375 results match your criteria Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie[Journal]


A Study Into the Severity of Forensic and Civil Inpatient Aggression.

J Interpers Violence 2018 Dec 7:886260518817040. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

1 De Forensische Zorgspecialisten, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Aggressive incidents occur frequently in health care facilities, such as psychiatric care and forensic psychiatric hospitals. Previous research suggests that civil psychiatric inpatients may display more aggression than forensic inpatients. However, there is a lack of research comparing these groups on the incident severity, even though both frequency and severity of aggression influence the impact on staff members. Read More

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December 2018

Economic Evaluation of an Internet-Based Preventive Cognitive Therapy With Minimal Therapist Support for Recurrent Depression: Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Med Internet Res 2018 Nov 26;20(11):e10437. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Public Mental Health, Trimbos Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is highly recurrent and has a significant disease burden. Although the effectiveness of internet-based interventions has been established for the treatment of acute MDD, little is known about their cost effectiveness, especially in recurrent MDD.

Objectives: Our aim was to evaluate the cost effectiveness and cost utility of an internet-based relapse prevention program (mobile cognitive therapy, M-CT). Read More

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November 2018
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Effects of intermittent theta burst stimulation applied to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on empathy and impulsivity in healthy adult males.

Brain Cogn 2018 12 15;128:37-45. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Klinik und Poliklinik für Forensische Psychiatrie, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Germany. Electronic address:

Impulsivity and empathy are clinically relevant multi-dimensional concepts. Existing evidence suggests the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (LDLPFC) plays a crucial role in impulsivity and empathy. However, the neuromodulation effect of excitatory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation at the LDLPFC is insufficiently explored in the current literature. Read More

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December 2018

[Cause of Death: 'Intoxication' - a Matter of the Concentration?]

Authors:
Andrea E Steuer

Praxis (Bern 1994) 2018;107(22):1211-1217

1 Abteilung für Forensische Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität Zürich.

Cause of Death: 'Intoxication' - a Matter of the Concentration? Abstract. Elucidation of the cause of death is one of the main reasons for medico-legal investigations. In clinical toxicology, the severity of a given poisoning is typically assessed with the blood concentration of a pharmacologically or toxicologically active compound. Read More

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January 2018
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Influence of dietary zinc on the claw and interdigital skin of sheep.

J Trace Elem Med Biol 2018 Dec 1;50:368-376. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Klinik für kleine Klauentiere und forensische Medizin und Ambulatorische Klinik, Bischofsholer Damm 15, 30173, Hannover, Germany. Electronic address:

Claw diseases like interdigital dermatitis and footrot threaten sheep health and are major welfare issues. Several studies mainly done in cattle suggested that zinc (Zn) supplementation may improve claw integrity. However, Zn supplements may differ markedly regarding Zn bioavailability. Read More

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December 2018
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Identification of tetragametic human chimerism by routine DNA profiling.

Int J Legal Med 2018 Sep 24. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Institute of Human Genetics, University Hospital, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 80336, Munich, Germany.

Chimerism in humans is defined as the presence of two genetically different cell lines within the same organism. It is usually an acquired condition that is restricted to certain tissues and can be explained by therapeutic interventions such as blood transfusion or the transplantation of allogenic hematopoietic cells. Implications of such patients for forensic DNA testing have been described in the literature. Read More

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September 2018
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[The aggressive patient].

MMW Fortschr Med 2018 Sep;160(15):45-47

Abteilung für Forensische Psychiatrie, Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der LMU München, Nussbaumstraße 7, D-80336, München, Deutschland.

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September 2018
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[Mental disorders and criminal recidivism in male juvenile prisoners].

Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother 2018 Aug 29:1-14. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

1 Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich, Klinik für Forensische Psychiatrie, Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendforensik, Zürich, Schweiz.

Mental disorders and criminal recidivism in male juvenile prisoners Abstract.

Objective: Psychiatric disorders in juvenile prisoners exhibit a very high prevalence. However, it remains unclear whether this goes along with increased criminal recidivism rates. Read More

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August 2018
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[The Therapeutic Relationship in Forensic and General Psychiatric Settings].

Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 2018 Jul 30. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Universität Ulm, Klinik für Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie am BKH Günzburg.

Introduction: Therapeutic relationship in forensic psychiatry is believed to be affected by the coercive setting and the role conflict of the therapists as both treaters and court-appointed experts. The aim of the study was to examine and compare the therapeutic relationship in forensic and general psychiatric settings.

Material And Methods: 52 forensic patients and 66 general psychiatric patients filled in the Psychopathy Personality Inventory - Revised (PPI-R), the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems - German Version (IIP-D), the Questionnaire on Motivation for Psychotherapy (Fragebogen zur Erfassung der Psychotherapiemotivation (FPTM)) as well as the Working Alliance Inventory - Short Revised (WAI-SR). Read More

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July 2018
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[Forensic preventive assertive community treatment : Pilot project to prevent violent crimes in the context of psychiatric disorders].

Nervenarzt 2018 Sep;89(9):1054-1062

FernUniversität in Hagen, Hagen, Deutschland.

Background: Since 2012, a forensic preventive outpatient clinic has been established at Ansbach District Hospital to fill a gap in general psychiatric care for patients with schizophrenia or severe personality disorders and having a high risk for violent behavior. An interdisciplinary team drawing on forensic psychiatric knowledge applies instruments for forensic risk prognosis and treatment or interventions to prevent violent crimes and to protect potential victims. Admissions depend on certain criteria, e. Read More

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September 2018
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Validation of 'the change or stop testosterone lowering medication (COSTLow)-scale' using delphi method among clinical experts.

J Sex Marital Ther 2018 Jul 24:1-25. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

g Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf Institut fur Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie , Hamburg , Germany.

Guidelines for pharmacological treatment of patients with paraphilic disorders have been developed by a working group of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (Thibaut et al. 2010 ). With an increasing duration of experience and number of treated patients as well as aging patients, change of or withdrawal from testosterone lowering medications (TLM) has become an important issue. Read More

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July 2018
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[Sexually offensive behaviour].

Authors:
Wineke J Smid

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2018 May 18;162. Epub 2018 May 18.

De Forensische Zorgspecialisten, afd. Onderzoek, Utrecht.

Sexually offensive behaviour, in all its forms, is very common. Most perpetrators of sexually offensive behaviour are not sexually deviant. Disinhibition as state, trait or 'choice' is a key factor in a large proportion of sexual offenses. Read More

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The Role of Control in Intimate Partner Violence: A Study in Dutch Forensic Outpatients.

J Interpers Violence 2018 May 1:886260518775152. Epub 2018 May 1.

2 De Forensische Zorgspecialisten, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Johnson argued that coercive control is crucial in explaining heterogeneity in intimate partner violence, with such violence being more frequent, less reciprocal, and more often male-to-female aggression when it serves to exercise control over the partner. We assessed 280 Dutch forensic outpatients who had recently engaged in intimate partner violence on nonaggressive coercive control. Control showed significant, small to moderate, associations with more frequent past year acts of psychological aggression, physical assault, and sexual coercion and more frequently resulted in partner injury. Read More

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May 2018
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[Who Benefits from Forensic Psychiatric Treatment? Results of a Catamnestic Study in Swabia].

Psychiatr Prax 2018 Oct 17;45(7):375-382. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Klinik für Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Ulm am BKH Günzburg.

Objective: Evaluation of treatment outcomes of forensic inpatients in the Bavarian district of Swabia (2010 - 2014).

Methods: 130 inpatients were interviewed about their social reintegration, substance use and delinquency immediately after discharge from forensic psychiatry and one year after.

Results: One year after discharge 67 % of the patients referred due to substance use disorder according to § 64 of the German Penal Code were employed, 57 % were abstinent and 83 % did not reoffend. Read More

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October 2018

[Web-based field studies on diagnostic classification and code assignment of mental disorders: comparison of ICD-11 and ICD-10].

Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 2018 03 5;86(3):163-171. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Klinikum der Universität München, Ludwig Maximilians Universität.

The German Society for Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (DGPPN,) conducted a comprehensive field study (principal investigator WG) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Health in cooperation with 4 other German medical societies in the field of mental health (DGPM, DGPPR, DeGFS, DGfS) * to support WHO's development of the ICD-11 (Chapters 6 and 17). The objective of the web-based field study was to compare ICD-10 and ICD-11 (beta draft) for selected mental disorders, regarding consistency, accuracy and assessment of utility. The first study (TP1) focused on the diagnostic classification and the second (TP2) on assignment of diagnostic codes. Read More

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March 2018
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Migrants in unlimited detention according to section 63 of the German penal code: Results from the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

Int J Law Psychiatry 2018 Mar - Apr;57:1-8. Epub 2018 Jan 4.

Zentrum für Psychiatrie (ZfP) Reichenau, Klinik für Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Feursteinstr. 55, 78479 Reichenau, Germany.

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January 2018

[Complex Trauma-related Disorders in Research and Practice].

Prax Kinderpsychol Kinderpsychiatr 2018 Mar;67(3):239-256

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie Martinistraße 52 20246 Hamburg Deutschland UKE - Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie.

Complex Trauma-related Disorders in Research and Practice Frequent traumata in childhood and adolescence are long-term or repeated interpersonal traumata caused by perpetrators in the close environment of the minors. For the description of the extensive symptoms after interpersonal Type II traumata, the complex trauma-related disorders Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) or Disorder of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified (DESNOS) and the Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) are being discussed for inclusion in the classification systems for mental disorders. Scientific knowledge and practical experiences regarding CPTSD, DESNOS and DTD in children and adolescents up to 18 years were examined by 1) a Systematic Review of 1,070 publications identified by database research and additional search strategies, and 2) a nationwide online survey of 374 psychotherapists and psychiatrists for children and adolescents in Germany. Read More

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March 2018
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Comparing the Central Eight Risk Factors: Do They Differ Across Age Groups of Sex Offenders?

Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol 2018 Oct 24;62(13):4278-4294. Epub 2018 Feb 24.

2 University of Basel Psychiatric Hospital, Switzerland.

Following the risk-need-responsivity (RNR) model, cognitive-behavioral therapy is considered most effective in reducing recidivism when based on dynamic risk factors. As studies have found differences of these factors across age, exploring this seems beneficial. The current study investigates the Central Eight (C8) risk factors across six age groups of outpatient sex offenders ( N = 650). Read More

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October 2018

[Sexual health in flux].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2017 Sep;60(9):929-931

Institut und Poliklinik für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52, Haus West 38 (W 38), 20246, Hamburg, Deutschland.

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September 2017
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Psychometric Properties of the Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) in a Sample of General Psychiatric Wards.

Arch Psychiatr Nurs 2017 12 3;31(6):582-587. Epub 2017 Aug 3.

Institut für Forensische Psychiatrie, Universität Duisburg-Essen, LVR-Klinikum Essen, Postfach 103043, 45030 Essen, Germany. Electronic address:

Objective: The questionnaire EssenCES (Essen Climate Evaluation Schema) is a widely used instrument to assess social climate in forensic psychiatric and correctional institutions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the EssenCES in a general psychiatric setting, where it had not previously been evaluated.

Design: 648 staff members and 551 patients from 47 general psychiatric wards across 16 hospitals in Germany completed the EssenCES. Read More

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December 2017

Genomics and prevalence of bacterial and archaeal isolates from biogas-producing microbiomes.

Biotechnol Biofuels 2017 13;10:264. Epub 2017 Nov 13.

Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec), Bielefeld University, Universitätsstrasse 27, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany.

Background: To elucidate biogas microbial communities and processes, the application of high-throughput DNA analysis approaches is becoming increasingly important. Unfortunately, generated data can only partialy be interpreted rudimentary since databases lack reference sequences.

Results: Novel cellulolytic, hydrolytic, and acidogenic/acetogenic as well as methanogenic originating from different anaerobic digestion communities were analyzed on the genomic level to assess their role in biomass decomposition and biogas production. Read More

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November 2017
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[Psycho-oncology care in rural areas : Results from a cross-sectional survey on the utilisation of community-based psychosocial support services].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2018 Jan;61(1):89-97

Klinik für Allgemeine Innere Medizin und Psychosomatik, Zentrum für Psychosoziale Medizin, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120, Heidelberg, Deutschland.

Background: Clinically relevant distress and unmet psychosocial needs frequently occur in the course of cancer diseases. Particularly for thinly populated rural areas in Germany rates of distressed patients and uptake of community-based psycho-oncology services are unknown.

Objectives: Determination of a) the proportion of cancer patients with psychosocial distress and unmet needs and b) the utilisation of community-based psycho-oncology services in thinly populated rural areas. Read More

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January 2018
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[Healthcare research in forensic commitment or poking around in the dark : Consensus paper on the necessity for more uniform and better data].

Nervenarzt 2017 Nov;88(11):1292-1297

LWL-Maßregelvollzugsklinik Herne, Akademie für forensische Psychiatrie (AFoPs), Wilhelmstr. 120, 44649, Herne, Deutschland.

Complex trends in occupancy determined by many influencing factors, clear state-specific differences in imprisonment practices as well as recently implemented statutory alterations to the appropriate paragraphs in criminal law, underline the necessity for qualitative high-grade concomitant research of German forensic commitment; however, neither the structural prerequisites nor an adequate data situation are currently present in order to do justification to this aim. Not even the total number of patients currently accommodated in forensic commitment can be elucidated from the publicized (partial) statistics. This consensus paper, which was formulated by three research institutes active at the state level, describes the limited possibilities for current forensic healthcare research and raises the demand for a nationwide uniform data situation on patients in forensic commitment. Read More

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November 2017
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Sex and gender matters : A sex-specific analysis of original articles published in the Wiener klinische Wochenschrift between 2013 and 2015.

Wien Klin Wochenschr 2017 Nov 17;129(21-22):781-785. Epub 2017 Oct 17.

Fachbereich Forensische Gerontologie, Department für Gerichtsmedizin Wien, Medizinische Universität Wien, Sensengasse 2, 1090, Wien, Austria.

Background: The variables sex and gender are significantly related to health and disease of women and men. Aiming at quality research, biomedical publications need to account for the key variables sex and gender.

Methods: All original articles published in the Wiener klinische Wochenschrift between 2013 and 2015 were extracted into a database. Read More

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November 2017
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[Therapy drop-out as a predictor of re-delinquency : Legal probation of substance addicted patients according to §64 of the German Legal Code].

Nervenarzt 2018 Jan;89(1):71-77

ZfP Reichenau, AG Prozessoptimierung im MRV Baden-Württemberg, Feursteinstr. 55, 78479, Reichenau, Deutschland.

Background: Recidivism rates in substance-addicted patients placed in institutions according to §64 of the German legal code are approximately 50%, 3 years after discharge from inpatient treatment. The recidivism rates of patients with premature termination of inpatient treatment who had then been referred back to prison and were finally discharged into the community are unknown.

Research Question: Is premature termination of treatment a risk factor for recidivism?

Methods: Patients released from forensic treatment according to § 64 of the German legal code were followed up for violent and non-violent recidivism. Read More

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January 2018

[Sex survey research in Germany and Europe : Liebesleben (LoveLives): A pilot study into the sexual experiences, attitudes and relationships of adults in Germany].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2017 Sep;60(9):971-978

Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie, Martinistraße 52, 20246, Hamburg, Deutschland.

At the Hamburg Institute for Sex Research in Germany, a nationwide study is currently being carried out into the sexual experiences, attitudes and relationships of adults (18-75 years). The main focus of this pilot study is to test the comprehensibility and length of a data collecting instrument as well as the comparison of two data collecting methods with regard to reliability and representativeness of the results as well as of the refusal rate. To this end face-to-face interviews (n = 500) and questionnaires sent by post (n = 500) are to be compared with each other as methods. Read More

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September 2017

[Standards for treatment in forensic committment according to § 63 and § 64 of the German criminal code : Interdisciplinary task force of the DGPPN].

Nervenarzt 2017 Aug;88(Suppl 1):1-29

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN Geschäftsstelle), Berlin, Deutschland.

People who have been convicted of a crime due to a severe mental disorder and continue to be dangerous as a result of this disorder may be placed in a forensic psychiatric facility for improvement and safeguarding according to § 63 and § 64 of the German Criminal Code (StGB). In Germany, approximately 9000 patients are treated in clinics for forensic psychiatry and psychotherapy on the basis of § 63 of the StGB and in withdrawal centers on the basis of § 64 StGB. The laws for treatment of patients in forensic commitment are passed by the individual States, with the result that even the basic conditions differ in the individual States. Read More

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August 2017
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[Quality development within interdisciplinary transgender healthcare : Results and implications of a participatory research project].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2017 Sep;60(9):999-1008

Interdisziplinäres Transgender Versorgungscentrum Hamburg, Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistraße 52, 20246, Hamburg, Deutschland.

Both internationally and nationally, the objective has been set to offer specialized, coordinated, and interdisciplinary treatment to individuals with rare clinical needs, such as trans individuals (e. g., transsexual, transgender). Read More

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September 2017
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[In-patient hospital care of selected sexual disorders : An analysis of data from the German Federal Statistical Office from 2000 to 2014].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2017 Sep;60(9):987-998

Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistraße 52, Gebäude West 38, 20246, Hamburg, Deutschland.

Background: Patients with the ICD-10 sexual disorders F52, F64, F65, and F66 are treated by a variety of medical disciplines. Until now, there has been a paucity of data regarding which sexual disorders are treated by means of in-patient hospital care and whether changes have occurred over time.

Objectives: The aim of this study is to examine how many patients with sexual disorders that are classified by ICD-10 chapter V (F) as "mental" are treated as in-patients. Read More

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September 2017
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[Treatment structures for men with pedosexual problems].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2017 Sep;60(9):1055-1062

Schwerpunktprofessur für forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Rosdorfer Weg 70, 37081, Göttingen, Deutschland.

Pedophilia is defined as a persistent or dominating sexual preference for prepubescent children characterized by persistent thoughts, fantasies, urges, sexual arousal and behavior. Less than 50% of all child abusers fulfill the diagnostic criteria and an even smaller part exclusively has a preference for children. Following psychiatric classification systems, pedophilia must be distinguished from child sexual abuse. Read More

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September 2017

[Sex education and prevention of sexual violence : Contributions to a differential-sensitive prevention of sexualised violence].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2017 Sep;60(9):1040-1045

Institut für Sexualwissenschaft und forensische Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Deutschland.

Prevention of sexual violence against children and adolescents obtains high priority in educational contexts. This is due to the massive (possible) psychosocial impacts of sexual victimization as well as to the considerable prevalence rates that are reported in current studies. Preventive approaches are predominantly native to violence prevention and sex education where they are characterized by independent lines of tradition and positions. Read More

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September 2017

[Recognising positional asphyxia: not always the cause of death in victims in an unusual position].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2017 ;161:D1375

GGD Amsterdam, afd. Forensische geneeskunde, Amsterdam.

Deceased individuals may be found in a position that raises the question of whether or not the individual died from being in that position. We describe 3 victims of 35, 84 and 54 years of age, respectively. All were found in an unusual position that may have impeded breathing. Read More

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June 2018
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[Body modifications and sexual health : Impact of tattoos, body piercing and esthetic genital plastic surgery on the sexual health of women and men].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2017 Sep;60(9):1009-1015

Institut für Sexualmedizin und Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Zentrum für Integrative Psychiatrie Kiel, Niemannsweg 147, 24105, Kiel, Deutschland.

The present paper addresses the psychological impact of body modifications (e.g. tattoos, body piercing and esthetic genital plastic surgery) on the sexual health of individuals and refers to past and present research insights. Read More

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September 2017
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[Sexting as a risk? : On consensual and non-consensual distribution of personal erotic pictures using digital media].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2017 Sep;60(9):1034-1039

Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistraße 52, 20246, Hamburg, Deutschland.

Background: Digital media are used for the purpose of various sexual experiences. In recent years the exchange of erotic text messages or images ("sexting") has gained the attention of academic research and has increasingly been the center of public discussion on sexual boundary violations and violence via digital media. The unwanted forwarding of images to a third party is especially relevant in this respect. Read More

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September 2017
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[The Wish for a Child in the Case of (Permanent) Infertility: Development of the "German Questionnaire on Attitudes Toward Motherhood"].

Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 2017 Sep 18;67(9-10):401-412. Epub 2017 Jul 18.

Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf.

Most questionnaires on attitudes toward motherhood presume that the subject is fertile and positive and negative attitudes are represented on a one-dimensional scale. Moreover, the questionnaires often do not provide German versions and German norms. The aim of this study is to examine whether the German Questionnaire on Attitudes toward Motherhood ("FEMu") can be used to describe attitudes toward motherhood multi-dimensionally and whether it is applicable independent of a person's fertility status. Read More

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September 2017
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Update of Standard Practices for New Method Validation in Forensic Toxicology.

Curr Pharm Des 2017 ;23(36):5442-5454

Institute of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital Jena, Am Klinikum 1, 07747 Jena, Germany.

International agreement concerning validation guidelines is important to obtain quality forensic bioanalytical research and routine applications as it all starts with the reporting of reliable analytical data. Standards for fundamental validation parameters are provided in guidelines as those from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the German speaking Gesellschaft fur Toxikologie und Forensische Chemie (GTFCH) and the Scientific Working Group of Forensic Toxicology (SWGTOX). These validation parameters include selectivity, matrix effects, method limits, calibration, accuracy and stability, as well as other parameters such as carryover, dilution integrity and incurred sample reanalysis. Read More

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January 2017
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Preben Hertoft (1928-2017).

Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug;46(6):1551-1554

Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

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August 2017
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[Drug safety in psychiatry].

Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 2017 Jun 23;85(6):320-321. Epub 2017 Jun 23.

Isar-Amper-Klinikum München-Ost, Klinik für Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie.

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June 2017
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Full and Short Versions of the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations and Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised.

Psychol Rep 2017 Jan 1:33294117702362. Epub 2017 Jan 1.

De Waag, part of De Forensische Zorgspecialisten, The Netherlands.

Inadequate problem solving is associated with recidivism in sex offenders. However, the psychometric properties of two of the most widely used coping self-report questionnaires, the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised and Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations, have not been established for outpatient sex offenders. Using structural equation modeling, the present study aims to contribute to an empirically based decision as to which version of the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations or Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised is best suited to use with forensic outpatient sex offenders. Read More

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January 2017
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[Sexual medicine in psychiatry and psychotherapy].

Authors:
P Briken

Nervenarzt 2017 May;88(5):449-450

Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistraße 52, 20246, Hamburg, Deutschland.

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[Diagnostics and treatment of sex offenders : In psychiatric forensic committment according to § 63 StGB and in outpatient prevention].

Nervenarzt 2017 May;88(5):472-479

Schwerpunktprofessur für forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Rosdorfer Weg 70, 37081, Göttingen, Deutschland.

In the following article similarities and differences concerning the treatment of sex offenders in the psychiatric forensic commitment (§ 63 German penal code) and of persons with a self-reported sexual interest in children, who were diagnosed and treated in the outpatient prevention of sexual abuse (PSM) in Göttingen are demonstrated. Diagnostic and therapeutic characteristics of outpatient prevention as well as the initial results of the evaluation of the Göttingen therapy manual are presented and differentiated from the normal treatment program in psychiatric forensic commitment. Read More

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[Illness Concepts of Patients with Schizophrenia: A Triangulation Study].

Psychiatr Prax 2017 Nov 3;44(8):453-460. Epub 2017 Apr 3.

Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie II der Universität Ulm, Bezirkskrankenhaus Günzburg.

Therapists' and patients' concepts of illness often show severe discrepancies. This study explores the illness concepts of patients with schizophrenic disorders (n = 40). Two German scales were used, the "Causal Belief Questionnaire" and the "Illness Concept Scale for Schizophrenic Patients". Read More

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November 2017
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[Interrelations of Objective Conditions on Psychiatric Wards and Ward Climate Characteristics].

Psychiatr Prax 2018 07 3;45(5):242-247. Epub 2017 Apr 3.

Institut für Forensische Psychiatrie am LVR-Klinikum Essen, Universität Duisburg-Essen.

Objective: Investigate inter-relations of objective conditions and a ward's social climate.

Method: Staff and patients on 104 wards filled in the short Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES). Assessments were related to setting variables (like open vs. Read More

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[Trans healthcare : Between depsychopathologization and a needs-based treatment of accompanying mental disorders].

Nervenarzt 2017 May;88(5):466-471

Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistraße 52, 20246, Hamburg, Deutschland.

Background: Historically, the function of psychiatry and psychotherapy in the healthcare treatment of transsexualism has been impaired by the basic assumption that non-conforming gender experiences and behavior are automatically considered as expressions of psychopathology.

Objective: In line with revision of the diagnostic criteria and changing standards of care and treatment recommendations, the therapeutic relationship between mental healthcare professionals and transgender individuals is critically discussed aiming at providing a needs-based psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment and a patient-centered approach for trans persons.

Material And Methods: Literature search focusing on the prevalence of trans persons and the presence of accompanying mental disorders. Read More

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May 2017
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[Failure of a study in forensic psychiatric hospitals : Clinical trial to investigate the additive effect of triptorelin on the efficacy of psychotherapy].

Nervenarzt 2017 May;88(5):480-485

Vorsitzender Richter am Landgericht, Landgericht Göttingen, Berliner Straße 8, 37073, Göttingen, Deutschland.

Background: A testosterone-lowering medication is relatively commonly used as a form of treatment for sexual offenders with severe paraphilic disorders in German forensic psychiatric hospitals; however, a double-blind, controlled and randomized study, which investigates the efficacy of this medication, is still lacking.

Aim: This article describes the process from the planning to the rejection of a clinical trial over the period from 2009 to 2015.

Methods And Results: Despite the careful planning with an interdisciplinary team and giving special consideration to the complex legal situation, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) rejected the proposed trial in a brief formal letter with reference to the German Drug Law (§ 40 para. Read More

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May 2017
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The evaluation stage of the Hoeven Outcome Monitor (HOM): Towards an evidence based groundwork in forensic mental health.

Int J Law Psychiatry 2017 Mar - Apr;51:42-53. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

Erasmus University Medical Centre, P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam DP-0424, The Netherlands; Erasmus School of Law Rotterdam, P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam DP-0424, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

This study examined if a macro-, meso-, and micro outcome measurement instrument that constitutes the evaluation stage of a Dutch forensic psychiatric outcome monitor, the Hoeven Outcome Monitor (HOM), can provide a first step towards a more evidence based groundwork in forensic mental health. General, serious, very serious, special, and tbs meriting recidivism during treatment, after treatment, and overall were charted for forensic psychiatric patients discharged from a Dutch forensic psychiatric centre between 1999 and 2008 (N=164). Re-conviction data were obtained from the official Criminal Records System, and the mean follow-up time was 116. Read More

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January 2018
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[Delusions: current psychodynamic and neurocognitive approaches].

Authors:
R Knorr K Hoffmann

Nervenarzt 2018 Jan;89(1):8-17

Klinik für Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Zentrum für Psychiatrie Reichenau, Feursteinstraße 55, 78479, Reichenau, Deutschland.

Background: The symptom "delusions" is a central psychopathological symptom in psychiatric diseases. Since the beginning of psychiatry various disciplines have attempted to explain and understand delusions but even now no generally accepted definition of this phenomenon exists.

Aim: A comprehensive review of current psychopathological and neurobiological theories of delusions is given. Read More

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January 2018

The Use of Scientific Evidence about Schizophrenia and Violence in Clinical Services.

Can J Psychiatry 2017 02;62(2):84-85

1 Vitos Klinik für forensische Psychiatrie Haina, Haina, Germany.

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February 2017

[Are Depressed People Aggressive People? Differences Between General Population and Depressive Patients].

Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 2017 Jan 30;67(1):19-25. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

Klinik für Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie am Bezirkskrankenhaus Günzburg, Universität Ulm, Günzburg.

The study aimed to investigate the relationship between depression and aggression. 681 depressive and non-depressive subjects of the general population as well as 132 depressive patients completed the Beck Depression Inventory Revised (BDI-II) as well as the Short Questionnaire for Gathering Factors of Aggressiveness (K-FAF). Depressive patients and depressive subjects of the general population did not merely report the highest levels of self-aggressiveness but also reached the highest scores on the scales of reactive and proactive aggression, indicating a high level of externalizing aggressiveness. Read More

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January 2017
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The unique relation of childhood emotional maltreatment with mental health problems among detained male and female adolescents.

Child Abuse Negl 2016 12 11;62:142-150. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Academic Workplace Forensic Care for Youth (Academische Werkplaats Forensische Zorg voor Jeugd), Postbus 94, 7200 AB Zutphen, The Netherlands; Curium-LUMC, Leiden University Medical Center, Endegeesterstraatweg 27, 2342 AK Oegstgeest, The Netherlands.

Mounting evidence indicates that emotional maltreatment is at least as harmful as physical and sexual abuse. Notwithstanding their high occurrence among detained adolescents, the link between emotional maltreatment and mental health problems in these youths is not well researched. This study, therefore, was designed to examine the unique link between emotional maltreatment and mental health problems, with particular attention to gender differences. Read More

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December 2016
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