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Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Löchner, J., Hämmerle, S., Ghezih, S., Starman-Wöhrle, K., Schulte-Körne, G., Platt, B.  (2023) Parent-child agreement on children’s psychopathology and the impact of parental depression. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. e1993. https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1993
  2. Nudig, L., Lukas, L., Platt, B., Schulte-Körne, G., Sfärlea, A. (accepted) Look me in the eyes! A preliminary study on eye-contact in adolescents with Anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

  3. Frommelt, T., Traykova, M., Platt, B., Wittekind, C.  (2023). The influence of outcome expectancy on interpretation bias training in social anxiety: An experimental pilot study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 9(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-023-01371-6

  4. Platt, B., Sfärlea, A., Takano, K., Buhl, C., Loechner, J., Greimel, E., Salemink, E., Schulte-Körne, G. (2023). The role of cognitive biases and negative life events in predicting later depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 14(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/20438087231184753

  5. Löchner, J., Platt, B. , Starman-Wöhrle, K., Takano, K., Engelmann, L., Voggt, A., Loy, F., Bley, M., Winogradow, D., Hämmerle, S., Neumeier, E., Wermuth, I., Schmitt, K., Oort, F. & Schulte-Körne, G. (2023) A randomized controlled trial of a preventive intervention for the children of parents with depression: mid-term effects, mediators and moderators. BMC Psychiatry, 23(1), 455. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-023-04926-2

  6. Dunn, A., Christiansen, H., Cramer, J., Swinburn, Platt, B., Cartwright-Hatton, S. (2023) Psychiatric Inpatients who are parents: what interventions tailored to their needs and how do they experience care. A systematic review [and data synthesis]. BJOpen, 9(4), e111. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2023.67

  7. Frommelt, T., Bäumler, L., Rohleder, N., Schulte-Körne, G., Platt, B. (2023) Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of an app-based interpretation bias intervention on the psychobiological stress response in children of depressed parents: the CoCo study. BMC Psychiatry, 23, 37. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-023-04803-y
  8. Radix., A., Sfärlea, A., Rinck, M., Becker, E.S., Platt, B., Schulte-Körne, G., Legenbauer, T. (2023). Watch out! A path from anxiety to anorexia nervosa through biased attention? European Eating Disorders Review, 1-15.
  9. Wu, Konac, Riddleston, Hutchinson, Platt, Pile, Lau (2023) Maintaining well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: A network analysis of well-being responses from British youth. Journal of Emotion and Psychopathology, 1(1), 166-174.
  10. Sfärlea, A., Radix, A. K., Schulte-Körne, G., Legenbauer, T., & Platt, B. (2022). Attention Biases for Eating Disorder-Related Stimuli Versus Social Stimuli in Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa - An Eye-Tracking Study. Research on child and adolescent psychopathology, 51, 541-555. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-022-00993-3
  11. Löchner, J., Starman-Wöhrle, K., Takano, K., Engelmann, L., Voggt, A., Loy, F., Bley, M., Winogradow, D., Hämmerle, S., Neumeier, E., Wermuth, I., Schmitt, K., Oort, F., Schulte-Körne, G., & Platt, B. (2021). A randomised controlled trial of a family-group cognitive-behavioural (FGCB) preventive intervention for the children of parents with depression: short-term effects on symptoms and possible mechanisms. Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health, 15(1), 54. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-021-00394-2
  12. Buhl, C., Sfärlea, A., Loechner, J., Starman-Wöhrle, K., Salemink, E., Schulte-Körne, G., & Platt, B. (2021). Biased Maintenance of Attention on Sad Faces in Clinically Depressed Youth: An Eye-Tracking Study. Child psychiatry and human development, 10.1007/s10578-021-01229-z. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-021-01229-z
  13. Sfärlea, A., Takano, K., Buhl, C., Loechner, J., Greimel, E., Salemink, E., Schulte-Körne, G., & Platt, B. (2021). Emotion Regulation as a Mediator in the Relationship Between Cognitive Biases and Depressive Symptoms in Depressed, At-risk and Healthy Children and Adolescents. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 49(10), 1345-1358. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-021-00814-z
  14. Platt B, Sfärlea A, Buhl C, Loechner J, Neumüller J, Asperud Thomsen L, Starman-Wöhrle K, Salemink E, Schulte-Körne G (2021) An Eye-Tracking Study of Attention Biases in Children at High Familial Risk for Depression and Their Parents with Depression. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. doi: 10.1007/s10578-020-01105-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33398688.
  15. Sfärlea, A., Lukas, L., Schulte-Körne, G., Platt, B. (2021) The KOALA-study: study protocol for a comprehensive study of cognitive biases in adolescent anorexia nervosa patients compared to healthy and clinical controls. Journal of Eating Disorders, 9(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-021-00494-6

  16. Newbold, A., Warren, F. C., Taylor, R. S., Hulme, C., Burnett, S., Aas, B., Botella, C., Burkhardt, F., Ehring, T., Fontaine, J. R. J., Frost, M., Garcia-Palacios, A., Greimel, E., Hoessle, C., Hovasapian, A., Huyghe, V. E. I., Lochner, J., Molinari, G., Pekrun, R., … Watkins, E. R. (2020). Promotion of mental health in young adults via mobile phone app: Study protocol of the ECoWeB (emotional competence for well-being in Young adults) cohort multiple randomised trials. BMC Psychiatry20(1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02857-w
  17. Frey, M., Pietsch, K., Weninger, L., Brockhaus, M., Loy, F., Claus, N., Wagenbüchler, P., Kornbichler, S., Kroboth, J., Georgii, B., Wermuth, I., Kititsina, A., Heiser, K., Schulte-Körne, G., Platt, B. (2020) The adaptation and evaluation of a CBT-based manual for the inpatient treatment of youth depression: a pilot study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 6(1), 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-020-00573-6
  18. Sfärlea, A., Buhl, C., Loechner, J., Neumüller, J., Thomsen, L. A., Starman, K., Salemink, E., Schulte- Körne, G., Platt, B. (2020) "I Am a Total...Loser" - The Role of Interpretation Bias in Youth Depression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48(10), 1337- 1350. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-020-00670-3
  19. Löchner, J., Sfärlea, A., Starman, K., Oort, F., Thomsen, L.A., Schulte-Körne, G., Platt, B. (2019) Risk of depression in the offspring of parents with depression: the role of emotion regulation, cognitive style, parenting and life events. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-019-00930-4
  20. Claus, N., Marzano, L., Löchner, J. Starman, K., Voggt, A., Loy, F., Wermuth, I., Haemmerle, S., Engelmann, L., Bley, M., Schulte-Körne, G., Platt, B. (2019) Qualitative evaluation of a preventive intervention for the offspring of parentswith a history of depression.BMC Psychiatry, 19, 290. 
  21. A. Sfärlea, J. Loechner, J. Neumüller, L. Asperud Thomsen, K. Starman, E. Salemink, G. Schulte-Körne, B. Platt (2019) Passing on the half-empty glass: A transgenerational study of interpretation biases in children at risk for depression and their parents with depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(2), 151-161. 
  22. J. Loechner, K. Starman, K. Galuschka, J. Tamm, G. Schulte-Körne, J. Rubel, B. Platt (2018) Preventing depression in the offspring of parents with depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clinical Psychology Review, 60, 1-14.
  23. B. Platt, A. M. Waters, G. Schulte-Körne, L. Engelmann, E. Salemink (2017). A review of cognitive biases in youth depression: attention, interpretation and memory. Cognition and Emotion, 31 (3), 462-483. Jan 19:1-22. [Epub ahead of print]
  24. A. Sfärlea, E. Greimel, B. Platt, J. Bartling, G. Schulte-Körne, A. Dieler (2016). Alterations in neural processing of emotional faces in adolescent anorexia nervosa patients - an event-related potential study. Biological Psychology, 119, 141-155.
  25. B. Platt, S. E. Murphy, J. Y. Lau (2015). The association between negative attention biases and symptoms of depression in a community sample of adolescents. Peerj Oct 29;3:e1372. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1372.
  26. B. Platt, C. A. Campbell, A. C. James, S. E. Murphy, M. J. Cooper, J. Y. Lau (2014). Cognitive reappraisal of peer rejection in depressed versus nondepressed adolescents: Functional connectivity differences. Journal of Psychiatric Research in press; dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.11.016
  27. B. Platt, K. Pietsch, K. Krick, F. Oort, G. Schulte-Körne (2014). Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioural prevention programme for the children of parents with depression: the PRODO trial. BMC Psychiatry, 14:263
  28. A. D. Haddad, B. Platt, A. C. James, J. Y. Lau (2013). Anxious and non-anxious adolescents experiences of non-clinical magnetic resonance imaging research. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 44 (4), 556-560. doi: 10.1007/s10578-012-0350-x
  29. B. Platt, K. Cohen Kadosch, J. Y. Lau (2013). The role of peer rejection in adolescent depression. Depression and Anxiety, 30 (9), 809-821.
  30. B. Platt, K. Hawton, S. Simkin, R. J. Mellanby (2012). Suicidal behaviour and psychosocial problems in veterinary surgeons: a systematic review. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47 (2), 223-240. doi: 10.1007/s00127-010-0328-6. Epub 2010 Dec 23
  31. B. Platt, K. Hawton, S. Simkin, R. Dean, R. J. Mellanby (2012). Suicidality in the veterinary profession: interview study of veterinarians with a history of suicidal ideation or behavior. Crisis, 33 (5), 280-289. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000143
  32. K. Hawton, E. Agerbo, S. Simkin, B. Platt, R. J. Mellanby (2011). Risk of suicide in medical and related occupational groups: a national study based on Danish case population-based registers. Journal of Affective Disorders, 134 (1-3), 320-326. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.05.044. Epub 2011 Jun 14.
  33. B. Platt, K. Hawton, S. Simkin, R. J. Mellanby (2010). Systematic review of the prevalence of suicide in veterinary surgeons. Occupational Medicine, 60 (6), 436-446. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqq044. Epub 2010 Jun 30.
  34. R. J. Mellanby, B. Platt, S. Simkin, K. Hawton (2009). Incidence of alcohol-related deaths in the veterinary profession in England and Wales, 1993-2005. The Veterinary Journal, 181 (3), 332-335.

Editorial commentaries

  1. Platt B. (2023). Commentary: Understanding emotion processing in offspring of mothers with depression - A commentary on Burkhouse and Kujawa (2022). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 64(4), 608-610. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13769
  2. Platt, B., Danzer, V. & Schulte-Körne, G. (2021) Critical reflections on the manuscript “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on quality of life and mental health in children and adolescents in Germany” published in ECAP on January 25th 2021. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-021-01928-x


  1. Platt, B. (2023) From Fish and Chips to Sausage and Pretzels: Lessons learnt about preventing mental illness in children of parents with depression in Germany. Keynote Talk at the "Parental Mental Health Network" Meeting in Brighton, UK. 16.11.2023.
  2. Platt, B. (2021) Die Beteiligung von Jugendlichen in der Gesundheitsforschung: Vorstellung der Übersichtsarbeit von Sellars et al. (2020). Vortrag am 04.11.2021.
  3. Platt, B. (2021) Schulbasierte Prävention von psychischen Erkrankungen im Jugendalter: Theorie, Evidenz und Umsetzung in der Praxis. Vortrag für die Stadt München im Rahmen der Ausbildung von Schulpsycholog*innen am 18.10.2021.
  4. Platt, Loechner, Starman-Wöhrle, Takano, Engelmann, Voggt, Loy, Bley, Winogradow, Hämmerle, Dammer, Wermuth, Schmitt, Oort,Schulte-Körne (2021) Randomised controlled trial of a family-, group- and CBT-based intervention to prevent depression in children of depressed parents: effects at 15-month follow- up. Presentation on 14.05.2021 at the 38th Conference of the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the DGPs in Mannheim. Video available here.