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Muller A.,Klinik fur Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie
PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie | Year: 2015

Previous research has indicated a complex association between obesity and psychiatric disorders caused by biological, psychosocial and environmental factors and dependent from the severity of obesity. For example, empirical data confirmed a reciprocal link between depression and obesity. Obesity was found to increase the risk of depression and vice versa. There is further a growing body of research pointing towards the important role of impulsivity in obesity, particularly in obese individuals with a binge eating disorder. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart New York. Source


Hilbert A.,Charite - Medical University of Berlin | Brahler E.,Universitatsmedizin Leipzig | De Zwaan M.,Klinik fur Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie
PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie | Year: 2012

In a representative German population sample, the prevalence of eating disturbances was determined using the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire. Overall, 3,9% revealed eating disturbances. In particular, young women and obese persons had an increased likelihood of these disturbances, but men and older persons were concerned as well. Further research is warranted on eating disturbances across the life span, both sexes and weight status. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York. Source


Blume-Peytavi U.,Charite - Medical University of Berlin | Atkin S.,Academic Endocrinology | Gieler U.,Klinik fur Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie | Grimalt R.,University of Barcelona
European Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2012

Menopause is defined by 12 months of amenorrhea after the final menstrual period. The reduction in ovarian hormones and increased androgen levels can manifest as hair and skin disorders. Although hirsutism, unwanted facial hair, alopecia, skin atrophy and slackness of facial skin are common issues encountered by post-menopausal women, these problems receive very little attention relative to other menopausal symptoms. The visibility of these disorders has been shown to cause significant anxiety and may impact on patients' self-esteem and quality of life, particularly given the strong association of hair and skin with a woman's femininity and beauty, which is demonstrated by extensive marketing by the cosmetic industry targeting this population and the large expenditure on these products by menopausal women. The proportion of the female population who are in the post-menopausal age group is rising. Therefore, the prevalence of these dermatological symptoms is likely to increase. Current therapies aim to rectify underlying hormonal imbalances and improve cosmetic appearance. However, there is little evidence to support treatment for these disorders specifically in post-menopausal women. This review discusses the assessment and treatment of both the physiological and psychological aspects of hair and skin disorders pertinent to the growing post-menopausal population. Source


Zimmermann T.,Klinik fur Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie
Monatsschrift fur Kinderheilkunde | Year: 2016

One of the key factors for healthy child and adolescent development is the parent-child relationship. Especially family communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal, have an important influence. Parental training provides an excellent opportunity to positively shape the parent-child relationship, improve child development and reduce internalizing and/or externalizing conspicuous behavioral problems. The best empirical evidence has been shown for parent-centered training that focuses on forming a positive relationship with the child. These include two important strategies: showing affection (in a physical way) and the verbal approach (e.g. talking with the child as well as showing interest). The positive parenting program (Triple P) has been shown to be a very effective parent-centered training. In addition to working with parents, the training of communication skills and social competence training for adolescents can also be a useful strategy. Adolescence is of particular significance in this context because decisive foundations for health behavior can be laid at this time and an establishment of unfavorable behavior patterns can be avoided. © 2016, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source


De Zwaan M.,Klinik fur Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie
PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie | Year: 2015

The use of information and communication technologies (e-mental health) has been suggested for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders as an addition to conventional treatment approaches. Guided internet-based self-help programs can be viewed as evidence-based treatment options for bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED) based on existing controlled studies. They represent an option within a stepped-care treatment approach and as relapse prevention after inpatient treatment. Additional fields of application for e-mental health in eating disorders are prevention and early intervention as well as carers' support. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart New York. Source

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