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Religiös/Spirituelles Befinden bei psychisch Kranken II: Die Entwicklung einer Kurzskala und Vergleichswerte von klinisch-psychiatrischen Gruppen und gesunden Kontrollpersonen

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer

Anliegen: Das Multidimensionale Inventar zum Religiös/ Spirituellen Befinden (MI-RSB) wurde in mehreren klinischen und non-klinischen Studien erfolgreich angewendet. Allerdings erwies sich die MI-RSB Originalversion mit 48 Items im Speziellen für klinische Fragestellungen oft als zu umfangreich. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist deshalb die Entwicklung einer adäquaten MI-RSB Kurzversion mit 12 Items.… weiter

Journal Neuropsychiatrie 2013/09

Differences in Big Five personality traits between alcohol and polydrug abusers: Implications for treatment in the therapeutic community

Nina Lackner, Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Aljoscha Neubauer

This pilot study examines personality characteristics using the Five Factor Model combined with measures of Sensation Seeking and religious/spiritual well-being in two Austrian samples of substance abusers. Sixty-three male addicts (33 polydrug dependents, 30 alcohol dependents) treated in a therapeutic community setting were tested with the Neo Personality Inventory Revised Version, the… weiter

Journal International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 2013/06

Religiös/Spirituelles Befinden bei psychisch Kranken: Ängstlich/Depressive und Suchtkranke im Vergleich zu gesunden Kontrollpersonen

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Helmut Schöggl, Andrew Lewis, Andreas Fink, Elisabeth Weiss, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer

Anliegen: Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, verschiedene Dimensionen von Religiosität und Spiritualität bei stationären psychiatrischen PatientInnen zu untersuchen. Gibt es Unterschiede im religiös/spirituellen Befinden zwischen suchtkranken (ICD-10: F1x) und ängstlich/depressiven (ICD-10: F3x/F4x) PatientInnen? Welche Implikationen ergeben sich daraus für die Behandlung? weiter

Journal Neuropsychiatrie 2013/05

EEG-Neurofeedback and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in a case of Adolescent Anhedonia with Substance Misuse: Mood/theta relations

Human F. Unterrainer, Jean L.Chen, John H. Gruzelier

There is substantial evidence confirming the efficacy of Neurofeedback with applications in clinical, educational and optimal performance domains. However, a psychodynamically informed NF-approach needs exploration. A male (19y), college student whose first year was being seriously compromised after severe, 18-month, polydrug misuse, was treated with 11 sessions including a 2-month Follow-up… weiter

Journal International Journal of Psychophysiology 2013/03

Kreativität bei Drogenkonsumierenden, Drogenabhängigen und Drogenentwöhnten

Brigitta Bliem, Human F. Unterrainer, Ilona Papousek, Elisabeth M. Weiss, Andreas Fink

Das Hauptziel der vorliegenden Arbeit war es, Unterschiede zwischen unterschiedlichen Gruppen von Drogenabhängigen (SubstitutionspatientInnen, n = 14; abstinente Personen auf einer Langzeit-Rehabilitation, n = 12) und Cannabis-KonsumentInnen (n = 13) im Vergleich zu einer gesunden Kontroll-Gruppe (n = 18) in Bezug sowohl auf verbale und figurale Kreativität als auch auf allgemeine kognitive… weiter

Journal Neuropsychiatrie 2013/02

Das Multidimensionale Inventar zum religiös-spirituellen Befinden (MI-RSB): Normwerte für die österreichische Allgemeinbevölkerung.

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Andreas Fink

Das Multidimensionale Inventar zum religiös-spirituellen Befinden (MI-RSB) wurde im Rahmen eines interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekts von Klinischer Psychologie und Pastoraltheologie entwickelt. Ausgehend von einem multidimensional konzipierten Konstrukt des religiös-spirituellen Befindens werden dabei insgesamt sechs Bereiche der Befindlichkeit hinsichtlich des immanenten sowie des… weiter

Journal Diagnostica 2013/01

Spiritualität und Sucht: Gottesbeziehung von Abhängigen im Vergleich zu allgemein-psychiatrischen Patienten

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer

In „Spiritus contra Spiritum“ (sinngemäß: der „Heilige Geist“ gegen den „Geist im Alkohol“) finden der Schweizer Psychoanalytiker C. G. Jung und Bill Wilson, Mitbegründer der Anonymen Alkoholiker, eine gemeinsame Formel zur Suchtbekämpfung: Demnach kann nur einer von beiden dem Menschen inne wohnen bzw. „treibt der eine den anderen gleichsam aus“ (Briefwechsel Jung/Wilson, 1961). Auch lässt… weiter

Vortrag Fachtagung Spiritualität & Sucht, Bern 2012/11

Religious/Spiritual Well-Being, Personality and Mental Health: A Review of Results and Conceptual Issues

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Andrew Lewis, Andreas Fink

The current paper provides background to the development of the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-being and then summarises findings derived from its use with other measures of health and personality. There is substantial evidence for religiosity/spirituality being positively related to a variety of indicators of mental health, including subjective well-being and… weiter

Journal Journal of Religion and Health 2012/09

Religious/spiritual well-being, personality and mental health: A review of results and conceptual issues

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Andrew Lewis, Andreas Fink

We present the recent research findings of our group that allowed us to investigate the potential links between religiosity/spirituality and different indicators of mental health. Thus this paper represents a synoptic overview of the most important results which were gathered by applying the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB) to different personality… weiter

Journal International Journal of Psychology (published Abstract), p. 605 2012/08

Religious/Spiritual Well-Being, Coping Styles and Personality Dimensions in people with substance use disorders

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Andrew Lewis, Joanna Collicutt-McGrath, Andreas Fink

Religiosity and spirituality have been found to be negatively associated with a range of addictions. It has been suggested that religious/spiritual well-being might play an important role in the development, course and the recovery from addictive disorders. A sample of addiction in-patients (n=389) was assessed using the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB)… weiter

Journal International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 2012/08

Religious/Spiritual Well-Being, personality and mental health: A review of results and conceptual issues

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Andrew Lewis, Andreas Fink

This paper is intended to provide a background to the development of the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-being (MI-RSWB) and then summarise the findings derived from its use with other measures of health and personality. Taken together, this body of research suggests that there is substantial evidence for religiosity and spirituality being positively related to a… weiter

Vortrag ICP 2012 2012/07

The English Version of the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB-E): First Results from British College Students

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Oliver Nelson, Joanna Collicutt, Andreas Fink

In recent years there has been a steadily growing interest of religious/spiritual issues in several areas of psychology; a variety of reliable and valid means of assessing the different facets of religiosity/spirituality have been developed. However, there is still some need for multidimensional approaches. With respect to the positive experience with the German version of the Multidimensional… weiter

Journal MDPI Basel 2012/07

Soul Darkness? Dimensions of Religious/ Spiritual Well-Being among Mood-Disordered Inpatients Compared to Healthy Controls

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Helmut Schoeggl, Andreas Fink, Christa Neuper, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer

Background: Religiosity and spirituality have been found to be substantially associated with a variety of mental health and illness parameters. However, relevant empirical evidence is sparse, and more research is needed in order to further understand what role religiosity/spirituality plays in the development, progression and healing process of a psychiatric disease. Thus, the purpose of this… weiter

Journal Psychopathology 2012/06

The Impact of Neurofeedback-Training on the affective rating of different image categories in Anorexia Nervosa

Astrid Trinker, Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Nina Lackner, Anna Novosel, Margeruite Dunitz-Scheer, Peter Scheer, Dimitrios Skliris, Christa Neuper, Sandra Johanna Wallner-Liebmann

Background: The clinical picture of anorexia nervosa represents a severe disease, during which serious physical and mental complications can occur. Girls and young women are most affected, the aetiopathogenesis is usually multifactorial. Therefore a multi-modal therapeutic approach should always be applied. Aim: Based on the assumption, that anorectic patients… weiter

Präsentation Konferenz Ernährung 2012, Nürnberg 2012/06

Proinflammatory gene expression from peripheral blood cells in patients with fructose/lactose intolerance and healthy controls.

Renate Kruschitz, Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Natalie Allard, Wolfgang Schnedl, Sandra Wallner-Liebmann

Background Nutrition with antioxidant capacity can have important effects on the proinflammatory status of individuals. Fruit and vegetable consumption was been reported to influence proinflammatory gene expression. Patients with fructose/lactose intolerance represent a group of controlled dieters. The current study assessed the potential difference of proinflammtory gene… weiter

Präsentation Konferenz Ernährung 2012, Nürnberg 2012/06

Effekte eines Alpha-Neurofeedbacktrainings in der Behandlung von Anorexia nervosa

Nina Lackner, Harald Mangge, Peter J. Scheer, Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer, Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Sandra Wallner-Liebmann, Christa Neuper

Neurofeedback (EEG-Biofeedback) ist ein Frequenzbandtraining und basiert auf dem Prinzip der operanten Konditionierung. Durch die Trainingsprozesse sollen Selbstregulationsprozesse gefördert werden und Fehlregulationen in kortikalen Strukturen minimiert werden. Der Einsatz von Neurofeedback im Bereich von Essstörungen basiert auf Erkenntnissen von Studien, die massive EEG-Veränderungen bei… weiter

Präsentation Doktoratskongress Karl-Franzens-Uni Graz 2012/05

Creativity: Genius, Madness, or a Combination of Both?

Andreas Fink, Mirjam Slamar-Halbedl, Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Elisabeth Weiss

We investigated the relationship between creativity, personality, latent inhibition (LI), and psychopathology. For this purpose, a sample of actors, 2 clinical samples (alcohol and polydrug dependents), and a group of university students were compared with respect to psychometrically determined creativity, personality, and LI. The results suggest that actors and polydrug dependents can be… weiter

Journal Psychology of Aesthetics-Creativity-and the Arts 2012/01

“Spiritus contra Spiritum?”: Spiritual Well-Being and Depression Among Male Alcohol Dependents in Treatment

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Helmuth-Paul Huber, Kurt Stelzer, Andreas Fink

There is an ongoing discussion concerning the role of spirituality in alcoholism treatment. The main purpose of this study was to find out more about the spiritual needs among alcohol dependents.Spiritual well-being (SWB) and religious coping (RC) in the context of suicidal/depressive symptoms were investigated twice in 81 wellcharacterized male alcoholic inpatients, pre- and postwithdrawal… weiter

Journal Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 2012/01

Therapeutic effects of neurofeedback in anorexia nervosa – preliminary results

Nina Lackner, Anna Novosel, Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Dimitris Skliris, Sandra Wallner-Liebmann, Margueruite Dunitz-Scheer, Peter Scheer, Christa Neuper

Theoretical Background: Current literature shows that patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) exhibit reduced relative alpha power and increased beta power in the EEG (Hatch et al., 2010). Neurofeedback as operant conditioning technique is supposed to lead to an increase of positive therapy outcome by changing long-lasting EEG frequency patterns and by regulating the “hyperarousal” found in AN… weiter

Präsentation The 19th International Conference on Eating disorders 2011, Alpbach, Tirol 2011/11

The affective processing of food stimuli in patients with anorexia nervosa: an ERP-study

Anna Novosel, Nina Lackner, Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Dimitris Skliris, Sandra Wallner-Liebmann, Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer, Peter Scheer, Christa Neuper

Background: Patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) are more emotionally involved with food stimuli (Giel et al., 2011). More emotional arousal is associated with higher amplitudes of evoked potentials in the EEG (Cuthbert et al., 2000). Objective: Investigation of neural correlates measured by EEG (visually evoked potentials) that are associated with the reactions to food and emotional stimuli in… weiter

Präsentation The 19th International Conference on Eating disorders 2011, Alpbach, Tirol 2011/11

The role of belief processes and the psychotic experience

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer

Studies indicate that religious and spiritual dimensions are positively related to all forms of mental health, including indicators of subjective well-being and personality factors. It has also been suggested that religious/spiritual well-being might play an important role in the development, course and recovery of mental illness. However, despite such claims, there have been numerous… weiter

Vortrag The Structure of Creditions 2011/11

The English Version of the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/ Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB-E): First Results from British College Students

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Oliver Nelson, Joanna Collicutt-McGrath, Andreas Fink

Introduction: There has been a steadily growing interest in religious/spiritual issues in several areas of psychology in recent years. However, progress in this field is being hampered by the lack of reliable and valid measures of assessment for different facets
of religiosity/spirituality. Motivated by our positive experience with the German speaking version of the so-called… weiter

Präsentation IAPR-International Association of the Psychology of Religion, conference 2011, Bari 2011/08

Dimensions of Religious/Spiritual Well-Being: The Italian Version of the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (IMBRS)

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Maryam Laura Moazedi

The Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB) was originally developed in German language at the University of Graz (Austria). It deals with the different facets of religiosity and spirituality and their link to psychological well-being. The scale makes a differentiation between the immanent and transcendent field and consists of three subscales relating to the… weiter

Präsentation IAPR-International Association of the Psychology of Religion, conferences 2011, Bari 2011/08

Dimensions of Religious/Spiritual Well-being in relation to personality structure and mental health

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer

There is substantial evidence for dimensions of Religious/Spiritual Well-being (RSWB) being positively related with varying indicators of mental health, including subjective well-being and particular facets of personality structure. It has also been suggested that dimensions of RSWB might play an important role in the development, course and recovery of mental illness. Despite such claims,… weiter

Vortrag IAPR-International Association of the Psychology of Religion, conference 2011, Bari 2011/08

Spirituality and the “other”: religious and spiritual well-being from a transcultural psychological perspective

Maryam Laura Moazedi, Human-Friedrich Unterrainer

The impact of current demographic changes on clinicians work is manifold. The effects of migration range from the need to deal with transcultural issues to religion and spirituality experiencing somewhat of a revival. According to various studies, new cultural settings make certain ethnic minorities more susceptible to mental disorders and psychiatric conditions. Since they are faced with… weiter

Vortrag IAPR-International Association of the Psychology of Religion, conference 2011, Bari 2011/08

EEG-Neurofeedback and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Adolescent Anhedonia with Substance Misuse: A Single Case Study

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Jean-Luc Chen., John Howard Gruzelier

Background: There is substantial evidence confirming Neuro-feedback as an effective training method with applications in clinical, educational and optimal performance domains. However, a psychodynamically informed NF-approach needs further exploration. Method: A 19-year-old adolescent male, whose first college year was disrupted after a severe bout of polydrug misuse which lasted 18 months,… weiter

Vortrag SAN Meeting 2011 Thessaloniki 2011/05

Dimensions of religious/spiritual well-being and schizotypal personality

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Helmuth P. Huber, Isabelle Marie Sorgo, Joanna Collicutt, Andreas Fink

Dimensions of religious/spiritual well being (RSWB; such as hope, forgiveness, or general religiosity) have been examined comprehensively, and its positive relation to subjective well-being has been confirmed. However, there also might be facets of RSWB linked to mental illness (e.g. delusional ideas). The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between different dimensions… weiter

Journal Personality and Individual Differences 2011/05

Different Types of Religious/Spiritual Well-Being in Relation to Personality and Subjective Well-Being

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Karl Heinz Ladenhauf, Sandra Johanna Wallner-Liebmann, Andreas Fink

In this study the authors attempt to present different types of Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (RSWB) and discuss their relation to personality and psychological well-being. The Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being 48 is employed for this study, which consists
of 6 subscales. To find different types of RSWB, an agglomerative cluster analysis on these subscales… weiter

Journal International Journal for the Psychology of Religion Routledge 2011/04

Spiritualität und Sucht

Human-Friedrich Unterrainer

Historisch betrachtet, lässt sich schon bei William James (1902) die Einschätzung finden, dass die vollständige Heilung einer Suchterkrankung insbesondere durch „leidenschaftliche Religiosität“ erfolgen kann. Auch finden der Schweizer Psychoanalytiker C. G. Jung und Bill Wilson, ein Mitbegründer der Anonymen Alkoholiker (AA), eine gemeinsame Formel zur Suchtbekämpfung „Spiritus contra Spiritum… weiter

Vortrag Suchtkongress: Mythen – Fakten – Perspektiven 2011/03

Substitutionstherapie im Rahmen einer stationären Behandlung

Leonidas Lemonis

Seit Oktober 2009 werden in der Therapieeinrichtung Meierhof ( Grüner Kreis ) Substituierte stationär behandelt. Das primäre Ziel ist eine stabile Substitution im Sinne der Einnahme des verordneten Mittels in der vorgesehenen Form (oral) und ohne Zusatzkonsum ( vor allem in Form von Tranquilizern ). Unsere Erfahrungen damit, während dieser relativ kurzen Zeit (knapp 18 Monate),werden das… weiter

Vortrag Suchtkongress: Mythen – Fakten – Perspektiven 2011/03

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