IFMA Preventive Health Management Inc.

Institute for Medical Advancement

New York, USA


Selected Publications

Aguado Loi CX, Spencer NRD, William A: Stress Management with University Students in Canada, US, and Germany: A Multinational Health Education Analysis. Umwelt und Gesundheit Online 2008; 1: 60-67

Albus C: Psychological and social factors in coronary heart disease. Annals of Medicine 2010; 42(7): 487-494

American College Health Association: National College Health Assessment II: Executive Summary, Fall 2011. American College Health Association 2011

Braun S, Botella C, Bridler R, Chmetz F, Delfino JP, Herzig D, Kluckner VJ, Mohr C, Moragrega I, Schrag Y, Seifritz E, Soler C, Stassen HH: Affective State and Voice: Cross-Cultural Assessment of Speaking Behavior and Voice Sound Characteristics. A Normative Multi-Center Study of 577+36 Healthy Subjects. Psychopathology 2014; 47(5): 327-340

Braun S, Annovazzi C, Botella C, Bridler B, Camussi E, Delfino JP, Mohr C, Moragrega I, Papagno C, Pisoni A, Soler C, Seifritz E, Stassen HH: Assessing Chronic Stress, Coping Skills and Mood Disorders through Speech Analysis. A Self- Assessment “Voice App” for Laptops, Tablets, and Smartphones. Psychopathology 2016; 49(6): 406-419 [download article]

Braun S, Mohr C, Moragrega I, Papagno C, Stassen HH: Assessing affective disorders through speech analysis: a self-assessment “voice app” for laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Eur Neuropsychopharmacology 2016; 26 Suppl 2: S398

Brougham RR, Zail CM, Mendoza CM, Miller JR: Stress, Sex Differences, and Coping Strategies Among College Students. Current Psychology 2009; 28: 85-97

Campbell-Sills L, Cohan SL, Stein MB: Relationship of resilience to personality, coping, and psychiatric symptoms in young adults. Behaviour Research and Therapy 2006; 44: 585-599

Caron J, Liu A: A descriptive study of the prevalence of psychological distress and mental disorders in the Canadian population: comparison between low-income and non-low-income populations. Chronic Diseases in Canada 2010; 30: 84-94

Carver CS, Scheier MF, Weintraub JK: Assessing coping strategies: A theoretically based approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 1989; 56: 267-283

Cohen S, Janicki-Deverts D, Doyle WJ, Miller GE, Frank E, Rabin BS, Turner RB: Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012; 109(16): 5995-5999

Delfino JP, Barragán E, Botella C, Braun S, Bridler R, Camussi E, Chafrat V, Lott P, Mohr C, Moragrega I, Papagno C, Sanchez S, Seifritz E, Soler C, Stassen HH: Quantifying Insufficient Coping Behavior under Chronic Stress. A cross-cultural study of 1,303 students from Italy, Spain, and Argentina. Psychopathology 2015; 48: 230-239

Douma TN, Millan MJ, Olivier B, Groenink L: Linking Stress and Schizophrenia: A Focus on Prepulse Inhibition. In: Psychiatric Disorders - Trends and Developments, Dr. Toru Uehara (Ed.): 2011; 107-130

Gillespie CF, Phifer J, Bradley B, Ressler KJ: Risk and resilience: genetic and environmental influences on development of the stress response. Depression and Anxiety 2009; 26(8): 984-992

Hammen C, Kim EY, Eberhart NK, Brennan PA: Chronic and acute stress and the prediction of major depression in women. Depression and Anxiety 2009; 26(8): 718–723

Harnsberger JD, Hollien H, Martin CA, Hollien KA: Stress and deception in speech: Evaluating layered voice analysis. J Forensic Sci 2009; 54: 642-650

Holahan CJ, Moos RH, Holahan CK, Brennan PL, Schutte KK: Stress generation, avoidance coping, and depressive symptoms: a 10-year model. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2005; 73: 658-666

Ji H, Zhang L: Research on College Students’ Stresses and Coping Strategies. Asian Social Science 2011; 7: 30-34

Kessler RC, Amminger GP, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Alonso J, Lee S, Ustun TB: Age of onset of mental disorders: a review of recent literature. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 2007; 20: 359-364

Knoll N, Rieckmann N, Schwarzer R: Coping as a mediator between personality and stress outcomes: A longitudinal study with cataract surgery patients. European Journal of Personality 2005; 19: 229-247

Kuny S, Stassen HH: The Zurich Health Questionnaire (ZQH): Quantifying "regular exercises", "consumption behavior", "impaired physical health", "psychosomatic disturbances" and "mental health" in the general population through 63 items. Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich: 1988 (available on request).

Kuny S, Stassen HH: Speaking behavior and voice sound characteristics in depressive patients during recovery. J Psychiat Research 1993; 27,3: 289-307

Lee HKH: Bayesian nonparametrics via neural networks. Philadelphia, Pa. Alexandria, Va.: SIAM ASA, American Statistical Association, 2004

Li Y, Lindsey BJ, Yin X, Chen W: A Comparison of American and Chinese Students’ Perceived Stress, Coping Styles, and Health Promotion Practices. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice 2012; 49(2): 211-227

Lott PR, Guggenbühl S, Schneeberger A, Pulver AE, Stassen HH: Linguistic analysis of the speech output of schizophrenic, bipolar, and depressive patients. Psychopathology 2002; 35(4): 220-227

Mahmoud JS, Staten R, Hall LA, Lennie TA: The relationship among young adult college students' depression, anxiety, stress, demographics, life satisfaction, and coping styles. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 2012; 33: 149-156

Mayew WJ, Venkatachalam M: The Power of Voice: Managerial Affective States and Future Firm Performance. The Journal of Finance 2012; 67(1): 1-43

McEwen BS, Eiland L, Hunter RG, Miller MM: Stress and anxiety: Structural plasticity and epigenetic regulation as a consequence of stress. Neuropharmacology 2012; 62(1): 3–12

McGorry P: Pre-emptive intervention in psychosis: agnostic rather than diagnostic. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2011; 45(7): 515-519

Meyer B: Coping with Severe Mental Illness: Relations of the Brief COPE with Symptoms, Functioning, and Well-Being. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 2001; 23: 265-277

Mohr C, Braun S, Bridler R, Chmetz F, Delfino JP, Kluckner VJ, Lott P, Schrag Y, Seifritz E, Stassen HH: Insufficient Coping Behavior under Chronic Stress and Vulnerability to Psychiatric Disorders. Psychopathology 2014; 47: 235-243

Mundt JC, Snyder PJ, Cannizzaro MS, Chappie K, Geralts DS: Voice acoustic measures of depression severity and treatment response collected via interactive voice response (IVR) technology. J Neurolinguistics 2007; 20(1): 50-64

Mundt JC, Vogel AP, Feltner DE, Lenderking WR: Vocal acoustic biomarkers of depression severity and treatment response. Biol Psychiatry 2012; 72(7): 580-587

Papagno C, Annovazzi C, Braun S, Bridler R, Delfino JP, Gomez AM, Lucero MA, Pisoni A, Possenti M, Sosa Cairola L, Seifritz E, and Stassen HH: Body, Mind and Voice Sound Characteristics — a Complex Interplay. European Journal of Neuroscience 2017 (in preparation)

Penley JA, Tomaka J, Wiebe JS: The association of coping to physical and psychological health outcomes: a meta-analytic review. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2002; 25: 551-603

Pierceall EA, Keim MC: Stress and Coping Strategies Among Community College Students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice 2007; 31: 703-712

Pössel P, Horn AB, Groen G, Hautzinger M: School-Based Prevention of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents: A 6-Month Follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2004; 43(8): 1003-1010

Püschel J, Stassen HH, Bomben G, Scharfetter C, Hell D: Speaking behavior and voice sound characteristics in acute schizophrenia. J Psychiat Research 1998; 32: 89-97

Reavley NJ, Yap MB, Wright A, Jorm AF: Actions taken by young people to deal with mental disorders: findings from an Australian national survey of youth. Early Intervention in Psychiatry 2011; 5: 335-342

Rohde P, Lewinsohn PM, Tilson M, Seeley JR: Dimensionality of coping and its relation to depression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 1990; 58: 499-511

Scherer KR: Vocal communication of emotion: A review of research paradigms. Speech Communication 2003; 40: 227–256

Schuller B: On the acoustics of emotion in speech: Desperately seeking a standard. Journal of Acoustical Society of America 2010; 127: 1995

Segerstrom SC, Miller GE: Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System: A Meta-Analytic Study of 30 Years of Inquiry. Psychological Bulletin 2004; 130(4): 601-630

Sica C, Novara C, Dorz S, Sanavio E: Coping strategies: Evidence for cross-cultural differences? A preliminary study with the Italian version of coping orientations to problems experienced (COPE). Personality and Individual Differences 1997; 23: 1025-1029

Stallman HM, Shochet IAN: Prevalence of mental health problems in Australian university health services. Australian Psychologist 2009; 44: 122-127

Stassen HH, Albers M, Püschel J, Scharfetter C, Tewesmeier M, Woggon B: Speaking behavior and voice sound characteristics associated with negative schizophrenia. J Psychiat Research 1995; 29,4: 277-296

Stassen HH, Kuny S,. Hell D: The speech analysis approach to determining onset of improvement under antidepressants. Eur Neuropsychopharmacology 1998; 8,4: 303-310

Stassen HH, Angst J, Hell D, Scharfetter C, Szegedi A: Is there a common resilience mechanism underlying antidepressant drug response? Evidence from 2848 patients. J Clin Psychiatry 2007; 68(8): 1195-1205

Stassen HH, Anghelescu IG, Angst J, Böker H, Lötscher K, Rujescu D, Szegedi A, Scharfetter C: Predicting Response to Psychopharmacological Treatment. Survey of Recent Results. Pharmacopsychiatry 2011; 44: 263-272

Stassen HH, Delfino JP, Kluckner VJ, Lott P, Mohr C: Vulnerabilität und psychische Erkrankung. Swiss Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry 2014; 165(5): 152-157

Stathopoulos ET, Huber JE, Sussman JE: Changes in acoustic characteristics of the voice across the life span: measures from individuals 4-93 years of age. J Speech Lang Hear Res 2011; 54(4): 1011-1021

Steptoe A, Kivimäki M: Stress and cardiovascular disease. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2012; 9(6): 360-370

Surtees PG: In the shadow of adversity: the evolution and resolution of anxiety and depressive disorder. Br J Psychiatry 1995; 166(5): 583-594

Weninger F, Eyben F, Schuller B, Mortillaro M, Scherer KR: On the acoustics of emotion in audio: what speech, music, and sound have in common. Front. Psychol. 2013; 4: 292


Variation of scales «activity» (x‑axis) versus «defeatism»
Mean scores and variation of scales «activity» (x‑axis) versus «defeatism» (y‑axis) as derived from the COPE data of 419 students from Italy (Milano: dark blue), 400 students from Spain (Castellon: red), 407 students from the United States (Pasadena: purple), 484 students from Argentina (Cipolletti: green), 406 Students from the German speaking part of Switzerland (Zurich: light blue), and 401 students from the French speaking part of Switzerland (Lausanne: yellow) after orthogonalization and normalization.

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