Dr. Ursula Werneke

Umeå University, Sweden

Associate Professor



2012 FRCPsych., Royal College of Psychiatrists

1999 MRCPsych., Royal College of Psychiatrists

1993 M.Sc., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medcine, Health Services Management

1990 M.D., Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf, Medicine

Publications (selected)

  1. Werneke U, Ott M, Salader Renberg E, Taylor D, Stegmayr B. A decision analysis of long-term lithium treatment and the risk of renal failure. Acta Psych Scand 2012, 126, 186-197.
  2. Werneke U: A lively mind i a frozen body – the history of Rickety Kate –an Australian poet who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. JEBCAM, 16, 223-228.
  3. Werneke U: Psychiatry and Reality – Perception of Matter or Matter of Perception? NeuroQuantology 2011, 9, 190-201.
  4. M Lakhanpaul, R MacFaul, U Werneke, K Armon, P Hemingway, T Stephenson An evidence-based guideline for children presenting with acute breathing difficulty. Emerg Med J 2009, 26, 850-853.
  5. Werneke U: Complementary Medicines in Psychiatry. Evidence Based Mental Health 2009, 12, 1-4.
  6. Werneke U: Complementary Medicines. In: Gelder M, Lopez-Ibor J, Andreassen NC (Eds) The New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, 2nd edition; Oxford University Press 2009.
  7. Ladenheim D, Horn O, Werneke U, Phillpot M, Murungi A, Theobald N, Orkin C: Potential health risks of complementary alternative medicines (CAMs) in HIV positive patients. HIV Med 2008, 9, 653. 659.
  8. Werneke U: Risk management of complementary alternative medicines in cancer. In Leung PC & Fong H: Alternative treatment for cancer. Annals of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2007, 3, 129-161.
  9. Werneke U: Risk management of nutritional supplements in chronic illness: implications for the care of cancer and depression. Proc Nutr Soc 2007, 66, 483-492.
  10. Werneke U, Northy S, Bhugra D: Antidepressants and sexual dysfunction. Acta Psych Scand 2006, 114, 384-397.
  11. Werneke U, Horn O, Maryon-Davis A, Wessely S, Donnan S, McPherson K: Uptake of screening for breast cancer in patients with mental health problems. J Epidemiol Community Health 2006, 60, 600-605.
  12. Werneke U, Turner T, Priebe S: Complementary alternative medicine in psychiatry: a review of effectiveness and safety. Br J Psych 2006, 188,109-121.
  13. Werneke U, Northy S, Knapp M, Bhugra D, Crowe M, Smith S: Prescribing for erectile dysfunction: a Delphi based consensus study. Sexual and Relationship Therapy 2005, 200: 181-194.
  14. Werneke U, Horn O, Taylor D: How effective is St John’s wort? The evidence revisited. J Clin Psychiatry 2004, 65, 611-617.
  15. Werneke U, Earl J, Seydel C, Horn O, Crichton P, Fannon D: Potential health risks of complementary alternative medicines in cancer patients. Br J Cancer 2004, 26, 408-413.
  16. Werneke U, McCready R: Complementary alternative medicine and nuclear medicine. Eur J Nucl Med. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2004, 31, 599-603.
  17. Armon K, MacFaul R, Eccleston P, Werneke U, Stephenson T: The impact of presenting problem based guidelines for children with medical problems in an accident and emergency department. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 2004, 89, 159-64.
  18. Werneke U, Taylor D, Sanders TAB, Wessely S: Behavioural management of antipsychotic-induced weight gain: A review. Acta Psych Scand. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2003, 108, 252-259.
  19. Werneke U, Taylor D, Sanders TAB: Options for pharmacological management of overweight in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics. Int Clin Psychopharmacology 2002, 17, 145-160.
  20. Werneke U, Crowe M: Review of patients with erectile dysfunction attending the Maudsley psychosexual clinic in 1999: the impact of sildenafil. Sexual and Relationship Therapy 2002, 17, 171 -185.
  21. Whiskey E, Werneke U, Taylor D: A systematic review of hypericum perforatum in depression. Int Clin Psychopharmacology 2001; 16, 239-252.
  22. Armon K, Stephenson TJ, MacFaul R, Eccleston P, Werneke U: An evidence and consensus based guideline for acute diarrhoea management. Arch Did Child 2001, 85, 132-142.
  23. MacFaul R, Werneke U: Recent trends in hospital use by children in England. Arch Dis Child 2001; 85: 203-207.
  24. Werneke U, Goldberg DP, Yalcin I, Ustun B: The stability of the factor structure of the General Health Questionnaire. Psychological Medicine 2000, 30, 823-829.
  25. Edwards N, Hensher M, Werneke U: Changing hospitals in Europe. Chapter in: Saltman R, Figueras J (Eds): Critical challenges for health care reform in Europe. Open University Press, 1998.

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