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Wilhelm, M., Bauer, S., Feldhege, J., Wolf, M., & Moessner, M. (2024). Alleviating the burden of depression: a simulation study on the impact of mental health services. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 33, e19.

Probst, G. H., Wolf, M.,  Vîsla, A., & Flückiger, C. (2024). How resilient are former CBT patients with generalized anxiety disorder in times of COVID-19? A follow-up study considering post-treatment depressive symptoms. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 15, 100701.

Gruebner, O., van Haasteren, A., Hug, A., Elayan, S., Sykora, M., Albanese, E., Stettner, G. M., Waldboth, V., Messmer-Khosla, S., Enzmann, C., Baumann, D., von Wyl, V., Fadda, M.,¥ Wolf, M.,¥ von Rhein, M.¥ (2023). Mental health challenges and digital platform opportunities in patients and families affected by pediatric neuromuscular diseases - experiences from Switzerland. Digital Health, 9. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/20552076231213700

Merzhvynska, M.,* Wolf, M.,* Krieger, T., Berger, T., Munder, T.,¥ & Watzke, B.¥(2024). Prognostic Risk Factors in Randomized Clinical Trials of Face-to-Face and Internet-Based Psychotherapy for Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression Analysis. JAMA Psychiatry, 81(1), 97–100.

Sedlakova, J., Daniore, P., Horn Wintsch, A., Wolf, M., Stanikic, M., Haag, C., Sieber, C., Schneider, G., Staub, K., Alois Ettlin, D., Grübner, O., Rinaldi, F., von Wyl, V., & University of Zurich Digital Society Initiative (UZH-DSI) Health Community (2023). Challenges and best practices for digital unstructured data enrichment in health research: A systematic narrative review. PLOS Digital Health, 2(10), e0000347.

Krieger, T., Bur, O., Weber, L., Wolf, M., Berger, T., Watzke, B., & Munder, T. (2023). Human contact in internet-based interventions for depression: A pre-registered replication and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Internet Interventions, 32, 100617.

Feldhege, J., Wolf, M., Moessner, M., & Bauer, S. (2023). Psycholinguistic changes in the communication of adolescent users in a suicidal ideation online community during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 32, 975–998. Advance online publication.

Gruebner, O., van Haasteren, A., Hug, A., Elayan, S., Sykora, M., Albanese, E., Naslund, J., Wolf, M.,¥ Fadda, M.,¥ & von Rhein, M.¥ (2022). Digital Platform Uses for Help and Support Seeking of Parents With Children Affected by Disabilities: Scoping Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(12), e37972.

Sedlakova, J., Daniore, P., Horn Wintsch, A., Wolf, M., Stanikic, M., Haag, C., Sieber, C., Schneider, G., Staub, K., Ettlin, D.A., Grübner, O., Rinaldi, F., von Wyl, V., University of Zurich Digital Society Initiative (UZH-DSI) Health Community. (2022) Challenges and best practices for digital unstructured data enrichment in health research: a systematic narrative review. medrxiv. Pre-print. doi:10.1101/2022.07.28.22278137

Lopez-Alcalde, J., Yakoub, N., Wolf, M., Munder, T., von Elm, E., Flückiger, C., Steinert, C., Liebherz, S., Rosendahl, J., Witt, C. M., & Barth, J. (2022). The RIPI-f (Reporting Integrity of Psychological Interventions delivered face-to-face) checklist was developed to guide reporting of treatment integrity in face-to-face psychological interventions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 151, 65–74.

Hesse, S., Heddaeus, D., Steinmann, M., Wolf, M., Härter, M., & Watzke, B. (2022). Validierung einer Skala zur Erfassung der depressionsbezogenen Selbstwirksamkeitserwartung (DSW) [Perceived Self-Efficacy in the Management and Prevention of Depression: German Adaptation and Validation of a Brief Self-Report Measure]. Diagnostica, 68(3), 150-161.

Munder, T., Geisshüsler, A., Krieger, T., Zimmermann, J., Wolf, M., Berger, T., & Watzke, B. (2022). Intensity of Treatment as Usual and Its Impact on the Effects of Face-to-Face and Internet-Based Psychotherapy for Depression: A Preregistered Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 91(3), 200–209.

Edry, T., Maani, N., Sykora, M., Elayan, S., Hswen, Y., Wolf, M., Rinaldi, F., Galea, S., & Gruebner, O. (2021). Real-time geospatial surveillance of localized emotional stress responses to COVID-19: A proof of concept analysis. Health & Place, 70, 102598.

Feldhege, J., Moessner, M., Wolf, M. & Bauer, S. (2021). Changes in Language Style and Topics in an Online Eating Disorder Community at the Beginning of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic: Observational Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 23(7):e28346.

Michaelis, M., Burgess, S., Junne, F., Rothermund, E., Gündel, H., Zipfel, S., Wolf, M. & Rieger, M. A. (2021). Mental Health Applications for Primary and Secondary Prevention of Common Mental Disorders: Attitudes of German Employees. Front. Psychiatry 12:508622.

Meier, T., Boyd, R. L., Mehl, M. R., Milek, A., Pennebaker, J. W., Martin, M., Wolf, M., & Horn, A. B. (2021). (Not) Lost in translation: Psychological adaptation occurs during speech translation. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12(1), 131-142 .

Meier, T., Boyd, R. T., Mehl, M. R., Milek, A., Pennebaker, J. W., Martin, M., Wolf, M., Horn, A. B. (2020). Stereotyping in the digital age: Male language is "ingenious", female language is "beautiful" – and popular. PLoS ONE, 15(12), e0243637.

Haller, E., Watzke, B., Blozik, E., Rosemann, T., Reich, O., Huber, C.A., & Wolf, M. (2019). Antidepressant prescription practice and related factors in Switzerland: A cross-sectional analysis of health claims data. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), 196.

Schramm, E., Kriston, L., Elsaesser, M., Fangmeier, T., Meister, R., Bausch, P., Zobel, I., Bailer, J., Wambach, K., Backenstrass, M., Klein, J.P., Schoepf, D., Schnell, K., Gumz, A., Löwe, B., Walter, H., Wolf, M., Domschke, K., Berger, M., Hautzinger, M., & Härter, M. (2019). Two-year follow-up after treatment with the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy versus supportive psychotherapy for early-onset chronic depression. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 88(3), 154-164.

Wolf, M., Moessner, M., & Bauer, S. (2018) Chancen moderner Medien für psychotherapeutische Nachsorge und Rückfallprophylaxe. Psychotherapie im Dialog, 19(04), 25-32. doi: 10.1055/a-0592-0219.

Moessner, M., Feldhege, J., Wolf, M., & Bauer S. (2018) Analyzing big data in social media: Text and network analyses of an eating disorder forum. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51(7), 656-667.

Backenstrass, M. & Wolf, M. (2018). Internetbasierte Therapie in der Versorgung von Patienten mit depressiven Störungen: Ein Überblick. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 66, 48–60.

Kraft, S., Wolf, M., Klein, T., Becker, T., Bauer, S., & Puschner, B. 2017). Text message feedback to support mindfulness practice in people with depressive symptoms: A pilot randomized controlled trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 5(5), e59. doi:10.2196/mhealth.7095

Zimmermann, J., Brockmeyer, T., Hunn, M., Schauenburg, H., & Wolf, M. (2017) First-person pronoun use in spoken language as a predictor of future depressive symptoms: Preliminary evidence from a clinical sample of depressed patients. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24(2), 384-391.

Wolf, M., Kraft, S., Tschauner, K., Bauer, S., Becker, T., & Puschner, B. (2016). User activity in a mobile phone intervention to assist mindfulness exercises in people with depressive symptoms. Mental Health and Prevention, 4(2), 57-62.

Kordy, H., Wolf, M., Aulich, K., Bürgy, M., Hegerl, U., Hüsing, J., Puschner, B., Rummel-Kluge, C., Vedder, H., Backenstrass, M. (2016). Internet-delivered disease management for recurrent depression: A multicenter randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 85(2), 91-98.

Zimmer, B., Moessner, M., Wolf, M., Minarik, C., Kindermann, S., & Bauer, S. (2015). Effectiveness of an Internet-based preparation for psychosomatic treatment: Results of a controlled observational study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 79(5), 399-403.

Moessner, M., Bauer, S., Özer, F., Wolf, M., Zimmer, B., & Kordy, H. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of an internet-based aftercare intervention after inpatient treatment in a psychosomatic hospital. Psychotherapy Research, 24, 496-503.

Kordy, H., Backenstrass, M., Hüsing, J., Wolf, M., Aulich, K., Bürgy, M., Puschner, B., RummelKluge, C. & Vedder, H. (2013). Supportive monitoring and disease management through the internet: An internet-delivered intervention strategy for recurrent depression. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 36, 327-337.

Wolf, M., Theis, F. & Kordy, H. (2013). Language use in eating disorder blogs: Psychological implications of social online activity. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32, 212-226.

Zimmermann, J., Wolf, M., Bock, A., Peham, D. & Benecke, C. (2013). The way we refer to ourselves reflects how we relate to others: Associations between first-person pronoun use and interpersonal problems. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 218-225.

Bornmann, L., Wolf, M. & Daniel, H.-D. (2012). Closed versus open reviewing of journal manuscripts: How far do comments differ in language use? Scientometrics, 91, 843–856.

Theis, F., Wolf, M., Fiedler, P., Backenstrass, M. & Kordy, H. (2012). Essstörungen im Internet: Eine experimentelle Studie zu den Auswirkungen von Pro-Essstörungs- und Selbsthilfewebsites. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 62, 58-65. doi:10.1055/s-0031-1301336.

Bauer, S., Wolf, M., Haug, S., & Kordy, H. (2011). The effectiveness of internet chat groups in the relapse prevention after inpatient psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 21, 219-226.

Kordy, H., Theis, F. & Wolf, M. (2011). Moderne Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie in der Rehabilitation. Mehr Nachhaltigkeit durch Internet-vermittelte Nachsorge. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, 54, 458-464.

Wolf, M. & Mehl, K. (2011). Experiential learning in psychotherapy: Ropes course exposures as an adjunct to inpatient treatment. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 18, 60-74.

Wolf, M. (2011). Supportives Monitoring in der Psychotherapie. Psychotherapeut, 56, 485-491.

Wolf, M., Chung, C. K., & Kordy, H. (2010). Inpatient treatment to online aftercare: E-mailing themes as a function of therapeutic outcomes. Psychotherapy Research, 20, 71-85.

Wolf, M., Chung, C. K., & Kordy, H. (2010). MEM's search for meaning. A rejoinder. Psychotherapy Research, 20, 93-99.

Bauer, S., Moessner, M., Wolf, M., Haug, S. & Kordy, H. (2009). ES[S]PRIT – An Internetbased program for the prevention and early intervention of eating disorders in college students. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 37, 327-336.

Wolf, M. & Bongartz, W. (2009). Die Bestimmung des emotionalen Ressourcenpotenzials (BER) – Psychometrische Überprüfung eines Tests zur Erfassung individueller emotionaler Erfahrungsmöglichkeiten. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 38, 5-13.

Bauer, S., Wolf, M., Moessner, M., Zimmer, B. & Kordy, H. (2008). Stepped Care in der psychosozialen Versorgung. Verhaltenstherapie und Verhaltensmedizin, 29, 227-242.

Mehl, K. & Wolf, M. (2008). Erfahrungsorientiertes Lernen in der Psychotherapie: Evaluation psychophysischer Expositionen auf dem Hochseil im Rahmen eines multimethodalen stationären Behandlungskonzeptes. Psychotherapeut, 53, 35-42.

Moessner, M., Zimmer, B., Wolf, M. & Bauer, S. (2008). Neue Medien für die gesundheitliche Versorgung. Psychotherapeut, 53, 277-283.

Puschner, B., Wolf, M. & Kraft, S. (2008). Helping alliance and outcome: What predicts what in routine outpatient treatment. Psychotherapy Research, 2, 167-178.

Wolf, M., Horn, A., Mehl, M., Haug, S., Pennebaker, J. W. & Kordy, H. (2008). Computergestützte quantitative Textanalyse: Äquivalenz und Robustheit der deutschen Version des Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count. Diagnostica, 2, 85-98.

Golkaramnay, V., Bauer, S., Haug, S., Wolf, M. & Kordy, H. (2007). The exploration of the effectiveness of group therapy through an Internet chat as aftercare: A controlled naturalistic study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 76, 219-22.

Wolf, M., Sedway, J., Bulik, C. & Kordy, H. (2007). Linguistic analyses of natural written language: Unobtrusive assessment of cognitive style in eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders 40, 711-717.

Kordy, H., Golkaramnay, V., Wolf, M., Haug, S. & Bauer, S. (2006). Internet-Chat-Gruppen in der Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik: Akzeptanz und Wirksamkeit einer InternetBrücke zwischen Fachklinik und Alltag. Psychotherapeut, 51, 144-153.

Kordy, H., Haug, S., Wolf, M. & Dogs, P. (2006). Internet-Brücke zwischen Fachklinik und Alltag. MMW Fortschritte der Medizin, 31/32, 27-29.

Wolf, M. & Kordy, H. (2006). Die therapeutische Beziehung in einem E-Mail-Modell poststationärer Psychotherapie. Psychodynamische Psychotherapie, 5, 137-145

Wolf, M., Maurer, W.-J., Dogs, P. & Kordy, H. (2006). E-Mail in der Psychotherapie - ein Nachbehandlungsmodell via Electronic Mail für die stationäre Psychotherapie. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie 56, 138-146.

Haug, S., Wolf, M., Golkaramnay, V. & Kordy, H. (2005). Kommunikation und Gruppenevaluation in Internet-Chat-Nachsorgegruppen unterschiedlicher Größe. Gruppenpsychotherapie und Gruppendynamik, 41, 379-393

Percevic, R., Gallas, C., Wolf, M., Haug, S., Hünerfauth, T., Schwarz, M. & Kordy, H. (2005). Das Klinisch Psychologische Diagnosesystem (KPD-38): Entwicklung, Normierung und Validierung eines Selbstbeurteilungsbogen für den Einsatz in Qualitätssicherung und Ergebnismonitoring in der Psychotherapie und psychosomatischen Medizin. Diagnostica, 51, 134-144.

Wolf, M., Gallas, C. & Kordy, H. (2005). Zur diskriminativen Validität des Inventars zur Erfassung Interpersonaler Probleme (IIP): Interpersonale Probleme von Patienten mit Persönlichkeitsstörungen. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 34, 233-240.

Percevic, R., Wolf, M. & Kordy, H. (2004). Der Einfluss des Retest-Artefakts auf die Ergebnismessung in der Psychotherapie am Beispiel des Inventars zur Erfassung Interpersoneller Probleme (IIP) und des Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI). Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 52, 265-278.

Schmidt, L. R., Wolf, M. & Friedmann B. (2003) Soziale Umwelten psychiatrischer Stationen unterschiedlicher Struktur: Evaluation mit computergestützter Verhaltensbeobachtung. Verhaltenstherapie und psychosoziale Praxis, 35, 293-321.


Monografien / Buchkapitel

Sedlakova, J., von Wyl, V., Friemel, T., Pfiffner, N., Wolf, M., Horn, A., Staub, K., Schneider, G.,  Ellendorff, T., Grübner, O., Rinaldi, F., Spitale, G., Ettlin, D. A., Bernard, J., Daniore, P., Haag, C., Sieber, C., Stanikic, M., Schläpfer, S. (2022). What hinders researchers from making more frequent use of unstructured, digital data for research? Results from a survey among UZH scientists. Zürich, Digital Society Initiative (DSI).

Meier, T., Boyd, R.L., Pennebaker, J.W., Mehl, M.R., Martin, M., Wolf, M., & Horn, A.B. (2018). "LIWC auf Deutsch": The Development, Psychometrics, and Introduction of DE-LIWC2015. URL:

Moessner, M., Haug, S., Wolf, M., Zimmer, B. & Bauer, S. (2016). KPD-38 – Das Klinisch Psychologische Diagnosesystem 38. In C. Geue, B. Strauß & E. Brähler, Handbuch Diagnostik in der Psychotherapie (S. 304-309). Göttingen, Hogrefe.

Wolf, M. (2014). E-Mail in der Psychotherapie – Entwicklung und Evaluation eines E-Mail basierten Nachsorgeprogramms für die stationäre Psychotherapie. Heidelberg, Universität Heidelberg. [Open Access]

Reynolds, D. Hanley, T. & Wolf, M. (2012). Reaching out across the virtual divide: An empirical review of text-based therapeutic online relationships. In B. Popoola & O. Adebowale (Eds.), Online Guidance and Counselling: Toward Effectively Applying Technology (pp. 64-90). Pennsylvania, IGI Global.

Wolf, M. & Bauer, S. (2008). Computer mediated communication for the enhancement of psychotherapy. In S. Kelsey & K. St. Amant (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication (p. 602-618). New York, Information Science Reference.

Wolf, M. & Bauer, S. (2008). Die Perspektive von Teilnehmern an technikbasierten Angeboten. In S. Bauer & H. Kordy (Eds.) E-Mental Health – Neue Medien in der psychosozialen Versorgung (S. 270-287). Heidelberg, Springer.

Wolf, M., Bauer, S., Moessner, M., Zimmer, B. & Kordy , H. (2008) Online delivery of mental health treatments –Approaches and future perspectives for research and practice. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Workshop on Technology in Mental Health (pp. 94-104).

Wolf, M., Zimmer, B. & Dogs, P. (2008). Chat- und E-Mail-Brücke: Nachsorge nach stationärer Psychotherapie. In S. Bauer & H. Kordy (Eds.) E-Mental Health – Neue Medien in der psychosozialen Versorgung (S. 220-235). Heidelberg, Springer.

Wolf, M., Walker, C. & Kächele, H. (2005). LIFE – Longitudinal Interval Follow-up Evaluation DSM-IV Version. In B. Strauß & J. Schumacher (Hrsg.), Klinische Interviews und Ratingskalen (S. 231-236). Göttingen, Hogrefe.

Zeitschriften ohne Peer-Review / publizierte Abstracts

Wolf, M., Backenstrass, M., Kordy, H. (2011). Supportive monitoring and disease management through the Internet (SUMMIT). Psychiatrische Praxis, 38 (S 01). DOI: 10.1055/s-00311.

Wolf, M., Backenstraß, M., Becker, T., Bürgy, M., Freyberger, H. J., Hegerl, U., Hüsing, J., Vedder, H., & Kordy, H. (2011). Efficacy of an internet delivered intervention strategy for recurrent depression: A multi-center randomized controlled trial. European Psychiatry, 26 (Suppl 1).

Bauer, S., Moessner, M. & Wolf, M. (2011). Internetbasierte Nachsorge zur Förderung der Nachhaltigkeit psychotherapeutischer Behandlungen. Psychotherapie im Dialog 12, 148152.

Wolf, M., Stempfer, N. & Kordy, H. (2009). Linguistic analyses of natural language in eating disorders. Psychiatrie pro Praxi, 10 (Suppl B), 12.

Kordy, H., Wolf, M. & Zimmer, B. (2007) Clinical evolutions and technical innovations: Improving the match between patients’ needs and care provision. Ceska A Slovenske Psychiatrie, 103 (Suppl 1/2007), 42.

Wolf, M. & Kordy, H. (2007). Akzeptanz und Effektivität einer E-Mail Brücke zu Nachbetreuung stationärer Psychotherapiepatienten. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 57. DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-970729.

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