2024/in press

  1.  Kharko A,Buergler S,Bärkås A,Hägglund M,Gaab J, Johansen Fagerlund A,Locher C, Blease C (2024). Open Notes in Psychotherapy: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Survey of Psychotherapy Students in Switzerland. Digital Health, Volume 10, IF: 3.9
  2. Amacher SA*, Gross S*, Arpagaus A, Becker C, Urben T, Gaab J, Emsden C, Sutter R, Tisljar K, Pargger H, Marsch S, Hunziker S. (in press). Misconceptions and do-not- resuscitate preferences of healthcare professionals commonly involved in cardiopulmonary resuscitations: Results from a national survey. Resusc Plus. IF: 2.4
  3. M de Leeuw, M Laager, J Gaab, W Ruppen, T Schneider (2024). Boosting open-label placebo effects in acute induced pain in healthy adults (BOLPAP-study): study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. Frontiers in Medicine 11, 1238878
  4. Gaab J (in press). Psychobiologische Mechanismen und Risikofaktoren chronischer Erschöpfungszustände. In: Psychosomatische Medizin, Hrsg. Egle, Heim, Strauß, von Känel; Kapitel 35.1. Kohlhammer Verlag
  5. Gaab J (in press). Diagnose und Therapie chronischer Erschöpfungszustände. In: Psychosomatische Medizin, 2. Auflage, Hrsg. Egle, Heim, Strauß, von Känel; Kapitel 35.2, Kohlhammer Verlag


  1. Steppan M, Zimmermann R, Fürer L, Southward M, Koenig J, Kaess M, Kleinbub JR, Roth V, Schmeck K. Machine Learning Facial Emotion Classifiers in Psychotherapy Research: A Proof-of-Concept Study. Psychopathology. 2023 Nov 27:1-10. doi: 10.1159/000534811. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38011846. IF: 3.8
  2. Zimmermann R, Konjufca J, Sakejo P, Kilonzo M, Quevedo Y, Blum K, Biba E, Mosha T, Cottin M, Hernández C, Kaaya S, Arenliu A, Behn A. Mental Health Information Reporting Assistant (MHIRA)-an open-source software facilitating evidence-based assessment for clinical services. BMC Psychiatry. 2023 Oct 2;23(1):706. doi: 10.1186/s12888-023-05201-0. PMID: 37784115; PMCID: PMC10544613. IF: 4.4
  3. Jauch M, Stumpp L,, Sezer D, Gaab J, Greifeneder R (2023). Effects of an Open-label Placebo Intervention on Reactions to Social Exclusion in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Scientific Reports, 2023 Sep 16;13(1):15369. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-42547-7. PMID: 37717121; PMCID: PMC10505215. IF: 4.4
  4. Buergler S,  Sezer D, Busch A, Enzmann M, Bakis B, Locher C, Bagge N, Kirsch I, Carvalho C, Gaab J (2023). A qualitative study of imaginary pills and open-label placebos in test anxiety. PLoS One. 2023 Sep 1;18(9):e0291004. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0291004. PMID: 37656757; PMCID: PMC10473493. IF: 3.7
  5. Künsch C, Fürer L, Steppan M, Schenk N, Blum K, Kaess M, Koenig J, Schmeck K, Zimmermann R. Withdrawal ruptures in adolescents with borderline personality disorder psychotherapy are marked by increased speech pauses-can minimal responses be automatically detected? PLoS One. 2023 Jan 17;18(1):e0280329. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280329. PMID: 36649265; PMCID: PMC9844899. IF: 3.7
  6. Gross S, Becker C, Beck K, Memma V, Gaab J, Schütz P, Leuppi JD, Schaefert R, Langewitz W, Trendelenburg M, Breidthardt T, Eckstein J, Osthoff M, Bassetti S, Hunziker S. Occurrence of sensitive topics during ward round: an ancillary analysis of the BEDSIDE-OUTSIDE trial. BMJ Open. 2023 Sep 21;13(9):e073584. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-073584. PMID: 37734895; PMCID: PMC10514661. IF: 3.0
  7. Buergler S, Sezer D, Gaab J & Locher C (2023). The role of population, expectation, modality and comparator on open-label placebo effects: A network meta-analysis. Scientific Reports 13, 11827 (2023).  IF: 4.4
  8. Jones EE*, Reed M, Meyer AH, Gaab J, Ooi YP (2023). Stress, mental health and sociocultural adjustment in third culture kids: exploring the mediating roles of resilience and family functioning. Front. Psychol., Volume 14 - 2023  14:1093046. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1093046. IF 3.8
  9. Seaward H, Dieffenbacher S, Gaab J, Graf M, Elger B, Wangmo T (2023). Stigma management during reintegration of older incarcerated adults with mental health issues: a qualitative analysis. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 89 (2023) 101905. IF: 2.5
  10. Caci, L., Zander-Schellenberg, T., & Gerger, H. (2023). Effectiveness of hospital clowning on pediatric anxiety and pain: Network meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 42(4), 257–269. IF: 5.6
  11. Gerger, H., Munder, T., Kreuzer N., Locher, C., Blease, C. (2023). Lay Perspectives on Empathy in Patient-Physician Communication: An online experimental Study. Health Commun. 2023 May 23:1-10.  doi: 10.1080/10410236.2023.2210380.. IF: 3.5
  12. Locher, C., Petignat, M., Wagner, C., Hediger, K., Roth, B., Gaab, J., & Koechlin, H. (2023). Animal-assisted psychotherapy for pediatric chronic pain: Case series of an open pilot study to test initial feasibility and potential efficacy. Journal of Pain Research 2023:16, 1799-1811. IF: 2.8
  13. Reed M, Jones E, Gaab J, Ooi YP (2023). Exploring resilience as a mediator and moderator in the relationship between cultural intelligence and sociocultural adjustment: A study of expatriates in Switzerland. International Journal of Intercultural Relation, Volume 94, May 2023, IF: 2.9
  14. Buergler S, Sezer D, Bagge N, Kirsch I, Locher C, Carvalho C, Gaab J. Imaginary pills and open-label placebos can reduce test anxiety by means of placebo mechanisms. Sci Rep. 2023 Feb 14;13(1):2624. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-29624-7. PMID: 36788309; PMCID: PMC9926426, IF: 4.4
  15. Wagner C, Gaab J, Hediger K. The Importance of the Treatment Rationale for Pain in Animal-Assisted Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Healthy Participants. J Pain. 2023 Jan 11:S1526-5900(23)00012-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2023.01.004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36641027, IF: 5.4
  16. Künsch C, Fürer L, Steppan M, Schenk N, Blum K, Kaess M, Koenig J, Schmeck K, Zimmermann R. Withdrawal ruptures in adolescents with borderline personality disorder psychotherapy are marked by increased speech pauses-can minimal responses be automatically detected? PLoS One. 2023 Jan 17;18(1):e0280329. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280329. PMID: 36649265; PMCID: PMC9844899. IF: 3.2
  17. Gaab J (2023). Why psychotherapy is an open-label placebo and open-label placebo is psychotherapy. In Colloca L, Seneviratne C, Noel J, Franklin PD, eds. Placebo Effects Through the Lens of Translational Research. 1st ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2023.


  1. Sezer D, Locher C, Gaab J. Deceptive and open-label placebo effects in experimentally induced guilt: a randomized controlled trial in healthy subjects. Scientific Reports, 2022 Dec 8;12(1):21219. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-25446-1. PMID: 36481801; PMCID: PMC9731964, IF: 4.4
  2. Vincent A, Beck K, Thommen E, Widmer M, Becker C, Loretz N, Gross S, Mueller J, Amacher SA, Bohren C, Schaefert R, Gaab J, Marsch S, Emsden C, Tisljar K, Sutter R, Hunziker S. Post-intensive care syndrome in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients: A prospective observational cohort study. PLoS One. 2022 Oct 14;17(10):e0276011. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0276011. PMID: 36240252; PMCID: PMC9565684, IF: 3.8
  3. Allemann-Su YY, Vetter M, Koechlin H, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Oppegaard K, Melisko M, Levine JD, Conley Y, Miaskowski C, Katapodi MC. Pre-Surgery Demographic, Clinical, and Symptom Characteristics Associated with Different Self-Reported Cognitive Processes in Patients with Breast Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Jul 5;14(13):3281. doi: 10.3390/cancers14133281. PMID: 35805053; PMCID: PMC9265628. IF: 6.6
  4. Zimmermann R, Steppan M, Zimmermann J, Oeltjen L, Birkhölzer M, Schmeck K, et al. (2022) A DSM-5 AMPD and ICD-11 compatible measure for an early identification of personality disorders in adolescence–LoPF-Q 12–18 latent structure and short form. PLoS ONE 17(9): e0269327., IF: 3.8
  5. Allemann-Su YY, Vetter M, Koechlin H, Conley Y, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Kober KM, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Katapodi MC. Distinct Cognitive Function Profiles Are Associated With a Higher Presurgery Symptom Burden in Patients With Breast Cancer. Cancer Nurs. 2022 Dec 1. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000001114. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35439196. IF: 2.8
  6. Walther LM, von Känel R, Heimgartner N, Zuccarella-Hackl C, Stirnimann G, Wirtz PH. Alpha-Adrenergic Mechanisms in the Cardiovascular Hyperreactivity to Norepinephrine-Infusion in Essential Hypertension. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2022 Jul 22;13:824616. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2022.824616. PMID: 35937820; PMCID: PMC9355707, IF: 6.1
  7. Gaab J. The reasons for its effectiveness, however, remain in dispute-A tribute to Irving Kirsch. Front Psychol. 2022 Nov 14;13:1037678. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1037678. PMID: 36452382; PMCID: PMC9702557. IF: 2.3
  8. Schmeck, K., Weise, S., Schlüter-Müller, S., Birkhölzer, M., Fürer, L., Koenig, J., Krause, M., Lerch, S., Schenk, N., Valdes, N., Zimmermann, R., & Kaess, M. (2022). Effectiveness of adolescent identity treatment (AIT) versus DBT-a for the treatment of adolescent borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. Advance online publication. , IF: 4.6
  9. Bäumer AV, Fürer L, Birkenberger C, Wyssen A, Steppan M, Zimmermann R, Gaab J, Kaess M, Schmeck K. The impact of outcome expectancy on therapy outcome in adolescents with borderline personality disorder. Borderline Personal Disord Emot Dysregul. 2022 Dec 5;9(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s40479-022-00200-1. PMID: 36464739; PMCID: PMC9721041, IF: 4.2
  10. Jones, E. M., Reed, M., Gaab, J., & Ooi, Y. P. (2022). Adjustment in third culture kids: A systematic review of literature. Frontiers in Psychology., IF: 2.3
  11. Neubrand S, Gaab J. The missing construct: Impathy. Front Psychol. 2022 Oct 6;13:726029. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.726029. PMID: 36389598; PMCID: PMC9650987, IF: 2.3
  12. Ooi YP, Reed M, Marchal-Jones E, Meyer AH, Gaab J. Sociocultural Adjustment and Well-being Among Third Culture Kids and Their Families: Protocol for a Longitudinal Study 
    JMIR Res Protoc 2022;11(7):e30088, doi: 10.2196/30088
  13. Cottin M, Blum K, Konjufca J, Quevedo Y, Kaaya S, Behn A, Schmeck K, Sharp C, Zimmermann R. Digital use of standardised assessment tools for children and adolescents: can available paper-based questionnaires be used free of charge in electronic format? BMC Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 3;22(1):379. doi: 10.1186/s12888-022-04023-w. PMID: 35659275; PMCID: PMC9166519. IF: 3.4
  14. Wagner, C., Grob, C., & Hediger, K. (2022). Specific and Non-specific Factors of Animal-Assisted Interventions Considered in Research: A Systematic Review. Front. Psychol., 28 June,, IF: 2.3
  15. Bühlmann V, Schlüter-Müller S, Fürer L, Steppan M, Birkhölzer M, Schmeck K, Koenig J, Kaess M, Zimmermann R. Therapists' emotional state after sessions in which suicidality is addressed: need for improved management of suicidal tendencies in patients with borderline personality pathology. BMC Psychiatry. 2021 Nov 23;21(1):590. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03549-9. PMID: 34814860; PMCID: PMC8609732. IF: 3.4
  16. Locher C, Buergler S, Heimgartner N, Koechlin H, Gerger H, Gaab J, Buechi S (2022). Greater than the sum of the parts? A qualitative content analysis of what constitutes a good treatment in inpatients.BMC Health Services Research, 22(1), 565 IF: 2.5
  17. Koné I, Rumetsch V, Elger B, Gaab J (in press). Einsatz von Placebo im ärztlichen Alltag unter Einbezug der ethischen und rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen. Swiss Medical Forum
  18. Gross S, Beck K, Becker C, Gamp M, Mueller J, Loretz N, Amacher SA, Bohren C, Gaab J, Schuetz P, Mueller B, Fux CA, Leuppi JD, Schaefert R, Langewitz W, Trendelenburg M, Breidthardt T, Eckstein J, Osthoff M, Bassetti S, Hunziker S. Perception of physicians and nursing staff members regarding outside versus bedside ward rounds: ancillary analysis of the randomised BEDSIDE-OUTSIDE trial. Swiss Med Wkly. 2022 Jan 19;152:w30112. doi: 10.4414/smw.2022.30112. PMID: 35072414. IF: 2.2
  19. Wicht, C.A., Mouthon, M., Nsimire Chabwine, J., Gaab, J. & Spierer L. (2022). Experience with opioids does not modify the brain network involved in expectations of placebo analgesia. European Journal of Neuroscience. IF: 3.1
  20. Ehrbar V, Roos S, Denzinger A, Bingisser MB, Scherer S, Gaab J, Vetter M, Heinzelmann-Schwarz V, Urech C (2022). Managing Cancer as a Family Disease-Feasibility, Satisfaction and Family Functioning after Short-Time Counselling for Families with Parental Cancer. The Family Journal, doi:10.1177/10664807211052484, IF: 0.9


  1. Tan, Y. R., Ooi, Y. P., Ang, R. P., Goh, D. H., Kwan, C., Fung, D. S., & Sung, S. C. (2021). Feasibility trial of virtual reality exposure therapy for selective mutism. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry., IF: 2.5
  2. Korwisi, B., Barke, A., Kharko, A., Bruhin, C., Locher, C., & Koechlin, H. (2021). Not really nice: a commentary on the recent version of NICE guidelines [NG193: chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain] by the Pain Net. Pain reports, 6(4), e961., IF: 2.8
  3. Guedj R, Marini M, Kossowsky J, Berde C, Mateo C, Fleegler EW. Explicit and implicit bias based on race, ethnicity, and weight among pediatric emergency physicians. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Sep;28(9):1073-1076. doi: 10.1111/acem.14301. Epub 2021 Jun 28. PMID: 34032346. IF: 3.5
  4. Koechlin H, Kharko A, Probst T, Pradela J, Buechi S and Locher C (2021) Placebo Responses and Their Clinical Implications in Fibromyalgia: A Meta-Analysis Using SSRI and SNRI Trials. Front. Pain Res. 2:750523. doi: 10.3389/fpain.2021.750523
  5. D'Alessandro G, Ruffini N, Iacopini A, Annoni M, Kossowsky J, Cerritelli F (2021). Overcoming placebo-related challenges in manual therapy trials: The ‘whats and hows’ and the ‘touch equality assumption’proposals. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 42, 5-10. IF: 2.1
  6. Brupbacher G, Gerger H, Zander-Schellenberg T, Straus D, Porschke H, Gerber M, von Känel R, Schmidt-Trucksäss A. Reply to Hertenstein et al.'s commentary on Brupbacher et al.: The effects of exercise on sleep in unipolar depression: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Sleep Med Rev. 2021 Dec;60:101562. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2021.101562. Epub 2021 Oct 29. PMID: 34823133.
  7. Kossowsky J, Schuler MS, Giulianini F, Berde CB, Reis B, Ridker PM, Buring JE, Kurth T, Chasman DI. Association of Genetic Variants With Migraine Subclassified by Clinical Symptoms in Adult Females. Front Neurol. 2021 Feb 12;11:617472. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.617472. PMID: 33643179; PMCID: PMC7907521. IF: 0.4
  8. Bühlmann, V., Schlüter-Müller, S., Fürer, L, Steppan M, Birkhölzer M, Schmeck K, Koenig J, Kaess M & Zimmermann R (2021). Therapists’ emotional state after sessions in which suicidality is addressed: need for improved management of suicidal tendencies in patients with borderline personality pathology. BMC Psychiatry 21, 590., IF: 3.4
  9. Siegrist, V., Mata, R., Langewitz, W., Gerger, H., Furger, S., Hertwig, R., & Bingisser, R. (2021). Does information structuring improve recall of discharge information? A cluster randomized clinical trial.PLOS ONE16(10), e0257656. IF: 3.2
  10. Eberle K, grosse Holtforth M, Inderbinen M, Gaab J, Trachsel M. (2021). Informed consent in psychotherapy: a survey on attitudes and experiences among psychotherapists in Switzerland. BMC Medical Ethics, 2021, 22(1), 150, IF: 2.5
  11. Weise S, Parzer P, Fürer L, Zimmermann R, Schmeck K, Resch F, Kaess M, Koenig J. Autonomic nervous system activity and dialectical behavioral therapy outcome in adolescent borderline personality pathology. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2021 Sep;22(7):535-545. doi: 10.1080/15622975.2020.1858155. Epub 2021 Feb 1. PMID: 33522370. IF: 4.1
  12. Wagner C, Gaab J, Locher C, Hediger K (2021). Lack of Effects of the Presence of a Dog on Pain Perception in Healthy Participants: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Front. Pain Res., 05 November 2021,
  13. Sezer D, De Leeuw M, Netzer CM, Dieterle M, Meyer AH, Buergler S, Locher L, Ruppen W, Gaab J, Schneider T (2021). Open-Label Placebo Treatment for Acute Postoperative Pain (OLP- POP Study): Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Medicine, IF: 5.1
  14. Koechlin, H., Beeckman, M., Meier, A., Locher, C., Goubert, L., Kossowsky, J., & Simons, L. E. (in press). Association of parental and adolescent emotion-related factors with adolescent chronic pain behaviors. PAIN,, IF: 7.0
  15. Locher C, Buergler S, Frey Nascimento A, Kost L, Blease C, Gaab J (2021). Lay perspectives of the open-label placebo rationale: A qualitative study of participants in an experimental trial. BMJ Open 2021;11:e053346. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2021-053346, IF: 2.7
  16. Gaab J (in press). Proof of efficacy is no proof of validity in psychotherapy  (Commentary on Ratnayake S). Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, IF: 0.3
  17. Zimmermann R, Fürer L, Kleinbub JR, Ramseyer FT, Hütten R, Steppan M and Schmeck K (2021) Movement Synchrony in the Psychotherapy of Adolescents With Borderline Personality Pathology – A Dyadic Trait Marker for Resilience? Front. Psychol. 12:660516. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.660516, IF: 2.1
  18. Trachsel M, Gaab J, Biller-Andorno N, Tekin S, Sadler J (2021). The Oxford Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics. Oxford University Press, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198817338.001.0001
  19. Seker, S., Boonmann, C., Gerger, H., Jäggi, L., d’Huart, D., Schmeck, K., Schmid, M. Mental disorders among adults formerly in out-of-home care: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2021)., IF: 3.9
  20. Guedj R, Marini M, Kossowsky J, Berde C, Mateo C, Fleegler EW (2021). Explicit and implicit bias based on race, ethnicity, and weight among pediatric emergency physicians. Academic Emergency Medicine, IF: 3.1
  21. Walther LM, von Känel R, Heimgartner N, Zuccarella-Hackl C, EhlertU, Wirtz PH (2021). Altered Cardiovascular Reactivity to and Recovery from Cold Face Test-Induced Parasympathetic Stimulation in Essential Hypertension. J Clin Med10, 2714., IF: 3.3
  22. Bernstein BH, Fuchs N, Rosenfield M, Weiss AP, Blease C, Locher C, Magill M, Rich J, Beaudoin F (2021). Treating pain with open-label placebos: A qualitative study with post-surgical pain patients. The Journal of Pain., IF: 4.6
  23. Heimgartner N, Meier S, Grolimund S, Ponti S, Arpagaus S, Kappeler F, Gaab J (in press). Randomized controlled evaluation of the psychophysiological effects of social support stress management in healthy women. PLOS ONE, IF: 2.7
  24. Vincent A, Beck K, Becker C, Zumbrunn S, Ramin-Wright M, Urben T, Quinto A; Schaefert R, Meinlschmidt G, Gaab J, Reinhardt T, Bassetti S, Schuetz P, Hunziker S (in press). Long-term psychological burden in COVID-19 patients and their relatives: a prospective observational cohort study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, IF: 2.9
  25. Vincent A, Urben T, Becker C, Beck K, Daetwyler C, Wilde M, Gaab J, Langewitz W, Hunziker S  (in press). Breaking Bad News – a randomized controlled trial to test a novel interactive course for medical students using blended learning. Patient Education and Counseling, IF: 2.6
  26. Annoni M, Bürgler S, Stewart-Ferrer S and Blease C (2021). Placebo Studies and Patient Care: Where Are the Nurses? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12:591913. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.591913, IF: 2.8
  27. Inderbinen M, Schaefer K, Gaab J, Garcia Nuñez D (in press). Relationship of Internalized Transnegativity and Protective Factors with Depression, Anxiety, Non-suicidal Self-injury and Suicidal Tendency in Trans Populations: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Psychiatry,, IF: 2.8
  28. Blease C, Kharko A, Annoni M, Gaab J, Locher L (in press). Machine Learning in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Education: A Mixed Methods Pilot Survey of Postgraduate Students at a Swiss University. Frontiers in Public Health, IF: 0.7
  29. Werner C, Birkhäuer B, Locher C, Gerger H, Heimgartner N, Colagiuri B, Gaab J (2021).Price information influences the subjective experience of wine: A framed field experiment. Food Quality and Preference, 92, 104223. IF: 4.8
  30. Arnskötter, W., Marcar, V., Hund-Georgiadis, M. & Hediger, K. (2021) Animal presence modulates frontal brain activity of patients in a minimally conscious state: A pilot study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, IF: 2.6
  31. Busmann M, Meyer AH, Wrege J, Gaab J, Lang UE, Walter M, Euler S (2021). Vulnerable narcissism as beneficial factor for the therapeutic alliance in borderline personality disorder. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. IF: 2.6
  32. Hediger K, Wagner J, Künzi P, Theis F, Haefeli A & Gerger H (in press) Animal-assisted intervention and posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, IF: 3.4
  33. Koechlin H, Kossowsky J, Lan Lam T Barthel J, Gaab J, Berde C, Schwarzer, Linde L, Meissner K, & Locher C (2021). Non-pharmacological interventions for pediatric migraine: A network meta-analysis. Pediatrics. doi: 10.1542/2020-000123. IF: 5.4
  34. Gerger H, Werner CP, Gaab J, & Cuijpers P (in press). Comparative efficacy and acceptability of expressive writing treatments compared with psychotherapy, other writing treatments, and waiting list control for adult trauma survivors: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, IF: 5.8
  35. Blease C, Kharko A, Hägglund M, O'Neill S, Wachenheim D, Salmi L, Harcourt K, Locher C, DesRoches CM, Torous J. The benefits and harms of open notes in mental health: A Delphi survey of international experts. PLoS One. 2021 Oct 13;16(10):e0258056. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0258056. PMID: 34644320; PMCID: PMC8513879. IF: 2.7
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  37. Evers A, W, M, Colloca L, Blease C, Gaab J, Jensen K, B, Atlas L, Y, Beedie C, J, Benedetti F, Bingel U, Büchel C, Bussemaker J, Colagiuri B, Crum A, J, Finniss D, G, Geers A, L, Howick J, Klinger R, Meeuwis S, H, Meissner K, Napadow V, Petrie K, J, Rief W, Smeets I, Wager T, D, Wanigasekera V, Vase L, Kelley J, M, Kirsch I: “Consensus on Placebo and Nocebo Effects Connects Science with Practice:” Reply to “Questioning the Consensus on Placebo and Nocebo Effects”. Psychother Psychosom 2021. doi: 10.1159/000514435
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  39. Trachsel M, Gaab J, Tekin S, Biller-Andorno N, Salder JZ (in press). Why ethics matter in Psychotherapy. Oxford Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics. Oxford University Press.
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  16. Sng KI, Hawes DJ, Raine A, Ang RP, Ooi YP, Fung DSS (2018). Callous unemotional traits and the relationship between aggressive parenting practices and conduct problems in Singaporean families. Child Abuse Negl. Jul;81:225-234. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.04.026. Epub 2018 May 11. IF: 2.9
  17. Koechlin H, Kossowsky J, Gaab J, Locher C (2018). How to address the placebo response in the prescription of SSRIs and SNRIs in children and adolescents. Expert Opin Drug Saf. Jun;17(6):537-540. doi: 10.1080/14740338.2018.1475558. IF: 3.4
  18. Koechlin, H., Coakley, R., Schechter, N., Werner, C. & Kossowsky, J. (2018). The role of emotion regulation in chronic pain. A systematic literature review. J Psychosom Res. Apr;107:38-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.02.002. IF: 2.8
  19. Urech U, Grossert A, Alder J, Scherer S, Handschin B, Kasenda B, Borislavova B, Degen S, Erb J, Faessler A, Gattlen L, Schibli S, Werndli C, Gaab J, Berger T, Zumbrunn T, Hess V (2018). Web-based stress management for newly diagnosed cancer patients (STREAM): A randomised, wait-list controlled intervention study. J Clin Oncol. Mar 10;36(8):780-788. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.74.8491. Epub 2018 Jan 25. IF: 24.0
  20. Schmid DA, Allum JHJ, Sleptsova M,  Gross S, Gaab J, Welge-Lüssen A, Schaefert R, Langewitz W (2018). Effects of a program of cognitive-behavioural group therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and psychoeducational explanations on patients with dizziness and no quantified balance deficit, compared to patients with dizziness and a quantified balance deficit. J Psychosom Res. Feb;105:21-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.11.020. Epub 2017 Dec 2. IF: 2.8
  21. Gut W., Crump L., Zinsstag J., Hattendorf J. & Hediger, K (2018). The effect of human interaction on guinea pig behaviour in animal-assisted therapy. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. May–June; 25: 56-64. doi: IF: 1.6
  22. Gaab, J., Locher, C., & Blease, C. (2018). Placebo and psychotherapy: Differences, similarities and implications. Neurobiology of the Placebo Effect. International Review of Neurobiology, IF: 1.9.
  23. Locher C, Gaab J, Loughlin M, Blease C (2018). After Placebo: In Medical Research and Clinical Practice. Book review, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 26 March. IF: 1.5
  24. Trachsel, M., Gaab., Biller-Adorno, N. (2018). Psychotherapieethik. Standards der Psychotherapie, Hogrefe-Verlag 1. Auflage 2018, ISBN: 9783801728410:
  25. Meier S, Haschke M, Zahner C, Kruttschnitt E, Drewe J, Liakoni E, Hammann F, Gaab J (2018). Effects of a fixed herbal drug combination (ZE 185) to an experimental acute stress setting in healthy men – an explorative randomized  placebo-controlled double blind study. Phytomedicine. Jan 15;39:85-92. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2017.12.005., IF 3.5
  26. Gocheva V, Hund-Georgiadis M, Hediger K (2018). Effects of animal-assisted therapy on concentration and attention span in patients with acquired brain injuries: a randomised controlled trial. Neuropsychology, 32/1,54-64, IF: 3.3


  1. Urech C, Ehrbar V, Boivin J, Müller M, Alder J, Zanetti Dällenbach R, Rochlitz C, Tschudin S (2017). Knowledge about and attitude towards fertility preservation in young female cancer patients: a cross-sectional online survey. Hum Fertil (Camb). 2017 Sep 22:1-7. doi: 10.1080/14647273.2017.1380317. IF: 1.1
  2. Urech C, Scherer S, Emmenegger M, Gaab J, Tschudin S, Hoesli I, Berger T, Alder J  (2017). Efficacy of an internet-based cognitive behavioral stress management training in women with idiopathic preterm labor: A randomized controlled intervention study. J Psychosomatic Research, 103, 140-146. IF: 2.8
  3. Tondorf T, Kaufmann L-K, Degel A, Locher C, Birkhäuer J, Gerger H, Ehlert U, Gaab J (2017). Employing open/hidden administration In psychotherapy research: A randomized-controlled trial of expressive writing. PLOS ONE, 12(11), e0187400. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187400 IF: 2.8
  4. Hediger, K. & Hund-Georgiadis, M. (2017). Animal-assisted therapy in the view of staff members before and after implementation in a rehabilitation clinic. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 5(2), 61-73.
  5. Locher, C., Koechlin, H., Zion, S.R., Werner, C., Pine, D.S., Kirsch, I., Kessler, R.C., & Kossowsky, J (2017). Efficacy and Safety of SSRIs, SNRIs, and Placebo in Common Psychiatric Disorders: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis in Children and Adolescents, JAMA Psychiatry, doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.2432, IF: 15.3
  6. Locher, C., Frey Nascimento, A., Kossowsky, J., Kirsch, I., Meyer, A.H., Gaab, J. (2017). Is the rationale more important than deception? A randomized controlled trial of open-Label placebo analgesia. Pain, 158(12), 2320-2328., IF: 5.5
  7. Hediger, K., & Zink, R. (2017). Pferdegestützte Traumatherapie. München: Ernst Reinhardt Verlag
  8. R Coakley, T Wihak, J Kossowsky, C Iversen, C Donado (2017). The Comfort Ability Pain Management Workshop: A Preliminary, Nonrandomized Investigation of a Brief, Cognitive, Biobehavioral, and Parent Training Intervention for Pediatric Chronic Pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology., IF: 2.4
  9. Glenn, A.L., Remmel, R.J., Ong, M.Y., Lim, N.S.J., Ang, R.P., Threadgill, H., Ryerson, N., Raine, A., Fung, D., Ooi, Y.P. (2017). Neurocognitive characteristics of youth with noncomorbid and comorbid forms of Conduct Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry; 77:60-70. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2017.06.005. IF: 2.0.
  10. Lakens D, Page-Gould E, van Assen M, Spellman B, Schönbrodt F, Hasselman F, Corker KS, Grange JA, Sharples A, Cavender C, Augusteihn H, Gerger H, Locher C, Miller I, Anvari F, (2017): Examining the reproducibility of meta-analyses in psychology: A preliminary report. Retrieved from BITSS:
  11. Thaiparambil BX, Waldmeier A, Kunnel John R, Gaab J (2017). Importance and impediments of education in India: Proposition of a merit-based and social-stratification insensitive approach. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, Vol. 6, Issue 2, (February) ISSN 2289-1552
  12. Birkhäuer, J., Gaab, J., Kossowsky, J, Hasler, S., Krummenacher, P., Werner, C., Gerger, H., (2017). Trust in the Health Care Professional and Health Outcome: A Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE, 12(2): e0170988. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0170988, IF 2.8
  13. Birkhäuer, J., Gaab, J., Calnan, M. (2017). Is having a trusting doctor-patient relationship better for patients’ health? (1). pp. 145-147.
  14. Ooi, Y. P., Glenn, A., Ang, R. P., Vanzetti, S., Falcone, T., Gaab, J., & Fung, D. (2017). Agreement between parent- and self-reports of psychopathic traits and externalizing behaviors in a clinical sample. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 48(1), 151-165. IF: 2.03
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  18. Faria, V., Kossowsky, J., Petkov, M. P., Kaptchuk, T. J., Kirsch, I., Lebel, A. Borsook, D. (2017). Parental attitudes about placebo use in children. Journal of Pediatrics, 181, 272-278.e10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.10.018, IF: 3.89


  1. Grossert, A., Urech, C., Alder, J., Gaab, J., Berger, T., & Hess, V. (2016). Web-based stress management for newly diagnosed cancer patients (STREAM-1): A randomized, wait-list controlled intervention study. BMC Cancer, 16, 838. DOI: 10.1186/s12885-016-2866-0, IF: 3.3
  2. Hall, K. T., Kossowsky, J., Oberlander, T. F., Kaptchuk, T. J., Saul, J. P., Wyller, V. B., Fagermoen, E., Sulheim, D., Gjerstad, J., Winger, A., & Mukamal, K. J. (2016). Genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase modifies effects of clonidine treatment in chronic fatigue syndrome. Pharmacogenomics Journal, 16(5), 454-460. DOI: 10.1038/tpj.2016.53, IF: 4.2
  3. Gaab, J., Blease, C., Locher, C., Gerger, H. (2015). Go open - a plea for transparency in psychotherapy. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, American Psychological Association.
  4. Hediger, K. (2016). Freie Interaktionen zwischen Patient und Pferd in der pferdegestützten Psychotherapie. In: Gäng, M. (Hrsg.) Therapeutisches Reiten. Ernst Reinhardt, München, 105-124.
  5. Gaab, J., Jiménez, J., Voneschen, L., Meyer. A.M., Nater, U.M., Krummenacher, P. (2016). Psychosocial stress-induced analgesia - an examination of effects on heat pain threshold and tolerance and of neuroendocrine mediation. Neuropsychobiology; 87-95, DOI: 10.1159/000454986, IF: 2.25
  6. Ooi, Y. P., Goh, D. H.-L., Mekler, E. D., Tuch, A. N., Boon, J., Ang, R. P., Fung, D., & Gaab, J. (2016). Understanding player perceptions of RegnaTales, a mobile game for teaching social problem solving skills. Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 167-172. DOI: 10.1145/2851613.2851678
  7. Ooi, Y. P.,  Sung, S. C., Raja, M., Kwan, C., Koh, J. B. K., & Fung, D. (2016). Web-based CBT for the treatment of selective mutism: Results from a pilot randomized controlled trial in Singapore. Journal of Speech Pathology and Therapy, 1(2), 112. DOI: 10.4172/2472-5005.1000112
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  9. Wittwer A, Krummenacher P, La Marca R, Ehlert, U, Folkers, G (2016). Salivary Alpha-Amylase Correlates with Subjective Heat Pain Perception. Pain Med. 2016 Jun;17(6):1131-6. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnv085. Epub 2016 Jan 13. IF: 2.3
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  13. Prätzlich, M., Kossowsky, J., Gaab, J., Krummenacher, P. (2016). Impact of Short-Term Meditation and Expectation on Executive Brain Functions. Behavioural Brain Research, Oct 14;297:268-276. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.10.012. IF: 3.0
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  21. Loh, A. B. H., Ooi, Y. P., Lim, C. G.,  Fung, D., & Khoo, A. (2016). Managing Adolescents with Gaming Problems: The Singapore Counsellors’ Perspective, International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 6, 7-13. doi: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20160601.02. IF:0.8
  22. Scherer, S., Alder, J. Gaab, J., Berger, T., Ihde, K., Urech, C. (2016). Patient satisfaction and psychological well-being after internet-based cognitive behavioral stress management (IB-CBSM) for women with preterm labor: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2015.10.011, IF: 2.7


  1. Schramm, E., Hediger, K., Lang U.E. (2015). From animal behavior to human health: A nature and animal- assisted mindfulness intervention for recurrent depression. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 223 (3), 192-200. IF: 0.8
  2. Hediger, K. & Beetz, A. (2015). The Role of Human- Animal Interaction in Education. In: Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Waltner-Toews, D., Whittaker, M. & Tanner, M. (eds.) One health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, 73-84.
  3. Lester, K. J., Roberts, S., Keers, R., Coleman, J. R. I., Breen, G., Wong, Ch. C. Y., Xu, X., Arendt, K., Blatter-Meunier, J., Bögels, S., Cooper, P., Creswell, C., Heiervang, E. R., Herren, Ch., Hogendoorn, S. M., Hudson, J. L., Krause, K., Lyneham, H. J., McKinnon, A., Morris, T., Nauta, M. H., Rapee, R. M., Rey, Y., Schneider, S., Schneider, S. C., Silverman, W. K., Smith, P., Thastum, M., Thirlwall, K., Waite, P., Wergeland, G. J., & Eley, T. C. (2015). Non-replication of the association between 5HTTLPR and response to psychological therapy for child anxiety disorders. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1-7. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.154997, IF: 7.34
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  5. Gerger, H.,  Hlavica, M., Gaab, J.,  Munder, M.,  Barth, J. (2015). Does it matter who provides psychological interventions for medically unexplained symptoms? A meta-analysis. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84:217–226, IF: 9.37
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  9. Ooi YP, Shih-Jen Weng, Yeok Jang Leong, Lambert Low, Jacqueline Seah, Rebecca P. Ang, Choon Guan Lim, Alvin Liew, and Min Sung (2015). Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Findings from an Open-label Pilot Study in Singapore. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, iEur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Mar 25. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.28, IF: 2.95
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  1. Krummenacher, P., Kossowsky, J., Schwarz, C., Brugger, P., Kelley, J., Meyer, A., Gaab, J. (2014). Expectancy-Induced Placebo Analgesia in Children and the Role of Magical Thinking, J Pain. 2014 Sep 23. pii: S1526-5900(14)00914-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2014.09.005., IF: 4.2
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  1. McKay, R., Tamagni, C., Palla, A., Krummenacher, P., Hegemann, S.C.A. , Straumann, D. & Brugger, P. (2013). Vestibular stimulation attenuates unrealistic optimism, Cortex, IF 6.2
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