Joachim Bauer

Joachim Bauer
International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

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June 1992 - June 2016
University Medical Center Freiburg
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  • Professor (Associate), Clinical Supervisor

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Publications (310)
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With increasing sedentism, many early Holocene communities of Southwest Asia experienced an unprecedented increase in medial priming, in various ways and on many levels. Here, we combine new research from the social neurosciences and investigations on mediality to trace the social impact of early Neolithic symbolism in Southwest Asia. We have analy...
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Introduction: Teaching is considered a mentally challenging occupation. Teacher self-efficacy is a personal resource which buffers the experience of stress and may be important in maintaining mental health. The preventive intervention “Manual-Based Psychological Group Program for Teachers” (MBPGPT) was applied and evaluated state-wide to improve th...
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Objectives Considerable evidence points to stress and health risks among students and teachers in modern schools. In recent years, mindfulness-based interventions have emerged as an answer to this growing strain. The present study implemented and evaluated a dual approach that introduced mindfulness simultaneously to students and teachers in three...
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In 2016, an extraordinary burial of a young adult individual was discovered at the Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (LPPNB, 7,500-6,900 BCE) settlement of Ba'ja in southern Jordan. This burial has exceptional grave goods and an elaborate grave construction. It suggests discussing anew reconstructions of early Neolithic social structures. In this articl...
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Objective: To identify changes in work-related psychological attitudes that influence mental health improvement in school teachers after participation in a psychological group program. Methods: In an exploratory study with N=544 matched cases we combined a screening instrument for general mental health (GHQ) with measures of work-related behavioral...
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Electronic supplement. Further information on the analysis conducted in this paper is provided in an electronic supplement, containing extended tables and figures. (PDF)
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Anxiety as a risk factor of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia – ERRATUM - Eva Becker, Claudia Lorena Orellana Rios, Claas Lahmann, Gerta Rücker, Joachim Bauer, Martin Boeker
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Background The aetiology of dementia is not yet fully understood. Stress can have a damaging effect on brain health. The prognostic effect of anxiety is still unclear regarding Alzheimer's disease as well as vascular dementia. Aims To explore the association between anxiety and future dementia. Method Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Web of Science and...
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Wenn Mensch und Arbeit sich begegnen, kommt es zur Aktivierung einer neurobiologischen Klaviatur: Adressiert werden insbesondere das Motivations- und das Stress-System. Entscheidend für die Aktivierung des Motivationssystems von Mitarbeitern und Mitarbeiterinnen ist die Herstellung einer guten Arbeitsatmosphäre. Diese wiederum stellt sich überall d...
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Objective: There is a research gap in studies that evaluate the effectiveness of a school-embedded mindfulness-based intervention for both students and teachers. To address this gap, the present pilot study reviews relevant literature and investigates whether students and teachers who participate in separate Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR...
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Based on a systematic ethno-archaeological approach and comparison of figurative decorations in northern Mesopotarnia, we suggest new interpretations of the figurative art of early Holocene sites in that region. Recently discovercd decoratcd objects from different early Holocene sites hint at shamanistic practices and at close cultural-ideological...
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The transition from mobile to sedentary lifestyles was one of the most revolutionary processes in human prehistory. Archaeological data of the Near East show an increase in territorial permanence and a concentration of populations in the first farming villages. From a neurobiological perspective it is expected that increasing alienation, decreasing...
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Neo-Lithics Special Issue 01/2014; 2013(2):11-24.
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Successful interpersonal relationships are of paramount importance for the biological systems of the human body and thus for the health of human beings. Dynamic psychiatry has already known this for decades but during recent years this insight has also found its way into modern neuroscience. This article sets out to provide an overview of some rece...
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Purpose: In order to evaluate a manual-based group program for teachers aiming at strengthening mental health, we examined (1) whether the teachers interested in participating differ from their colleagues without interest and (2) whether there is evidence of subgroups benefiting more than others among those who participated. Methods: Out of a ba...
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Objective: Emotion regulation is a key issue for many psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, including eating disorders. Eating disordered patients (EDP) show high levels of depressive comorbidity, and there is much uncertainty about disorder-specific deficits. This study is aimed at delineating disorder-specific disturbances of emotional percep...
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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the mental health of student teachers, to analyse the extent to which they feel prepared for their profession by the university curriculum and to investigate patterns of coping with occupational stress. A sample of 481 German student teachers was investigated using two standardised instruments:...
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We developed a manual-based psychological group program aimed at teachers and focussing on their professional relationships. The intervention comprised ten sessions over a 10-month period. The aim of the program was to strengthen teachers' health. We investigated whether the effects of our intervention, during which the MBI and ERI were applied, re...
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The current analyses focus on the need for services from the perspective of individuals considering preventive measures. A new approach imported from social and health psychology is used for assessing subjective need. This indicator is used for predicting actual health behaviour under field conditions and simultaneously other relevant background va...
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Das Vorhandensein von Psychotherapiemotivation wird als Bedingung für einen erfolgreichen Therapieverlauf angesehen. Die Untersuchung dieses Motivierungsprozesses verlangt Instrumente, die es ermöglichen, im Vorfeld zur Psychotherapie die Behandlungsmotivation zu erheben. Dazu wurde der Fragebogen zur Erhebung der Psychotherapiemotivation (FPTM) in...
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Schulische Lehrkräfte gehören derzeit zu den am stärksten vom Burnout-Syndrom betroffenen Berufsgruppen. Zwischen 20 % und 30 % der diensttuenden Lehrerinnen und Lehrer sind von einer signifikanten stressassoziierten Gesundheitsstörung betroffen. Ein hoher Prozentsatz von Lehrkräften ist verbaler Aggressivität und Androhungen körperlicher Gewalt bi...
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Fragestellung: Aus Neuroimaging-Studien ist bekannt, dass periphere Schmerzreize bei Fibromyalgie (FM) eine Sensibilisierung der Schmerzneuromatrix fordern und zur Entstehung einer chronischen Schmerzverarbeitungsstorung beitragen. Ferner ist bekannt, dass die Auspragung depressiver Symptome bzw. katastrophisierender Gedanken bei appliziertem Schme...
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Motivation for psychotherapy is seen as a major factor for the success of psychotherapy. Examination of this motivation process requires procedures which recognize motivation for psychotherapy prior to initiation of therapy. Therefore, we reformulated the Psychotherapy Motivation Questionnaire (FPTM). N = 383 patients were given the questionnaire b...
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Studies including investigations by our group indicate a significantly strained health of school teachers. Only little is known about the influence of single parameters that may act as predictors of teachers' ill health. By using stepwise regression, in a sample of N = 949 school teachers, we analyzed the correlation between personal and profession...
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The aim of this study was (1) to explore in detail the working load of teachers, (2) to analyse the extent of negative or threatening school-related events teachers are confronted with, and (3) to evaluate mental health strain by applying the general health questionnaire (GHQ). A sample of 949 teachers in 10 grammar schools (German: Gymnasien) and...
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High rates of teachers' premature retirement initiated a research investigating their occupational burden. The aim of this study was to elaborate on and extend previous investigations exploring (1) teacher burnout and (2) the relationship between teachers' efforts and their rewards. A sample of 949 German teachers in 10 Gymnasien (grammar schools)...
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Objective and method An increased percentage of German schoolteachers suffers from psychosomatic symptoms. In 2002/2003 a federation of Bavarian schoolteachers conducted 1-day health retreats for teachers. Socio-demographic data, subjective levels of workload, burn-out and motivation to change individual health behaviour (transtheoretical model) we...
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Treatment with low-dose interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) is often associated with neuropsychiatric side effects. In addition to depression and anxiety, IFN-alpha associated cognitive impairment significantly affects patient's mental health and quality of life. To measure possible effects of low-dose IFN-alpha on cognitive functioning and its relationsh...
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Psychosomatic disorders and symptoms that correlate with the so-called burnout syndrome turned out to be the main cause of increasing rates of premature retirement of school teachers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between occupational burden and psychological strain of teachers who are still in work. A sample of 408 teachers at...
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Demenzielle Erkrankungen betreffen ca. 5% aller über 65-jährigen Menschen. In den westlichen Ländern liegt in mehr als der Hälfte aller Fälle eine Alz heimer-Demenz (AD) vor. Die AD ist damit die häufigste Ursache für eine Demenz. Kennzeichnend für die AD sind der schleichende Beginn und die langsame Zunahme einer Kombination verschie dener neurops...
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Summary What modern neurobiology teaches us is that interpersonal experiences, as a consequence of neuronal plasticity, are accompanied by biological, and in particular neurobiological, changes. Mental experiences may, therefore, cause changes of bodily structures. Emotional experiences, as has recently been demonstrated, may even affect gene regul...
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So far treatment motivation of patients who have not yet started psychotherapy has been widely neglected. The present study investigates treatment motivation in an outpatient clinic of a university hospital. Treatment motivation (FPTM) and emotional distress (SCL-90-R) were assessed before and three weeks after the diagnostic interview. A six month...
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Hintergrund: Der Einfluss der Psychotherapiemotivation auf die Inanspruchnahme von Psychotherapie bei Patienten, die noch nicht initiativ geworden sind, wurde bislang stark vernachlässigt. Diese Arbeit untersucht die Zusammenhänge bei Patienten einer psychosomatischen Ambulanz einer Universitätsklinik. Methodik: Die Erhebung erfolgte zu drei Messze...