Matthias Berking

Matthias Berking
Philipps University of Marburg | PUM · Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie (Marburg)

Ph.D.

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Zusammenfassung. Konsumvariablen und Abstinenz scheinen unzureichend zur Erfassung der Genesung bei Personen mit einer Alkoholkonsumstörung. Stattdessen rücken patientenzentrierte Indikatoren wie die Lebensqualität zunehmend in den Vordergrund. Um den Forderungen adäquater Messinstrumente gerecht zu werden, wurde der Substance Use Recovery Evaluato...
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Sexual dysfunctions are highly prevalent and undertreated. Internet- and mobile-based psychological interventions (IMIs) could be a promising addition to close this treatment gap, given their accessibility, anonymity, and scalability. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the efficacy of IMIs for sexual dysfunctions. A comprehensive...
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Introduction Farmers, forest workers and gardeners have a higher risk of developing depression compared to other occupational populations. As part of the German pilot project “With us in balance”, the potential of six guided internet- and mobile-based interventions (IMIs) to prevent depression among their insurants is examined. The IMI program is t...
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Introduction Farmers have a high risk for depression (MDD). Preventive measures targeting this often remotely living population might reduce depression burden. The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of personalized telephone coaching in reducing depressive symptom severity and preventing MDD in farmers compared to enhanced treatment as usual...
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Fragestellung: Selbstberichtete Impulsivität, ein Konstrukt mit verschiedenen Facetten, scheint ein wichtiger Rückfallprädiktor im Rahmen einer Alkoholabhängigkeit zu sein, unter anderem vermittelt über vermehrtes Craving. Die Befunde könnten darauf zurückgeführt werden, dass eine Dysbalance des impulsiven und reflexiven Systems in einem impulsiven...
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Objectives: Deficits in emotion regulation (ER) have been shown to be associated with binge-eating disorder (BED). To further clarify the causal nature of this association, we tested whether systematically enhancing ER skills would reduce symptoms of BED. Methods: We randomly allocated N = 101 individuals meeting the criteria for BED to a transd...
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Background Depression and comorbid chronic back pain (CBP) lead to high personal and economic burden. Internet- and mobile-based interventions (IMI) might be a cost-effective adjunct to established interventions. Methods A health economic evaluation was embedded into an observer-blinded, multicenter RCT (societal and health care perspective). We r...
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There is evidence that craving mediates the relationship between Impulsive Personality Traits (IPTs) and relapse during the treatment of an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). To provide tailored interventions, a deeper understanding of the relation between IPTs and craving, namely mediating processes, is important. Based on previous literature, we propose...
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Background Alcohol use disorder, a prevalent and disabling mental health problem, is often characterized by a chronic disease course. While effective inpatient and aftercare treatment options exist, the transferal of treatment success into everyday life is challenging and many patients remain without further assistance. App-based interventions with...
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Objectives Impulsivity is related to a higher risk of relapse in alcohol use disorders. However, besides drinking behavior, other recovery outcomes like physical and mental health-related quality of life are at least as important. The present study aimed to fill a research gap regarding the association of different impulsivity facets with health-re...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an internet-based treatment for Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder (GPPPD) which adversely affects women's sexuality and is associated with reduced well-being and mental health comorbidities. Method: Two-hundred women with GPPPD (no penetrative intercourse ≥6 months) were rand...
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Aims: To perform an economic evaluation of guided and unguided internet-based interventions to reduce problematic alcohol consumption in employees compared with a waitlist control condition (WLC) with unrestricted access to treatment-as-usual. Design: A cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and cost-utility analysis (CUA) from a societal and a cost-...
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PurposeTo investigate the associations of childhood adversities (CAs) with lifetime onset and transitions across suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) among incoming college students.Methods Web-based self-report surveys administered to 20,842 incoming college students from nine countries (response rate 45.6%) assessed lifetime suicidal ideation, p...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Ein adäquater bzw. kompetenter Umgang mit schwierigen Emotionen ist bei Personen mit psychischen Störungen oft eingeschränkt. Mit dem Training emotionaler Kompetenzen (TEK) nach Berking (2017) existiert ein gut strukturiertes Behandlungsmanual, mit dem man emotionale Kompetenzen störungsübergreifend trainieren kann. In...
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Background The evidence base for internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (iCBT-I) is firm; however, little is known about iCBT-I’s health-economic effects. Objective This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and cost–utility of iCBT-I in reducing insomnia among schoolteachers. Methods Schoolteachers (N=128) with clinica...
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Background. Depressive disorder has a major impact on public health. Thus, prevention of depression is becoming increasingly important. Farmers are a vulnerable population for developing depression or other mental health disorders due to a variety of risk factors in their work context. The German social insurance company for farmers, forest owners...
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Background Given their ubiquity and technological facilities, smartphone-based interventions (SBIs) hold potential to support the cost-effective dissemination of evidence-based treatments for depression. As technologically enriched, blended approach–avoidance modification trainings (AAMTs) have recently been shown effective for symptom reduction in...
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BACKGROUND The evidence base for internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (iCBT-I) is firm; however, little is known about iCBT-I’s health-economic effects. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and cost–utility of iCBT-I in reducing insomnia among schoolteachers. METHODS Schoolteachers (N=128) with clinica...
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Background: Internet interventions have been shown to be effective in treating anxiety disorders. Most interventions to date focus on single disorders and disregard potential comorbidities. Objective: The aim of this mixed-methods study was to investigate feasibility, user experience, and effects of a newly developed individually tailored transd...
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Background Although there is evidence for the efficacy of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT), the generalizability of results to routine care is limited. Objective This study systematically reviews effectiveness studies of guided iCBT interventions for the treatment of depression or anxiety. Methods The acceptability (uptake, part...
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Background: Farmers are a vulnerable population for developing depression or other mental health disorders due to a variety of risk factors in their work context. Beyond face-to-face resources, preventive internet- and tele-based interventions could extend available treatment options to overcome barriers to care. The German Social Insurance Company...
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Background Emotion regulation (ER) is associated with posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). However, most findings are from cross-sectional studies and are hence unable to clarify whether deficits in ER longitudinally contribute to the worsening and maintenance of PTSS. In addition, no studies consider the process of how ER affects PTSS. To further...
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Sleep disturbances and insomnia are common in college students, and reduce their quality of life and academic performance. The aim of this meta‐analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of psychological interventions aimed at improving sleep in college students. A meta‐analysis was conducted with 10 randomized controlled trials with passive control con...
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Background Major depressive disorder (MDD) is highly prevalent and often managed by general practitioners (GPs). GPs mostly prescribe medication and show low referral rates to psychotherapy. Many patients remain untreated. Blended psychotherapy (bPT) combines internet-based interventions with face-to-face psychotherapy and could increase treatment...
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Background: While improving emotion regulation (ER) is a central goal in the therapy of bulimia nervosa (BN), there is no experimental evidence on the efficacy of different ER strategies. (1) We hypothesized that mindfulness as well as self-compassion as contextual strategies and cognitive restructuring as classical cognitive behavioral strategy w...
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UNSTRUCTURED Background: Emerging evidence indicates the effectiveness of Internet-based mobile supported stress management (iSMIs) in highly stressed employees. It is yet unclear, however, whether iSMIs are also effective without a preselection process in a universal prevention approach which more closely resembles routine occupational health care...
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Background: Emerging evidence indicates the effectiveness of internet-based mobile-supported stress management interventions (iSMIs) in highly stressed employees. It is yet unclear, however, whether iSMIs are also effective without a preselection process in a universal prevention approach, which more closely resembles routine occupational health c...
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BACKGROUND Previous studies provide evidence for the effectiveness of web-based interventions for panic disorder with and without agoraphobia (PD). Smartphone-based technologies hold significant potential for further enhancing accessibility and efficacy of such interventions. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present randomized controlled trial (RCT) was t...
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Background Previous studies provide evidence for the effectiveness of web-based interventions for panic disorder with and without agoraphobia. Smartphone-based technologies hold significant potential for further enhancing the accessibility and efficacy of such interventions. Objective This randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the efficacy...
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Background Chronic back pain (CBP) is linked to a higher prevalence and higher occurrence of major depressive disorder (MDD) and can lead to reduced quality of life. Unfortunately, individuals with both CBP and recurrent MDD are underidentified. Utilizing health care insurance data may provide a possibility to better identify this complex populatio...
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BACKGROUND Major depressive disorder (MDD) is highly prevalent and often managed by general practitioners (GPs). GPs mostly prescribe medication and show low referral rates to psychotherapy. Many patients remain untreated. Blended psychotherapy (bPT) combines internet-based interventions with face-to-face psychotherapy and could increase treatment...
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Background: Farmers show high levels of depressive symptoms and mental health problems in various studies. This study is part of a nationwide prevention project carried out by a German social insurance company for farmers, foresters, and gardeners (SVLFG) to implement internet- and tele-based services among others to improve mental health in this p...
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BACKGROUND Although there is evidence for the efficacy of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT), the generalizability of results to routine care is limited. OBJECTIVE This study systematically reviews effectiveness studies of guided iCBT interventions for the treatment of depression or anxiety. METHODS The acceptability (uptake, part...
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Background: Farmers show high levels of depressive symptoms and mental health problems in various studies. This study is part of a nationwide prevention project carried out by a German social insurance company for farmers, foresters and gardeners (SVLFG ) to implement internet- and tele-based services among others to improve mental health in this p...
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While smartphone usage is ubiquitous, and the app market for smartphone apps targeted at mental health is growing rapidly, the evidence of standalone apps for treating mental health symptoms is still unclear. This meta-analysis investigated the efficacy of standalone smartphone apps for mental health. A comprehensive literature search was conducted...
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Background: Blended psychotherapy (bPT) is a treatment that integrates internet- and mobile-based interventions into out-/inpatient psychotherapy. It can enrich the therapy by using online-based treatment modules as therapeutic extension that patients use time- and location-independently between face-to-face sessions. It could potentially improve t...
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Background Panic disorder with and without agoraphobia (PD) is a common psychological disorder. Internet-based interventions have the potential to offer highly scalable low-threshold evidence-based care to people suffering from PD. GET.ON Panic is a newly developed internet-based intervention addressing symptoms of PD. In order to transfer the trai...
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BACKGROUND Available smartphone-based interventions (SBIs) for depression predominantly utilize evidence-based strategies from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), but patient engagement and reported effect sizes are small. Recently, studies have demonstrated that SBIs combining CBT with gamified approach avoidance bias modification training (AAMT)...
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Background: Available smartphone-based interventions for depression predominantly use evidence-based strategies from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), but patient engagement and reported effect sizes are small. Recently, studies have demonstrated that smartphone-based interventions combining CBT with gamified approach-avoidance bias modification...
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BACKGROUND Internet interventions have been shown to be effective in treating anxiety disorders. Most interventions to date focus on single disorders and disregard potential comorbidities. OBJECTIVE The aim of this mixed-methods study was to investigate feasibility, user experience, and effects of a newly developed individually tailored transdiagn...
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Deficits in general emotion regulation skills have been shown to be associated with various mental disorders. Thus, general affect-regulation training has been proposed as promising transdiagnostic approach to the treatment of psychopathology. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a general affect-regulation as a stand-alone, g...
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Hintergrund: Blended Psychotherapy (bPT) ist ein Behandlungskonzept zur Integration von Internet-/Mobil-basierten Interventionen in die ambulante/stationäre Psychotherapie. Es kann den Therapieprozess bereichern, indem Online-basierte Behandlungselemente als verlängerter therapeutischer Arm genutzt und zwischen den Therapiesitzungen von PatientInne...
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Background: Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is highly prevalent among university students, but the majority of affected students remain untreated. Internet- and mobile-based self-help interventions (IMIs) may be a promising strategy to address this unmet need. This study aims to investigate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an unguided internet...
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Introduction: Diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2 are linked to higher prevalence and occurrences of depression. Internet-based depression- and diabetes-specific cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) can be effective in reducing depressive symptom severity and diabetes-related emotional distress. The aim of the study was to test whether disease-spe...
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Background Neurobiological studies suggest that deficits in emotion recognition are common phenomena in alexithymia. Thus, effective treatments for alexithymia often include skills training in the domain of emotion recognition. Given that smartphone-based interventions (SBIs) offering skills training have been shown to be promising adjuncts to psyc...
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Objectives Internet‐ and mobile‐based interventions (IMIs) offer the opportunity to deliver mental health treatments on a large scale. This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of an unguided IMI (StudiCare SAD) for university students with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Methods University students (N = 200) diagnosed with SAD were r...
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Clinically diagnosed patients who suffer psychological illnesses are usually well supported during ambulatory treatments. Once back in their personal environment, the likelihood increases for them to relapse into past conscious or subconscious habitual patterns. The key to a successful and long-lasting medical attendance is regarded as an individua...
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Abstract Introduction: Persistent medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are a major burden for health care. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is efficacious for patients with MUS, with small to medium effects. The current study investigates whether therapy outcomes of a CBT for MUS patients can be improved by complementing it with emotion regulation...
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Background: This study's aims were to compare the efficacy and negative effects of guided Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) and online psychoeducation (OPE) in people with major depression. Methods: A total of 131 individuals were randomized. Assessments took place at baseline (T1), six weeks (T2), and three months (T3). The primary...
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Background The majority of university students with mental health problems are untreated. Only a small empirical literature exists on strategies to increase mental health service use. Aims To investigate the effects and moderators of a brief acceptance‐facilitating intervention on intention to use mental health services among university students....
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Emotion regulation has become an important topic in mental health and psychotherapy research. Skills supposingly relevant for adaptive responses towards emotions include the abilities to be consciously aware of emotions, identify and correctly label emotions, understand what has caused and maintains one’s present emotions, modify the intensity or d...
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Hintergrund: Schwierigkeiten, Geschlechtsverkehr zu haben trotz bestehenden Wunsches, stellen für Frauen mit Genito-Pelviner Schmerz-Penetrationsstörung (GPSPS) eine große Belastung dar. Die Verfügbarkeit spezifischer Therapieangebote für sexuelle Funktionsstörungen bei Frauen ist begrenzt und existierende Therapiemöglichkeiten werden oftmals aus S...
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The primary purpose of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate the efficacy of an unguided, 2-week internet-based training program to overcome procrastination, called ON.TOP. Because adherence is a typical problem among individuals who tend to procrastinate, especially with internet-based interventions, the secondary purpose of the p...
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Introduction: Depression is highly prevalent and often accompanied by comorbid anxiety disorder. Internet-based interventions have shown to be one effective treatment modality; however, comorbidities are often not targeted. Transdiagnostic tailored internet-and mobile-based interventions (IMIs) might be promising to overcome such issues. Aim: This...
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Background: Although internet-based and mobile-based stress management interventions (iSMIs) may be a promising strategy to reach employees suffering from high chronic stress, it remains unknown whether participants with high symptom severity of depression or anxiety also benefit from iSMIs or should be excluded. Objective: This study aimed to e...
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BACKGROUND Work-related stress is widespread among employees and associated with high costs for German society. Internet-based stress management interventions (iSMIs) are effective in reducing such stress. However, evidence for their cost-effectiveness is scant. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a guided iSMI...
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Background: Work-related stress is widespread among employees and associated with high costs for German society. Internet-based stress management interventions (iSMIs) are effective in reducing such stress. However, evidence for their cost-effectiveness is scant. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a guided i...
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Background: Mental health problems are highly prevalent among college students. Most students with poor mental health, however, do not receive professional help. Internet-based self-help formats may increase the utilization of treatment. Objective: The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the efficacy of an internet-based, app-su...
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Table S1 Means, standard deviations and effect sizes of all study groups on weekly standard units alcohol [imputation by baseline observation carried forward (BOCF)]. Table S2 Means, standard deviations and effect sizes of all study groups on secondary outcomes [imputation by baseline observation carried forward (BOCF)]. Table S3 Results of the p...
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Background: Depression and anxiety are highly prevalent and often co-occur. Several studies indicate the potential of disorder-specific psychological interventions for the prevention each of these disorders. To treat comorbidity, transdiagnostic treatment concepts seem to be a promising approach, however, evidence for transdiagnostic concepts of pr...
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Background Web-based interventions are effective in reducing depression. However, the evidence for the cost-effectiveness of these interventions is scarce. Aims The aim is to assess the cost-effectiveness of a web-based intervention (GET.ON M.E.D.) for individuals with diabetes and comorbid depression compared with an active control group receivin...
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Introduction Internet-based guided self-help and face-to-face CBT have shown to be effective in the treatment of depression, but both approaches might not be an available treatment option for all patients. A treatment which blends internet-based guided self-help with video-based psychotherapy might reduce potential disadvantages of both approaches,...
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Interview guideline structure and constructs assessed.
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IntroductionGenito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPPPD) not only adversely affects women’s sexuality and sexual satisfaction but is also associated with a wide range of psychosocial consequences such as reduced quality of life and well-being, mental health comorbidities, and relationship distress. Evidence for effective treatment options is sca...
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Introduction Blended therapies (BT) combine face-to-face (f2f) sessions with internet and mobile-based interventions (IMIs). However, the use of blended interventions in routine care is still rare and depends on the acceptance of key health care professionals such as the therapists. Little is yet known about the therapists' perspective on and exper...
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Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative studies (COREQ): 32-item checklist
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Background: Many individuals engaging in Internet-based interventions fail to complete these treatments as intended. The processes responsible for treatment adherence in Internet-based interventions are still poorly understood. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent adherence in an Internet-based intervention can be p...
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Objective: Deficits in emotion regulation (ER) skills are discussed as a transdiagnostic factor contributing to the development and maintenance of various mental disorders. However, systematic comparisons of a broad range of ER skills across diagnostic groups that are based on comparable definitions and measures of ER are still rare. Method: The...