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A decennial review of psychotraumatology: what did we learn and where are we going?

Miranda Olff, Ananda Amstadter, Cherie Armour, Marianne S. Birkeland, Eric Bui, Marylene Cloitre, Anke Ehlers, Julian D. Ford, Talya Greene, Maj Hansen, Ruth Lanius, Neil Roberts, Rita Rosner & Siri Thoresen
On 6 December 2019 we start the 10th year of the European Journal of Psychotraumatogy (EJPT), a full Open Access journal on psychotrauma. This editorial is part of a special issue celebrating the 10 years anniversary of the journal and acknowledging some of our most impactful articles of the past decade. In this editorial the editors present a decennial review of the field addressing a range of topics that are core to both the journal...

Traumatic stress and the circadian system: neurobiology, timing and treatment of posttraumatic chronodisruption

Agorastos Agorastos & Miranda Olff
Background: Humans have an evolutionary need for a well-preserved internal ‘clock’, adjusted to the 24-hour rotation period of our planet. This intrinsic circadian timing system enables the temporal organization of numerous physiologic processes, from gene expression to behaviour. The human circadian system is tightly and bidirectionally interconnected to the human stress system, as both systems regulate each other’s activity along the anticipated diurnal challenges. The understanding of the temporal relationship between stressors and stress responses...

Social support, oxytocin, and PTSD

Miranda Olff, Saskia B. J. Koch, Laura Nawijn, Jessie L. Frijling, Mirjam Van Zuiden & Dick J. Veltman
A lack of social support and recognition by the environment is one of the most consistent risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and PTSD patients will recover faster with proper social support. The oxytocin system has been proposed to underlie beneficial effects of social support as it is implicated in both social bonding behavior and reducing stress responsivity, notably amygdala reactivity (Koch et al., 2014; Olff et al., 2010; Olff, 2012). The amygdala is...

Narrative reconstruction therapy for prolonged grief disorder—rationale and case study

Tuvia Peri, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Sharon Garber, Rivka Tuval-Mashiach & Paul A. Boelen
Prolonged grief disorder (PGD) is a potentially disabling condition affecting approximately 10% of bereaved people. It has been suggested that the impaired integration of the loss memory, as expressed in recurrent memories of the loss and disorganization of memory, is involved in the development of PGD. Narrative reconstruction (NR), originally designed for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in an integrative therapy module, and consisting of exposure to the loss memory, detailed written reconstruction...

sj-xlsx-2-tva-10.1177_15248380221143355 – Supplemental material for EHealth for Sexual Assault: A Systematic Scoping Review

Maria Hardeberg Bach, Courtney Ahrens, Miranda Olff, Cherie Armour, Sascha Strauss Krogh & Maj Hansen
Supplemental material, sj-xlsx-2-tva-10.1177_15248380221143355 for EHealth for Sexual Assault: A Systematic Scoping Review by Maria Hardeberg Bach, Courtney Ahrens, Miranda Olff, Cherie Armour, Sascha Strauss Krogh and Maj Hansen in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse

A clinician-monitored ‘PTSD Coach’ intervention: findings from two pilot feasibility and acceptability studies in a resource-constrained setting

Erine Bröcker, Miranda Olff, Sharain Suliman, Martin Kidd, Busisiwe Mqaisi, L. Greyvenstein, Sanja Kilian & Soraya Seedat
Background: The high prevalence of trauma exposure and consequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is well documented in low- and middle-income countries, and most individuals with PTSD have limited access to treatment in these settings. Freely available internet-based interventions, such as PTSD Coach (web-based and mobile application), can help to address this gap and improve access to and efficiency of care. Objective: We conducted two pilot studies to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of...

Mobile mental health: a challenging research agenda

Miranda Olff
The field of mobile health (“m-Health”) is evolving rapidly and there is an explosive growth of psychological tools on the market. Exciting high-tech developments may identify symptoms, help individuals manage their own mental health, encourage help seeking, and provide both preventive and therapeutic interventions. This development has the potential to be an efficient cost-effective approach reducing waiting lists and serving a considerable portion of people globally (“g-Health”). However, few of the mobile applications (apps) have...

A decennial review of psychotraumatology: what did we learn and where are we going?

Miranda Olff, Ananda Amstadter, Cherie Armour, Marianne S. Birkeland, Eric Bui, Marylene Cloitre, Anke Ehlers, Julian D. Ford, Talya Greene, Maj Hansen, Ruth Lanius, Neil Roberts, Rita Rosner & Siri Thoresen
On 6 December 2019 we start the 10th year of the European Journal of Psychotraumatogy (EJPT), a full Open Access journal on psychotrauma. This editorial is part of a special issue celebrating the 10 years anniversary of the journal and acknowledging some of our most impactful articles of the past decade. In this editorial the editors present a decennial review of the field addressing a range of topics that are core to both the journal...

Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms after hyperemesis gravidarum: a prospective cohort study

Kelly Nijsten, Loïs M. van der Minnen, Caitlin Dean, Joke M. J. Bais, Carrie Ris-Stalpers, Rik van Eekelen, Henk A. Bremer, David P. van der Ham, Wieteke M. Heidema, Anjoke Huisjes, Gunilla Kleiverda, Simone M. Kuppens, Judith O. E. H. van Laar, Josje Langenveld, Flip van der Made, Dimitri Papatsonis, Marie-José Pelinck, Paula J. Pernet, Leonie van Rheenen-Flach, Robbert J. Rijnders, Hubertina C. J. Scheepers, Tatjana Vogelvang, Ben W. Mol, Miranda Olff, Tessa J. Roseboom … & Rebecca C. Painter
To determine the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) years after hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and its association with HG severity. This prospective cohort study consisted of a follow-up of 215 women admitted for HG, who were eligible to participate in a randomized controlled trial and either declined or agreed to be randomized between 2013 and 2016 in 19 hospitals in the Netherlands. Participants completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) six...

sj-xlsx-2-tva-10.1177_15248380221143355 – Supplemental material for EHealth for Sexual Assault: A Systematic Scoping Review

Maria Hardeberg Bach, Courtney Ahrens, Miranda Olff, Cherie Armour, Sascha Strauss Krogh & Maj Hansen
Supplemental material, sj-xlsx-2-tva-10.1177_15248380221143355 for EHealth for Sexual Assault: A Systematic Scoping Review by Maria Hardeberg Bach, Courtney Ahrens, Miranda Olff, Cherie Armour, Sascha Strauss Krogh and Maj Hansen in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse

Social support, oxytocin, and PTSD

Miranda Olff, Saskia B. J. Koch, Laura Nawijn, Jessie L. Frijling, Mirjam Van Zuiden & Dick J. Veltman
A lack of social support and recognition by the environment is one of the most consistent risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and PTSD patients will recover faster with proper social support. The oxytocin system has been proposed to underlie beneficial effects of social support as it is implicated in both social bonding behavior and reducing stress responsivity, notably amygdala reactivity (Koch et al., 2014; Olff et al., 2010; Olff, 2012). The amygdala is...

Traumatic stress and the circadian system: neurobiology, timing and treatment of posttraumatic chronodisruption

Agorastos Agorastos & Miranda Olff
Background: Humans have an evolutionary need for a well-preserved internal ‘clock’, adjusted to the 24-hour rotation period of our planet. This intrinsic circadian timing system enables the temporal organization of numerous physiologic processes, from gene expression to behaviour. The human circadian system is tightly and bidirectionally interconnected to the human stress system, as both systems regulate each other’s activity along the anticipated diurnal challenges. The understanding of the temporal relationship between stressors and stress responses...

Enhanced screening for posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid diagnoses in children and adolescents

Eva Verlinden, Brent C. Opmeer, Els P. M. Van Meijel, Renée Beer, Carlijn De Roos, Iva A. E. Bicanic, Francien Lamers-Winkelman, Miranda Olff, Frits Boer & Ramón J. L. Lindauer
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a debilitating disorder and often co-occurs with other psychiatric disorders, such as mood, behavioral, and anxiety disorders. Early identification of PTSD and psychiatric comorbidity is highly relevant in order to offer children appropriate and timely treatment. The Children's Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES-13) is a reliable and valid self-report measure designed to screen children for PTSD. However, this measure is not useful as a screen for psychiatric comorbidity...

Improving the understanding and treatment of complex grief: an important issue for psychotraumatology

Paul A. Boelen
In the Netherlands, every year 500,000 people are confronted with the death of a close relative. Many of these people experience little emotional distress. In some, bereavement precipitates severe grief, distress, and dysphoria. A small yet significant minority of bereaved individuals develops persistent and debilitating symptoms of persistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD) (also termed prolonged grief disorder), posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression. Knowledge about early identification of, and preventive care for complex grief has increased....

Narrative reconstruction therapy for prolonged grief disorder—rationale and case study

Tuvia Peri, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Sharon Garber, Rivka Tuval-Mashiach & Paul A. Boelen
Prolonged grief disorder (PGD) is a potentially disabling condition affecting approximately 10% of bereaved people. It has been suggested that the impaired integration of the loss memory, as expressed in recurrent memories of the loss and disorganization of memory, is involved in the development of PGD. Narrative reconstruction (NR), originally designed for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in an integrative therapy module, and consisting of exposure to the loss memory, detailed written reconstruction...

Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms after hyperemesis gravidarum: a prospective cohort study

Kelly Nijsten, Loïs M. van der Minnen, Caitlin Dean, Joke M. J. Bais, Carrie Ris-Stalpers, Rik van Eekelen, Henk A. Bremer, David P. van der Ham, Wieteke M. Heidema, Anjoke Huisjes, Gunilla Kleiverda, Simone M. Kuppens, Judith O. E. H. van Laar, Josje Langenveld, Flip van der Made, Dimitri Papatsonis, Marie-José Pelinck, Paula J. Pernet, Leonie van Rheenen-Flach, Robbert J. Rijnders, Hubertina C. J. Scheepers, Tatjana Vogelvang, Ben W. Mol, Miranda Olff, Tessa J. Roseboom … & Rebecca C. Painter
To determine the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) years after hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and its association with HG severity. This prospective cohort study consisted of a follow-up of 215 women admitted for HG, who were eligible to participate in a randomized controlled trial and either declined or agreed to be randomized between 2013 and 2016 in 19 hospitals in the Netherlands. Participants completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) six...

A clinician-monitored ‘PTSD Coach’ intervention: findings from two pilot feasibility and acceptability studies in a resource-constrained setting

Erine Bröcker, Miranda Olff, Sharain Suliman, Martin Kidd, Busisiwe Mqaisi, L. Greyvenstein, Sanja Kilian & Soraya Seedat
Background: The high prevalence of trauma exposure and consequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is well documented in low- and middle-income countries, and most individuals with PTSD have limited access to treatment in these settings. Freely available internet-based interventions, such as PTSD Coach (web-based and mobile application), can help to address this gap and improve access to and efficiency of care. Objective: We conducted two pilot studies to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of...

Additional file 1 of Assessment of the inclusion of vaccination as an intervention to reduce antimicrobial resistance in AMR national action plans: a global review

Lotte van Heuvel, Saverio Caini, Michel L. A. Dückers & John Paget
Additional file 1.

Additional file 1 of Assessment of the inclusion of vaccination as an intervention to reduce antimicrobial resistance in AMR national action plans: a global review

Lotte van Heuvel, Saverio Caini, Michel L. A. Dückers & John Paget
Additional file 1.

Improving the understanding and treatment of complex grief: an important issue for psychotraumatology

Paul A. Boelen
In the Netherlands, every year 500,000 people are confronted with the death of a close relative. Many of these people experience little emotional distress. In some, bereavement precipitates severe grief, distress, and dysphoria. A small yet significant minority of bereaved individuals develops persistent and debilitating symptoms of persistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD) (also termed prolonged grief disorder), posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression. Knowledge about early identification of, and preventive care for complex grief has increased....

Enhanced screening for posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid diagnoses in children and adolescents

Eva Verlinden, Brent C. Opmeer, Els P. M. Van Meijel, Renée Beer, Carlijn De Roos, Iva A. E. Bicanic, Francien Lamers-Winkelman, Miranda Olff, Frits Boer & Ramón J. L. Lindauer
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a debilitating disorder and often co-occurs with other psychiatric disorders, such as mood, behavioral, and anxiety disorders. Early identification of PTSD and psychiatric comorbidity is highly relevant in order to offer children appropriate and timely treatment. The Children's Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES-13) is a reliable and valid self-report measure designed to screen children for PTSD. However, this measure is not useful as a screen for psychiatric comorbidity...

Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for Traumatic Grief (BEP-TG): toward integrated treatment of symptoms related to traumatic loss

Geert E. Smid, Rolf J. Kleber, Simone M. de la Rie, Jannetta B. A. Bos, Berthold P. R. Gersons & Paul A. Boelen
Traumatic events such as disasters, accidents, war, or criminal violence are often accompanied by the loss of loved ones, and may then give rise to traumatic grief. Traumatic grief refers to a clinical diagnosis of persistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD) with comorbid (symptoms of) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder (MDD) following confrontation with a traumatic loss. Trauma survivors, who are frequently from different cultural backgrounds, have often experienced multiple losses and ambiguous...

Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for Traumatic Grief (BEP-TG): toward integrated treatment of symptoms related to traumatic loss

Geert E. Smid, Rolf J. Kleber, Simone M. de la Rie, Jannetta B. A. Bos, Berthold P. R. Gersons & Paul A. Boelen
Traumatic events such as disasters, accidents, war, or criminal violence are often accompanied by the loss of loved ones, and may then give rise to traumatic grief. Traumatic grief refers to a clinical diagnosis of persistent complex bereavement disorder (PCBD) with comorbid (symptoms of) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder (MDD) following confrontation with a traumatic loss. Trauma survivors, who are frequently from different cultural backgrounds, have often experienced multiple losses and ambiguous...

Mobile mental health: a challenging research agenda

Miranda Olff
The field of mobile health (“m-Health”) is evolving rapidly and there is an explosive growth of psychological tools on the market. Exciting high-tech developments may identify symptoms, help individuals manage their own mental health, encourage help seeking, and provide both preventive and therapeutic interventions. This development has the potential to be an efficient cost-effective approach reducing waiting lists and serving a considerable portion of people globally (“g-Health”). However, few of the mobile applications (apps) have...

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  • Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group
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  • Utrecht University
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  • Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research
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  • University of Aberdeen
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  • Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies
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