Prof. Dr. Ulrike Buhlmann

Professor for Clinical Psychology und Psychotherapy

Room   P/10a
Office Hour: By arrangement (please contact my secretary
Tel.:    + 49 251 83-34112
Fax.:   + 49 251 83-31331
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  • Research focus

    • Body dysmorphic disorder
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • Stigma of mental illness
    • Cross-cultural aspects of clinical psychology (e.g., barriers of treatment and culturally sensitive psychotherapy)
    • Psychotherapy research

  • Honors

    Lehrpreis der Fachschaft Psychologie für die beste Vorlesung im Fach Psychologie im WiSe 13/14 (Vorlesung: "Störungsübergreifende Grundlagen der Klinischen Psychologie") - Fachschaft Psychologie
  • Publications

    Articles in Journals

    • Dougherty D D, Chou T, Buhlmann U, Rauch S L, Deckersbach T. (). Early Amygdala Activation and Later Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Activation During Anger Induction and Imagery. Journal of Medical Psychology, xxx. [In Press]
    • Jürgens C, Rupp C, Doebler J, Andor F, Buhlmann U. (). Metacognition in obsessive-compulsive disorder symptom dimensions: Role of Fusion beliefs, beliefs about rituals and stop signals. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, ++. [In Press]
    • Rupp C, Jürgens C, Doebler P, Andor F, Buhlmann U. (). A randomized waitlist-controlles Trial comparing detached mindfulness and cognitive restructuring in obsessive-compulsive disorder. PLoS ONE, xxx. doi: 10.1371/journal.one.0213895.
    • Dusend C, De Putter LM, Koster EH, Dietel F, Buhlmann U. (). Does Modification of Implicit Associations Regarding Contamination Affect Approach Behavior and Attentional Bias? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 2019, 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s10608-018-09991-6.
    • Dietel F, Möbius M, Steinbach L, Dusend C, Wilhelm S, Buhlmann U. (). Effects of induced appearance-related interpretation bias: A test of the cognitive-behavioral model of body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 61, 180-187. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2018.07.003.
    • Bürkner P-C, Bittner N, Holling H, Buhlmann U. (). D-cycloserine augmentation of behavior therapy for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders: A meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 12 (3). doi: 10.1371.
    • Möllmann A, Dietel F A, Hunger A, Buhlmann U. (). Prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder and associated features in German adolescents: A self-report survey. Psychiatry Research, 254, 263-267. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.04.063.
    • Hübner C, Wiesendahl W, Kleinstäuber M, Stangier U, Kathmann N, Buhlmann U. (). Facial discrimination in body dysmorphic, obsessive-compulsive, and social anxiety disorders. Psychiatry Research, 28(236), 105. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.12.024..
    • Beucke JC, Sepulcre J, Buhlmann U, Kathmann N, Moody T, Feusner JD. (). Degree connectivity in body dysmorphic disorder and relationships with obsessive and compulsive symptoms. Neuropsychopharmacology, 26, 1657. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2016.04.011.
    • Buhlmann U, Wacker R, Dziobek I. (). Inferring other people's states of mind: Comparison across social anxiety, body dysmorphic, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 34, 107-113. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.06.003.
    • Endrass T, Riesel A, Kathmann N, Buhlmann U. (). Performance Monitoring in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123(4), 705-714. doi: 10.1037/abn0000012.
    • Buhlmann, U. (). The German version of the Brown Assessment of Beliefs Scale (BABS). Development and evaluation of its psychometric properties. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(8). doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.07.011.
    • Wilhelm S, Phillips KA, Didie E, Buhlmann U, Greenberg JL, Fama JM, Keshaviah A, Steketee G. (). Modular cognitive-behavioural therapy for body dysmorphic disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 45(3), 314-327. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2013.12.007.
    • Buhlmann U, Rupf L, Gleiss MJ, Zschenderlein K, Kathmann N. (). Seeing "changes" that aren't there: Facial and object discrimination in body dysmorphic disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(3), 468-474. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.09.011.
    • Clerkin EM, Teachman BA, Smith AR, Buhlmann U. (). Specificity of Implicit-Shame Associations Comparison across body dysmorphic, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Social Anxiety Disorders. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(5). doi: 10.1177/2167702614524944.
    • Buhlmann U, Endrass T. (). Zwangsspektrumsstörungen. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 61(3). doi: 10.1024/1661-4747/a000152.
    • Buhlmann U, Heinrichs N, Martin A, Tuschen-Caffier B. (). Psychopathologie und Psychotherapie der körperdysmorphen Störung. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 42(3), 151-152. doi: 10.1026/1616-3443/a000209.
    • Buhlmann U, Winter A, Kathmann N. (). Emotion Recognition in body dysmorphic disorder: Application of the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Task. Body Image, 10(2), 247-250. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2012.12.001.
    • Buhlmann U, Martin A, Tuschen-Caffier B, Heinrichs N. (). Die körperdysmorphe Störung. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 42(3), 153-162. doi: 10.1026/1616-3443/a000210.
    • Winter A, Buhlmann U. (). Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand… Klinische Charakteristika der körperdysmorphen Störung. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 61(3), 167–174. doi: 10.1024/1661-4747/a000155.
    • Buhlmann U, Yovel I, Gershuny B S, Steketee G, Fama J M, Mitchell J, Wilhelm S. (). Idiosyncratic Severity Profiles of Obsessive Compulsive Dysfunction: A Detailed Self Report Assessment of a Multifaceted Syndrome. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 694-713.
    • Buhlmann U, Marques L, Wilhelm S. (). Traumatic experiences in body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200 (1), 95-98. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31823f6775.
    • Buhlmann U, Wilhelm S, Glaesmer H, Mewes R, Brähler E, Rief W. (). Perceived appearance-related teasing in Body dismorphic diesorder: A Population-based survey. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 342-348.
    • Weingarden H, Marques L, Fang A, LeBlanc N, Buhlmann U, Philipps, K A, Wilhelm S. (). Culturally adapted cognitive behavioral therapy for Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD): Case examples. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 381-396.
    • Buhlmann U, Teachman B A, Kathmann, N. (). Evaluating implicit attractiveness beliefs in body dysmorphic disorder using the G/No-go Association Task. Journal of bahavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 192-197.
    • Buhlmann U, Greenberg J L, Wilhelm S. (). Introduction to the Special issue: Recent advances in BDD: The role of risk factors and cognitive-behavioural therapy. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 339-341.
    • Buhlmann U, Gleiß M J L, Rupf L, Zschenderlein K, Kathmann N. (). Modifying Emotion recognition deficits in body dysmorphic disorder: An experimental investigation. Depression and Anxiety, 28, 924-931. doi: 10.1002/da.20887.
    • Buhlmann U. (). Treatment barriers for individuals with body dysmorphic disorder: An Internet Survey. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 268-271. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31821245ce.
    • Buhlmann U, Winter A. (). Perceived ugliness: An update on Treatment-relevant aspects in body dysmorphic disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 13, 283-288. doi: 10.1007/s11920-011-0203-5.
    • Chasson G. S, Buhlmann U, Tolin D.F, Reese H. E, Rowley, T, Welsh, K. S, Wilhelm S. (). The Need for Speed: Accelerating OCD recovery using D-cycloserine to enhance exposure and Response prevention. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 675-679.
    • Wilhelm S, Buhlmann U, Hayward L. C, Greenberg, J. L, Dimaite, R. (). A Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Approach for body Dysmorphic Disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17, 241-247.
    • Buhlmann U, Glaesmer H, Mewes R, Fama J. M., Wilhelm S, Brähler E, Rief W. (). Updates on the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder: A Population-based survey. Psychiatry Research, 178, 171-175. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.05.002.
    • Buhlmann U, Teachman B. A, Naumann E, Fehlinger T, Rief W. (). The meaning of Beauty: Implicit and explicit self-esteem and attractiveness beliefs in body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 694-702.
    • Wilhelm S, Steketee G, Fama J, Buhlmann U, Teachman B, Golan E. (). Modular Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Waitlist-Controlled Trial. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23, 294-305.
    • Buhlmann U, Wilhelm S, Glaesmer, H, Brähler E, Rief W. (). Fragebogen körperdysmorpher Symptome (FKS): Ein Screening-Instrument. Verhaltenstherapie, 19, 237-242.
    • Wilhelm S, Buhlmann U, Tolin D F, Meunier, S.A., Pearlson G D, Reese H E, Cannistraro P, Jenike M A, Rauch S L. (). Augmentation of behavior therapy with d-cycloserine for obsessive-compulsive disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 335-341. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2007.07050776.
    • Deckersbach T, Rauch S L, Buhlmann U, Ostacher M J, Beucke J.C, Nierenberg A A, Sachs G, Dougherty D D. (). An fMRI Investigation of working Memory and sadness in females with bipolar disorder: a brief Report. Bipolar Disorders, 10, 928-942. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5618.2008.00633.x.
    • Buhlmann U, Reese H E, REnaud S, Wilhlem S. (). Clinical considerations for the Treatment of body dysmorphic disorder with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Body Image, 5, 39-49.
    • Buhlmann U, Teachman B A, Gerbershagen A, Kikul J, Rief W. (). Implicit and explicit self-esteem and attractiveness beliefs among individuals with body dysmorphic disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 213-225.
    • Buhlmann U, Etcoff N L, Wilhelm S. (). Facial attractiveness ratings and perfectionism in body dysmorphic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 540-547. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.05.004.
    • Buhlmann U, Wilhelm S, Deckersbach, T, Rauch S L, Pitman R K, Orr S P. (). Physiologic responses to loud tones in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 166-172.
    • Buhlmann U, Cook L M, Fama, J M, Wilhelm S. (). Perceived teasing experiences in body dysmorphic disorder. Body Image, 4, 381-385.
    • Rief W, Buhlmann U, Wilhelm S, Borkenhagen A, Brähler E. (). The prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder: A Population-based survey. Psychological Medicine, 36, 877-886. doi: 10.1017/S0033291706007264.
    • Deckersbach T, Rauch S L, Buhlmann U, Wilhelm S. (). Habit reversal versus supportive psychotherapy in Tourette's disorder: A randomized controlles Trial and predictors of Treatment response. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1079-1090. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2005.08.007.
    • Buhlmann U, Etcoff N L, Wilhelm S. (). Emotion recognition bias for contempt and Anger in body dysmorphic disorder. 40, 105-111. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2005.03.006.
    • Buhlmann U, Reese H, Golan E, Wilhelm S. (). Body dysmorphic disorder: Delusions of physical appearance. Current Psychosis and Thearpeutic Reports, 4, 117-120. doi: 10.1007/BF02629333.
    • Buhlmann U, Deckersbach T, Engelhard I, Cook L M, Rauch S, Kathmann N, Wilhelm S, Savage C R. (). Cognitive Retraining for organizational impairment in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Research, 144, 109-116. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2005.10.012.
    • Wilhelm S, Steketee, G, Reilly-Harrington N A, Deckersbach T, Buhlmann U, Baer L. (). Effectiveness of cognitive therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A Population-based survey. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 19, 173-179.
    • Buhlmann U, McNally R J, Etcoff N L, Tuschen-Caffier B, Wilhelm S. (). Emotion recognition deficits in body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 38, 201-206. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3956(03)00107-9.
    • Buhlmann U, Wilhelm S. (). Cognitive factors in body dysmorphic disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 3, 922-926. doi: 10.3928/0048-5713-20041201-14.
    • Wilhelm S, Buhlmann U, McNally R J. (). Negative priming for threatening versus nonthreatening Information in body dysmorphic disorder. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 15, 180-183.
    • Buhlmann U, Wilhelm S, McNally R J, Tuschen-Caffier B, Baer L, Jenike M A. (). Interpretive biases for ambiguous Information in body dysmorphic disorder. CNC Spectrums, 7, 435-443. doi: 10.1017/S1092852900017946.
    • Buhlmann U, McNally R J, Wilhelm S, Florin I. (). Selective processing of emotional Information in body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 16, 289-298. doi: 10.1016/S0887-6185(02)00100-7.
    • McNally R J, Wilhelm S, Buhlmann U, Shin L. (). Cognitive Inhibition in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Application of a valence-based negative priming paradigm. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 103-106. doi: 10.1017/S1352465801001114.
    • Deckersbach T, Savage C R, Phillips K A, Wilhelm S, Buhlmann U, Rauch S L, Baer L, Jenike M A. (). Characteristics of memory dysfunction in body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 6, 673-681. doi: 10.1017/S1355617700666055.

    Conference Articles

    • Möllmann A, Hunger A, Buhlmann U. (). Effekte selektiven Betrachtens von Gesichtern auf Dissoziation, Unsicherheit und Attraktivitätseinschätzung – eine Analogstudie zu einem häufigen Ritual bei der Körperdysmorphen Störung. In 36. Symposium der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Landau.

    Articles in Edited Books

    • Dietel F, Buhlmann U. (). Body Dysmorphic Disorder. In Wenzel, A (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology 1st Ed. ,, p. 539-542.

    Short Articles (Poster or Abstracts)

    • Eckes A T, Möllmann A, Holling H, Dziobek I, Buhlmann U. (). Die Wirksamkeit von ABA-basierten Frühfördermaßnahmen bei Kindern mit einer Autismus-Spektrum-Störung – eine Metaanalyse. In 36. Symposium der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Landau.
    • Haferkamp J, Höcker A, Engberding M, Rist F, Buhlmann U. (). Does perfectionism combined with fear of failure lead to procrastination. In 10th Procrastination Research Conference, Chicago.
    • Engberding M, Thomas L, Höcker A, Haferkamp J, Förster S. Rist F, Buhlmann U. (). Procrastination in clinical context: Prevalence and diagnostic findings in psychotherapy outpatients. In 10th Biennial Conference on Procrastination, Chicago.
    • Schulte J, Wilhelm S, Buhlmann U. (). Appearance-related preoccupation increases body dysmorphic belief conviction and associated distress in students - An experimental study. In 23rd Annual OCD Conference, Chicago, IL, USA.
    • Seidemann J, Fantuzzi M, Barenbrügge J, Buhlmann U. (). Validierung des Fragebogens körperdysmorpher Symptome (FKS) im ambulanten klinischen Setting. In 34. Symposium der Fachgruppe für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Bielefeld, Deutschland.
    • Schulte J, Buhlmann U. (). Behandlungssituation und -barrieren von Betroffenen mit einer Körperdysmorphen Störung - Ergebnisse eines internetbasierten Selbsttests. In 33. Symposium der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Bielefeld, Deutschland.
    • Nohr L, Barenbrügge J, Buhlmann U. (). Aktuelle Belastung, Stigma und Hilfesuchverhalten der lateinamerikanischen Bevölkerung in Deutschland – Ein Überblick. In 34. Symposium der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Bielefeld, Deutschland.
    • Dietel FA, Heitmann A, Suliman Y, Buhlmann U. (). Hardly there or hard to find? - Selective attention for emotional faces: a comparison across body dysmorphic, obsessive- compulsive, and social anxiety disorder. In 22nd Annual OCD Conference der IOCDF, Boston, MA, USA.
    • Dietel FA, Buhlmann U. (). Die transdiagnostische Relevanz umschriebener aussehensbezogener Sorgen, Belastung und Suizidalität: Ergebnisse eines Online-Screenings. In 9. Workshopkongress der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Dresden, Deutschland.
    • Möllmann A, Hunger A, Buhlmann U. (). Körperdysmorphe Symptome und assoziierte kognitive Merkmale bei Jugendlichen zwischen 15 und 21 Jahren. In 9. Workshopkongress der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Dresden, Deutschland.
    • Dietel FA, Gebauer U, Rief W, Buhlmann U. (). Body dysmorphic disorder and body image concerns in the Western world: a cross-cultural comparison of features and treatment aspects. In 5th congress on Transcultural Psychosomatics, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Marburg, Deutschland.
    • Möllmann A, Wendlandt M, Hunger A, Buhlmann U. (). Body dysmorphic symptoms and related cognitive features in adolescents between 15 and 21 years of age. In 22nd Annual OCD Conference der IOCDF, Boston, MA, USA.
    • Schulte J, Böhm K, Brodkorb E, Moritz S, Kathmann N, Buhlmann U. (). Wahnhafte Überzeugungen bezüglich des Aussehens als Ergebnis voreiligen Schlussfolgerns? Eine Untersuchung des Jumping-to-Conclusions Bias bei Körperdysmorpher Störung. In 9. Workshopkongress der DGPs Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Dresden.
    • Schulte J, Körte J, Buhlmann U. (). Treatment situation and treatment barriers among individuals with body dysmorphic disorder in Germany – Results of an internet-based self-test. In 22nd Annual OCD Conference der IOCDF, Boston, MA, USA.
    • Dusend C, Kleß A, De Lucia S, Buhlmann U. (). Investigating the causal role of attention bias on anxiety and approach behavior in contamination concerns. In 22nd Annual OCD Conference der IOCDF, Boston, MA.
    • Dusend C, Kathmann N, Buhlmann U. (). Wir sehen es (nicht) ein –Vergleich von wahnhaften Überzeugungen bei der körperdysmorphen Störung (BDD), Zwangsstörung (OCD) und sozialer Angststörung (SAD). In 9. Workshopkongress der DGPs Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Dresden.
    • Dietel F, Ertle A, Buhlmann U. (). Breaking through the social mirror? Modulation von Redeleistung, Stressreaktion und kognitivem Bias infolge eines Aufmerksamkeitsmodifikationstrainings bei subklinischer körperdysmorpher Störung. In 32. Symposium Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Braunschweig, Deutschland.
  • Talks

    • Dietel, FA, Zache, C, Hartleb, X, Bischof, A, Wilhelm, S, Buhlmann, U (): "Web-based interpretation bias modification (CBM-I) in an analogue BDD sample: A randomized-controlled trial ". 52nd Annual Convention (ABCT), Washington D.C., USA, .
    • Dietel, FA, Zache, C, Hartleb, X, Bischof, A, Wilhelm, S & Buhlmann, U (): "SWAP your body image: Effects and predictors of an online reinterpretation training for body dissatisfaction ". 25th Annual OCD Conference , Washington D.C., USA, .
    • Dietel, FA, Zache, C, Hartleb, X, Bischof, A, Wilhelm, S, Buhlmann, U (): "". 36. Symposium der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Landau, Deutschland, .
    • Schulte, Johanna; Vollmers, Emil; Wilhelm, Sabine; Buhlmann, Ulrike (): "Fluctuation of insight and affect in Body Dysmorphic Disorder - An ecological momentary assessment study". 36. Symposium der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Landau in der Pfalz, .

    • Dietel, FA, Zache, C, Wilhelm, S, Buhlmann, U (): "". 47th Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Ljubljana, Slowenien, .
    • Dietel, FA, Zache, C, Wilhelm, S, Buhlmann, U (): "". 10. Workshopkongress für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie , Chemnitz, Deutschland, .
    • Möllmann A, Ruholl D, Hunger A, Buhlmann U (): "". 35. Symposium der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Chemnitz, .
    • Schulz, Claudia; Schulte, Johanna; Buhlmann, Ulrike (): "Treatment situation and barriers to treatment in individuals with body dysmorphic disorder in Germany - Results of an online self-test". Deutscher Kongress für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie , Berlin, Deutschland, .

    • Dietel F, Möbius M, Steinbach L, Buhlmann U (): "Investigating the effects of an appearance-related one-session interpretation bias modification program on body image". 46th European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Congress , Stockholm, Schweden, .
    • Dietel, FA, Möbius, M, Steinbach, L, Wilhelm, S, Buhlmann, U (): "". 34. Symposium der Fachgruppe für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Bielefeld, Deutschland, .