Publications 2024

Düll, L., Müller, A., & Steins-Loeber, S. (in press). Negative Consequences experienced by Individuals with Gaming Disorder Symptoms: A systematic review of available longitudinal studies. Current Addiction Reports.

Oelker, A., Rumpf, H. J., Brand, M., & Müller, S. M. (2024). Validation of the ACSID-11 for consistent screening of specific Internet-use disorders based on ICD-11 criteria for gaming disorder: A multitrait-multimethod approach. Comprehensive psychiatry, 132, 152470.

Publications 2023

Antons, S., Büsche, K., Mallon, L., Wolf, O. T., Diers, M., & Brand, M. (2023). Stress susceptibility, affective responses toward acute stressors and emotion regulation strategies in the context of problematic pornography use. Sexual Health & Compulsivity, 30(3), 231-251.

Antons, S., Liebherr, M., Brand, M., & Brandtner, A. (2023). From game engagement to craving responses – The role of gratification and compensation experiences during video-gaming in casual and at-risk gamers. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 18, 100520.

Antons, S., Müller, S.M., Neumann, P., Müller, A., & Steins-Loeber, S. (2023). Stimuli-specific inhibitory control in disorders due to addictive behaviours: A review of current evidence and discussion of methodological challenges. Current Addiction Reports.

Antons, S., Yip, S. W., Lacadie, C. M., Dadashkarimi, J., Scheinost, D., Brand, M., & Potenza, M. N. (2023). Connectome-based prediction of craving in gambling disorder and cocaine use disorder. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience25(1), 33-42.

Brand, M. & Müller, A. (2023). Addictive behaviors in the context of buying-shopping and hoarding disorders: Integrating components and psychological processes. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 30, 83-87.

Brand, M., & Potenza, M. N. (2023). Behavioral addictions in the ICD-11: An important debate that is anticipated to continue for some time: Commentary to the debate: “Behavioral addictions in the ICD-11”. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 12(3), 585-589.

Brandtner, A., Müller, S. M., Behrens, S., Oelker, A., & Brand, M. (under review). Permissive beliefs in the context of addictive behaviors - systematic development of a self-report measure. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Brandtner, A., Müller, S.M. & Brand, M. (2023). How expected and experienced reward and relief contribute to gaming-related mental imagery and gaming frequency in daily life: Testing a dual pathway hypothesis. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 12(3), 775-785. 

Brandtner, A. & Wegmann, E. (2023). The fear in desire: Linking desire thinking and fear of missing out in the social media context. BMC Psychology, 11, 176.

Demling, J. & Müller, A. (2023). Oniomanie: Eine psychiatriehistorische Perspektive. SUCHT.

Diers, M., Müller, S. M., Mallon, L., Schmid, A. M., Thomas, T. A., Klein, L., Krikova, K., Stark, R., Wegmann, E., Steins-Loeber, S., Brand, M. & Antons, S. (2023). Cue-reactivity to distal cues in individuals at risk for gaming disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 125, 152399.

Golder, S., Markert, C., Psarros, R., Discher, J. P., Walter, B. & Stark, R. (2023). Two subtypes of compulsive sexual behaviour disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry 14:1248900.

Kessling, A., Schmidt, L. D., Brand, M., & Wegmann, E. (2023). Implicit cognitions in problematic social network use. Viewpoint Article. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 12(3), 590-598.

Laskowski, N. M., Trotzke, P., Ali, K., Fassnacht, D.B., Kyrios, M., Häder, M. & Müller, A. (2023). Comparison of clinicians’ and researchers’ ratings of proposed diagnostic criteria for compulsive buying-shopping disorder within a Delphi study. PLoS ONE 18(4): e0283978.

Montag, C., Wegmann, E., Schmidt, L. D., Klein, L., Rozgonjuk, D., & Rumpf, H.-J. (2023). Associations between smoking status and social networks use disorder tendencies. Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health, 100054.

Müller, A., Laskowski, N. M., Thomas, T.A., Antons, S., Tahmassebi, N., Steins-Loeber, S., Brand, M., & Georgiadou, E. (2023). Update on treatment studies for compulsive buying-shopping disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 12(3), 631-651.

Müller, S.M. & Antons, S. (2023). Decision making and executive functions in problematic pornography use. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14, 1191297.

Müller, S. M., Antons, S., & Brand, M. (2023). Facets of impulsivity in gaming disorder: A narrative review. Current Addiction Reports (published online ahead of print 2023).

Müller, S. M., Antons, S., Wegmann, E., Ioannidis, K., King, D. L., Potenza, M. N., Chamberlain, S. R., & Brand, M. (2023). A systematic review and meta-analysis of risky decision-making in specific domains of problematic use of the internet: Evidence across different decision-making tasks. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 152, 105271. 

Thomas, T. A., Joshi, M., Trotzke, P., Steins-Loeber, S. & Müller, A. (2023). Cognitive functions in compulsive buying-shopping disorder: a systematic review. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 10, 1–19.

Wegmann, E., Müller, S.M., Kessling, A., Joshi, M., Ihle, E., Wolf, O.T. & Müller, A. (2023). Online compulsive buying-shopping disorder and social networks-use disorder: More similarities than differences?, Comprehensive Psychiatry, 124, 2023, 152392.

Publications 2022

Antons, S., Engel, J., Briken, P., Krüger, T. H. C., Brand, M., & Stark, R. (2022). Treatments and interventions for compulsive sexual behavior disorder with a focus on problematic pornography use: A preregistered systematic review. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 11(3), 643-666

Brand, M. (2022). Can internet use become addictive? Science, 376, 798-799
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Brand, M., Potenza, M. N. & Stark, R. (2022). Theoretical models of types of problematic usage of the Internet: when theorists meet therapists. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences45, 101119.

Brandtner, A., Antons, S., King, D. L., Potenza, M. N., Tang, Y. Y., Blycker, G. R., ... & Liebherr, M. (2022). A preregistered, systematic review considering mindfulness-based interventions and neurofeedback for targeting affective and cognitive processes in behavioral addictions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 29(4), 379-392.

Brandtner, A., Antons, S., Liebherr, M., & Brand, M. (2022). How different gaming genres can be described by required skills and motives for playing. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 25(9)613-619. https://doi:10.1089/cyber.2022.0019 

Brandtner, A., Verduyn, P., Behrens, S., Spada, M. M., & Antons, S. (2022). License to look? The role of permissive beliefs, desire thinking, and self-control in predicting the use of social networking sites. Addictive Behaviors, 107573. 

Büsche, K., Stark, R., Brand, M. & Antons, S. (2022). Self-regulatory processes in problematic pornography use. Current Addiction Reports, 9, 344-352.

Fineberg, N. A., Menchó, J. S., Hall, N., Dell’Osso, B. O., Brand, M., Potenza, M. N., Chamberlain, S. R., Cirnigliaro, G., Lochner, C., Billieux, J., Demetrovics, Z., Rumpf, H. J., Müller, A., Castro-Calvo, J., Hollander, E., Burkauskas, J., Grünblatt, E., Walitza, S., Corazza, O., King, D. L., Stein, D. J., Grant, J. E., Pallanti, S., Bowden-Jones, H., Van Ameringen, M., Ioannidis, K., Carmi, L., Goudriaan, A. E., Martinotti, G., Sales, C .M. D., Jones, J., Gjoneska, B., Király, O., Benatti, B., Vismara, M., Pellegrini, L.,  Conti, D.,  Cataldo, I., Riva, G. M., Yücel, M., Flayelle, M., Hall, T., Griffiths, M., & Zohar, J. (2022). Advances in problematic usage of the Internet research – A narrative review by experts from the European network for problematic usage of the Internet. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 118, 152346.

Klein, S., Krikova, K., Antons, S., Brand, M., Klucken, T., & Stark, R. (2022). Reward responsiveness, learning, and valuation implicated in problematic pornography use — A research domain criteria perspective. Current Addiction Reports, 9, 114-125

Laskowski, N.M. & Müller, A. (2022). Wenn Alltägliches zur Sucht wird - Symptomatik, Diagnostik und Therapie der Kauf-Shopping-Störung. Report Psychologie, 47, 30-33.

Liebherr, M., Kohler, M., Brand, M., Antons, S. (2022). Effects of digital media use on attention subdomains in children aged 6 to 10 years (Basel). Children, 9(9), 1393.

Markert, C., Müller, A. & Stark, R. (2022). Definition, Klassifikation und Diagnostik verschiedener Verhaltenssüchte. Psychotherapie Aktuell, 2.2022.

Müller, A. & Brand, M. (2022). Verhaltenssüchte – Ein aktuelles und wichtiges Thema [Editorial]. SUCHT, 68(5).

Müller, A., Georgiadou, E., Birlin, A., Laskowski, N.M., Juménez-Murcia, S., Fernández-Aranda, F., Hillemacher, T., de Zwaan, M., Brand, M. & Steins-Loeber, S. (2022). The relationship of shopping-related decisions with materialistic values endorsement, compulsive buying-shopping disorder symptoms and everyday moral decision making. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health19 (7), 4376.

Müller, A., Joshi, M. & Thomas, T.A. (2022). Excessive shopping on the internet: recent trends in compulsive buying-shopping disorder. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 44, 101116.

Müller, S.M., Wegmann, E., Oelker, A., Stark, R., Müller, A., Montag, C., Wölfling, K., Rumpf, H.-J., & Brand, M. (2022). Assessment of Criteria for Specific Internet-use Disorders (ACSID-11): Introduction of a new screening instrument capturing ICD-11 criteria for gaming disorder and other potential Internet-use disorders. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 11(2), 427-450.

Reichl, D., Enewoldsen, N., Müller, A. et al. Pilot testing of an adaptive, individualized inhibitory control training for binge drinking: first evidence on feasibility, acceptance, and efficacy. Psychological Research (2022)

Rumpf, H.J., Effertz, T. & Montag, C. (2022). The cost burden of problematic internet usage. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 44, 101107.

Rumpf, H., & Montag, C. (2022). Where to put Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD)? Phenomenology matters: Commentary to the debate: “Behavioral addictions in the ICD-11”. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 11(2), 230-233.

Schmidt, L. D., Wegmann, E., Bischof, A., Klein, L., Zhou, C., Rozgonjuk, D., Kannen, C., Borgwardt, S., Brand, M., Montag, C., & Rumpf, H.-J. (2022). Implicit cognitions, use expectancies and gratification in social-networks-use disorder and tobacco use disorder. SUCHT, 68(5), 279-291.

Wegmann, E., Antons, S., & Brand, M. (2022). The experience of gratification and compensation in addictive behaviors: How can these experiences be measured systematically within and across disorders due to addictive behaviors? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 117, 152336.

Wölfling, K. & Dominick, N. (2022). Using cognitive behavioral therapy as the select treatment approach for problematic Internet usage. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 45, 101121.

Publications 2021

Antons, S., & Brand, M. (2021). Diagnostic and classification considerations related to compulsive sexual behavior disorder and problematic pornography use. Current Addiction Reports

Brand, M., Müller, A., Stark, R., Steins‐Loeber, S., Klucken, T., Montag, C., Diers, M., Wolf, O., Rumpf, H.-J., Wölfling, K., & Wegmann, E. (2021). Addiction research unit: Affective and cognitive mechanisms of specific Internet‐use disorders. Addiction Biology, e13087.

Brand, M. & Potenza, M.N. (2021). How theoretical models can inspire advances in research and clinical practice: The example of behavioral addictions. SUCHT, 67, 187-194.

Brand, M., Stark, R., & Klucken, T. (2021). DFG-Research Unit (FOR) 2974 “Affective and cognitive mechanisms of specific Internet-use disorders (ACSID)”. Neuroforum

Brandtner, A., Antons, S., Cornil, A., & Brand M(2021). Integrating desire thinking into the I-PACE model: A special focus on Internet-use disorders. Current Addiction Reports 

Müller A., Laskowski, N.M., Wegmann, E., Steins‑Loeber, S., & Brand, M. (2021). Problematic online buying‑shopping: Is it time to considering the concept of an online subtype of compulsive buying‑shopping disorder or a specific internet‑use disorder? Current Addiction Reports, 1-6.

Müller, A. & Rumpf, H.-J. (2021). Covid-19: Ein Nährboden für Internetnutzungsstörungen? 
Covid-19: A breeding ground for internet-use disorders? [Editorial], SUCHT, 67(5), 231–233

Wegmann, E., Müller, S. M., Trotzke, P., & Brand, M. (2021). Social-networks-related stimuli interferes decision making under ambiguity: Interactions with cue-induced craving and problematic social-networks use. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 10(2), 291-301.

Project-related preliminary work

Brand, M., Snagowski, J., Laier, C., & Maderwald, S. (2016). Ventral striatum activity when watching preferred pornographic pictures is correlated with symptoms of Internet pornography addiction. NeuroImage, 129, 224-232.

Brand, M., Wegmann, E., Stark, R., Müller, A., Wölfling, K., Robbins, T. W., & Potenza, M. N. (2019). The Interaction of Person-Affect-Cognition-Execution (I-PACE) model for addictive behaviors: Update, generalization to addictive behaviors beyond Internet-use disorders, and specification of the process character of addictive behaviors. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews104, 1-10.

Brand, M., Young, K. S., Laier, C., Wölfling, K., & Potenza, M. N. (2016). Integrating psychological and neurobiological considerations regarding the development and maintenance of specific Internet-use disorders: An Interaction of Person-Affect-Cognition-Execution (I-PACE) model. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 71, 252-266.

Fineberg, N. A., Demetrovics, Z., Stein, D.J., Ioannidis, K., Potenza, M. N., ...Brand, M., ... Rumpf, H. J., COST Action Network & Chamberlain, S. R. (2018). Manifesto for a European research network into problematic usage of the internet. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 28, 1232-1246.

Montag, C., Wegmann, E., Sariyska, R., Demetrovics, Z. & Brand, M. (2019). How to overcome taxonomical problems in the study of Internet Use Disorders and what to do with “smartphone addiction”? Journal of Behavioral Addictions [EPub ahead of print].

Müller, A., Brand, M., Claes, L., Demetrovics, Z., de Zwaan, M., Fernández-Aranda, F., ... Kyrios, M. (2019). Buying-shopping disorder – Is there enough evidence to support its inclusion in ICD-11? CNS Spectrums, 1-6.

Rumpf, H.-J., Achab, S., Billieux, J., Bowden-Jones, H., Carragher, N., Demetrovics, Z., ... Brand, M... Poznyak, V. (2018). Including gaming disorder in the ICD-11: The need to do so from a clinical and public health perspective. Journal of Behavioral Addictions7, 556-561.

Starcke, K., Antons, S., Trotzke, P. & Brand, M. (2018). Cue-reactivity in behavioral addictions: A meta-analysis
and methodological considerations. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7, 227-238.

Stark, R., Kruse, O., Wehrum-Osinsky, S., Snagowski, J., Brand, M., Walter, B., & Klucken, T. (2017). Predictors for (problematic) use of Internet sexually explicit material: Role of trait sexual motivation and implicit approach tendencies towards sexual explicit material. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 24(3), 180-202.

Wegmann, E., Stodt, B., & Brand, M. (2015). Addictive use of social networking sites can be explained by the interaction of Internet use expectancies, Internet literacy, and psychopathological symptoms. Journal of Behavioral Addictions4, 155-162.