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Psychologisches Institut Experimentelle Psychopathologie und Psychotherapie


Birgit Kleim, Prof. Dr.

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Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich

Selected Publications

10. * Homan S, Gabi M, Klee N, Bachmann S, Moser AM, Duri M, Michel S, Bertram AM, Maatz A, Seiler G, Stark E, Kleim B. (2022). Linguistic features of suicidal thoughts and behaviors: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review.doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2022.102161. 


9. *Weber, M., Schumacher, S., Hannig, W., Barth, J., Lotzin, A., Schäfer, I., Ehring, T., Kleim, B. (2021, Jul). Long- term outcomes of psychological treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review and meta- analysis. Psychological Medicine, 51(9):1420–1430. 


8. Grueschow, M., Stenz, N., Thörn, H., Ehlert, U., Breckwoldt, J., Brodmann Maeder, M., Exadaktylos, A.K., Bingisser, R., Ruff, C.C., Kleim, B. (2021, Apr. 15). Real-world stress resilience is associated with the responsivity of the locus coeruleus. Nature Communications, 12(1):2275. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22509-1 


7. Galatzer-Levy, I., Abbas, A., *Ries, A., *Homan, S., Sels, L., Koesmahargyo, V., Yada, V., Colla, M., Scheerer, H., Vetter, S., Seifritz, E., Scholz, U., Kleim, B. (2021, Jun. 3). Validation of visual and auditory digital markers of suicidality in acutely suicidal psychiatric inpatients: Proof-of-concept study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(6):e25199. 


6. *Paersch, C., Schulz, A., Wilhelm, F.H., Brown, A.D., Kleim, B. (2021, Feb 25). Recalling autobiographical self- efficacy episodes boosts reappraisal-effects on on negative emotional memories. Emotion. doi: 10.1037/emo0000949 


5. *Azza, Y., Grueschow, M., Karlen, W., Seifritz, E., Kleim, B. (2020). How stress affects sleep and mental health: Nocturnal heartrate increases during prolonged stress and interacts with childhood trauma exposure to predict anxiety. Sleep, 15(43):6. 


4. Kube, T., Berg, M., Kleim, B., Herzog, P. (2020). Rethinking post-traumatic stress disorder – A predictive processing perspective. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 113:448–460. 


3. *Haag, C., Robinaugh, D., Ehlers, A., Kleim, B. (2017). Understanding emergence of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder through acute stress symptom networks. JAMA Psychiatry, 74(6):108–109. 


2. Kalisch, R., Baker, D., (...) Kleim, B. (2017). The resilience framework as a strategy to combat stress-related disorders. Nature Human Behavior, 1:784–790. 


1. Kleim, B., Wilhelm, F.H., *Temp, L., Margraf, J., Widerhold, B.K., Rasch, B. (2014, May) Sleep enhances exposure therapy. Psychological Medicine, 44(7):1511–1519. doi: 10.1017/S0033291713001748