VU clinical psychologist Marit Sijbrandij and her research team have received more than six million euros from the European Union for the study “Improving the Preparedness of Health Systems to Reduce Mental Health and Psychosocial Concerns resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

The authors aimed to introduce a time-limited, traumatic grief-focused outreaching model of care designed specifically for homicide survivors, and to examine its potential effectiveness. Furthermore, they aimed to investigate what factors influence the severity of mental health problems and response to treatment.

Psychological interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not always effective and can leave some individuals with enduring symptoms. Little is known about factors that are associated with better or worse treatment outcome. The authors’ objective was to address this gap.

Met stichting Braive geeft Marina Broeva (31) trainingen aan jongeren om ze mentaal veerkrachtiger te maken. ‘Door mijn broertje weet ik hoe moeilijk het is uit de psychische zorg te komen als je er eenmaal in zit.’

The objective of this study was investigating the effects of the diverging DSM-5 and ICD-11 PTSD conceptualizations on prevalence and comorbidity rates, as well as predictor impact in a sample of foster children and adolescents using manual-specific measures.

This study attempted to examine the effect of state boredom on psychological outcomes, and the role of media use and meaning in life among the indirectly exposed Chinese adults in the initial phase of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by intrusive re-experiencing of emotional memories of a traumatic event. Such memories are formed after exposure to trauma in the context of a cascading stress response including high levels of emotional arousal and stress hormone release. Sleep could be a key modulator of early memory formation and re-consolidation processes

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an efficacious treatment model for children and adolescents with trauma-related disorders. However, only a few studies to date have been conducted in community settings, and no randomized controlled trials have been conducted in Asian countries. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of TF-CBT in regular community settings in Japan, compared to treatment as usual (TAU).

We recently reported an improvement of precuneus PET metabolism after EMDR therapy in military participants suffering from PTSD. The aim of the present study was to investigate the metabolic changes of precuneus connectivity in these participants after such treatment.

This study aims to identify profiles of PTSD and depressive symptoms among Shidu parents and to explore the predictors of profile membership.

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