Theresa Vill's research while affiliated with University of Innsbruck and other places

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The immunomodulatory capacity of mental stress is one of the basic concepts of psychoneuroimmunology. The current prospective longitudinal study was designed to evaluate the effect of acute mental stress on neurotransmitter precursor amino acid levels in individuals with depression at 2 time points. Ten physically healthy patients with a diagnosis...
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Background: Patients with somatoform, depressive or anxiety disorders often don't respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with an increa...
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Background: Patients with stress-related psychiatric (psychosomatic) disorders often don´t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with a...
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Background: Patients with somatoform, depressive or anxiety disorders often don´t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with an increas...
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Background: Patients with stress-related psychiatric (psychosomatic) disorders often don´t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with a...
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Background: Patients with somatoform, depressive or anxiety disorders often don´t respond well to medical treatment and experience many side effects. It is thus of clinical relevance to identify alternative, scientifically based, treatments. Our approach is based on the recent evidence that urbanicity has been shown to be associated with an increas...
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Objective: Physical activity (PA) in an outdoor environment has been shown to exert positive effects on mental well-being beyond those found for PA indoors. The specific effect of an alpine environment has not been investigated so far. Here we evaluate the association of PA in an alpine environment with resilience and quality of life (QOL) in pati...

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... Elevated kynurenine-to-tryptophan ratios have been described to mediate anxiety (Hüfner et al., 2015;Lapin, 1996). The catecholamine pathway with its precursors phenylalanine and tyrosine is also influenced by inflammatory reactions and an association of phenylalanine-to-tyrosine ratio with depressive symptoms has been described (Hüfner et al., 2021(Hüfner et al., , 2015. Apart from inflammation the reduced availability of oxygen can directly influence neurotransmitter precursor amino acid levels since the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin by tryptophan hydroxylase, requires molecular oxygen (Katz, 1980). ...
... Several intervention studies were identified [24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39]. Of them, a minority included patients with MDD only [24][25][26][27][28][29], and the majority [21,[30][31][32][33][34][35][37][38][39] recruited mixed samples including patients with depressive disorders, although separate results for that group were not reported. ...
... Contrary to previous literature [54], we found that location does not influence resilience and QOL. The research on how location effects exercise and resilience is in its infancy, with studies having focused on the attachment between the self and environment, drawing on Bowlby and Ainsworth attachment theory [55]. ...
... Aphorisms like "The mountains are calling, and I must go" by the famous mountaineer John Muir encapsulate how individuals are attracted to outdoor sports. Several studies have shown that physical activity, especially in outdoor environments, has a positive effect on physical and mental health [1][2][3]. Regular exercise enhances general physical well-being, mood, and reduces anxiety, whereas reduced physical activity is affiliated with chronic disease [4]. Furthermore, researchers have reported that in healthy individual taking part in high-risk sports and mountaineering could have a positive impact on everyday functioning and self-esteem, as well as emotion regulation and agency [5], despite the high risk of injury or even death [6]. ...