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Publications 2014


  1. Backasch B, Sommer J, Klöhn-Saghatolislam F, Müller MJ, Kircher TT, Leube DT. Dysconnectivity of the inferior frontal gyrus: Implications for an impaired self-other distinction in patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research 2014, 223:202-209.
  2. Backes H, Dietsche B, Nagels A, Konrad C, Witt SH, Rietschel M, Kircher T, Krug A. Genetic variation in CACNA1C affects neural processing in major depression. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2014, 53:38-46.
  3. Backes H, Dietsche B, Nagels A, Stratmann M, Konrad C, Kircher T, Krug A. Increased neural activity during overt and continuous semantic verbal fluency in major depression: mainly a failure to deactivate. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 2014, 264:631-645.
  4. Dannlowski U, Kugel H, Redlich R, Halik A, Schneider I, Opel N, Grotegerd D, Schwarte K, Schettler C, Ambrée O, Rust S, Domschke K, Arolt V, Heindel W, Baune BT, Suslow T, Zhang W, Hohoff C. Serotonin transporter gene methylation but not genotype is associated with hippocampal gray matter volume. Human Brain Mapping 2014, 35:5356-5367.
  5. Dietsche B, Backes H, Laneri D, Weikert T, Witt SH, Rietschel M, Sommer J, Kircher T, Krug A. The impact of a CACNA1C gene polymorphism on learning and hippocampal formation in healthy individuals: A diffusion tensor imaging study. NeuroImage 2014, 89:256–261.
  6. Dietsche B, Backes H, Stratmann M, Konrad C, Kircher T, Krug A. Altered neural function during episodic memory encoding and retrieval in major depression. Human Brain Mapping 2014, 35:4293-4302.
  7. Drenckhan I, Glöckner-Rist A, Rist F, Richter J, Gloster AT, Fehm L, Lang T, Alpers GW, Hamm AO, Fydrich T, Kircher T, Arolt V, Deckert J, Ströhle A, Wittchen HU, Gerlach AL. Dimensional structure of bodily panic attack symptoms and their specific connections to panic cognitions, anxiety sensitivity and claustrophobic fears. Psychological Medicine 2014, 8:1-11.
  8. Frässle S, Sommer J, Jansen A, Naber M, Einhäuser W. Binocular rivalry: frontal activity relates to introspection and action but not to perception. Journal of Neuroscience 2014, 34:1738-1747.
  9. Gebhardt S, Huber M, von Georgi R. Effects of music on tonic heat pain in depression - a preliminary investigation. Pain and Relief Reports 2014, 1:1.
  10. Gebhardt S, Kunkel M, von Georgi R. Emotion Modulation in Psychiatric Patients Through Music. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal 2014, 31:5, 485-493.
  11. Gebhardt S, Kunkel M, von Georgi R. Music helps addicted patients to reduce negative emotions in everyday life. Research Journal of Drug Abuse 2014, 1:1.
  12. Gebhardt S, Kunkel M, von Georgi R. The use of music for emotion modulation in mental disorders: the role of personality dimensions. Journal of Integrative Psychology and Therapeutics 2014, 2:5.
  13. Gloster AT, Klotsche J, Gerlach A, Hamm A, Ströhle A, Gauggel S, Kircher T, Alpers G, Deckert T, Wittchen HU. Timing Matters: Change Depends on the Stage of Treatment in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia. Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2014, 82:141-153.
  14. Grotegerd D, Redlich R, Almeida JR, Riemenschneider M, Kugel H, Arolt V, Dannlowski U. MANIA-A Pattern Classification Toolbox for Neuroimaging Data. Neuroinformatics 2014, 12:471-486.
  15. Grotegerd D, Stuhrmann A, Kugel H, Schmidt S, Redlich R, Zwanzger P, Rauch AV, Heindel W, Zwitserlood P, Arolt V, Suslow T, Dannlowski U. Amygdala excitability to subliminally presented emotional faces distinguishes unipolar and bipolar depression – an fMRI and pattern classification study. Human Brain Mapping 2014, 35:2995-3007.
  16. Hauke C, Gloster AT, Gerlach AL, Richter J, Kircher T, Fehm L, Stoy M, Lang T, Klotsche J, Einsle F, Deckert J, Wittchen HU. Standardized Treatment Manuals: Does Adherence matter? Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain & Culture 2014, 10:1-13.
  17. Helbig-Lang S, Richter J, Lang T, Gerlach AL, Fehm L, Alpers GW, Ströhle A, Kircher T, Deckert J, Gloster AT, Wittchen HU. The Role of Safety Behaviors in Exposure-Based Treatment for Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: Associations to Symptom Severity, Treatment Course, and Outcome. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 2014, 28:836–844.
  18. Ilic M, Reinecke J, Bohner G, Röttgers HO, Beblo T, Driessen M, Frommberger U, Corrigan PW. Managing a stigmatized identity—evidence from a longitudinal analysis about people with mental illness. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 2014, 44:464–480.
  19. Karmann AJ, Kundermann B, Lautenbacher S. Sleep deprivation and pain: a review of the newest literature. Der Schmerz 2014, 28:141-146.
  20. Kircher T. Was bringen genetische Untersuchungen für die Psychotherapie? Verhaltenstherapie 2014, 24:130–131.
  21. Kircher T, Krug A, Stratmann M, Ghazi S, Schales C, Frauenheim M, Turner L, Fährmann P, Hornig T, Katzev M, Grosvald M, Müller-Isberner R, Nagels A. A rating scale for the assessment of objective and subjective formal Thought and Language Disorder (TALD). Schizophrenia Research 2014, 160:216-221.
  22. Kohn N, Falkenberg I, Kellermann T, Eickhoff S, Gur RC, Habel U. Neural correlates of effective and ineffective 1 mood induction. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 2014, 9:864-872.
  23. Konrad C. Psychiatric illnesses have increased worldwide. MMW Fortschritte der Medizin 2014, 156:31.
  24. Krug A, Cabanis M, Pyka M, Pauly K, Kellermann T, Walter H,  Wagner M, Landsberg M, Shah NJ, Winterer G, Wölwer W, Brinkmeyer J, Müller BW, Kärgel C, Wiedemann G, Herrlich J, Vogeley K, Schilbach L, Rapp A, Klingberg S, Kircher T. Attenuated prefrontal activation during decision-making under uncertainty in schizophrenia: A multi-centre fMRI study. Schizophrenia Research 2014, 152:176-183.
  25. Krug A, Witt SH, Backes H, Dietsche B, Nieratschker V, Shah NJ, Nöthen MM, Rietschel M, Kircher T. A genome-wide supported variant in CACNA1C influences hippocampal activation during episodic memory encoding and retrieval. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 2014, 264:103-110.
  26. Laeger I, Dobel C, Radenz B, Keuper K, Eden A, Zwitserlood P, Kugel H, Dannlowski U*, Zwanzger P* (*equal contribution). Of 'disgrace' and 'pain' - corticolimbic interaction patterns for disorder-relevant and emotional words in social phobia. PLoS One 2014, 9:e109949.
  27. Laeger I, Keuper K, Heitmann C, Kugel H, Dobel C, Eden A, Arolt V, Zwitserlood P, Dannlowski U*, Zwanzger P* (*equal contribution). Have we met before? Neural correlates of emotional learning in social phobia. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience 2014, 39:E14-23.
  28. Lincoln TM, Rief W, Westermann S, Ziegler M, Kesting ML, Heibach E, Mehl S. Who stays, who benefits? Predicting dropout and change in cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis. Psychiatry Research 2014, 216:198-205.
  29. Lindner C, Dannlowski U, Walhöfer K, Rödiger M, Maisch B, Bauer J, Ohrmann P, Lencer R, Zwitserlood P, Kersting A, Heindel W, Arolt V, Kugel H, Suslow T. Social alienation in schizophrenia patients: association with insula responsiveness to facial expressions of disgust. PLoS One 2014, 9:e85014.
  30. Lueken U, Straube B, Reinhardt I, Maslowski N I, Wittchen H-U, Ströhle A, Wittmann A, Pfleiderer B, Konrad C, Ewert A, Uhlmann C, Arolt V, Jansen A, Kircher T. Altered top-down and bottom-up processing of fear conditioning in panic disorder with agoraphobia. Psychological Medicine 2014, 381-394.14.
  31. Lukasova K, Sommer J, Nucci-da-Silva MP, Vieira G, Blanke M, Bremmer F, Sato JR, Kircher T, Amaro Jr E. Test–Retest Reliability of fMRI Activation Generated by Different Saccade Tasks. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2014, 40:37-46.
  32. Mehl S, Landsberg MW, Schmidt AC, Cabanis M, Bechdolf  A, Herrlich J, Loos-Jankowiak S, Kircher T, Kiszkenow S, Klingberg S, Kommescher M, Moritz S, Sartory G, Müller BW, Wiedemann G, Wittorf A, Wölwer W, Wagner M. Why do bad things happen to me? Attributional style, depressed mood, and persecutory delusions in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2014, 40:1338-1346.
  33. Murck H, Büttner M, Kircher T, Konrad C. Genetic, Molecular and Clinical Determinants for the Involvement of Aldosterone and Its Receptors in Major Depression. Nephron Physiology 2014, 128:17-25.
  34. Nickl-Jockschat T, Stoecker T, Krug A, Markov V, Huang R, Schneider F, Habel U, Eickhoff S, Zerres K, Noethen M, Treutlein J, Rietschel M, Shah NJ, Kircher T. A Neuregulin-1 schizophrenia susceptibility variant causes perihippocampal fiber tract anomalies in healthy young subjects. Brain and Behavior 2014, 4:215-226.
  35. Opel N, Redlich R, Zwanzger P, Grotegerd D, Arolt V, Heindel W, Konrad C, Kugel H, Dannlowski U. Hippocampal Atrophy in Major Depression-a Function of Childhood Maltreatment Rather Than Diagnosis? Neuropsychopharmacology 2014, 39:2723-2731.
  36. Pane-Farre C, Stender JP, Fenske K, Deckert J, Reif A, John U, Schmidt CO, Schulz A, Lang T, Alpers GW, Kircher T, Voßbeck-Elsebusch A, Grabe HJ, Hamm AO. The phenomenology of the first panic attack in clinical and community-based samples. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 2014, 28:522-529.
  37. Paulus FM, Bedenbender J, Krach S, Pyka M, Krug A, Sommer J, Mette M, Nöthen MM, Witt SH, Rietschel M, Kircher T, Jansen A. Association of rs1006737 in CACNA1C with alterations in prefrontal activation and fronto-hippocampal connectivity. Human Brain Mapping 2014, 35:1190-1200.
  38. Pauly KD, Kircher TT, Schneider F, Habel U. Me, myself and I: temporal dysfunctions during self-evaluation in patients with schizophrenia. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 2014,  9:1779-1788.
  39. Pfleiderer B, Berse T, Stroux D, Ewert A, Konrad C, Gerlach AL. Internal focus of attention in anxiety-sensitive females up-regulates amygdale activity- an fMRI study. Journal of Neural Transmission 2014, 121:1417-1428.
  40. Quast C, Reif A, Brückl T, Pfister H, Weber H, Mattheisen M, Cichon S, Lang T, Hamm A, Fehm L, Ströhle A, Arolt V, Domschke K, Kircher T, Wittchen HU, Pauli P, Gerlach AL, Alpers GW, Deckert J, Rupprecht R, Binder EB, Erhardt A. Gender-specific association of variants in the AKR1C1 Gene with dimensional anxiety in patients with Panic Disorder: Additional Evidence for the importance of neurosteroids in anxiety? Depression and Anxiety 2014, 31:843-850.
  41. Rauch AV, Ter Horst L, Paul VG, Bauer J, Dannlowski U, Konrad C, Ohrmann P, Kugel H, Egloff B, Arolt V, Suslow T. Influence of Repressive Coping Style on Cortical Activation during Encoding of Angry Faces. PLoS One 2014,  9:e112398.
  42. Redlich R, Almeida J, Grotegerd D, Opel N, Kugel H, Heindel W, Arolt V, Phillips ML, Dannlowski U. Brain morphometric biomarkers distinguishing unipolar and bipolar depression: A VBM - pattern classification approach. JAMA Psychiatry 2014, 71:1222-1230.
  43. Reif A, Richter J, Straube B, Höfler M, Lueken U, Gloster AT, Weber H, Domschke K, Fehm L, Ströhle A, Jansen A, Gerlach A, Pyka M, Reinhardt I, Konrad C, Wittmann A, Pfleiderer B, Alpers GW, Pauli P, Arolt V, Wittchen HU, Hamm A, Kircher T, Deckert J. MAOA and mechanisms of panic disorder revisited: from bench to molecular psychotherapy. Molecular Psychiatry 2014, 19:122-128.
  44. Sass K, Heim S, Sachs O, Straube B, Schneider F, Habel U, Kircher T. Neural correlates of semantic associations in patients with schizophrenia. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 2014, 264:143-154.
  45. Sass K, Habel U, Kellermann T, Mathiak K, Gauggel S, Kircher T. The influence of positive and negative emotional associations on semantic processing in depression: An fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping 2014, 35:471-482
  46. Sass K, Kircher T, Gauggel S, Habel U. An fMRI-study on semantic priming of panic-related information in depression without comorbid anxiety. Psychiatry Research 2014, 222:37-42.
  47. Stacey D, Baune BT, Redlich R, Kugel H, Opel N, Grotegerd D, Kugel H, Heindel W, Arolt V, Dannlowski U. No evidence of DISC1-associated morphological changes in the hippocampus, anterior cingulate cortex, or striatum in major depressive disorder cases and healthy controls. Journal of Affective Disorders 2014, 166:103-107.
  48. Stratmann M, Konrad C, Kugel H, Krug A, Schöning S, Ohrmann P, Uhlmann C, Postert C, Suslow T, Heindel W, Arolt A, Kircher T, Dannlowski U. Insular and hippocampal gray matter volume reductions in patients with major depressive disorder. PlosOne 2014, 9:e102692.
  49. Straube B, Green A, Sass K, Kircher T. Superior temporal sulcus disconnectivity during processing of metaphoric gestures in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2014, 40:936-944.
  50. Straube B, Lueken U, Jansen A, Konrad C, Gloster AT, Gerlach AL, Ströhle A, Wittmann A, Pfleiderer B, Gauggel S, Wittchen HU, Arolt V, Kircher T. Neural correlates of procedural variants in cognitive behavioral therapy: A randomized, controlled multicentre fMRI study. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics 2014, 83:222-233.
  51. Straube B, Meyer L, Green A, Kircher T. Semantic relation vs. surprise: The differential effects of related and unrelated co-verbal gestures on neural encoding and subsequent recognition. Brain Research 2014, 1567:42-56.
  52. Straube B*, Reif A*, Richter J*, Lueken U, Weber H, Arolt V, Jansen A, Zwanzger P, Domschke K, Pauli P, Konrad C, Gerlach AL, Lang T, Fydrich T, Alpers GW, Ströhle A, Wittmann A, Pfleiderer B, Wittchen HU, Hamm A§, Deckert J§, Kircher T§ (* and § contributed equally). The functional -1019C/G HTR1A polymorphism and mechanisms of fear. Translational Psychiatry 2014, 4:e490.
  53. Teepker M, Kunz M, Peters M, Kundermann B, Schepelmann K, Lautenbacher S. Endogenous pain inhibition during menstrual cycle in migraine. European Journal of Pain 2014, 18:989-998.
  54. Westermann S, Rief W, Lincoln TM. Emotion regulation in delusion-proneness: Deficits in cognitive reappraisal, but not in expressive suppression. Psychology and Psychotherapy - Theory Research and Practice 2014, 87:1-14.
  55. Wittmann A, Schlagenhauf F, Guhn A, Lueken U, Stoy M, Bermpohl F, Fydrich T, Pfleiderer B, Bruhn H, Gerlach AL, Kircher T, Straube B, Wittchen HU, Arolt V, Heinz A, Ströhle A. Anticipating Agoraphobic Situations: The Neural Correlates of Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia. Psychological Medicine 2014, 7:1-12.
  56. Yang Y, Kircher T, Straube B. The neural correlates of cognitive behavioral therapy: Recent progress in the investigation of patients with panic disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy 2014, 62:88–96.
  57. Zavorotnyy M. Niedrigere Dosierungen und kürzere Behandlungen sind vorteilhaft. InFo Neurologie & Psychiatrie 2014, 16:28-29.
  58. Zwanzger P, Steinberg C, Rehbein MA, Bröckelmann AK, Dobel C, Zavorotnyy M, Domschke K, Junghöfer M. Inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex modulates early affective processing. Neuroimage 2014, 101:193-203.


  1. Mehl S, Lincoln TM (Hrsg). Therapietools-Psychosen. Beltz-Verlag, Weinheim, 2014. ISBN 978-3-621-28155-3

Book Chapters 

  1. Falkenberg I, Kircher T, Krug A. Neuroimaging in Schizophrenia. In: Mulert C, Shenton ME (Hrsg). MRI in Psychiatry. Springer Verlag Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London, 2014, S. 249-274.
  2. Juckel G, Kircher T. Schizophrene Störungen (ICD-10: F20) – am Beispiel des Frühverlaufs. In: Juckel G, Edel MA (Hrsg). Neurobiologie und Psychotherapie. Schattauer GmbH, Stuttgart, 2014, S. 57-89.
  3. Krug A, Straube B, Jansen A, Kircher T. Multizentrische MRT-Studien. In: Gruber O, Falkai P (Hrsg). Systemische Neurowissenschaften in der Psychiatrie. Verlag W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, 2014, S. 350-360.