• Home
  • Petra Windthorst
Petra Windthorst

Petra Windthorst
Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe · Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie

Dr. sc. hum.

About

18
Publications
1,794
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
170
Citations
Additional affiliations
February 2009 - present
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
Position
  • Psychologist, Psychotherapist

Publications

Publications (18)
Article
Full-text available
Background: Despite the high prevalence of mental illness in forcibly displaced people, their utilization of mental health services is low. Major barriers to seeking mental health services include mental health self-stigma. To address this issue, the psychoeducational short film 'Coping with Flight and Trauma' was developed as a brief online inter...
Poster
Anhaltende Schmerzstörungen sind mit ihren vielfachen Facetten eine hochgradige Belastung für Betroffene. Die diagnostischen und therapeutischen Methoden stellen dabei eine Herausforderung für das gesamte Gesundheitssystem in jeglicher Hinsicht dar. Transsektorale, interdisziplinäre und interprofessionelle Ansätze bieten gegenwärtig die besten Mögl...
Article
Full-text available
Importance Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is highly prevalent among refugees surviving mass atrocities, especially among women. Longitudinal studies investigating factors associated with PTSD course are essential to enable adequate treatment yet widely lacking. Objective To identify longitudinal changes in PTSD severity and posttraumatic cop...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Traumatized refugees often suffer from diverse psychosomatic symptoms. Female Yazidi refugees from Northern Iraq who survived attacks of the so-called "Islamic State" were brought to Germany to receive special medical and psychotherapeutic treatment in a unique worldwide humanitarian admission program (HAP). Here, we report on their ps...
Article
Objective: This explorative study aimed to determine the extent of psychological burden in social workers working with traumatized refugees. In addition, distressing and helpful factors determining the psychosocial burden were to be identified and described. Methods: Cross-sectional, mixed method design using quantitative and qualitative methods...
Article
Background: Refugees with a history of war or sexual violence often experience somatic symptoms along with mental disorders. After being held in captivity by the so-called "Islamic State" (IS), 1100 especially vulnerable Yazidi women and children (around 400 women) received special medical and psychological support. We report on their (psycho-) so...
Conference Paper
Chronic pain disorders are in their different facets a major burden for patients. Diagnostic and therapeutic methods are complex for the trans-sectoral health care system. Biofeedback is known to be effective as an additionally diagnostic and therapeutic method especially in patients with somatoform and pain disorders. As a technic of visualizing i...
Article
Full-text available
Introduction: A large number of refugees suffer from mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the context of a special quota project, 1100 Yazidi women from Northern Iraq who had suffered extreme violence by the so-called Islamic State (IS) were brought to Germany to receive specialized treatment. This study aims to invest...
Article
Es wird ein spezifisches gruppenpsychotherapeutisches Behandlungsangebot für zehn kriegstraumatisierte Frauen aus dem Nordirak beschrieben, die im Rahmen eines Sonderkontingents nach Deutschland kamen. Dieses Angebot war eingebettet in sozialpädagogische und somatische Versorgungsstrukturen. Dem Einbezug von Kultur- und Sprachmittlern kam ebenso wi...
Article
Objective: Chronic pain in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a frequent symptom and a complicating factor in the treatment of patients. The study' purpose is to systematically review the scientific literature on patients' characteristics and the effects of specific interventions implemented for the treatment of chronic pain in...
Article
Introduction: Refugees fleeing persecution, torture, or sexual violence are at high risk of developing both acute and chronic psychological disorders. Systematic violence, as committed against the Yazidi minority in Northern Iraq by the terror organization known as the Islamic State (IS), can be seen as a particularly traumatic burden to the victim...
Article
Although music therapy has become a widespread approach used in the multimodal treatment of psychosomatic disorders, this is the first study investigating the perception of music-induced emotions (PoMIE) in patients with somatoform disorders. For the purposes of this study, n = 23 patients (PG) with somatoform disorder (F45) were assessed for PoMIE...
Article
Objective: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent fatigue, exhaustion, and several physical complaints. Research has shown cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and graded exercise training (GET) to be the most effective treatments. In a first step we aimed to assess the efficacy of heart rate variability biofeedback therapy (...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)