Selected Publications

Rufer M, Albrecht R, Schmidt O, Zaum J, Schnyder U, Hand I, Mueller-Pfeiffer C (2010) Changes in quality of life following cognitive-behavioral group therapy for panic disorder. European Psychiatry, 25:8-14

Rufer M, Albrecht R, Zaum J, Schnyder U, Mueller-Pfeiffer C, Hand I, Schmidt O (2010) Impact of alexithymia on treatment outcome: A naturalistic study of short-term cognitive-behavioral group therapy for panic disorder. Psychopathology, 43:170-179

Rufer M, Mörgeli H, Moritz S, Drabe N, Weidt S (2014)
Alexithymia and non-treatment: An Internet based study of 312 people with chronic anxiety. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55:179-187

Rufer M, Bamert T, Klaghofer R, Moritz S, Schilling L, Weidt S (2014)
Trichotillomania and emotion regulation: Is symptom severity related to alexithymia?
Psychiatry Research 218: 161–165

Weidt S, Zai G, Drabe N, Delsignore A, Brühl AB, Klaghofer R, Rufer M (2016)
Affective regulation in trichotillomania before and after self-help interventions.
Journal of Psychiatric Research 75:7-13


Steiger V, Brühl AB, Weidt S, Delsignore A, Rufer M, Jäncke L, Herwig U, Hänggi J
(2017) Pattern of structural brain changes in social anxiety disorder after cognitive behavioral group therapy: A longitudinal multimodal brain imaging study. Molecular Psychiatry 22:1164-1171


Passardi S, Peyk P, Rufer M, Plichta MM, Mueller-Pfeiffer C, Wingenbach TSH, Hassanpour K, Schnyder U, Pfaltz MC (2018) Impaired recognition of positive emotions in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder, cumulative traumatic exposure and dissociation. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 87:118-120

Herwig U, Lutz J, Scherpiet S, Scheerer H, Kohlberg J, Opialla S, Preuss A, Steiger VR, Sulzer J, Weidt S, Stämpfli P, Rufer M, Seifritz E, Jäncke L, Brühl AB (2019)
Training emotion regulation through real-time fMRI neurofeedback of amygdala activity. NeuroImage 184:687-696

Passardi S, Peyk P, Rufer M, Wingenbach TSH, Pfaltz MC (2019)
Facial mimicry, facial emotion recognition and alexithymia in post-traumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy 122:103436

Naef R, Peng-Keller S, Rettke H, Rufer M, Petry H (2019)
Hospital-based bereavement care provision: A cross-sectional survey with health professionals. Palliative Medicine (Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1177/0269216319891070)