Maria Kleinstäuber

Research | Current

The role of patients’ perceptions of medicines and drug efficacy

The role of patients’ perceptions of illness and outcome in chronic illness

Etiology of and treatments for somatoform disorders

Etiology of and treatments for psychosomatic disorders (i.e., chronic tinnitus, premenstrual syndrome)

Psychotherapy research, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses

Internet-based therapy

Emotion processing and regulation


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Rief, W., Burton, C., Frostholm, L., Henningsen, P., Kleinstäuber M, Kop, W. J., ... Rosmalen, J. (2017). Core outcome domains for clinical trials on somatic symptom disorder, bodily distress disorder, and functional somatic syndromes: European Network on Somatic Symptom Disorders recommendations. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79 (9), 1008-1015. 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000502
  • Kleinstäuber M (2017). Factors associated with sexual health and well being in older adulthood. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 30 (5), 358-368. 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000354
  • Kleinstäuber M, Lambert, M. J., & Hiller, W. (2017). Early response in cognitive-behavior therapy for syndromes of medically unexplained symptoms. BMC Psychiatry, 17 (1)10.1186/s12888-017-1351-x
  • Weiss, F. D., Rief, W., & Kleinstäuber M (2017). Health care utilization in outpatients with somatoform disorders: Descriptives, interdiagnostic differences, and potential mediating factors. General Hospital Psychiatry, 44, 22-29. 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2016.10.003
  • 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 (1), 77-87. 10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.07.002
  • Weiss, F. D., Rief, W., Martin, A., Rauh, E., & Kleinstäuber M (2016). The Heterogeneity of Illness Behaviors in Patients with Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23 (3), 319-326. 10.1007/s12529-015-9533-8
  • Schwarz, J., Gottschalk, J.-M., Ruckmann, J., Rief, W., & Kleinstäuber M (2016). An experimental paradigm to repeatedly induce somatic symptoms. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 82, 24-30. 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2016.01.007
  • 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. 10.1007/s10608-016-9788-7