Postdoctoral Assistant
061 207 02 50
University of Basel
Department of Psychology
Division of Cognitive Neuroscience
Office 305
Birmannsgasse 8
CH - 4055 Basel


  • 1: Bentz D, Michael T, Wilhelm FH, Hartmann FR, Kunz S, von Rohr IR, de Quervain DJ. Influence of stress on fear memory processes in an aversive differential conditioning paradigm in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Jul;38(7):1186-97. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.12.018. Epub 2013 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 23333200.
  • 2: Bentz D, Michael T, de Quervain DJ, Wilhelm FH. Enhancing exposure therapy for anxiety disorders with glucocorticoids: from basic mechanisms of emotional learning to clinical applications. J Anxiety Disord. 2010 Mar;24(2):223-30. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.10.011. Epub 2009 Nov 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 19962269.
  • 3: Walter M, Bentz D, Schicktanz N, Milnik A, Aerni A, Gerhards C, Schwegler K, Vogel M, Blum J, Schmid O, Roozendaal B, Lang UE, Borgwardt S, de Quervain D. Effects of cortisol administration on craving in heroin addicts. Transl Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 28;5:e610. doi: 10.1038/tp.2015.101. PubMed PMID: 26218852; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5068724.
  • 4: de Quervain DJ, Bentz D, Michael T, Bolt OC, Wiederhold BK, Margraf J, Wilhelm FH. Glucocorticoids enhance extinction-based psychotherapy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Apr 19;108(16):6621-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1018214108. Epub 2011 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 21444799; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3081033.
  • 5: Bentz D, Schiller D. Threat processing: models and mechanisms. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci. 2015 Sep-Oct;6(5):427-39. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1353. Epub 2015 Jun 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 26267313.
  • 6: Bentz D, Steiner M, Meinlschmidt G. [SIPS--screening instrument for premenstrual symptoms. The German version of Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool to assess clinically relevant disturbances]. Nervenarzt. 2012 Jan;83(1):33-9. doi: 10.1007/s00115-010-3210-6. German. PubMed PMID: 21221519.