Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Witthöft


Education

 

2008 Clinical Psychologist (Professional training in cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy 2002 – 2008 at the Centre for Psychological Psychotherapy, University of Heidelberg, Germany)
2007 Doctor Rerum Socialium (equivalent to Ph.D.), Summa Cum Laude, Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Josef Bailer, Prof. Dr. Fred Rist, and Prof. Dr. Werner W. Wittmann) Thesis: Attentional Bias, Memory Bias, and Symptom Attribution in Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance and Classical Somatoform Disorders
2001 Diploma in Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Heinz-Martin Süß).
Thesis: Inhibitory control – An explanatory construct for cognitive aging effects?
2001 Research Assistant "Attention and Working Memory Lab", School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Randall Engle)
1997–2010 Research Assistant in a project on Working Memory Capacity and Intelligence, University of Mannheim, Germany

 


Academic and Clinical Positions

Since 2014 Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz, Germany
2013-2014 Visiting Professor of Health Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany
2008-2013 Post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany (Head of department: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hiller)
2011-2012 Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College, London, UK (Supervisor: Dr. James Rubin; Head of department: Prof. Dr. Simon Wessely)
2006-2008 Psychotherapist in the Mannheim Social Phobia Study (SOPHISMA; Supervisor: Dr. Regina Steil)
2002-2007 Research assistant at the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Josef Bailer)
2001-2002 Lectureship in Experimental Psychology at the Department of General Psychology and Methodology, University of Basel, Switzerland (Head of department: Prof. Dr. Klaus Opwis)

 


Awards

 

2018 Excellent teaching award of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
2018 Excellent teaching award of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
2012 Research Award of the German Association for Behaviour Therapy (DGVT)
2012 Poster among the Top 11 Poster Selection at the 12th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Budapest, Hungary.
Poster: How Many Types of Medically Unexplained Symptoms: one or Many, or Both at the Same Time? A Bifactor Approach to the Latent Structure of Somatic Symptoms
2010 Poster Award (Poster among the Top 15) at the 11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, USA.
Poster: How quick can you forget “tumor”? Health anxiety and the ability to remove illness related information from working memory
2006 Best Young Scientist Award of the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Division of the German Psychological Society (DGPs)

 


Professional Affiliations

 

  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • German Psychological Society (DGPs; Section Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
  • German Society for Behavioural Medicine (DGVM)
  • German Association for Behaviour Therapy (DGVT)

 


Research Interests

 

  • Experimental assessment of interoception
  • Relations between interoception, somatic symptom perception, and emotion regulation
  • Processes of emotion regulation and their relationship to mental disorders
  • The affective role of mental imagery in psychopathology
  • Experimental assessment of attention allocation and cognitive-emotional processing
  • Assessment of cognitive biases in psychopathology
  • Social intelligence
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Psychotherapy Research
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Functional somatic syndromes
  • Tactile information processing

 


Publications

In Press

Schnabel, K., Schulz, S., & Witthöft, M. (in press). Emotional Reactivity, Emotion Regulation, and Regulatory Choice in Somatic Symptom Disorder. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Hahn, D., Kühne, F., Witthöft, M., & Weck, F. (in press). What Characterizes Helpful Personal Practice in Psychotherapy Training? Results of an Online Survey. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Witthöft, M., Köteles, F., & Szemerszky, R. (in press). Comment on Wardzinski et al. Mobile Phone Radiation Deflects Brain Energy Homeostasis and Prompts Human Food Ingestion. “Nutrients 2022, 14, 339”. Nutrients.

Hartmann, J., Bräscher, A.-K., Forbush, K. T., Sellbom, M., Watson, D., & Witthöft, M. (in press). The Somatoform Spectrum Within the HiTOP System: A Taxometric Test of the Latent Structure. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Hennemann, S., Böhme, K., Kleinstäuber, M., Baumeister, H., Küchler, A.-M., Ebert, D. D., & Witthöft, M. (in press). Is therapist support needed? Comparing therapist- and self-guided Internet-based CBT for somatic symptom distress (iSOMA) in emerging adults. Behavior Therapy.

Brand, S., Jungmann, S. M., Brand, S., Kolb, J. & Witthöft, M. (in press). Letter to the editor in response to Multmeier et al: Do Dr. Google and Health Apps Have (Comparable) Side Effects? An Experimental Study. Clinical Psychological Science.

Köteles, F., Szemersky, R., Witthöft, M., & Zsuzannsa, D. (in press). An idiographic approach to Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance attributed to Electromagnetic Fields (IEI-EMF) Part I. Environmental, psychosocial and clinical assessment of three individuals with severe IEI-EMF. Heliyon.

Kube, T., Kirsch, I., Glombiewski, J. A., Witthöft, M., & Bräscher, A.-K. (in press). Remotely provided open-label placebo reduces frequency of and impairment by allergic symptoms. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Speck, M., & Witthöft, M. (in press). Symptoms of Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance associated with chemicals (IEI-C) are positively associated with perceptual anomalies. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

Klan, T., Gaul, C., Liesering-Latta, E., Both, B., Held, I., Hennemann, S., & Witthöft, M. (in press). Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the Prophylaxis of Migraine in Adults: A Three-Armed Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Neurology.

Bräscher, A.-K., Ferti, I.-E., & Witthöft, M. (in press). Open-label placebo effects on psychological and physical well-being: a conceptual replication study. Clinical Psychology in Europe.

Grabli, F. E., Quesque, F., Borg, C., Witthöft, M., Michael, G. A., Lucas, C., Pasquier, F., Lebouvier, T., & Bertoux, M. (in press). Interoception and social cognition in chronic low back pain: a common inference disturbance? An exploratory study. Pain Management.

Hahn, D., Weck, F., Witthöft, M., & Weck, F. (in press). Assessment of Counseling Self-Efficacy: Validation of the German Counselor Activity Self-Efficacy Scales (CASES-R). Frontiers in Psychology.

Hennemann, S., Kuhn, S., Witthöft, M., Jungmann, S. M. (in press). Can an App-Based Symptom Checker Accurately Detect Mental Disorders? A Comparative Study in Psychotherapy Outpatients. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Güney, Z., Cardone, D., Sattel, H., Ariens, S., Witthöft, M., Merla, A., Kuppens, P., & Henningsen, P. (in press). Interpersonal emotion dynamics in couples with somatic symptom disorder: Dyadic coherence in facial temperature during emotional interactions. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Watrin, L., Nordin, S., Szemerszky, R., Wilhelm, O., Witthöft, M., Köteles, F. (in press). Psychological models of development of idiopathic environmental intolerances: Evidence from longitudinal population-based data. Environmental Research.

Slotta, T., Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A. L., & Pohl, A. (in press). The interplay of interoceptive accuracy, facets of interoceptive sensibility, and trait anxiety: A network analysis. Personality and Individual Differences.

Mütze, K., Witthöft, M., Lutz, W., & Bräscher, A.-K. (in press). Matching Research and Practice: Prediction of Individual Patient Progress and Dropout Risk for Basic Routine Outcome Monitoring. Psychotherapy Research.

Szemerszky, R., Dömötör, Z., Witthöft, M., & Köteles, F. (in press). Modern Health Worries and Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance Attributed to Electromagnetic Fields are Associated with Paranoid Ideation. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

Sarter, L., Heider, J., Kirchner, L., Schenkel, S., Witthöft, M., Rief, W., & Kleinstäuber, M. (in press). Cognitive and emotional variables predicting treatment outcome of cognitive behavior therapies for patients with medically unexplained symptoms: A meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

Schmidt, A., Brose, A., Kramer, A. C., Schmiedek, F., Witthöft, M., & Neubauer, A. B. (in press). Dynamic relations among COVID-19-related media exposure and worries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychology & Health.

Jungmann, S. M., Becker, F., & Witthöft, M. (in press). Erfassung der Lebendigkeit mentaler Vorstellungsbilder: Adaptation und Validierung deutschsprachiger Versionen des Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire (VVIQ) und des Plymouth Sensory Imagery Questionnaire (PSI-Q). Diagnostica.

Senger, K., Heider, J., Kleinstäuber, M., Sehlbrede, M., Witthöft, M., & Schröder, A. (2022). Network Analysis of Persistent Somatic Symptoms in Two Clinical Patient Samples. Psychosomatic Medicine, 84(1), 74–85.

2022

Brand, S., Meis, A. C., Tünte, M. R., Murphy, J., Woller, J. P., Jungmann, S., Witthöft, M., Hoehl, S., Weymar, M., Hermann, C., & Ventura-Bort, C. (2022). Bridging the Gap between Interoception and Mental Health: Subjective Interoceptive Accuracy as a Correlate of Psychopathological Symptom Burden in a Multicenter Study. In PsyArXiv. DOI
Du, X., Witthöft, M., Zhang, T., Shi, C., & Ren, Z. (2022). Interpretation bias in health anxiety: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, 1-12. DOI
Germer, S., Weyrich, V., Bräscher, A.-K., Mütze, K., & Witthöft, M. (2022). Does practice really make perfect? A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between therapist experience and therapy outcome: A replication of Goldberg, Rousmaniere, et al. (2016). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 69(5), 745-754. DOI
Grabli, F. E., Quesque, F., Borg, C., Witthöft, M., Michael, G. A., Lucas, C., Pasquier, F., Lebouvier, T., & Bertoux, M. (2022). Interoception and social cognition in chronic low back pain: a common inference disturbance? An exploratory study. Pain Management, 12(4), 471-485. DOI
Hahn, D., Weck, F., Witthöft, M., & Kühne, F. (2022). What characterizes helpful personal practice in psychotherapy training? Results of an online survey. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1-13. DOI
Hennemann, S., Böhme, K., Kleinstäuber, M., Baumeister, H., Küchler, A.-M., Ebert, D. D., & Witthöft, M. (2022). Internet-based CBT for somatic symptom distress (iSOMA) in emerging adults: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 90(4), 353-365. DOI
Hennemann, S., Kuhn, S., Witthöft, M., & Jungmann, S. M. (2022). Diagnostic Performance of an App-Based Symptom Checker in Mental Disorders: Comparative Study in Psychotherapy Outpatients. JMIR Mental Health, 9(1), e32832-e32832. DOI
Hennemann, S., Witthöft, M., Kleinstäuber, M., Böhme, K., Baumeister, H., Ebert, D. D., & Probst, T. (2022). Somatosensory amplification moderates the efficacy of internet-delivered CBT for somatic symptom distress in emerging adults: Exploratory analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 155, 110761-110761. DOI
Klan, T., Bräscher, A., Klein, S., Diezemann‐Prößdorf, A., Guth, A., Gaul, C., & Witthöft, M. (2022). Assessing attack‐related fear in headache disorders—Structure and psychometric properties of the Fear of Attacks in Migraine Inventory. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 62(3), 294-305. DOI
Klan, T., Gaul, C., Liesering-Latta, E., Both, B., Held, I., Hennemann, S., & Witthöft, M. (2022). Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the Prophylaxis of Migraine in Adults: A Three-Armed Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Neurology, 13. DOI
Mütze, K., Witthöft, M., Lutz, W., & Bräscher, A.-K. (2022). Matching research and practice: Prediction of individual patient progress and dropout risk for basic routine outcome monitoring. Psychotherapy Research, 32(3), 358-371. DOI
Sarter, L., Heider, J., Witthöft, M., Rief, W., & Kleinstäuber, M. (2022). Using clinical patient characteristics to predict treatment outcome of cognitive behavior therapies for individuals with medically unexplained symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis. General Hospital Psychiatry, 77, 11-20. DOI
Sauer, K. S., Schmidt, A., Jungmann, S. M., Bailer, J., & Witthöft, M. (2022). Do patients with pathological health anxiety fear COVID-19? A time-course analysis of 12 single cases during the “first wave” of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 152, 110687-110687. DOI
Schmidt, A., Brose, A., Kramer, A. C., Schmiedek, F., Witthöft, M., & Neubauer, A. B. (2022). Dynamic relations among COVID-19-related media exposure and worries during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Print-Electronic]. Psychology & health, 37(8), 933-947. DOI
Schnabel, K., Petzke, T. M., & Wittho, M. (2022). The emotion regulation process in somatic symptom disorders and related conditions - A systematic narrative review. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW, 97. DOI
Sellbom, M., Forbush, K. T., Gould, S. R., Markon, K. E., Watson, D., & Witthöft, M. (2022). HiTOP Assessment of the Somatoform Spectrum and Eating Disorders. Assessment, 29(1), 62-74. DOI
Senger, K., Heider, J., Kleinstäuber, M., Sehlbrede, M., Witthöft, M., & Schröder, A. (2022). Network Analysis of Persistent Somatic Symptoms in Two Clinical Patient Samples. Psychosomatic Medicine, 84(1), 74-85. DOI
Shi, C., Taylor, S., Witthöft, M., Du, X., Zhang, T., Lu, S., & Ren, Z. (2022). Attentional bias toward health-threat in health anxiety: a systematic review and three-level meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, 52(4), 604-613. DOI
Tünte, M. R., Petzke, T., Brand, S., Murphy, J., Witthöft, M., Hoehl, S., Weymar, M., & Ventura-Bort, C. (2022). He Who Seeks Finds (Bodily Signals): Differential Effects of Self-Reported Interoceptive Attention and Accuracy on Subclinical Psychopathology in a German-Speaking Sample. In PsyArXiv. DOI
Watson, D., Levin‐Aspenson, H. F., Waszczuk, M. A., Conway, C. C., Dalgleish, T., Dretsch, M. N., Eaton, N. R., Forbes, M. K., Forbush, K. T., Hobbs, K. A., Michelini, G., Nelson, B. D., Sellbom, M., Slade, T., South, S. C., Sunderland, M., Waldman, I., Witthöft, M., Wright, A. G. C., Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F., Afzali, K., Bornovalova, M. A., Carpenter, W. T., Carragher, N., Cicero, D. C., Dick, D. M., Docherty, A. R., First, M. B., Fried, E. I., Hallquist, M. N., Jonas, K., Keyes, K. M., Latzman, R. D., Markon, K. E., Morey, L. C., Mullins‐Sweatt, S. N., Naragon‐Gainey, K., Olino, T. M., Patalay, P., Patrick, C. J., Pincus, A. L., Reininghaus, U., Rodriguez‐Seijas, C., Rutter, L. A., Salum, G. A., Shackman, A. J., Skodol, A. E., Slade, T., Tabb, K., Tackett, J. L., Watts, A. L., Uliaszek, A. A., Widiger, T. A., Zald, D. H., Zimmermann, J., & Zinbarg, R. E. (2022). Validity and utility of Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology ( <scp>HiTOP</scp> ): <scp>III</scp> . Emotional dysfunction superspectrum. World Psychiatry, 21(1), 26-54. DOI
Witthöft, M., Jungmann, S. M., Germer, S., & Bräscher, A.-K. (2022). Early adverse effects of behavioural preventive strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany: An online general population survey. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 4(3). DOI
Witthöft, M., Köteles, F., & Szemerszky, R. (2022). Comment on Wardzinski et al. Mobile Phone Radiation Deflects Brain Energy Homeostasis and Prompts Human Food Ingestion. Nutrients 2022, 14, 339. Nutrients, 14(14), 2948-2948. DOI

2021

Biermann, M., Vonderlin, R., Mier, D., Witthöft, M., & Bailer, J. (2021). Predictors of Psychological Distress and Coronavirus Fears in the First Recovery Phase of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in Germany. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. DOI
Bräscher, A.-K., Benke, C., Weismüller, B. M., Asselmann, E., Skoda, E.-M., Teufel, M., Jungmann, S. M., Witthöft, M., & Pané-Farré, C. A. (2021). Anxiety and depression during the first wave of COVID-19 in Germany – results of repeated cross-sectional surveys. Psychological Medicine, 1-5. DOI
Hahn, D., Weck, F., Witthöft, M., & Kühne, F. (2021). Assessment of Counseling Self-Efficacy: Validation of the German Counselor Activity Self-Efficacy Scales-Revised. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. DOI
Jungmann, S. M., & Witthöft, M. (2021). Mythen der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychotherapie: Entwicklung und Erprobung eines Fragebogens zur standardisierten Erfassung. Verhaltenstherapie, 31(2), 109-118. DOI
Köteles, F., Szemerszky, R., Witthöft, M., & Nordin, S. (2021). No evidence for interactions between modern health worries, negative affect, and somatic symptom distress in general populations. Psychology & Health, 36(11), 1384-1396. DOI
MacKrill, K., Webster, R., Rubin, G. J., Witthöft, M., Silvester, C., Emad, Y., & Petrie, K. J. (2021). When symptoms become side effects: Development of the side effect attribution scale (SEAS). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 141, 110340-110340. DOI
Mütze, K., Witthöft, M., & Bräscher, A.-K. (2021). Die Prognose psychotherapeutischer Behandlungsergebnisse im naturalistischen Setting durch Belastungsindikatoren zu Behandlungsbeginn. Verhaltenstherapie, 31(3), 207-216. DOI
Neyer, S., Witthöft, M., Cropley, M., Pawelzik, M., Lugo, R. G., & Sütterlin, S. (2021). Reduction of depressive symptoms during inpatient treatment is not associated with changes in heart rate variability. PLOS ONE, 16(3), e0248686-e0248686. DOI
Pohl, A., Hums, A.-C., Kraft, G., Köteles, F., Gerlach, A. L., & Witthöft, M. (2021). Cardiac interoception: A novel signal detection approach and relations to somatic symptom distress. Psychological Assessment, 33(8), 705-715. DOI
Rosmalen, J. G. M., Burton, C., Carson, A., Cosci, F., Frostholm, L., Lehnen, N., olde Hartman, T. C., Rask, C. U., Rymaszewska, J., Stone, J., Tak, L. M., Witthöft, M., & Löwe, B. (2021). The European Training Network ETUDE (Encompassing Training in fUnctional Disorders across Europe): a new research and training program of the EURONET-SOMA network recruiting 15 early stage researchers. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 141, 110345-110345. DOI
Rosmalen, J. G. M., Burton, C., Carson, A., Cosci, F., Frostholm, L., Lehnen, N., Olde Hartman, T., Rask, C., Rymaszewska, J., Stone, J., Tak, L., Witthöft, M., & Löwe, B. (2021). ICPM NEWS: The European Training Network ETUDE (Encompassing Training in Functional Disorders across Europe) Is Recruiting 15 Early-Stage Researchers. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 1-2. DOI
Schenkel, S. K., Jungmann, S. M., Gropalis, M., & Witthöft, M. (2021). Conceptualizations of Cyberchondria and Relations to the Anxiety Spectrum: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(11), e27835-e27835. DOI
Stauder, A., Witthöft, M., & Köteles, F. (2021). Validation of the Hungarian PHQ-15. A latent variable approach. Ideggyógyászati Szemle, 74(5-6), 183-190. DOI
Weck, F., Junga, Y. M., Kliegl, R., Hahn, D., Brucker, K., & Witthöft, M. (2021). Effects of competence feedback on therapist competence and patient outcome: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 89(11), 885-897. DOI
Wolters, C., Harzem, J., Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A. L., & Pohl, A. (2021). Somatosensory Illusions Elicited by Sham Electromagnetic Field Exposure: Experimental Evidence for a Predictive Processing Account of Somatic Symptom Perception. Psychosomatic Medicine, 83(1), 94-100. DOI

2020

Boehmert, C., Witthöft, M., & Van den Bergh, O. (2020). Causal perception is central in electromagnetic hypersensitivity - a commentary on “Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: a critical review of explanatory hypotheses’’. Environmental Health, 19(1). DOI
Bräscher, A.-K., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Die Erfassung allgemeiner Wirkfaktoren in der Psychotherapie. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 49(2), 128-135. DOI
Bräscher, A.-K., Schulz, S. M., Van den Bergh, O., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Prospective study of nocebo effects related to symptoms of idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF). Environmental Research, 190, 110019-110019. DOI
Bräscher, A.-K., Sütterlin, S., Scheuren, R., Van den Bergh, O., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Somatic Symptom Perception From a Predictive Processing Perspective: An Empirical Test Using the Thermal Grill Illusion. Psychosomatic Medicine, 82(7), 708-714. DOI
Caroli, A., Klan, T., Gaul, C., Kubik, S. U., Martin, P. R., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Types of Triggers in Migraine – Factor Structure of the Headache Triggers Sensitivity and Avoidance Questionnaire and Development of a New Short Form ( <i>HTSAQ‐SF</i> ). Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 60(9), 1920-1929. DOI
Caroli, A., Klan, T., Gaul, C., Liesering-Latta, E., Martin, P. R., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Die Erfassung von Triggerempfindlichkeit und -vermeidung bei primären Kopfschmerzen: Entwicklung und psychometrische Erprobung einer deutschen Version des Headache Triggers Sensitivity and Avoidance Questionnaire (HTSAQ-G). Verhaltenstherapie, 30(3), 234-245. DOI
Haanes, J. V., Nordin, S., Hillert, L., Witthöft, M., van Kamp, I., van Thriel, C., & Van den Bergh, O. (2020). “Symptoms associated with environmental factors” (SAEF) – Towards a paradigm shift regarding “idiopathic environmental intolerance” and related phenomena. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 131, 109955-109955. DOI
Horváth, Áron, Ferentzi, E., Bogdány, T., Szolcsányi, T., Witthöft, M., & Köteles, F. (2020). Proprioception but not cardiac interoception is related to the rubber hand illusion. Cortex, 132, 361-373. DOI
Jungmann, S. M., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Health anxiety, cyberchondria, and coping in the current COVID-19 pandemic: Which factors are related to coronavirus anxiety?. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 73, 102239-102239. DOI
Jungmann, S. M., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Medically unexplained symptoms in children and adolescents: Illness-related self-concept and parental symptom evaluations. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 68, 101565-101565. DOI
Jungmann, S. M., Brand, S., Kolb, J., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Do Dr. Google and Health Apps Have (Comparable) Side Effects? An Experimental Study. Clinical Psychological Science, 8(2), 306-317. DOI
Klan, T., Bräscher, A.-K., Vales, A., Liesering-Latta, E., Witthöft, M., & Gaul, C. (2020). Determination of psychosocial factors in cluster headache – construction and psychometric properties of the Cluster Headache Scales (CHS). Cephalalgia, 40(11), 1240-1249. DOI
Leichsenring, F., Steinert, C., Beutel, M. E., Feix, L., Gündel, H., Hermann, A., Karabatsiakis, A., Knaevelsrud, C., König, H.-H., Kolassa, I. T., Kruse, J., Niemeyer, H., Nöske, F., Palmer, S., Peters, E., Reese, J.-P., Reuss, A., Salzer, S., Schade-Brittinger, C., Schuster, P., Stark, R., Weidner, K., von Wietersheim, J., Witthöft, M., Wöller, W., & Hoyer, J. (2020). Trauma-focused psychodynamic therapy and STAIR Narrative Therapy of post-traumatic stress disorder related to childhood maltreatment: trial protocol of a multicentre randomised controlled trial assessing psychological, neurobiological and health economic outcomes (ENHANCE). BMJ Open, 10(e040123).
Sauer, K. S., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Krankheitsängste und Hypochondrische Störung. PSYCH up2date, 14(02), 151-166. DOI
Sauer, K. S., Jungmann, S. M., & Witthöft, M. (2020). Emotional and Behavioral Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Health Anxiety, Intolerance of Uncertainty, and Distress (In)Tolerance. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(19), 7241-7241. DOI
Schenk, L., Fischbach, J. T. M., Müller, R., Vögele, C., Witthöft, M., Van Diest, I., & Schulz, A. (2020). High blood pressure responders show largest increase in heartbeat perception accuracy after post-learning stress following a cardiac interoceptive learning task. Biological Psychology, 154, 107919-107919. DOI
Schneider, M., Baseler, G., Funken, O., Heberger, S., Kiltz, U., Klose, P., Krüger, K., Langhorst, J., Mau, W., Oltman, R., Richter, B., Seitz, S., Sewerin, P., Tholen, R., Weseloh, C., Witthöft, M., & Specker, C. (2020). Management der frühen rheumatoiden Arthritis. Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie, 79(S1), 1-38. DOI
Schulz, A., Rost, S., Flasinski, T., Dierolf, A. M., Lutz, A. P. C., Münch, E. E., Mertens, V.-C., Witthöft, M., & Vögele, C. (2020). Distinctive body perception mechanisms in high versus low symptom reporters: A neurophysiological model for medically-unexplained symptoms. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 137, 110223-110223. DOI
Welsch, R., Hecht, H., Kolar, D. R., Witthöft, M., & Legenbauer, T. (2020). Body image avoidance affects interpersonal distance perception: A virtual environment experiment. European Eating Disorders Review, 28(3), 282-295. DOI
Witthöft, M., Bräscher, A.-K., Jungmann, S. M., & Köteles, F. (2020). Somatic Symptom Perception and Interoception. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 228(2), 100-109. DOI

2019

Bräscher, A.-K., & Witthöft, M. (2019). Nocebo hyperalgesia induced by implicit conditioning. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 64, 106-112. DOI
Bräscher, A.-K., & Witthöft, M. (2019). Behavioral and electrodermal data on implicit nocebo conditioning using supraliminally presented visual stimuli. Data in Brief, 27, 104705-104705. DOI
Dömötör, Z., Nordin, S., Witthöft, M., & Köteles, F. (2019). Modern health worries: A systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 124, 109781-109781. DOI
Eikeseth, F. F., Denninghaus, S., Cropley, M., Witthöft, M., Pawelzik, M., & Sütterlin, S. (2019). The cortisol awakening response at admission to hospital predicts depression severity after discharge in MDD patients. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 111, 44-50. DOI
Hennemann, S., Klan, T., & Witthöft, M. (2019). Aufmerksamkeitslenkung in der Verhaltenstherapie. Verhaltenstherapie, 29(1), 28-38. DOI
Junga, Y. M., Witthöft, M., & Weck, F. (2019). Assessing therapist development: Reliability and validity of the Supervisee Levels Questionnaire (SLQ‐R). Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75(9), 1658-1672. DOI
Klan, T., Liesering‐Latta, E., Gaul, C., Martin, P. R., & Witthöft, M. (2019). An Integrative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Adults With Migraine: A Feasibility Study. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 59(5), 741-755. DOI
Maiwald, L. M., Junga, Y. M., Lang, T., Montini, R., Witthöft, M., Heider, J., Schröder, A., & Weck, F. (2019). The role of therapist and patient in-session behavior for treatment outcome in exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder with agoraphobia. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75(4), 614-626. DOI
Maiwald, L. M., Kühne, F., Junga, Y. M., Rudolph, D., Witthöft, M., Lüthke, L., Heid, E., & Weck, F. (2019). Erfolgreiche Supervision in der Psychotherapieausbildung. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 48(4), 228-236. DOI
Meyerholz, L., Irzinger, J., Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A. L., & Pohl, A. (2019). Contingent biofeedback outperforms other methods to enhance the accuracy of cardiac interoception: A comparison of short interventions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 63, 12-20. DOI
Okur Güney, Z. E., Sattel, H., Witthöft, M., & Henningsen, P. (2019). Emotion regulation in patients with somatic symptom and related disorders: A systematic review. [Electronic-eCollection]. PloS one, 14(6), e0217277. DOI
Olaru, G., Wilhelm, O., Nordin, S., Witthöft, M., & Köteles, F. (2019). Modern health worries: Deriving two measurement invariant short scales for cross-cultural research with Ant Colony Optimization. PLOS ONE, 14(2), e0211819-e0211819. DOI
Yan, Z., Witthöft, M., Bailer, J., Diener, C., & Mier, D. (2019). Scary symptoms? Functional magnetic resonance imaging evidence for symptom interpretation bias in pathological health anxiety. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 269(2), 195-207. DOI

2018

Becker, S., Witthöft, M., & Klan, T. (2018). Überzeugungen von Therapeuten in Bezug auf Exposition: Entwicklung einer deutschen Version der Therapist Beliefs about Exposure Scale. Verhaltenstherapie, 28(3), 147-156. DOI
Bräscher, A.-K., Witthöft, M., & Becker, S. (2018). The underestimated significance of conditioning in placebo hypoalgesia and nocebo hyperalgesia. Pain research & management, 2018, Art. 6841985. DOI
Bräscher, A.-K., Witthöft, M., & Becker, S. (2018). The Underestimated Significance of Conditioning in Placebo Hypoalgesia and Nocebo Hyperalgesia. Pain Research and Management, 2018, 1-8. DOI
Grammes, J., Schäfer, M., Benecke, A., Löw, U., Klostermann, A.-L., Kubiak, T., & Witthöft, M. (2018). Fear of hypoglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes: The role of interoceptive accuracy and prior episodes of hypoglycemia. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 105, 58-63. DOI
Gropalis, M., Bailer, J., Weck, F., & Witthöft, M. (2018). Optimierung von Expositionstherapie bei pathologischen Krankheitsängsten. Psychotherapeut, 63(3), 188-193. DOI
Gropalis, M., Witthöft, M., Bailer, J., & Weck, F. (2018). Optimizing Exposure Therapy for Pathological Health Anxiety: Considerations From the Inhibitory Learning Approach. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 25(2), 250-260. DOI
Hennemann, S., Böhme, K., Baumeister, H., Bendig, E., Kleinstäuber, M., Ebert, D. D., & Witthöft, M. (2018). Efficacy of a guided internet-based intervention (iSOMA) for somatic symptoms and related distress in university students: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(12), e024929-e024929. DOI
Hennemann, S., Böhme, K., Baumeister, H., Bendig, E., Kleinstäuber, M., Ebert, D. D., & Witthöft, M. (2018). Efficacy of a guided internet-based intervention (iSOMA) for somatic symptoms and related distress in university students : study protocol of a randomised controlled trial. BMJ open, 8(12), e024929. DOI
Hennemann, S., Witthöft, M., Bethge, M., Spanier, K., Beutel, M. E., & Zwerenz, R. (2018). Acceptance and barriers to access of occupational e-mental health: cross-sectional findings from a health-risk population of employees. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 91(3), 305-316. DOI
Velten, J., Bräscher, A.-K., Fehm, L., Fladung, A.-K., Fydrich, T., Heider, J., Hentschel, S., Limberg-Thiesen, A., Lutz, W., Margraf, J., Schöttke, H., Witthöft, M., & Hoyer, J. (2018). Behandlungsdiagnosen in universitären Ambulanzen für psychologische Psychotherapie im Jahr 2016. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 47(3), 175-185. DOI
Walentynowicz, M., Witthöft, M., Raes, F., Van Diest, I., & Van den Bergh, O. (2018). Sensory and affective components of symptom perception. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 9(2), jep.059716-jep.059716. DOI
Witthöft, M., Freitag, I., Nußbaum, C., Bräscher, A.-K., Jasper, F., Bailer, J., & Rubin, G. J. (2018). On the origin of worries about modern health hazards: Experimental evidence for a conjoint influence of media reports and personality traits. Psychology & Health, 33(3), 361-380. DOI

2017

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., Erkic, M., & Mier, D. (2017). Emotion dysregulation in hypochondriasis and depression. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24(6), 1254-1262. DOI
Bräscher, A.-K., Raymaekers, K., Van den Bergh, O., & Witthöft, M. (2017). Are media reports able to cause somatic symptoms attributed to WiFi radiation? An experimental test of the negative expectation hypothesis. Environmental Research, 156, 265-271. DOI
De Rubeis, J., Lugo, R. G., Witthöft, M., Sütterlin, S., Pawelzik, M. R., & Vögele, C. (2017). Rejection sensitivity as a vulnerability marker for depressive symptom deterioration in men. PLOS ONE, 12(10), e0185802-e0185802. DOI
Eggert, L., Kleinstäuber, M., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2017). Emotional interference and attentional processing in premenstrual syndrome. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 77-87. DOI
Harbort, J., Spiegel, J., Witthöft, M., & Hecht, H. (2017). The effects of social pressure and emotional expression on the cone of gaze in patients with social anxiety disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 55, 16-24. DOI
Köteles, F., & Witthöft, M. (2017). Somatosensory amplification – An old construct from a new perspective. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 101, 1-9. DOI
Mier, D., Bailer, J., Ofer, J., Kerstner, T., Zamoscik, V., Rist, F., Witthöft, M., & Diener, C. (2017). Neural correlates of an attentional bias to health-threatening stimuli in individuals with pathological health anxiety. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 42(3), 200-209. DOI
Sauer, K. S., & Witthöft, M. (2017). Emotionserleben und somatische Beschwerden. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 46(3), 147-156. DOI
Van den Bergh, O., Brown, R. J., Petersen, S., & Witthöft, M. (2017). Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance: A Comprehensive Model. Clinical Psychological Science, 5(3), 551-567. DOI
Van den Bergh, O., Witthöft, M., Petersen, S., & Brown, R. J. (2017). Symptoms and the body: Taking the inferential leap. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 74, 185-203. DOI
Weck, F., & Witthöft, M. (2017). Context Effects in the Evaluation of Bodily Symptoms: Comparing Three Versions of the Health Norms Sorting Task. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 8(3), 141-151. DOI
Weck, F., Kaufmann, Y. M., & Witthöft, M. (2017). Topics and techniques in clinical supervision in psychotherapy training. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 10. DOI
Zamoscik, V., Niemeyer, C., Gerchen, M. F., Fenske, S. C., Witthöft, M., & Kirsch, P. (2017). Sensorik Inventar (SI) – Selbstbeurteilung der sensorischen Sensitivität für Erwachsene und Jugendliche. Fortschritte der Neurologie · Psychiatrie, 85(09), 541-551. DOI

2016

Bailer, J., Kerstner, T., Witthöft, M., Diener, C., Mier, D., & Rist, F. (2016). Health anxiety and hypochondriasis in the light of DSM-5. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 29(2), 219-239. DOI
Eggert, L., Witthöft, M., Hiller, W., & Kleinstäuber, M. (2016). Emotion Regulation in Women with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Explicit and Implicit Assessments. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40(6), 747-763. DOI
Görgen, S. M., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2016). Die Spontaneous Use of Imagery Scale (SUIS)–Entwicklung und teststatistische Prüfung einer deutschen Adaption. Diagnostica, 62(1), 31-43. DOI
Jungmann, S., Vollmer, N., Selby, E. A., & Witthöft, M. (2016). Understanding dysregulated behaviors and compulsions : an extension of the emotional cascade model and the mediating role of intrusive thoughts. Frontiers in psychology, 7, Art. 994. Author/Publisher URL
Krautwurst, S., Gerlach, A. L., & Witthöft, M. (2016). Interoception in pathological health anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(8), 1179-1184. DOI
Mier, D., Witthöft, M., Bailer, J., Ofer, J., Kerstner, T., Rist, F., & Diener, C. (2016). Cough is dangerous : neural correlates of implicit body symptoms associations. Frontiers in psychology, 7, Art. 247. Author/Publisher URL
Potthoff, S., Garnefski, N., Miklósi, M., Ubbiali, A., Domínguez-Sánchez, F. J., Martins, E. C., Witthöft, M., & Kraaij, V. (2016). Cognitive emotion regulation and psychopathology across cultures: A comparison between six European countries. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 218-224. DOI
Schreiber, F., Witthöft, M., Neng, J. M. B., & Weck, F. (2016). Changes in negative implicit evaluations in patients of hypochondriasis after treatment with cognitive therapy or exposure therapy. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50, 139-146. DOI
Schwind, J., Gropalis, M., Witthöft, M., & Weck, F. (2016). The Effects of Attention Training on Health Anxiety: An Experimental Investigation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40(2), 245-255. DOI
Van Oudenhove, L., Jasper, F., Walentynowicz, M., Witthöft, M., Van den Bergh, O., & Tack, J. (2016). The latent structure of the functional dyspepsia symptom complex: a taxometric analysis. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 28(7), 985-993. DOI
Witthöft, M., Fischer, S., Jasper, F., Rist, F., & Nater, U. M. (2016). Clarifying the latent structure and correlates of somatic symptom distress: A bifactor model approach. Psychological Assessment, 28(1), 109-115. DOI
Witthöft, M., Kerstner, T., Ofer, J., Mier, D., Rist, F., Diener, C., & Bailer, J. (2016). Cognitive Biases in Pathological Health Anxiety. Clinical Psychological Science, 4(3), 464-479. DOI

2015

Bailer, J., Kerstner, T., Mier, D., Rist, F., Diener, C., Bleichhardt, G., & Witthöft, M. (2015). Elektronische Tagebücher optimieren die Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie bei Krankheitsängsten: Eine randomisiert-kontrollierte Studie. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 63(3), 197-206. DOI
Görgen, S. M., Joormann, J., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2015). The role of mental imagery in depression : negative mental imagery induces strong implicit and explicit affect in depression. Frontiers in psychiatry, 6, Art. 94. Author/Publisher URL
Görgen, S. M., Loch, N., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2015). Kognitive Emotionsregulation und Psychopathologie: Erste teststatistische Untersuchung des deutschen Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) in einer klinischen Stichprobe. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 63(4), 255-265. DOI
Jasper, F. (2015). Latent structure of irritable bowel syndrome symptom severity. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 21(1), 292-292. DOI
Jasper, F., Hiller, W., Berking, M., Rommel, T., & Witthöft, M. (2015). The affective response to health-related information and its relationship to health anxiety: An ambulatory approach. Cognition and Emotion, 29(4), 714-722. DOI
Kerstner, T., Witthöft, M., Mier, D., Diener, C., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2015). A diary-based modification of symptom attributions in pathological health anxiety: Effects on symptom report and cognitive biases. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(3), 578-589. DOI
Olaru, G., Witthöft, M., & Wilhelm, O. (2015). Methods matter: Testing competing models for designing short-scale Big-Five assessments. Journal of Research in Personality, 59, 56-68. DOI
Witthöft, M., Borgmann, E., White, A., & Dyer, A. (2015). Body-related attentional biases in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder resulting from childhood sexual abuse with and without co-occurring borderline personality disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 46, 72-77. DOI
Witthöft, M., Weck, F., & Gropalis, M. (2015). The multidimensional inventory of hypochondriacal traits: factor structure, specificity, reliability, and validity in patients with hypochondriasis. [Print-Electronic]. Assessment, 22(3), 361-373. DOI

2014

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., Wagner, H., Mier, D., Diener, C., & Rist, F. (2014). Childhood maltreatment is associated with depression but not with hypochondriasis in later life. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77(2), 104-108. DOI
Görgen, S. M., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2014). Health Anxiety, Cognitive Coping, and Emotion Regulation: A Latent Variable Approach. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(2), 364-374. DOI
Kleinstäuber, M., Witthöft, M., Steffanowski, A., van Marwijk, H., Hiller, W., & Lambert, M. J. (2014). Pharmacological interventions for somatoform disorders in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Published online. DOI
Krautwurst, S., Gerlach, A. L., Gomille, L., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2014). Health anxiety – An indicator of higher interoceptive sensitivity?. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45(2), 303-309. DOI
Riebel, K., Egloff, B., & Witthöft, M. (2014). Modifying the Implicit Illness-Related Self-Concept in Patients with Somatoform Disorders May Reduce Somatic Symptoms. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(5), 861-868. DOI
Schaefer, M., Egloff, B., Gerlach, A. L., & Witthöft, M. (2014). Improving heartbeat perception in patients with medically unexplained symptoms reduces symptom distress. Biological Psychology, 101, 69-76. DOI
Schreiber, F., Neng, J. M. B., Heimlich, C., Witthöft, M., & Weck, F. (2014). Implicit affective evaluation bias in hypochondriasis: Findings from the Affect Misattribution Procedure. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28(7), 671-678. DOI

2013

Bailer, J., Müller, T., Witthöft, M., Diener, C., Mier, D., Ofer, J., & Rist, F. (2013). Symptomattributionsstile bei Hypochondrie. Psychotherapeut, 58(6), 552-559. DOI
Bailer, J., Rist, F., Müller, T., Mier, D., Diener, C., Ofer, J., Fenske, S., & Witthöft, M. (2013). Erfassung von Krankheitsangst mit dem Multidimensional Inventory of Hypochondriacal Traits (MIHT). Verhaltenstherapie & Verhaltensmedizin, 34(4), 378-398.
Gropalis, M., & Witthöft, M. (2013). Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie bei Hypochondrie und Krankheitsängsten. Psychotherapeut, 58(6), 569-575. DOI
Gropalis, M., Bleichhardt, G., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2013). Specificity and modifiability of cognitive biases in hypochondriasis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(3), 558-565. DOI
Harbort, J., Witthöft, M., Spiegel, J., Nick, K., & Hecht, H. (2013). The widening of the gaze cone in patients with social anxiety disorder and its normalization after CBT. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51(7), 359-367. DOI
Jasper, F., & Witthöft, M. (2013). Automatic Evaluative Processes in Health Anxiety and Their Relations to Emotion Regulation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37(3), 521-533. DOI
Jasper, F., Nater, U. M., Hiller, W., Ehlert, U., Fischer, S., & Witthöft, M. (2013). Rasch scalability of the somatosensory amplification scale: A mixture distribution approach. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74(6), 469-478. DOI
Jasper, F., Witthoeft, M., Hiller, W., Egloff, B., & Roalfe, A. (2013). Factor structure of the Birmingham IBS symptom questionnaire in non-target populations. Psychology & Health, 28, 108-109. Author/Publisher URL
Jasper, F., Witthöft, M., Hiller, W., & Egloff, B. (2013). A multidimensional approach to the reporting of somatic symptoms: The Somatic Symptom Questionnaire Five (SSQ-5G). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74(6), 548-548. DOI
Martin, A., & Witthöft, M. (2013). Krankheitsangst und Hypochondrie. Psychotherapeut, 58(6), 529-530. DOI
Riebel, K., Egloff, B., & Witthöft, M. (2013). The implicit health-related self-concept in somatoform disorders. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 44(3), 335-342. DOI
Schindler, A., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2013). What Predicts Outcome, Response, and Drop-out in CBT of Depressive Adults? A Naturalistic Study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41(3), 365-370. DOI
Schmidt, E., Witthöft, M., Kornadt, A., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2013). Negative Automatic Evaluation and Better Recognition of Bodily Symptom Words in College Students with Elevated Health Anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37(5), 1027-1040. DOI
Weck, F., Gropalis, M., Neng, J. M. B., & Witthöft, M. (2013). The German Version of the H-YBOCS for the Assessment of Hypochondriacal Cognitions and Behaviors: Development, Reliability and Validity. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20(4), 618-626. DOI
Witthöft, M., & Rubin, J. G. (2013). Are media warnings about the adverse health effects of modern life self-fulfilling? : An experimental study on idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF). Journal of psychosomatic research, 74(3), Seiten: 206-212. Author/Publisher URL
Witthöft, M., Hiller, W., Loch, N., & Jasper, F. (2013). The Latent Structure of Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Its Relation to Functional Somatic Syndromes. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20(2), 172-183. DOI
Witthöft, M., Loch, N., & Jasper, F. (2013). Somatoforme Beschwerden und Stile der Emotionsregulation. Verhaltenstherapie & Verhaltensmedizin, 34(4), 444-464.
Witthöft, M., Mier, D., Ofer, J., Müller, T., Rist, F., Kirsch, P., Bailer, J., & Diener, C. (2013). Neuronal and Behavioral Correlates of Health Anxiety: Results of an Illness-Related Emotional Stroop Task. Neuropsychobiology, 67(2), 93-102. DOI

2012

Gropalis, M., Bleichhardt, G., Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2012). Hypochondriasis, Somatoform Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 200(5), 406-412. DOI
Jasper, F., Hiller, W., Rist, F., Bailer, J., & Witthöft, M. (2012). Somatic symptom reporting has a dimensional latent structure: Results from taxometric analyses. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(3), 725-738. DOI
Katzer, A., Oberfeld-Twistel, D., Hiller, W., Gerlach, A. L., & Witthöft, M. (2012). Tactile perceptual processes and their relationship to somatoform disorders. Journal of abnormal psychology, 121(2), Seiten: 530-543. Author/Publisher URL
Kleinstäuber, M., Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2012). Cognitive-Behavioral and Pharmacological Interventions for Premenstrual Syndrome or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 19(3), 308-319. DOI
Schaefer, M., Egloff, B., & Witthöft, M. (2012). Is interoceptive awareness really altered in somatoform disorders? Testing competing theories with two paradigms of heartbeat perception. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(3), 719-724. DOI
Witthöft, M., Basfeld, C., Steinhoff, M., & Gerlach, A. L. (2012). Can’t suppress this feeling: Automatic negative evaluations of somatosensory stimuli are related to the experience of somatic symptom distress. Emotion, 12(3), 640-649. DOI

2011

Hampel, S., Weis, S., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2011). The relations between social anxiety and social intelligence: A latent variable analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25(4), 545-553. DOI
Jasper, F., & Witthöft, M. (2011). Health anxiety and attentional bias: The time course of vigilance and avoidance in light of pictorial illness information. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25(8), 1131-1138. DOI
Katzer, A., Oberfeld-Twistel, D., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2011). Tactile perceptual processes and their relationship to medically unexplained symptoms and healt anxiety. Journal of psychosomatic research, 71(5), Seiten: 335-341.
Kleinstäuber, M., Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2011). Efficacy of short-term psychotherapy for multiple medically unexplained physical symptoms : a meta-analysis. Clinical psychology review, 31(1), Seiten: 146-160. Author/Publisher URL
Loch, N., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2011). Der Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ). Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 40(2), 94-106. DOI
Schindler, A. C., Hiller, W., & Witthöft, M. (2011). Benchmarking of cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression in efficacy and effectiveness studies—How do exclusion criteria affect treatment outcome?. Psychotherapy Research, 21(6), 644-657. DOI
Weck, F., Bleichhardt, G., Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2011). Explicit and Implicit Anxiety: Differences Between Patients with Hypochondriasis, Patients with Anxiety Disorders, and Healthy Controls. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35(4), 317-325. DOI

2010

Kleinstaeuber, M., Witthoeft, M., & Hiller, W. (2010). Psychotherapy Versus Psychopharmacotherapy For Premenstrual Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17, 111-112. Author/Publisher URL
Wilhelm, O., Witthöft, M., & Schipolowski, S. (2010). Self-Reported Cognitive Failures. Journal of Individual Differences, 31(1), 1-14. DOI
Witthoeft, M., Kuta, M., & Hiller, W. (2010). How Quick Can You Forget "Tumor"? Health Anxiety And The Ability To Remove Illness Related Information From Working Memory. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17, 57-58. Author/Publisher URL
Witthöft, M., & Hiller, W. (2010). Psychological Approaches to Origins and Treatments of Somatoform Disorders. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6(1), 257-283. DOI
Witthöft, M., Haaf, A., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2010). Erfassung von Krankheitsangst mit dem Multidimensional Inventory of Hypochondriacal Traits (MIHT). Diagnostica, 56(1), 2-12. DOI

2009

Gass, P., Martini, M., Witthöft, M., Bailer, J., & Dressing, H. (2009). Prevalence of Stalking Victimization in Journalists: An E-Mail Survey of German Journalists. Violence and Victims, 24(2), 163-171. DOI
Kornadt, A. E., Witthöft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2009). Affekt-modulierte Aufmerksamkeitsprozesse unter Arbeitsgedächtnisbelastung bei Krankheitsangst. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie Und Psychotherapie, 38(3), 194-202. DOI
Witthoeft, M. (2009). The Neuroscience of Psychological Therapies. Verhaltenstherapie, 19(1), 60-61. Author/Publisher URL
Witthoeft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2009). Abnormalities in selective attention and implicit evaluation in idiopathic environmental intolerance. Psychology & Health, 24, 59-60. Author/Publisher URL
Witthöft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2009). Abnormalities in cognitive-emotional information processing in idiopathic environmental intolerance and somatoform disorders. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 40(1), 70-84. DOI
Witthöft, M., Sander, N., Süß, H.-M., & Wittmann, W. W. (2009). Adult Age Differences in Inhibitory Processes and their Predictive Validity for Fluid Intelligence. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 16(2), 133-163. DOI

2008

Bailer, J., Bähr, V., Stübinger, C., & Witthöft, M. (2008). Moderne Gesundheitssorgen und ihre Beziehung zu umweltbezogenen Beschwerden. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie Und Psychotherapie, 37(1), 61-69. DOI
Bailer, J., Schwarz, D., Witthöft, M., Stübinger, C., & Rist, F. (2008). Prävalenz psychischer Syndrome bei Studierenden einer deutschen Universität. PPmP - Psychotherapie · Psychosomatik · Medizinische Psychologie, 58(11), 423-429. DOI
Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., & Rist, F. (2008). Psychological Predictors of Short- and Medium Term Outcome in Individuals with Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance (IEI) and Individuals with Somatoform Disorders. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 71(11-12), 766-775. DOI
Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., & Rist, F. (2008). Modern health worries and idiopathic environmental intolerance. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 65(5), 425-433. DOI
Kornadt, A., Schmidt, E., Witthoeft, M., & Bailer, J. (2008). Emotional interference in health anxiety and the moderating role of working memory load. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3-4), 281-281. Author/Publisher URL
Witthoeft, M. (2008). Cognitive behaviour therapy for hypochondria and disease anxiety. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie Und Psychotherapie, 37(2), 150-151. DOI
Witthoeft, M., Schmidt, E., Kornadt, A., & Bailer, J. (2008). Evidence for negative automatic evaluation and better recognition of bodily symptom words in health anxiety. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3-4), 343-343. Author/Publisher URL
Witthöft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2008). Evidence for a Specific Link Between the Personality Trait of Absorption and Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 71(11-12), 795-802. DOI
Witthöft, M., Rist, F., & Bailer, J. (2008). Enhanced Early Emotional Intrusion Effects and Proportional Habituation of Threat Response for Symptom and Illness Words in College Students with Elevated Health Anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32(6), 818-842. DOI

2007

BAILER, J., WITTHÖFT, M., BAYERL, C., & RIST, F. (2007). Syndrome stability and psychological predictors of symptom severity in idiopathic environmental intolerance and somatoform disorders. Psychological Medicine, 37(2), 271-281. DOI
Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., Bayerl, C., & Rist, F. (2007). Trauma experience in individuals with idiopathic environmental intolerance and individuals with somatoform disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 63(6), 657-661. DOI
Dressing, H., Martini, M., Witthöft, M., Bailer, J., & Gass, P. (2007). Werden Journalisten häufiger Stalkingopfer? Erste empirische Untersuchungsergebnisse. Das Gesundheitswesen, 69(12), 699-703. DOI
Schwarz, D., Witthöft, M., & Bailer, J. (2007). Kritische Überprüfung der Faktorenstruktur und Konstruktvalidität des Whiteley-Index - einem etablierten Screening-Instrument zur Erfassung von Hypochondrie. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie Und Psychotherapie, 36(2), 128-136. DOI

2006

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., & Rist, F. (2006). The Chemical Odor Sensitivity Scale: Reliability and validity of a screening instrument for idiopathic environmental intolerance. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 61(1), 71-79. DOI
Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A. L., & Bailer, J. (2006). Selective attention, memory bias, and symptom perception in idiopathic environmental intolerance and somatoform disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115(3), 397-407. DOI

2005

Bailer, J., Witthöft, M., Paul, C., Bayerl, C., & Rist, F. (2005). Evidence for Overlap Between Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance and Somatoform Disorders. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67(6), 921-929. DOI

2004

Bailer, J., Rist, F., Witthöft, M., & Paul, C. (2004). Validierung eines Screeninginstruments zur Identifizierung von Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS): Die Chemische Geruchssensitivitätsskala (CGSS). PPmP - Psychotherapie · Psychosomatik · Medizinische Psychologie, 54(11), 396-404. DOI
Bailer, J., Rist, F., Witthöft, M., Paul, C., & Bayerl, C. (2004). Symptom patterns, and perceptual and cognitive styles in subjects with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24(4), 517-525. DOI

2003

Witthoft, M. (2003). Scientific papers on clinical psychology - A handbook. Verhaltenstherapie, 13(4), 303-304. Author/Publisher URL

2000

Witthoft, M. (2000). Psychology. Verhaltenstherapie, 10(1), 44-45. Author/Publisher URL