maltreatment is associated with depression but not with hypochondriasis in later life. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77, 104-108.

Riebel, K., Egloff, B. & Witthöft, M. (2014). Modifying the implicit illness-related self-concept in patients with somatoform disorders may reduce somatic symptoms. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21, 861-868.

Görgen, S., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2014). Health anxiety, cognitive coping, and emotion regulation: A latent variable approach. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21, 364-374.

2013

Gropalis, M. & Witthöft, M. (2013). Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie bei Hypochondrie und Krankheitsängsten - Kritische Reflexion anhand einer Kasuistik. Psychotherapeut, 58, 569-575.

Martin, A. & Witthöft, M. (2013). Krankheitsangst und Hypochondrie: Aktuelle Entwicklungen in Nosologie, Diagnostik, Modellbildung und Therapie. Psychotherapeut, 58, 529-530.

Schmidt, E., Witthöft, M., Kornadt, A., Rist, F. & Bailer, J. (2013). Negative automatic evaluation and better recognition of bodily symptom words in college students with elevated health anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 1027-1040.

Witthöft, M., Loch, N. & Jasper, F. (2013). Somatoforme Beschwerden und Stile der Emotionsregulation. Verhaltenstherapie & Verhaltensmedizin. 34, 444-464.

Bailer, J., Rist, F., Müller, T., Mier, D., Diener, C., Ofer, J., Fenske, S. & Witthöft, M. (2013). Erfassung von Krankheitsangst mit dem Short Health Anxiety Inventory (SHAI). Verhaltenstherapie & Verhaltensmedizin, 34, 378-398.

Weck, F., Gropalis, M., Neng, J. M. B., & Witthöft, M. (2013). The German version of the H-YBOCS for the assessment of hypochondriacal cognitions and behaviors: development, reliability and validity. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20, 618-626.

Bailer, J., Müller, T., Witthöft, M., Diener, C., Mier, D., Ofer, J. & Rist, F. (2013). Symptomattributionsstile bei Hypochondrie. Psychotherapeut, 58, 552-559.

Harbort, J., Witthöft, M., Spiegel, J., Nick, K. & Hecht, H. (2013). The widening of the gaze cone in patients with social anxiety disorder and its normalization after CBT. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 359-367.

Jasper, F., Nater, U., Hiller, W., Ehlert, U., Fischer, S., & Witthöft, M. (2013). Rasch Scalability of the Somatosensory Amplification Scale: A Mixture Distribution Approach. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74, 469-478.

Riebel, K., Egloff, B., & Witthöft, M. (2013). The implicit health-related self-concept in somatoform disorders. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 44, 335-342.

Schindler, A., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2013). What predicts outcome, response, and dropout in CBT of depressive Adults? A naturalistic study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 365-370.

Witthöft, M., Hiller, W., Loch, N., & Jasper, F. (2013). The latent structure of medically unexplained symptoms and its relation to functional somatic syndromes. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20, 172-183.

Gropalis, M., Bleichhardt, G., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2013). Specificity and modifiability of cognitive biases in hypochondriasis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 558-565.

Jasper, F., & Witthöft, M. (2013). Automatic evaluative processes in health anxiety and their relations to emotion regulation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 521-533.

Witthöft, M., & Rubin, G. J. (2013). Are media warnings about the adverse health effects of modern life self-fulfilling? An experimental study on idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74, 206-212.

Witthöft, M., Mier, D., Ofer, J., Müller, T., Rist, F., Kirsch, P., Bailer, J., & Diener, C. (2013). Neuronal and behavioral correlates of health anxiety: Results of an illness related emotional Stroop task. Neuropsychobiology, 67, 93-102.

2012

Witthöft, M., Basfeld, C., Steinhoff, M., & Gerlach, A. L. (2012). Can’t suppress this feeling: Automatic negative evaluations of somatosensory stimuli are related to the experience of somatic symptom distress. Emotion, 12, 640-649.

Gropalis, M., Bleichhardt, G., Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2012). Hypochondriasis, somatoform disorders, and the anxiety disorders: Sociodemographic variables, general psychopathology and naturalistic treatment effects. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200, 406-412.

Jasper, F., Hiller, W., Rist, F., Bailer, J., & Witthöft, M. (2012). Somatic symptom reporting has a dimensional latent structure: Results from taxometric analyses. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 725-738.

Schaefer, M., Egloff, B., & Witthöft, M. (2012). Is interoceptive awareness really altered in somatoform disorders? Testing competing theories with two paradigms of heartbeat perception. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 719-724.

Kleinstäuber, M., Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2012). Cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological interventions for premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 19, 308-319.

Katzer, A., Oberfeld, D., Hiller, W., Gerlach, A., & Witthöft, M. (2012). Tactile perceptual processes and their relationship to somatoform disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 530-543.

2011

Jasper, F., & Witthöft, M. (2011). Health Anxiety and Attentional Bias: The time course of vigilance and avoidance in light of pictorial illness information. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 1131-1138.

Schindler, A., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2011). Benchmarking of cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression in efficacy and effectiveness studies - How do exclusion criteria affect treatment outcome? Psychotherapy Research, 21, 644-657.

Katzer, A., Hiller, W., Oberfeld, D., & Witthöft, M. (2011). Tactile perceptual processes and their relationship to medically unexplained symptoms and health anxiety. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 71, 335-341.

Loch, N., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2011). The Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) – Test of a German adaptation. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 40, 94-106.

Weck, F., Bleichhardt, G., Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2011). Explicit and implicit anxiety: Differences between patients with hypochondriasis, patients with anxiety disorders, and healthy controls. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 317-325.

Hampel, S., Weis, S., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2011). The relations between social anxiety and social intelligence: A latent variable analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 545-553.

Kleinstäuber, M., Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2011). Efficacy of short-term psychotherapy for multiple medically unexplained physical symptoms: a meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 146-160.

2010

Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2010). Psychological approaches to origins and treatments of somatoform disorders. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 257-283.

Wilhelm, O., Witthöft, M., & Schipolowski, S. (2010). Self-reported cognitive failures: competing measurement models and self-report correlates. Journal of Individual Differences, 31, 1-14.

Witthöft, M., Haaf, A., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2010). German validation of the Multidimensional Inventory of Hypochondriacal Traits (MIHT). Diagnostica, 56, 2-12.

2009

Kornadt, A. E., Witthöft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2009). Affekt-modulierte Aufmerksamkeitsprozesse unter Arbeitsgedächtnisbelastung bei Krankheitsangst. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 38, 194-202.

Gass, P., Martini, M., Witthöft, M., Bailer, J., & Dreßing, H. (2009). Prevalence of Stalking Victimization in Journalists: An e-mail Survey of German Journalists. Violence and Victims, 24, 163-171.

Witthöft, M., Sander, N., Süß, H.-M., & Wittmann, W. W. (2009). Adult age differences in inhibitory processes and their predictive validity for fluid intelligence. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 16, 133-163.

Witthöft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2009). Abnormalities in cognitive-emotional information processing in idiopathic environmental intolerance and somatoform disorders. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 40, 70-84.

2008

Bailer, J., Schwarz, D., Witthöft, M., Stübinger, C., & Rist, F. (2008). Prävalenz psychischer Syndrome bei Studierenden einer deutschen Universität. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 58, 423-429.

Witthöft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2008). Enhanced early emotional intrusion effects and proportional habituation of threat response for symptom and illness words in college students with elevated health anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 818-842.

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., & Rist, F. (2008). Modern health worries and idiopathic environmental intolerance (IEI). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 65, 425-433.

Witthöft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2008). Evidence for a specific link between the personality trait of absorption and Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 71, 795-802.

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., & Rist, F. (2008). Psychological predictors of short and medium term outcome in individuals with idiopathic environmental intolerance (IEI) and individuals with somatoform disorders. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 71, 766-775.

Bailer, J., Bähr, V., Stübinger, C., & Witthöft, M. (2008). Moderne Gesundheitssorgen und ihre Beziehung zu umweltbezogenen Beschwerden. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 37, 61-69.

2007

Dreßing, H., Martini, M., Witthöft, M., Bailer, J., & Gass, P. (2007). Berufsrisiko Stalking bei Journalisten – Prävention ist nötig. Gesundheitswesen, 69, 699-703.

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., Bayerl, C., & Rist, F. (2007). Trauma experience in individuals with idiopathic environmental intolerance and individuals with somatoform disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 63, 657-661.

Schwarz, D., Witthöft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2007). Überprüfung der Faktorenstruktur und Konstruktvalidität des Whiteley-Index - einem etablierten Screening-Instruments zur Erfassung von Hypochondrie. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 36, 128-136.

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., Bayerl, C., & Rist, F. (2007). Syndrome stability and psychological predictors of symptom severity in idiopathic environmental intolerance and somatoform disorders. Psychological Medicine, 37, 271-281.

2006

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., & Rist, F. (2006). The Chemical Odor Sensitivity Scale: Reliability and validity of a screening instrument for idiopathic environmental intolerance. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 61, 71-79.

Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A., & Bailer, J. (2006). Selective attention, memory bias, and symptom perception in idiopathic environmental intolerance and somatoform disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 397-407.

2005

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., Paul, C., Bayerl, C., & Rist, F. (2005). Evidence for overlap between idiopathic environmental intolerance and somatoform disorders. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67, 921-929.

2004

Bailer, J., Rist, F., Witthöft, M., Paul, C., & Bayerl, C. (2004). Symptom patterns, and perceptual and cognitive styles in subjects with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24, 517-525.

Bailer, J., Rist, F., Witthöft, M., & Paul, C. (2004). Validierung eines Screening-Instruments zur Identifizierung von Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS): Die Chemische Geruchssensitivitätsskala (CGSS). Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 54, 396-404.

 

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