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Ferreira de Sá, D.S; Römer, S.; Brueckner, A.H., Issler, T.; Hauck, A. & Michael, T. (2020). Effects of intranasal insulin as an enhancer of fear extinction: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled experimental study. Neuropsychopharmacology, 1-9.

2019/ im Druck

Brueckner, A.H., Lass-Hennemann, J., Wilhelm, F.H., Ferreira de Sá, D.S, & Michael, T. (in press). Cortisol Administration after Extinction in a Fear Conditioning Paradigm with Traumatic Film Clips Prevents Return of Fear. Translational Psychiatry.

Michael, T., Köllner, V., & Frommberger, U. (2019, im Druck). Adjuvante Verfahren. S-3 Leitlinie: Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung

Michael, T., Schanz, C. G., Mattheus, H. K., Issler, T., Frommberger, U., Köllner, V., & Equit, M. (2019). Do adjuvant interventions improve treatment outcome in adult patients with posttraumatic stress disorder receiving trauma-focused psychotherapy? A systematic review. European journal of psychotraumatology, 10, 1634938

Ferreira de Sá, D. S., Michael, T., Wilhelm, FH, & Peyk, P. (2019). Learning to See the Threat: Temporal Dynamics of ERPs of Motivated Attention in Fear Conditioning. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 14, 189-203. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsy103

Schäfer, S.K, Becker, N., King, L., Horsch, A. & Michael, T. (2019). The relationship between sense of coherence and post-traumatic stress: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10,

Schanz, C., Equit, M., Michael, T. (accepted). Adjuvante Therapie bei Posttraumatischer Belastungsstörung. Psychotherapie im Dialog.

Sopp, M.R, Brueckner, A.H, Schäfer, S.K, Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2019). REM Theta Activity Predicts Re-Experiencing Symptoms after Exposure to a Traumatic Film. Sleep Medicine, 54, 142-152

Sopp, M.R, Brueckner, A.H & Michael, T. (2019). The Prospective Influence of Trait Alexithymia on Intrusive Memories: What Is the Role of Emotional Recognition Memory? Frontiers in Psychology, 9,

Sopp, M.R., Schäfer, S.K., & Michael, T. (accepted). Traumafokussierte kognitive Verhaltenstherapie (t-KVT) bei Posttraumatischer Belastungsstörung. Psychotherapie im Dialog.

Sopp, M.R., Kirsch, A., & Michael, T. (2019). Trauma und Gedächtnis. In Seidler, Freyberger, & Maercker. Handbuch Psychotraumatologie. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta


Equit, M., Maurer, S., Michael, T., & Köllner, V. (2018). Konfrontation oder Stabilisierung – Wie planen Verhaltenstherapeuten die Behandlung bei PTBS? Verhaltenstherapie, 8, 7-14.

Kirsch, A., Equit, M., & Michael, T. (2018). Adjuvante Verfahren. In Schellong, Epple & Weidner (Eds.). Praxisbuch Psychotraumatologie (S. 140-143). Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag.

Kirsch, A., Spang, J., Schäfer, S., Pfaltz, M., Krause, R., Sachsse, U., & Michael, T. (2018). Mimik-Veränderungen während einer Traumatherapie: Eine explorative Studie zum Zusammenhang mimisch-affektiver Veränderungen mit therapeutischen Outcomes während einer Traumatherapie. Psychotherapeut, 63, 49-54.

Lass-Hennemann,J., Brückner, A., Michael, T., & Equit, M. (2018). Sieht aus wie Burnout, ist aber PTBS – Traumatisierungen im Beruf und deren Auswirkungen. Psychotherapie im Dialog, 19, 60-64.

Lass-Hennemann, J., Schäfer, SK., Römer, S., Holz, E., Streb, M., & Michael, T. (2018) Therapy Dogs as a Crisis Intervention After Traumatic Events? – An Experimental Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 9,1627.

Lass-Hennemann,J., Tuschen-Caffier, B., & Michael, T. (2018). Exposition und Konfrontation. In: Margraf J., Schneider S. (eds.) Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie, Band 1. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Michael T., Lass-Hennemann J., Ehlers A. (2018). Lernpsychologische Grundlagen der kognitiven Verhaltenstherapie. In: Margraf J., Schneider S. (eds) Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie, Band 1. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Michael, T., Sopp, R., Maercker, A. (2018). Posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen. In Margraf J. & Schneider S. (eds.) Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie, Band 2. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Schäfer, S.K., Ihmig, F.R., Lara H., K.A., Neurohr, F., Kiefer, S., Staginnus, M., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2018). Effects of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback during Exposure to Fear-Provoking Stimuli within Spider Fearful Individuals: Study Protocol for a Randomized-Controlled Trial. Trials, 19, 184.

Schäfer SK., Lass-Hennemann J., Groesdonk H., Volk, T., Bomberg, H.,Staginnus, M., Brückner, AH., Holz, E., & Michael, T. (2018) Mental Health in Anesthesiology and ICU Staff: Sense of Coherence Matters. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 440,

Sopp, M.R., Michael, T., & Mecklinger, A. (2018). Effects of early morning nap sleep on associative memory for neutral and emotional stimuli. Brain Research, 1698, 29-42.


Graebener, A. H., Michael, T., Holz, E., & Lass-Hennemann, J. (2017). Repeated cortisol administration does not reduce intrusive memories – a double blind placebo controlled experimental study. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 27, 1132-1143.

Holz, E., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2017). Analogue PTSD Symptoms are Best Predicted by State Rumination. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 8, 192-213.

Michael, T. (2017). Classical Conditioning. In Wenzel; A.E., (Ed.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (pp. 660-663), doi: 10.4135/9781483365817.n256

Sopp, R., Michael, T., Weeß, H.-G., & Mecklinger, A. (2017). Remembering specific features of emotional events across time: The role of REM sleep and prefrontal theta oscillations. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 17, 1186-1209

Streb, M., Conway, M.A., & Michael, T. (2017). Conditioned responses to trauma reminders: How durable are they over time and does memory integration reduce them? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 57, 88-95.

Lonsdorf, T.B., Menz, M.M., Andreatta, M., Fullana, M. A., Golkar, A., Haaker, J., Heitland, I., Hermann, A., Kihn, M., Kruse, O., Drexler, S. M., Meurlders, A., Nees, F., Pittig, A., Richter, J., Römer, S., Shibah, Y., Schmitz, A., Straube, B., Vervliet, B., Wendt, J., Baas, J. M., & Merz, C. J. (2017) Don't fear 'fear conditioning': Methodological considerations for the design and analysis of studies on human fear acquisition, extinction, and return of fear. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.02.026


Blechert, J., Peyk, P., Liedlgruber, M., & Wilhelm, F. H. (2016). ANSLAB: Integrated multichannel peripheral biosignal processing in psychophysiological science. Behavior research methods, 1-18.

Michael, T., Streb, M., & Häller P. (2016). PTSD in paramedics: Direct versus indirect threats, posttraumatic cognitions, and dealing with intrusions. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 9, 57-71.

Streb, M., Mecklinger, A., Anderson, M.C., Lass-Hennemann, J. & Michael, T. (2016). Memory Control Ability Modulates Intrusive Memories after Trauma. Journal of Affective Disorders, 192, 134-142.

Wurtz, H., El-Khoury-Malhame, M., Wilhelm, F., Michael, T., Beetz, E.M., Roques, J., Reynaud, E., Courtin, J., Khalfa, S., Herry, C. (2016). Preventing long-lasting fear recovery using bilateral alternating sensory stimulation: a translational study. Neuroscience, 321, 222-235.


Finke, J. B., Larra, M. F., Schilling, T.M., Lass-Hennemann, J., Blumenthal, T. D. & Schachinger, H. (2015) Startle eye-blink modulation by facial self- resemblance and current mood. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 96, 162 - 168

Heuberger E., Nunes D. S., Moura Linck V. d., Silva A. d., Figueiró M., Elisabetsky E. (2015). Effects of Essential Oils in the Central Nervous System, in: Baser K. H. C., Buchbauer  G. (Eds.), Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications, 2nd Ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 345-380.

Heuberger, E., Bonarius, A., & Michael, T. (2015). Der Geruchssinn bei Patienten mit Angststörungen. Von der Neurobiologie zu neuen therapeutischen Ansätzen. Psychotherapie im Dialog,16, 83-85.

Jacobs, J., Michael, T., Brandsch, S., Schäfers, H. J., Wilkens, H., & Köllner, V. (2015). Prävalenz der posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung bei Patienten auf der Warteliste und nach einer Lungentransplantation/The Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Lung Transplant Candidates and Recipients. Psychotherapie - Psychosomatik -Medizinische Psychologie, 65, 255-260.

Kirsch, A., Michael, T., & Lass-Hennemann, J. (2015). Trauma und Gedächtnis. In Seidler, Freyberger, & Maercker. Handbuch Psychotraumatologie (S. 15-21). Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.

Lass-Hennemann, J., Holz, E., & Michael, T. (2015). Tiergestützte Therapie in der Behandlung von Angststörungen - Spielerei oder wirksame Unterstützer? Psychotherapie im Dialog, 16, 40-43.

Pfaltz, M.C., Moerstedt, B., Wilhelm, F.H., Meyer, A. H., Kossowsky, J., & Michael, T. (2015). Why can't I stop thinking about it? - A study on mediators of the relationship between neuroticism and obsessive thougths. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 74, 75-82.

Schinköthe, D., Müller, B.H., Kull, S., Michael, T., Gross, J., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2015). Effects of Anxiety and Vagal Control on Regulation of Facial Expressive Behavior during Instructed Smiling. In A. Freitas-Magalhães (Ed.). Emotional Expression: The Brain and the Face. 7th Volume – Studies in Brain, Face, and Emotion (226-244). Edições Universidade Fernando Pessoa/E-book: Porto, Portugal.

Streb, M., & Michael, T. (2015). PTBS bei medizinischen Rettungskräften. Psychotherapie im Dialog, 16, 63-65.


Glass S. T., Lingg E., & Heuberger E.* (2014) Do ambient odors evoke basic emotions? Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 340.

Holz, E.*, Lass-Hennemann, J.*, Streb, M., Pfaltz, M. & Michael, T. (2014). Effects of Acute Cortisol Administration on Perceptual Priming of Trauma-Related Material. PloS ONE 9, e104864 (*shared first authorship).

Lass-Hennemann, J. & Michael, T. (2014). Endogenous cortisol levels influence exposure therapy in spider phobia, Behaviour Research and Therapy, 60, 39 - 45.

Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E. & Michael, T. (2014). Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analogue trauma. Frontiers in Psychologysection for Clinical Settings, 5.doi: 10.3389/ fpsyg.2014.01010

Michael, T. (2014). Buchbesprechung: Flatten, G. et al. (2013). Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung: S3-Leitlinie und Quellentexte. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 3, 216

Streb, M., Häller, P., & Michael, T. (2014) PTSD in paramedics: resilience and sense of coherence. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 42, 452-463.

Streb, M. & Michael, T. (2014). Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung bei medizinischen Rettungskräften: Vulnerabilität, Resilienz und Implikationen für Interventions- und Präventionsprogramme. Persönlichkeitsstörungen: Theorie und Therapie, 14, 215-219.


Schulz, A., Lass-Hennemann, J., Sütterlin, S., Schachinger, H. & Vögele, C. (2013). Cold pressor stress induces opposite effects on cardioceptive accuracy dependent on assessment paradigm. Biological Psychology, 93: 167-174.

Bentz, D., De Quervain, D.J.-F., Bolt, O.C., Wilhelm, F.H., Michael, T., Wiederhold, B.K., & Margraf, J. (2013). Glucocorticoids Enhance Extinctionbased Psychotherapy in Virtual Reality. Cybertherapy& Rehabilitation, 6, 28.

Bentz, D., Michael, T., Wilhelm, F.H., Hartmann, F.R., Kunz, S., von Rohr, I.R., & De Quervain, D.J.-F. (2013). Influence of stress on fear memory processes in an aversive differential conditioning paradigm in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1186-1197.

Blechert, J., Michael, T. & Wilhelm, F.H. (2013). Video-based analysis of bodily startle and subsequent emotional facial expression in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 4, 435-447.

Holz, E. & Michael, T. (2013). Sport und Bewegung bei Depression. Ein vielversprechender Ansatz mit Forschungsbedarf. Psychotherapie im Dialog, 3, 61-63.

Pfaltz, M.C., Michael, T., Meyer, A.H., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2013). Reexperiencing symptoms, dissociation and avoidance behaviors in daily life of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder and patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 443-450.


Michael, T., Römer S., Lass-Hennemann, J. (2012). Psychotherapy in PTSD. A gap between treatment recommendations and reality. Public Service Review: European Union, 24, 332-333.

Kull, S., Müller, B., Blechert, J., Wilhelm, F. H., & Michael, T. (2012). Reinstatement of fear: Autonomic and experiential responses in a differential conditioning paradigm. Acta Psychologica, 140, 43-49.

Michael, T. (2012). The fear factor. Editorial: Health Anxiety - From Symptom to Treatment. Public Service Review: European Union, 23, 305.

Michael, T., Lass-Hennemann, J. & Peyk, P. (2012). Stress hormones and animals. Possible enhancers of psychotherapy. Public Service Review: European Union, 23, 300-301.

Michael, T. (2012). Improving therapies for PTSD and depression. Persuasive argument for randomised controlled clinical trials. Public Service Review: European Union, 23, 302-303.

Vriends, N., Michael, T., Schindler, B., & Margraf, J. (2012). Associative learning in flying phobia. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43, 838-846.


Michael, T. (2011). Fear, anxiety and beyond: from basic research to therapy. Public Service Review. Science and Technology, 11, 406-407.

Kirsch, A., Michael, T., & Lass-Hennemann, J. (2011). Trauma und Gedächtnis. In Seidler, Freyberger, & Maercker. Handbuch Psychotraumatologie (S. 15-22). Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.

Birrer, E. & Michael, T. (2011). Rumination in posttraumatic stress disorder and in traumatised and non-traumatised depressed patients: A clinical study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 39, 1-17, doi:10.1017/S1352465811000208.

De Quervain, D., J.-F., Bentz, D., Michael, T., Bolt, O.C., Wiederhold, B.K., Margraf, J., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2011). Glucocorticoids enhance exposure therapy of specific phobia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi/10.1073/pnas.1018214108.

Vriends, N., Michael, T., Blechert, J., Meyer, A. H., Margraf, J., & Wilhelm, F. H. (2011). The influence of state anxiety on the acquisition and extinction of fear. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 46-53.

Peyk, P., De Cesarei, A., & Junghöfer, M. (2011). Electro Magneto Encephalograhy Software: overview and integration with other EEG/MEG toolboxes. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Volume 2011, Article ID 861705.

Römer, S., Schulz, A., Richter, S., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Schächinger, H. (2011). Oral cortisol impairs implicit sequence learning. Psychopharmacology, 215(1), 33-40. 


Müller, B. H., Kull, S., Wilhelm, F. H., & Michael, T. (2010). One-session computer-based exposure treatment for spider-fearful individuals - Efficacy of a minimal self-help intervention. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 179-184.

Pfaltz, M.C., Michael, T., Grossman, P., Margraf, J., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2010). Instability of physical anxiety symptoms in daily life of patients with panic disorder and patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(7), 792-8.

Bentz, D., Michael, T., de Quervain, D.J., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2010). Enhancing exposure therapy for anxiety disorders with glucocorticoids: from basic mechanisms of emotional learning to clinical applications. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(2), 223-30.

Svaldi, J., Tuschen-Caffier, B., Peyk, P., & Blechert, J. (2010). Information processing of food pictures in binge eating disorder. Appetite, 55(3), 685-94.

Pfaltz, M.C., Grossman, P., Michael, T., Margraf, J., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2010). Physical activity and respiratory behavior in daily life of patients with panic disorder and healthy controls. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 78(1), 42-9.

Kuehl, L.K., Lass-Hennemann, J., Richter, S., Blumenthal, T.D., Oitzl, M., & Schächinger, H. (2010). Accelerated trace eyeblink conditioning after cortisol IV-infusion. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 94(4), 547-53.

Lass-Hennemann, J., Deuter, C.E., Kuehl, L.K., Schulz, A., Blumenthal, T.D., & Schächinger, H. (2010). Effects of stress on human mating preferences: stressed individuals prefer dissimilar mates. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 277(1691), 2175-83.

Nees, F., Rüddel, H., Mussgay, L., Kuehl, L.K., Römer, S., & Schächinger, H. (2010). Alteration of delay and trace eyeblink conditioning in fibromyalgia patients. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(4), 412-8.

Hartmann, A. S., Michael, T., & Munsch, S. (2010). Der Einfluss des Ernährungswissens auf Nahrungsmittelpräferenzen bei Kindern: Eine experimentelle Untersuchung. Kindheit und Entwicklung, 19, 21-26. 


Bentz, D., Michael, T., & Margraf, J. (2009). Reizkonfrontationsverfahren. Psychiatrie Up to date, 3, 409-428.

Michael, T. (2009). Erstellung der 60 Stichworte zum Bereich Lernen. Pschyrembel Psychiatrie, Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie (1. Auflage). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Maercker, A. & Michael, T. (2009). Posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen. In J. Margraf & S. Schneider (Eds.) Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie (3. Auflage) (S.105-124). Heidelberg: Springer.

Michael, T. & Ehlers, A. (2009). Lernpsychologische Grundlagen der Verhaltenstherapie. In J. Margraf & S. Schneider (Eds.) Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie (3. Auflage) (S.101-113). Heidelberg: Springer.

Michael, T., Munsch, S., & Margraf, J. (2009). Exposition und Konfrontation. In M. Hautzinger und P. Pauli (Eds.). Enzyklopädie der Psychologie - Psychotherapeutische Methoden (S. 325-386). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Michael, T. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2009). Konfrontationsverfahren. In J. Margraf & S. Schneider (Eds.) Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie (3. Auflage) (S.515 - 530). Heidelberg: Springer.

Martin-Soelch, C., Kobel, M., Stoecklin, M., Michael, T., Weber, S., Krebs, B., & Opwis, K. (2009). Reduced response to reward in smokers and cannabis users. Neuropsychobiology, 60(2), 94-103.

Häller, P., Michael, T., & Balmer, K. (2009). Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung (PTBS) bei Rettungssanitätern: PTBS, komorbide Beschwerden und Inanspruchnahme psychologischer Hilfe von Rettungssanitätern. Verhaltenstherapie und Verhaltensmedizin.

Pfaltz, M.C., Michael, T., Grossman, P., Blechert, J., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2009). Respiratory pathophysiology of panic disorder: an ambulatory monitoring study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71(8), 869-76.

Schulz, A., Reichert, C.F., Richter, S., Lass-Hennemann, J., Blumenthal, T.D., Schächinger, H. (2009).  Cardiac modulation of startle: effects on eye blink and higher cognitive processing. Brain and Cognition, 71(3):265-71.

Schulz, A., Lass-Hennemann, J., Nees, F., Blumenthal, T.D., Berger, W., & Schächinger, H. (2009). Cardiac modulation of startle eye blink. Psychophysiology, 46(2), 234-40.

Lass-Hennemann, J., Schulz, A., Nees, F., Blumenthal, T.D., & Schächinger, H. (2009). Direct gaze of photographs of female nudes influences startle in men. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 72(2), 111-4.

Schulz, A., Lass-Hennemann, J., Richter, S., Römer, S., Blumenthal, T.D., & Schächinger, H. (2009). Lateralization effects on the cardiac modulation of acoustic startle eye blink. Biological Psychology, 80(3), 287-91.

Schwabe, L., Römer, S., Richter, S., Dockendorf, S., Bilak, B., & Schächinger, H. (2009). Stress effects on declarative memory retrieval are blocked by a beta-adrenoceptor antagonist in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34(3), 446-54.

Roemer, S., Nees, F., Richter, S., Blumenthal, T.D., & Schächinger, H. (2009). Endogenous cortisol suppression with metyrapone enhances acoustic startle in healthy subjects. Hormones and behavior, 55(2), 314-8.