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Kirsten von Sydow

Kirsten von Sydow
Medical School Hamburg (MSH)

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In German Socialpediatric Centres (Sozialpädiatrische Zentren, SPZ) children and adolescents with mental and physical disorders and disabilities are diagnosed and receive outpatient treatment. This cross-sectional study explores to what extent standardized symptom questionnaires and intelligence tests are applied in German Socialpediatric Centres....
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The basic principles of systemic therapy are summarized (definition, theory, clinical practice, indications and contraindications). The current state of outcome research of systemic therapy as a psychotherapy approach for the treatment of mental disorders in adults and children/adolescents and the state of scientific and sociolegal acknowledgement...
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Having an Eye for Families? - Standardized Family Diagnostics in Socialpediatric Centres In socialpediatric centres (SPZ) children and adolescents with mental and/or physical disorders/impairments are diagnosed and treated together with their families. This cross-sectional study researches to what extent standardized family diagnostic questionnaire...
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German Textbook on Systemic (Psycho-)Therapy.
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This chapter summarizes (in German) the definition of Systemic Therapy (ST), its metatheoretic context, describes core concepts of ST (e. g. systems, structures, and communication; ressource orientation), aetiological ideas and a theoretical integration. A Table shows seven basic perspectives on ST (Structural-strategic perspective; Multigeneration...
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This chapter describes (in German) the complex relationship of systemic therapists to diagnoses and diagnostic measures, diagnostic approaches in clinical interviews with individuals, couples or families, DSM-5, ICD-10 and ICD-11 classification of disorders, interpersonal diagnostics, and therapy evaluation. A table summarizes selected questionnair...
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Background Mental disorders of children interact with the familial environment. Therefore, it is important to understand how family relationships are perceived by those involved. Because children are limited in their speaking, reading and writing abilities, diagnostics with play figures provides special opportunities.Objective This study explores i...
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Interviews and questionnaires for the assessment of adult / romantic attachment are described.
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This article provides an overview of systemic therapy (ST) for children and adolescents, which focuses on the interaction between psychiatric disorders and their familial and extrafamilial contexts. The theoretical foundations (e.g. family systems theories, multigeneration perspectives, attachment theory, biopsychosocial model and moderate construc...
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This book describes the theoretic foundations of systemic therapy and basic research as well as efficacy research. Therapy process and typical interventions are described, e.g. positive reframing, genogram, sculpture. Therapy with adult as well as child/adolescent index clients in various settings (individual, couple, family therapy, multi-family-g...
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Topic of this book (in German language) are the sexual development and sexual problems (sexual dysfunctions and nonfunctional problems, e.g. sexual boredom, problems with extramarital relationships) in longterm relationships/marriages. Possible Interventions (e.g. counseling, individual therapy, couple therapy, pharmacotherapy) are described. Basic...
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Ein Klischee über Psychotherapeuten, Psychologen und Psychiater ist, dass diese angeblich alle selbst psychische Probleme haben. Der vorliegende Übersichtsbeitrag analysiert den Forschungsstand zum Thema. Grundlagen sind eine Datenbankrecherche zu „(mental disorders OR suicide) AND (psychologists OR psychiatrists OR therapists OR psychoanalysts)“ i...
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Systemic therapy (ST) is one of the most widely applied psychotherapeutic approaches in the treatment of children and adolescents, yet few systematic reviews exist on the efficacy of ST with this age group. Parallel to a similar study on adults, a systematic review was performed to analyze the efficacy of ST in the treatment of children and adolesc...
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Systemic (family) therapy is a widely used psychotherapy approach. However, most systematic efficacy reviews have focused solely on "family-based treatment" rather than on the theoretic orientation "systemic therapy." We systematically review trials on the efficacy of systemic therapy for the treatment of childhood and adolescent externalizing diso...
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Einleitung:Einleitung: Die Systemische Therapie (ST) ist ein psychotherapeutisches Verfahren, das psychische Storungen in ihrem interaktionellen Kontext versteht und eine Vielzahl therapeutischer Konzepte fur verschiedene Settings (als Familien-, Paar-, Gruppen-, Multi-Familien-Gruppen- oder Einzeltherapie) entwickelt hat. Die ST ist in den USA und...
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While 50 years ago fathers/partners were not allowed in the delivery room, nowadays their presence seems to be necessary. Research about this topic is summarized, and the results of a longitudinal study are presented. Expecting fathers (N = 30) were interviewed about one month predelivery (t1) and six months postpartum (t4) by a same-sex interviewe...
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All abstracts are available in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese on Wiley Online Library (). Please pass this information on to your international colleagues and students.Systemic therapy is a widely used psychotherapy approach. Yet there exist few systematic reviews on its efficacy. A meta-content analysis was performed to analyze the efficacy of syste...
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Fragestellung: Nach der Anerkennung der ST durch den Wissenschaftlichen Beirat Psychotherapie (2009) stellt sich die Frage, wie die ST im ausdifferenzierten deutschen Suchthilfesystem starker genutzt werden kann. Methodik: Dieser einleitende Artikel gibt einen kurzen Uberblick uber die Entwicklung und die evidenzbasierten Varianten der Systemischen...
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Hintergrund: Systemische (Familien-, Paar-, Gruppen-, Multi-Familien-Gruppen-, Einzel-)Therapie ist in den USA und vielen europaischen Landern ein anerkanntes und etabliertes Psychotherapieverfahren, in Deutschland jedoch erst seit 2008 wissenschaftlich anerkannt und bisher nur unzureichend in der klinischen Versorgung etabliert. Methode: Uber Date...
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Zusammenfassung: Die Systemische Therapie hat sich international als Psychotherapie-verfahren etabliert und zählt in der ambulanten und stationären Psychotherapie sowie im Bereich der Rehabilitation und Prävention heute weltweit zu den am weitesten verbreite-ten Behandlungsverfahren. Die wissenschaftliche Anerkanntheit der Systemischen Thera-pie 1...
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inis article provides an overview or rct-studies on the efficaciousness of systemic therapy that have been identified since the comprehensive meta-analyses on systemic therapy was concluded in 2006. Based on this earlier expertise and supplementary studies presented here, the German Scientific Advisory Board has confirmed systemic therapy as a scie...
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The article begins with a brief discussion of systemic family therapy/theory and attachment theory, discussing the commonalities and differences displayed by these two approaches. The author then outlines a systemic attachment theory from which clinical psychotherapeutic implications can be derived. These are based on recommendations by Bowlby (197...
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Der Artikel gibt einen Überblick über Forschungsergebnisse zur sexuellen Aktivität und zum sexuellen Interesse älterer Menschen und beschreibt dann häufige sexuelle Probleme und Störungen. Sofern Probleme bestehen, so ist für Frauen das Fehlen eines Partners, für Männer die abnehmende Potenz und für beide Geschlechter ein Mangel an Zärtlichkeit und...
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sexuality;pregnancy;postpartum period;hormonal changes;psychosocial changes
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Auf dem Hintergrund von aktuellen Datenbankrecherchen (PsycLIT, Pub Med, Google Scholar) und eigenen empirischen Studien wird die empirische Forschung zum Image von Psychologen, Psychotherapeuten (einschließlich Psychoanalytikern) und Psychiatern in der Öffentlichkeit zusammengefasst. Dabei handelt es sich um einen Update eines älteren meta-inhalts...
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Background Systemic therapy is a scientifically acknowledged form of psychotherapy in the US and many European countries, but not yet in Germany. Method All randomized (or parallelized) controlled trials (RCT) evaluating systemic couples/family/individual therapy with adult index patients published in English, German or Spanish up to the end of 200...
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In der ersten Auflage dieses Psychotherapie-Lehrbuches hieß das entsprechende Kapitel noch „Familien- und Paartherapie“ — doch im Ausblick wurde darauf hingewiesen, dass der systemische Ansatz sich als vierter Weg neben den beiden inzwischen offiziell im Rahmen des Psychotherapeutengesetzes (PTG) anerkannten Schulen Psychoanalyse und Verhaltensther...
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Zusammenfassung: Die Systemische Therapie/Familientherapie hat sich in einer inzwischen fünfzigjährigen Entwicklungsgeschichte zu einem breit angelegten psy- chotherapeutischen Grundlagenverfahren entwickelt. Der Aufsatz bietet einen sehr kompakten Überblick über die systemtheoretischen Grundlagen, die therapeutischen Haltungen, das Störungskonzept...
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The book (in German language) gives a short overview of the theoretic foundations and the clinical practice of Systemic Therapy / Couple and Family Therapy (ST/CFT) and systematically reviews trials on the efficacy of systemic therapy for the treatment of adult and childhood/adolescent (ICD/DSM) disorders. All randomized (or matched) controlled tri...
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Objective. Systemic Family Therapy ( FT) is recognized as a scientifically validated treatment in the US and many European countries, but not so in Germany. Method. All ran domized ( or parallelized) controlled trials (RCT) evaluating Systemic FT with children and adolescent as index patients published in English, German or Span ish up to the end o...
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Group supervision plays an important role in family systems therapy training. But the topics supervision, clinical training and the role of the supervision group are neglected in research as well as in theory. The text first describes family systems training in Germany and the United States. Then the practice of supervision in family systems therap...
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This article reviews existing studies on the female and male sexuality during pregnancy and the postpartum phase (months 1-6 and later). The basis for the article is a meta-content-analysis of 59 primary studies published between 1950 and 1996, complemented with new findings and follow-up results of a German longitudinal study. On average, female s...
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To investigate the relationship between ecstasy use and mental disorders in a representative sample of adolescents and young adults. Data for this investigation were drawn from the Early Developmental Stages of Psychopathology (EDSP) study, an epidemiological-longitudinal study in which 14-24 year-olds were examined prospectively over a period of a...
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The sexual relations of parents at the postpartum stage have been researched relatively often, but still there exist serious research deficits (for example, neglect of male partners, of the later postpartum stages beyond the third month, and neglect of sexual feelings, enjoyment and orgasm). The aim of this study was to gain more knowledge about Ge...
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To determine risk factors of incident onset of use, abuse and dependence of cannabis in a community sample of adolescents and young adults. Risk factors were examined in a prospective longitudinal design across 4 years in a representative sample (N = 2,446) aged 14-24 at the outset of the study (EDSP). Patterns of DSM-IV defined cannabis use, abuse...
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To determine incidence and patterns of natural course of ecstasy/stimulant/hallucinogen (ESH) use and disorders as well as cohort effects in a community sample of adolescents and young adults. Cumulative incidence and patterns of ecstasy use and disorders were examined in a prospective longitudinal design (mean follow-up period=42 months) in a repr...
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The fundamentals of attachment theory and family systems theory are outlined in this paper. Theoretical strengths and weaknesses of both approaches are discussed. First, the similarities of both approaches are analysed (focus on family relationships; focus on normal as well as disturbed development; status as metatheoretical perspectives). Then, th...
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To determine incidence and patterns of natural course of cannabis use and disorders as well as cohort effects in a community sample of adolescents and young adults. Cumulative incidence and patterns of cannabis use and disorders were examined in a prospective longitudinal design (mean follow-up period=42 months) in a representative sample (N=2446)...
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In patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NMV) improves quality of life. We studied some basic issues concerning sexuality in patients with NMV. In 383 patients with NMV for CRF (age, > 40 yr) physiologic data (lung function, blood gases, and exercise) were taken from within the 6 mo period before enroll...
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The sexual relations of expectant and young parents have been researched relatively often, but most studies are restricted to female participants, samples from the USA, a short postpartum period and a reductionist view of sexuality as equivalent to intercourse. The aim of this study is to gain more knowledge about sexual activity of German couples...
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Unlabelled: Starting with Hazan and Shaver (1987) [8] a new field of research has been opened, couple relationship and attachment, which is attracting increasing interest worldwide. Method: 63 primary studies, published between 1987 and 1997, on partner relationship and adult attachment were systematically content analysed with regard to their m...
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The objectives of the community-based Early Developmental Stages of Psychopathology (EDSP) Study are described along with a detailed account of the overall design, special design features, sample characteristics and instruments used. The EDSP employed a prospective-longitudinal design to study substance use and other mental disorders in a represent...
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During the menopausal transition biological and psychosocial factors are closely interrelated. The retrospective view on the previous life span and the attitudes towards the menopause influence the severity of climacteric complaints and symptoms as well as the acceptance of hormone therapy. Most women use hormones to suppress symptoms and not to pr...
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Research on female sexuality in middle and old age (50-90 years) is reviewed. The descriptive results of the studies published up to now are summarized according to the dimensions of sexual activity (e.g. intercourse, tenderness, masturbation) and interest. The influence of various factors on female sexuality in middle and old age is critically dis...
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Anders als alle anderen Tiere haben Menschen auch zu Zeiten, zu denen eine (weitere) Empfängnis ausgeschlossen ist - z.B. während der Schwangerschaft, der Stillzeit und nach den Wechseljahren - Geschlechtsverkehr. Das belegt, wie sehr die menschliche Sexualität im Dienst sozialer Motive wie der Paarbindung steht. Die sexuelle Beziehung werdender un...
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The aim of this study is to gain a systematic overview of all existing studies on parental sexuality during pregnancy and the postpartum period (months 1–6). Investigations of psychological and medical data banks and cross-references revealed 59 relevant studies published in English or German between 1950 and 1996. These primary studies were metaco...
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Research about sexual development in herterosexual couple relationships is systematically reviewed.
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Die Titelbilder und Schlagzeilen von sieben der auflagenstärksten überregional erscheinenden deutschen Zeitschriften und Magazinen für ein breites Lesepublikum (Bunte, Focus, Spiegel, Stern; Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Zeitmagazin) sowie die von „Psychologie Heute” aus den Jahren 1947 bis 1995 wurden inhaltsanalytis...
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Sixty studies, published between 1948 and 1995, on attitudes toward mental health professionals, particularly psychotherapists, were systematically content analyzed. Descriptive results concerning the topics status, expertise, personality attributes, physical appearance, sex/gender, psychotherapeutic settings, and interactions between therapists an...
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Two hundred and sixteen medical and psychology students in two different stages of their training (105 women, 111 men) filled out an explorative questionnaire on their ideas about the appearance and personality of psychotherapists, and typical situations. The answers were transcribed, coded according to a content analytical category system and anal...
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Research about the public image of psychotherapists is reviewed and genderspecific aspects are discussed.
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Frauen haben eine durchschnittlich 6–7 Jahre höhere Lebenserwartung als Männer; sie beträgt bei Frauen derzeit 79 Jahre, bei Männern ca. 73 Jahre. Das führt dazu, daß in der Gruppe der über 60jährigen Frauen überproportional vertreten sind. Demographen sprechen hier vom „Frauenüberschuß“, doch aus weiblicher Perspektive handelt es sich eher um eine...
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Ninety-one German women ages 50 to 91 years (birth cohorts: 1895 to 1936) were interviewed in-depth about their sexual development through the life span. This article presents the results on the historical change in female sexuality during childhood, puberty, and young marriage. The sample was divided into four subgroups, according to the year of b...
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Based on an analysis of medical and psychological studies published in 1988-1992 a review about psychosomatic aspects of the menopause is presented. While more than 1000 studies on medical/gynecological aspects of the menopause and especially "hormone replacement therapy" were published in English or German, psychological aspects seemed to have bee...
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For older women there is a shortage of single male partners in the same age group. This study investigates the extent of relevant alternative sexual options. 91 German women aged 50 to 91 years (birth cohorts: 1895-1936) were interviewed about their attitudes to and experiences with unconventional sexual relationships (cumulative incidence figures...
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A study of female sexuality based on 91 interviews with women aged 50 to 91 years (birth-cohorts: 1895 to 1936) is presented. 53% of the interview-partners in this study are sexually active (intercourse: 34%; masturbation: 30%; lesbian sexuality: 1%). 65% report sexual interest. During the past year 58% of the women experienced sexual dreams, 43% s...
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A comprehensive review of the results of descriptive studies on female sexuality in middle and old age (50 to 100 years) is presented. Central dimensions are "sexual activity", "interest", "enjoyment", and "orgasm". The review integrates studies from several European countries, as well as those conducted throughout the USA. Recent U.S. studies pres...
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Auswirkungen der Erhöhung von Kontrollmöglichkeiten für Altenheimbewohner auf Kontrollüberzeugungen / Sydow, K. v. ... - In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie: Bericht über den ... Kongreß der ... 37. 1990. S. 16 f.

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Conduct systematic reviews of RCTs and meta-analyses on the efficacy of systemic therapy for ICD / DSM disorders in adults, youth, and children.