Medial frontal hyperactivity to sad faces in generalized social anxiety disorder and modulation by oxytocin

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Labuschagne, Izelle, Phan, K. Luan, Wood, Amanda, Angstadt, Mike, Chua, Phyllis, Heinrichs, Markus, Stout, Julie C., Nathan, Pradeep J. and Pradeep, . (2012) Medial frontal hyperactivity to sad faces in generalized social anxiety disorder and modulation by oxytocin. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (print). 15(7), pp. 883 - 896. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1461145711001489
AuthorsLabuschagne, Izelle, Phan, K. Luan, Wood, Amanda, Angstadt, Mike, Chua, Phyllis, Heinrichs, Markus, Stout, Julie C., Nathan, Pradeep J. and Pradeep,
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Generalized social anxiety disorder (GSAD) is associated with heightened limbic and prefrontal activation to negative social cues conveying threat (e.g. fearful faces), but less is known about brain response to negative non-threatening social stimuli. The neuropeptide oxytocin (Oxt) has been shown to attenuate (and normalize) fear-related brain activation and reactivity to emotionally negative cues. Here, we examined the effects of intranasal Oxt on cortical activation to non-threatening sad faces in patients with GSAD and matched controls (Con). In a double-blind placebo-controlled within-subjects design, the cortical activation to sad and happy (vs. neutral) faces was examined using functional magnetic resonance imaging following acute intranasal administration of 24 IU Oxt and placebo. Relative to the Con group, GSAD patients exhibited heightened activity to sad faces in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC/BA 10) extending into anterior cingulate cortex (ACC/BA 32). Oxt significantly reduced this heightened activation in the mPFC/ACC regions to levels similar to that of controls. These findings suggest that GSAD is associated with cortical hyperactivity to non-threatening negative but not positive social cues and that Oxt attenuates this exaggerated cortical activity. The modulation of cortical activity by Oxt highlights a broader mechanistic role of this neuropeptide in modulating socially negative cues in GSAD.

Year2012
JournalInternational Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (print)
Journal citation15 (7), pp. 883 - 896
ISSN1461-1457
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S1461145711001489
Page range883 - 896
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
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Behnia, Behnoush, Heinrichs, Markus, Bergmann, Wiebke, Jung, Stefanie, Germann, Janine, Schedlowski, Manfred, Hartmann, Uwe and Kruger, Tillmann H.C.. (2014) Differential effects of intranasal oxytocin on sexual experiences and partner interactions in couples. Hormones and Behavior. 65(3), pp. 308 - 318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.01.009
Oxytocin's impact on social face processing is stronger in homosexual than heterosexual men
Thienel, Matthias, Heinrichs, Markus, Fischer, Stefan, Ott, Volker, Born, Jan and Hallschmid, Manfred. (2014) Oxytocin's impact on social face processing is stronger in homosexual than heterosexual men. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 39(1), pp. 194 - 203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.09.013
MDMA enhances emotional empathy and prosocial behavior
Hysek, Cédric M., Schmid, Yasmin, Simmler, Linda D., Domes, Gregor, Heinrichs, Markus, Eisenegger, Christoph, Preller, Katrin H., Quednow, Boris B. and Liechti, Matthias E.. (2014) MDMA enhances emotional empathy and prosocial behavior. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 9(11), pp. 1645 - 1652. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nst161
The potential of composite cognitive scores for tracking progression in Huntington's disease.
Jones, Rebecca D., Stout, Julie C., Labuschagne, Izelle, Say, Miranda Julia, Justo, Damian, Coleman, Allison J., Dumas, Eve M., Hart, Ellen P., Owen, Gail N., Durr, Alexandra, Leavitt, Blair R., Roos, Raymund A. C., O'Regan, Alison M., Langbehn, Doug R., Tabrizi, Sarah J. and Frost, Chris D.. (2014) The potential of composite cognitive scores for tracking progression in Huntington's disease. Journal of Huntington's Disease. 3(2), pp. 197 - 207. https://doi.org/10.3233/JHD-140101
Intranasal oxytocin enhances positive self-attribution in healthy men
Colonnello, Valentina and Heinrichs, Markus. (2014) Intranasal oxytocin enhances positive self-attribution in healthy men. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 77(5), pp. 415 - 419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.06.016
Oxytocin increases the likeability of physically formidable men
Chen, Frances S., Mayer, Jennifer, Mussweiler, Thomas and Heinrichs, Markus. (2014) Oxytocin increases the likeability of physically formidable men. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 10(6), pp. 797 - 800. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsu116
Glucocorticoids enhance in vivo exposure-based therapy of spider phobia
Soravia, Leila M., Heinrichs, Markus, Winzeler, Livia, Fisler, Melanie, Schmitt, Wolfgang, Horn, Helge, Dierks, Thomas, Strik, Werner, Hofmann, Stefan G. and de Quervain, Dominique J.-F.. (2014) Glucocorticoids enhance in vivo exposure-based therapy of spider phobia. Depression and Anxiety. 31(5), pp. 429 - 435. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22219
The cognitive burden in Huntington's disease: Pathology, phenotype and mechanisms of compensation
Papoutsi, Marina, Labuschagne, Izelle, Tabrizi, Sarah J. and Stout, Julie C.. (2014) The cognitive burden in Huntington's disease: Pathology, phenotype and mechanisms of compensation. Movement Disorders Society. 29(5), pp. 673 - 683. https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.25864
Is stress affecting our ability to tune into others? Evidence for gender differences in the effects of stress on self-other distinction
Tomova, L., von Dawans, Bernadette, Heinrichs, Markus, Silani, G. and Lamm, C.. (2014) Is stress affecting our ability to tune into others? Evidence for gender differences in the effects of stress on self-other distinction. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 43, pp. 95 - 104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.02.006
Oxytocin differentially modulates eye gaze to naturalistic social signals of happiness and anger
Domes, Gregor, Steiner, Angela, Porges, Stephen W. and Heinrichs, Markus. (2013) Oxytocin differentially modulates eye gaze to naturalistic social signals of happiness and anger. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(7), pp. 1198 - 1202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.10.002
Epigenetic regulation of the oxytocin receptor gene: Implications for behavioral neuroscience
Kumsta, Robert, Hummel, Elisabeth, Chen, Frances S. and Heinrichs, Markus. (2013) Epigenetic regulation of the oxytocin receptor gene: Implications for behavioral neuroscience. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 7, pp. 1 - 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2013.00083
Effects of intranasal oxytocin on pupil dilation indicate increased salience of socioaffective stimuli
Prehn, Kristin, Kazzer, Philipp, Lischke, Alexander, Heinrichs, Markus, Herpertz, Sabine C. and Domes, Gregor. (2013) Effects of intranasal oxytocin on pupil dilation indicate increased salience of socioaffective stimuli. Psychophysiology. 50(6), pp. 528 - 537. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12042
A comparison of executive function in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Labuschagne, Izelle, Rossell, Susan, Dunai, Judith, Castle, David and Kyrios, Michael. (2013) A comparison of executive function in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 2(3), pp. 257 - 262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2013.05.003
Sex-specific effects of intranasal oxytocin on autonomic nervous system and emotional responses to couple conflict
Ditzen, Beate, Nater, Urs M., Schaer, Marcel, La Marca, Roberto, Bodenmann, Guy, Ehlert, Ulrike and Heinrichs, Markus. (2013) Sex-specific effects of intranasal oxytocin on autonomic nervous system and emotional responses to couple conflict. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 8(8), pp. 897 - 902. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nss083
Oxytocin enhances resting-state connectivity between amygdala and medial frontal cortex
Sripada, Chandra, Phan, Kinhluan, Labuschagne, Izelle, Welsh, Robert, Nathan, Pradeep and Wood, Amanda. (2013) Oxytocin enhances resting-state connectivity between amygdala and medial frontal cortex. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (print). 16(2), pp. 255 - 260. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1461145712000533
Oxytocin, stress and social behavior: Neurogenetics of the human oxytocin system
Kumsta, Robert and Heinrichs, Markus. (2013) Oxytocin, stress and social behavior: Neurogenetics of the human oxytocin system. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 23(1), pp. 11 - 16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2012.09.004
Effects of intranasal oxytocin on the neural basis of face processing in autism spectrum disorder
Domes, Gregor, Heinrichs, Markus, Kumbier, Ekkehardt, Grossmann, Annette, Hauenstein, Karlheinz and Herpertz, Sabine C.. (2013) Effects of intranasal oxytocin on the neural basis of face processing in autism spectrum disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 74(3), pp. 164 - 171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.02.007
Emotional face recognition deficits and medication effects in pre-manifest through stage-II Huntington's disease
Labuschagne, Izelle, Jones, Rebecca, Callaghan, Jenny, Whitehead, Daisy, Dumas, Eve, Say, Miranda, Hart, Ellen, Justo, Damian, Coleman, Allison, Dar Santos, Rachelle, Frost, Chris, Craufurd, David, Trabrizi, Sarah and Stout, Julie. (2013) Emotional face recognition deficits and medication effects in pre-manifest through stage-II Huntington's disease. Psychiatry Research. 207(1-2), pp. 118 - 126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2012.09.022
In the eye of the beholder: Eye contact increases resistance to persuasion
Chen, Frances S., Minson, Julia A., Schöne, Maren and Heinrichs, Markus. (2013) In the eye of the beholder: Eye contact increases resistance to persuasion. Psychological Science. 24(11), pp. 2254 - 2261. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613491968
Oxytocin reduces reward-driven food intake in humans
Ott, Volker, Finlayson, Graham, Lehnert, Hendrik, Heitmann, Birte, Heinrichs, Markus, Born, Jan and Hallschmid, Manfred. (2013) Oxytocin reduces reward-driven food intake in humans. Diabetes. 62(10), pp. 3418 - 3425. https://doi.org/10.2337/db13-0663
Oxytocin sharpens self-other perceptual boundary
Colonnello, Valentina, Chen, Frances S., Panksepp, Jaak and Heinrichs, Markus. (2013) Oxytocin sharpens self-other perceptual boundary. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(12), pp. 2996 - 3002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.08.010
Neuropeptide S receptor gene is associated with cortisol responses to social stress in humans
Kumsta, Robert, Chen, Frances S., Pape, Hans-Christian and Heinrichs, Markus. (2013) Neuropeptide S receptor gene is associated with cortisol responses to social stress in humans. Biological Psychology. 93(2), pp. 304 - 307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.02.018
Emotional face recognition deficits and medication effects in pre-manifest through stage-II Huntington's disease
Labuschagne, Izelle, Jones, Rebecca, Callaghan, Jenny, Whitehead, Daisy, Dumas, Eve, Say, Miranda, Hart, Ellen, Justo, Damian, Coleman, Allison, Dar Santos, Rachelle, Frost, Chris, Craufurd, David, Tabrizi, Sarah and Stout, Julie. (2013) Emotional face recognition deficits and medication effects in pre-manifest through stage-II Huntington's disease. Psychiatry Research. 207(1-2), pp. 118 - 126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2012.09.022
Intranasal oxytocin increases covert attention to positive social cues
Domes, Gregor, Sibold, M., Schulze, L., Lischke, Alexander, Herpertz, Sabine C. and Heinrichs, Markus. (2013) Intranasal oxytocin increases covert attention to positive social cues. Psychological Medicine. 43(8), pp. 1747 - 1753. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291712002565
Oxytocin enhances resting-state connectivity between amygdala and medial frontal cortex
Sripada, Chandra, Phan, Kinhluan, Labuschagne, Izelle, Welsh, Robert, Nathan, Pradeep and Wood, Amanda. (2013) Oxytocin enhances resting-state connectivity between amygdala and medial frontal cortex. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. 16(2), pp. 255 - 260. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1461145712000533
Does the level of physical exercise affect physiological and psychological responses to psychosocial stress in women?
Klaperski, Sandra, von Dawans, Bernadette, Heinrichs, Markus and Fuchs, Reinhard. (2013) Does the level of physical exercise affect physiological and psychological responses to psychosocial stress in women? Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 14(2), pp. 266 - 274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.11.003
Visual working memory impairment in premanifest gene-carriers and early Huntington's Disease
Dumas, Eve M., Say, Miranda Julia, Jones, Rebecca D., Labuschagne, Izelle, O'Regan, Alison M., Hart, Ellen P., van den Bogaard, Simon J. A., Queller, Sarah, Justo, Damian, Coleman, Allison J., dar Santos, Rachelle C., Durr, Alexandra, Leavitt, Blair R., Tabrizi, Sarah J., Roos, Raymund A. C. and Stout, Julie C.. (2012) Visual working memory impairment in premanifest gene-carriers and early Huntington's Disease. Journal of Huntington's Disease. 1(1), pp. 97 - 106. https://doi.org/10.3233/JHD-2012-120010
The social dimension of stress reactivity: Acute stress increases prosocial behavior in humans
von Dawans, Bernadette, Fischbacher, Urs, Kirschbaum, Clemens, Fehr, Ernst and Heinrichs, Markus. (2012) The social dimension of stress reactivity: Acute stress increases prosocial behavior in humans. Psychological Science. 23(6), pp. 651 - 660. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797611431576
Oxytocin increases amygdala reactivity to threatening scenes in females
Lischke, Alexander, Gamer, Matthias, Berger, Christoph, Grossmann, Annette, Hauenstein, Karlheinz, Heinrichs, Markus, Herpertz, Sabine C. and Domes, Gregor. (2012) Oxytocin increases amygdala reactivity to threatening scenes in females. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 37(9), pp. 1431 - 1438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.01.011
Evaluation of longitudinal 12 and 24 month cognitive outcomes in premanifest and early Huntington's disease
Stout, Julie, Jones, Rebecca, Labuschagne, Izelle, O'Regan, Alison, Say, Miranda, Dumas, Eve, Queller, Sarah, Justo, Damian, Dar Santos, Rachelle, Coleman, Allison, Hart, Ellen, Durr, Alexandra, Leavitt, Blair, Roos, Raymund, Langbehn, Doug, Tabrizi, Sarah J. and Frost, Chris. (2012) Evaluation of longitudinal 12 and 24 month cognitive outcomes in premanifest and early Huntington's disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 83(7), pp. 687 - 694. https://doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2011-301940
Dyadic coping, insecure attachment, and cortisol stress recovery following experimentally induced stress
Meuwly, Nathalie, Bodenmann, Guy, Germann, Janine, Bradbury, Thomas N., Ditzen, Beate and Heinrichs, Markus. (2012) Dyadic coping, insecure attachment, and cortisol stress recovery following experimentally induced stress. Journal of Family Psychology. 26(6), pp. 937 - 947. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030356
Oxytocin modulates neural reactivity to children's faces as a function of social salience
Wittfoth-Schardt, Dina, Gründing, Johanna, Wittfoth, Matthias, Lanfermann, Heinrich, Heinrichs, Markus, Domes, Gregor, Buchheim, Anna, Gündel, Harald and Waller, Christiane. (2012) Oxytocin modulates neural reactivity to children's faces as a function of social salience. Neuropsychopharmacology. 37(8), pp. 1799 - 1807. https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2012.47
Intranasal oxytocin enhances emotion recognition from dynamic facial expressions and leaves eye-gaze unaffected
Lischke, Alexander, Berger, Christoph, Prehn, Kristin, Heinrichs, Markus, Herpertz, Sabine C. and Domes, Gregor. (2012) Intranasal oxytocin enhances emotion recognition from dynamic facial expressions and leaves eye-gaze unaffected. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 37(4), pp. 475 - 481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.07.015
Evaluation of longitudinal 12 and 24 month cognitive outcomes in premanifest and early Huntington's disease
Stout, Julie, Jones, Rebecca, Labuschagne, Izelle, O'Regan, Alison, Say, Miranda, Dumas, Eve, Queller, Sarah, Justo, Damian, Dar Santos, Rachelle, Coleman, Allison, Hart, Ellen, Durr, Alexandra, Leavitt, Blair, Roos, Raymund, Langbehn, Douglas, Tabrizi, Sarah J. and Frost, Chris. (2012) Evaluation of longitudinal 12 and 24 month cognitive outcomes in premanifest and early Huntington's disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 83(7), pp. 687 - 694. https://doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2011-301940
Oxytocin
Heinrichs, Markus, Chen, Frances S. and Domes, Gregor. (2012) Oxytocin. In In S. G. Hofmann (Ed.). Psychobiological approaches for anxiety disorders: Treatment combination strategies pp. 123 - 143 John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119945901.ch8
The Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G): A new research tool for controlled simultaneous social stress exposure in a group format
von Dawans, Bernadette, Kirschbaum, Clemens and Heinrichs, Markus. (2011) The Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G): A new research tool for controlled simultaneous social stress exposure in a group format. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 36(4), pp. 514 - 522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.08.004
Alexithymic traits and facial emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder
Domes, Gregor, Grabe, Hans Jörgen, Czieschnek, Daniela, Heinrichs, Markus and Herpertz, Sabine C.. (2011) Alexithymic traits and facial emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 80(6), pp. 383 - 385. https://doi.org/10.1159/000325828
Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans
Chen, Frances S., Kumsta, Robert, von Dawans, Bernadette, Monakhov, Mikhail, Ebstein, Richard P. and Heinrichs, Markus. (2011) Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108(50), pp. 19937 - 19942. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1113079108
Oxytocin and vasopressin in the human brain: Social neuropeptides for translational medicine
Meyer-Lindenberg, Andreas, Domes, Gregor, Kirsch, Peter and Heinrichs, Markus. (2011) Oxytocin and vasopressin in the human brain: Social neuropeptides for translational medicine. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 12(9), pp. 524 - 538. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn3044
What the cognitive deficits in body dysmorphic disorder tell us about the underlying neurobiology: An investigation of three cases
Labuschagne, Izelle, Castle, David and Rossell, Susan L.. (2011) What the cognitive deficits in body dysmorphic disorder tell us about the underlying neurobiology: An investigation of three cases. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. 4(1), pp. 21 - 33. https://doi.org/10.1521/ijct.2011.4.1.21
Oxytocin increases recognition of masked emotional faces
Schulze, Lars, Lischke, Alexander, Greif, Jonas, Herpertz, Sabine C., Heinrichs, Markus and Domes, Gregor. (2011) Oxytocin increases recognition of masked emotional faces. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 36(9), pp. 1378 - 1382. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.03.011
Prejudice and truth about the effect of testosterone on human bargaining behaviour
Eisenegger, C., Naef, M., Snozzi, R., Heinrichs, Markus and Fehr, Ernst. (2010) Prejudice and truth about the effect of testosterone on human bargaining behaviour. Nature. 463(7279), pp. 356 - 359. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature08711
Oxytocin attenuates amygdala reactivity to fear in generalized social anxiety disorder
Labuschagne, Izelle, Phan, K. Luan, Wood, Amanda G., Angstadt, Mike, Chua, Phyllis, Heinrichs, Markus, Stout, Julie C. and Nathan, Pradeep. (2010) Oxytocin attenuates amygdala reactivity to fear in generalized social anxiety disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 35(12), pp. 2403 - 2413. https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2010.123
Augmenting serotonin neurotransmission with citalopram modulates emotional expression decoding but not structural encoding of moderate intensity sad facial emotional stimuli: An event-related potential (ERP) investigation
Labuschagne, Izelle, Croft, Rodney, Phan, K. Luan and Nathan, Pradeep. (2010) Augmenting serotonin neurotransmission with citalopram modulates emotional expression decoding but not structural encoding of moderate intensity sad facial emotional stimuli: An event-related potential (ERP) investigation. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 24(8), pp. 1153 - 1164. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881108097878
Closeness in relationships as a mediator between sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence and psychopathological outcome in adulthood
Dimitrova, Nevena, Pierrehumbert, Blaise, Glatz, Nathalie, Torrisi, Raffaella, Heinrichs, Markus, Halfon, Oliver and Chouchena, Oliver. (2010) Closeness in relationships as a mediator between sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence and psychopathological outcome in adulthood. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy: an international journal of theory and practice. 17(3), pp. 183 - 195. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.650
Executive function in body dysmorphic disorder
Dunai, Judith, Labuschagne, Izelle, Castle, David J., Kyrios, Michael and Rossell, Susan. (2010) Executive function in body dysmorphic disorder. Psychological Medicine. 40(9), pp. 1541 - 1548. https://doi.org/10.1017/S003329170999198X
Effects of intranasal oxytocin on emotional face processing in women
Domes, Gregor, Lischke, Alexander, Berger, Christoph, Grossmann, Annette, Hauenstein, Karlheinz, Heinrichs, Markus and Herpertz, Sabine C.. (2010) Effects of intranasal oxytocin on emotional face processing in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 35(1), pp. 83 - 93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2009.06.016
The neural correlates of sex differences in emotional reactivity and emotion regulation
Domes, Gregor, Schulze, L., Böttger, Moritz, Grossmann, Annette, Hauenstein, Karlheinz, Wirtz, Petra H., Heinrichs, Markus and Herpertz, Sabine C.. (2010) The neural correlates of sex differences in emotional reactivity and emotion regulation. Human Brain Mapping. 31(5), pp. 758 - 769. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.20903
Maternal cortisol in late pregnancy and hypothalamicpituitaryadrenal reactivity to psychosocial stress postpartum in women
Meinlschmidt, Gunther, Martin, Cyrill, Neumann, Inga D. and Heinrichs, Markus. (2010) Maternal cortisol in late pregnancy and hypothalamicpituitaryadrenal reactivity to psychosocial stress postpartum in women. Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress. 13(2), pp. 163 - 171. https://doi.org/10.3109/10253890903128632
An examination of delusional thinking and cognitive styles in body dysmorphic disorder
Labuschagne, Izelle, Castle, David J., Dunai, Judith, Kyrios, Michael and Rossell, Susan. (2010) An examination of delusional thinking and cognitive styles in body dysmorphic disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 44(8), pp. 706 - 712. https://doi.org/10.3109/00048671003671007
Oxytocin enhances the experience of attachment security
Buchheim, Anna, Heinrichs, Markus, George, Carol, Pokorny, Dan, Koops, Eva, Henningsen, Peter, O'Connor, Mary Frances and Gündel, Harald. (2009) Oxytocin enhances the experience of attachment security. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 34(9), pp. 1417 - 1422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2009.04.002
The influence of attachment on perceived stress and cortisol response to acute stress in women sexually abused in childhood or adolescence
Pierrehumbert, Blaise, Torrisi, Raffaella, Glatz, Nathalie, Dimitrova, Nevena, Heinrichs, Markus and Halfon, Oliver. (2009) The influence of attachment on perceived stress and cortisol response to acute stress in women sexually abused in childhood or adolescence. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 34(6), pp. 924 - 938. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2009.01.006
The level of physical activity affects adrenal and cardiovascular reactivity to psychosocial stress
Rimmele, Ulrike, Seiler, Roland, Marti, Bernard, Wirtz, Petra H., Ehlert, Ulrike and Heinrichs, Markus. (2009) The level of physical activity affects adrenal and cardiovascular reactivity to psychosocial stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 34(2), pp. 190 - 198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.08.023
Oxytocin makes a face in memory familiar
Rimmele, Ulrike, Hediger, Karin, Heinrichs, Markus and Klaver, Peter. (2009) Oxytocin makes a face in memory familiar. Journal of Neuroscience. 29(1), pp. 38 - 42. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4260-08.2009
Intranasal Oxytocin Increases Positive Communication and Reduces Cortisol Levels During Couple Conflict
Ditzen, Beate, Schaer, Marcel, Gabriel, Barbara, Bodenmann, Guy, Ehlert, Ulrike and Heinrichs, Markus. (2009) Intranasal Oxytocin Increases Positive Communication and Reduces Cortisol Levels During Couple Conflict. Biological Psychiatry. 65(9), pp. 728 - 731. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.10.011
Glucocorticoids do not reduce subjective fear in healthy subjects exposed to social stress
Soravia, Leila M., De Quervain, Dominique and Heinrichs, Markus. (2009) Glucocorticoids do not reduce subjective fear in healthy subjects exposed to social stress. Biological Psychology. 81(3), pp. 184 - 188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2009.04.001
Evidence for modulation of facial emotional processing bias during emotional expression decoding by serotonergic and noradrenergic antidepressants: An event-related potential (ERP) study
Kerestes, Rebecca, Labuschagne, Izelle, Croft, Rodney, O'Neill, Barry, Bhagwagar, Zubin M., Phan, K Luan and Nathan, Pradeep. (2009) Evidence for modulation of facial emotional processing bias during emotional expression decoding by serotonergic and noradrenergic antidepressants: An event-related potential (ERP) study. Psychopharmacology. 202(4), pp. 621 - 634. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-008-1340-3
Oxytocin, vasopressin, and human social behavior
Heinrichs, Markus, von Dawans, Bernadette and Domes, Gregor. (2009) Oxytocin, vasopressin, and human social behavior. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 30(4), pp. 548 - 557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yfrne.2009.05.005
Adult attachment and social support interact to reduce psychological but not cortisol responses to stress
Ditzen, Beate, Schmidt, Silke, Strauss, Bernhard, Nater, U M., Ehlert, Ulrike and Heinrichs, Markus. (2008) Adult attachment and social support interact to reduce psychological but not cortisol responses to stress. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 64(5), pp. 479 - 486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2007.11.011
Effects of Oxytocin and Prosocial Behavior on Brain Responses to Direct and Vicariously Experienced Pain
Singer, Tania, Snozzi, R., Bird, Geoffrey, Petrovic, Predrag, Silani, G., Heinrichs, Markus and Dolan, Raymond J.. (2008) Effects of Oxytocin and Prosocial Behavior on Brain Responses to Direct and Vicariously Experienced Pain. Emotion. 8(6), pp. 781 - 791. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0014195
Oxytocin Shapes the Neural Circuitry of Trust and Trust Adaptation in Humans
Baumgartner, Thomas, Heinrichs, Markus, Vonlanthen, Aline, Fischbacher, Urs and Fehr, Ernst. (2008) Oxytocin Shapes the Neural Circuitry of Trust and Trust Adaptation in Humans. Neuron. 58(4), pp. 639 - 650. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2008.04.009
The acute effects of intranasal oxytocin administration on endocrine and sexual function in males
Burri, Andrea, Heinrichs, Markus, Schedlowski, Manfred and Kruger, T. H. C.. (2008) The acute effects of intranasal oxytocin administration on endocrine and sexual function in males. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 33(5), pp. 591 - 600. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.01.014
Neuropeptides and social behaviour: effects of oxytocin and vasopressin in humans
Heinrichs, Markus and Domes, Gregor. (2008) Neuropeptides and social behaviour: effects of oxytocin and vasopressin in humans. Progress in Brain Research. 170, pp. 337 - 350. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0079-6123(08)00428-7
Oxytocin Improves "Mind-Reading" in Humans
Domes, Gregor, Heinrichs, Markus, Michel, Andre, Berger, Christoph and Herpertz, Sabine C.. (2007) Oxytocin Improves "Mind-Reading" in Humans. Biological Psychiatry. 61(6), pp. 731 - 733. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2006.07.015
Oxytocin Attenuates Amygdala Responses to Emotional Faces Regardless of Valence
Domes, Gregor, Heinrichs, Markus, Gläscher, Jan, Büchel, Christian, Braus, Dieter F. and Herpertz, Sabine C.. (2007) Oxytocin Attenuates Amygdala Responses to Emotional Faces Regardless of Valence. Biological Psychiatry. 62(10), pp. 1187 - 1190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.03.025
Neuroendocrine mechanisms of stress and social interaction: Implications for mental disorders
Heinrichs, Markus and Gaab, Jens. (2007) Neuroendocrine mechanisms of stress and social interaction: Implications for mental disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 20(2), pp. 158 - 162. https://doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0b013e3280146a13
Emotional and cardiovascular reactions of couples during a couple-therapeutic intervention: A pilot study
Schaer, Marcel, Ditzen, Beate, Heinrichs, Markus and Bodenmann, Guy. (2007) Emotional and cardiovascular reactions of couples during a couple-therapeutic intervention: A pilot study. Zeitschrift fuer Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie: Forschung und Praxis. 36(4), pp. 251 - 260. https://doi.org/10.1026/1616-3443.36.4.251
Effects of different kinds of couple interaction on cortisol and heart rate responses to stress in women
Ditzen, Beate, Neumann, Inga D., Bodenmann, Guy, von Dawans, Bernadette, Turner, Rebecca A., Ehlert, Ulrike and Heinrichs, Markus. (2007) Effects of different kinds of couple interaction on cortisol and heart rate responses to stress in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 32(5), pp. 565 - 574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2007.03.011
Trained men show lower cortisol, heart rate and psychological responses to psychosocial stress compared with untrained men
Rimmele, Ulrike, Zellweger, Bea Costa, Marti, Bernard, Seiler, Roland, Mohiyeddini, Changiz, Ehlert, Ulrike and Heinrichs, Markus. (2007) Trained men show lower cortisol, heart rate and psychological responses to psychosocial stress compared with untrained men. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 32(6), pp. 627 - 635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2007.04.005
Glucocorticoids reduce phobic fear in humans
Soravia, Leila M., Heinrichs, Markus, Aerni, Amanda, Maroni, Caroline, Schelling, Gustav, Ehlert, Ulrike, Roozendaal, Benno and De Quervain, Dominique. (2006) Glucocorticoids reduce phobic fear in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 103(14), pp. 5585 - 5590. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0509184103
Oxytocin increases trust in humans
Kosfeld, Michael, Heinrichs, Markus, Zak, Paul J., Fischbacher, Urs and Fehr, Ernst. (2005) Oxytocin increases trust in humans. Nature. 435(7042), pp. 673 - 676. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature03701
Predicting posttraumatic stress symptoms from pretraumatic risk factors: A 2-year prospective follow-up study in firefighters
Heinrichs, Markus, Wagner, D., Schoch, Walter, Soravia, Leila M., Hellhammer, Dirk H. and Ehlert, Ulrike. (2005) Predicting posttraumatic stress symptoms from pretraumatic risk factors: A 2-year prospective follow-up study in firefighters. American Journal of Psychiatry. 162(12), pp. 2276 - 2286. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.162.12.2276
Selective amnesic effects of oxytocin on human memory
Heinrichs, Markus, Meinlschmidt, Gunther, Wippich, Werner, Ehlert, Ulrike and Hellhammer, Dirk H.. (2004) Selective amnesic effects of oxytocin on human memory. Physiology & Behavior. 83(1 SPEC. ISS.), pp. 31 - 38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2004.07.020
Acute stress impairs recognition for positive words - Association with stress-induced cortisol secretion
Domes, Gregor, Heinrichs, Markus, Rimmele, Ulrike, Reichwald, U. and Hautzinger, M.. (2004) Acute stress impairs recognition for positive words - Association with stress-induced cortisol secretion. Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress. 7(3), pp. 173 - 181. https://doi.org/10.1080/10253890412331273213
Social support and oxytocin interact to suppress cortisol and subjective responses to psychosocial stress
Heinrichs, Markus, Baumgartner, Thomas, Kirschbaum, Clemens and Ehlert, Ulrike. (2003) Social support and oxytocin interact to suppress cortisol and subjective responses to psychosocial stress. Biological Psychiatry. 54(12), pp. 1389 - 1398. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3223(03)00465-7
Lactation and stress: Protective effects of breast-feeding in humans
Heinrichs, Markus, Neumann, Inga D. and Ehlert, Ulrike. (2002) Lactation and stress: Protective effects of breast-feeding in humans. Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress. 5(3), pp. 195 - 203. https://doi.org/10.1080/1025389021000010530
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity to psychological stress and memory in middle-aged women: High responders exhibit enhanced declarative memory performance
Domes, Gregor, Heinrichs, Markus, Reichwald, U. and Hautzinger, M.. (2002) Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity to psychological stress and memory in middle-aged women: High responders exhibit enhanced declarative memory performance. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 27(7), pp. 843 - 853. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0306-4530(01)00085-3
Effects of suckling on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to psychosocial stress in postpartum lactating women
Heinrichs, Markus, Meinlschmidt, Gunther, Neumann, Inga D., Wagner, Sabine, Kirschbaum, Clemens, Ehlert, Ulrike and Hellhammer, Dirk H.. (2001) Effects of suckling on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to psychosocial stress in postpartum lactating women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 86(10), pp. 4798 - 4804. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.86.10.4798
Psychoneuroendocrinological contributions to the etiology of depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and stress-related bodily disorders: The role of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis
Ehlert, Ulrike, Gaab, Jens and Heinrichs, Markus. (2001) Psychoneuroendocrinological contributions to the etiology of depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and stress-related bodily disorders: The role of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. Biological Psychology. 57(43891), pp. 141 - 152. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0301-0511(01)00092-8
Social desirability scores are associated with higher morning cortisol levels in firefighters
Brody, Stuart, Wagner, D., Heinrichs, Markus, James, Alma, Hellhammer, Dirk H. and Ehlert, Ulrike. (2000) Social desirability scores are associated with higher morning cortisol levels in firefighters. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 49(4), pp. 227 - 228. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3999(00)00169-0
Psychobiological aspects of posttraumatic stress disorder
Ehlert, Ulrike, Wagner, D., Heinrichs, Markus and Heim, Christine. (1999) Psychobiological aspects of posttraumatic stress disorder. Der Nervenarzt: Monatsschrift fuer alle Gebiete nervenaerztlicher Forschung und Praxis. 70(9), pp. 773 - 779. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001150050511
Prevalence of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in German professional firefighters
Wagner, D., Heinrichs, Markus and Ehlert, Ulrike. (1998) Prevalence of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in German professional firefighters. American Journal of Psychiatry. 155(12), pp. 1727 - 1732. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.155.12.1727