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Oxytocin enhances the pain-relieving effects of social support in romantic couples.

Hum Brain Mapp 2019 Jan 28;40(1):242-251. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Division of Medical Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

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January 2019

Effects of acute stress on social behavior in women.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2019 Jan 25;99:137-144. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany.

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January 2019

Menstrual cycle-related fluctuations in oxytocin concentrations: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Front Neuroendocrinol 2018 Nov 17. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Division of Clinical Psychological Intervention, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Schwendenerstraße 27, 14195 Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Oxytocin increases eye-gaze towards novel social and non-social stimuli.

Soc Neurosci 2018 Oct 31:1-14. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

a Institute of Medical Psychology , Heidelberg University , Heidelberg , Germany.

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October 2018

Intimacy as related to cortisol reactivity and recovery in couples undergoing psychosocial stress.

Psychosom Med 2018 Aug 21. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Stefan-Meier-Strasse 8, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany.

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August 2018

The Heart´s rhythm 'n' blues: Sex differences in circadian variation patterns of vagal activity vary by depressive symptoms in predominantly healthy employees.

Chronobiol Int 2018 Jul 15;35(7):896-909. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

i Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Medical School Mannheim, Heidelberg University , Germany.

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July 2018

Changing Me, Changing Us: Relationship Quality and Collective Efficacy as Major Outcomes in Systemic Couple Therapy.

Fam Process 2018 06 28;57(2):342-358. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

Institute of Medical Psychology, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

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June 2018

Co-variation of fatigue and psychobiological stress in couples' everyday life.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2018 Jun 31;92:135-141. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Institute of Medical Psychology, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Str. 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address:

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June 2018

'Song of Life': music therapy in terminally ill patients with cancer.

BMJ Support Palliat Care 2018 Jun 2;8(2):167-170. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Center of Pain Therapy and Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

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June 2018

Oxytocin for learning calm and safety.

Int J Psychophysiol 2018 Jun 28. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Institute of Medical Psychology, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Str. 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address:

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June 2018

Effects of mindfulness exercises as stand-alone intervention on symptoms of anxiety and depression: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Behav Res Ther 2018 Mar 20;102:25-35. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Center for Psychological Psychotherapy, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address:

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March 2018

Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Secondary Traumatization in Interpreters for Refugees: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Psychopathology 2017 14;50(4):262-272. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

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February 2018

Effects of stress on women's preference for male facial masculinity and their endocrine correlates.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2017 Aug 3;82:67-74. Epub 2017 May 3.

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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August 2017

Attitudes towards Social Oocyte Freezing from a Socio-cultural Perspective.

Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2017 Jul 17;77(7):747-755. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

Institute of Medical Psychology, Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

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July 2017

When Significant Others Suffer: German Validation of the Burden Assessment Scale (BAS).

PLoS One 2016 20;11(10):e0163101. Epub 2016 Oct 20.

Institute of Medical Psychology, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Bergheimer Straße 20, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.

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June 2017

Oxytocin differentially alters resting state functional connectivity between amygdala subregions and emotional control networks: Inverse correlation with depressive traits.

Neuroimage 2017 04 1;149:458-467. Epub 2017 Feb 1.

Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, Center for Information in Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan 611731, China. Electronic address:

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April 2017

Psychosocial Profile of Women with Premenstrual Syndrome and Healthy Controls: A Comparative Study.

Int J Behav Med 2016 12;23(6):752-763

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany.

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December 2016

Development and validation of the Zurich chronic middle ear inventory (ZCMEI-21): an electronic questionnaire for assessing quality of life in patients with chronic otitis media.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2016 Oct 11;273(10):3073-81. Epub 2016 Feb 11.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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October 2016

Physical activity buffers fatigue only under low chronic stress.

Stress 2016 09 20;19(5):535-41. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

a Clinical Biopsychology Unit, Department of Psychology , University of Marburg , Marburg , Germany ;

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September 2016

The high rate of long-term recurrences and sequelae after epistaxis treatment.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2016 Aug 31;43(4):412-7. Epub 2015 Oct 31.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital, Switzerland; University of Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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August 2016

Cross-cultural comparison of fertility specific quality of life in German, Hungarian and Jordanian couples attending a fertility center.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2016 Feb 24;14:27. Epub 2016 Feb 24.

Institute of Medical Psychology, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Bergheimer Strasse 20, 69115, Heidelberg, Germany.

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February 2016

Clinical Profiles of Premenstrual Experiences Among Women Having Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Affective Changes Predominate and Relate to Social and Occupational Functioning.

Health Care Women Int 2015 3;36(10):1104-23. Epub 2014 Nov 3.

c Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy , Philipps-University of Marburg , Marburg , Germany.

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January 2016

Music listening as a means of stress reduction in daily life.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2015 Oct 21;60:82-90. Epub 2015 Jun 21.

University of Marburg, Department of Psychology, Marburg, Germany. Electronic address:

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October 2015

Reciprocal relationship between acute stress and acute fatigue in everyday life in a sample of university students.

Biol Psychol 2015 Sep 2;110:42-9. Epub 2015 Jul 2.

Clinical Biopsychology, Department of Psychology, University of Marburg, Gutenbergstrasse 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany. Electronic address:

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September 2015

Associations between salivary alpha-amylase and catecholamines--a multilevel modeling approach.

Biol Psychol 2014 Dec 15;103:15-8. Epub 2014 Aug 15.

Department of Psychology, University of Marburg, Germany. Electronic address:

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December 2014

Restrained eating and self-esteem in premenopausal and postmenopausal women.

J Eat Disord 2014 14;2(1):23. Epub 2014 Oct 14.

Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Binzmuehlestrasse 14/26, Zurich, 8050 Switzerland.

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October 2014

Psychobiology of social support: the social dimension of stress buffering.

Restor Neurol Neurosci 2014 ;32(1):149-62

Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany Freiburg Brain Imaging Center, University Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

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September 2014

Amygdala response to negative images in postpartum vs nulliparous women and intranasal oxytocin.

Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2014 Jan 5;9(1):48-54. Epub 2012 Sep 5.

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Morrison Hall 313, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA.

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January 2014

Sex differences in the neural and behavioral response to intranasal oxytocin and vasopressin during human social interaction.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2014 Jan 27;39:237-48. Epub 2013 Sep 27.

Department of Anthropology, Emory University, United States; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, United States; Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, Emory University, United States; Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, United States; Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, Emory University, United States. Electronic address:

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January 2014

Sex-specific effects of intranasal oxytocin on autonomic nervous system and emotional responses to couple conflict.

Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2013 Dec 27;8(8):897-902. Epub 2012 Jul 27.

Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Binzmuhlestrasse 14/ Box 26, CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland.

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December 2013

Effects of orthostasis on endocrine responses to psychosocial stress.

Int J Psychophysiol 2013 Dec 28;90(3):341-6. Epub 2013 Oct 28.

Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical Biopsychology, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany; Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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December 2013

Lower sexual interest in postpartum women: relationship to amygdala activation and intranasal oxytocin.

Horm Behav 2013 Jan 18;63(1):114-21. Epub 2012 Oct 18.

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA.

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January 2013

Dyadic coping, insecure attachment, and cortisol stress recovery following experimentally induced stress.

J Fam Psychol 2012 Dec 5;26(6):937-47. Epub 2012 Nov 5.

Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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December 2012

Oxytocin and pair bonding: on possible influences during the life course.

Biol Psychiatry 2012 Aug 23;72(3):e3-4. Epub 2012 Feb 23.

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August 2012

Testosterone and relationship quality across the transition to fatherhood.

Biol Psychol 2012 Jul 15;90(3):186-91. Epub 2012 Mar 15.

Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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July 2012

Effects of intranasal oxytocin and vasopressin on cooperative behavior and associated brain activity in men.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2012 Apr 12;37(4):447-61. Epub 2011 Aug 12.

Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

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April 2012

Sensation seeking in fathers: the impact on testosterone and paternal investment.

Horm Behav 2012 Feb 14;61(2):191-5. Epub 2011 Dec 14.

Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, CH-8044 Zurich, Switzerland.

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February 2012

Anxiety and depression in bariatric surgery patients: a prospective, follow-up study using structured clinical interviews.

J Affect Disord 2011 Sep 17;133(1-2):61-8. Epub 2011 Apr 17.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.

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September 2011

Assisting couples to develop healthy relationships: effects of couples relationship education on cortisol.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2011 Jun 1;36(5):597-607. Epub 2010 Sep 1.

University of Zurich, Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Zurich, Switzerland.

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June 2011

Increased psychological and attenuated cortisol and alpha-amylase responses to acute psychosocial stress in female patients with borderline personality disorder.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2010 Nov 13;35(10):1565-72. Epub 2010 Jul 13.

University of Zurich, Institute of Psychology, Dept. of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, Switzerland.

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November 2010

Intranasal oxytocin increases positive communication and reduces cortisol levels during couple conflict.

Biol Psychiatry 2009 May 22;65(9):728-31. Epub 2008 Nov 22.

Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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May 2009

Positive couple interactions and daily cortisol: on the stress-protecting role of intimacy.

Psychosom Med 2008 Oct 8;70(8):883-9. Epub 2008 Oct 8.

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Institute of Psychology, Zurich, Switzerland.

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October 2008

Adult attachment and social support interact to reduce psychological but not cortisol responses to stress.

J Psychosom Res 2008 May;64(5):479-86

Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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May 2008

Effects of different kinds of couple interaction on cortisol and heart rate responses to stress in women.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2007 Jun 11;32(5):565-74. Epub 2007 May 11.

Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Binzmuhlestrasse 14/Box 26, CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland.

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June 2007