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Research

Spiders and Fear

you are interested in fear of spiders? The specific fear of spiders is called Arachnophobia.you can also find some facts about spiders here.

Spider phobia research

In E-mental health, we use modern information and communication technologies to optimally treat patients. We are interested how an app with gamification elements called ArachnophobiaRelief can contribute to the treatment of spider phobia.

Psychotherapy research

As part of a collaboration in a DFG-funded randomized controlled trial, my colleagues and I are investigating whether exposure and metacognitive therapy are comparably effective in the treatment of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Health service research

So-called stepped-care approaches enable patients to be treated individually and according to their needs. The approach is to offer minimal necessary interventions first before more time- and cost-intensive interventions follow. We are interested in whether and which stepped-care interventions are accepted by the general population as well as by at-risk populations.