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Unified in remembrance : reflections on collective war commemoration by war-affected immigrants in the Netherlands

Decades after World War II, major commemorations are still organised to collectively remember this war. Aiming for inclusive societies, the perspectives of immigrants with different war experiences are important to be heard in relation to these commemorations.

The effect of a single session of psychological first aid in the emergency department on PTSD and depressive symptoms three months postintervention : results of a randomised controlled trial

Background: Despite its popularity, evidence of the effectiveness of Psychological First Aid (PFA) is scarce.

Objective: To assess whether PFA, compared to psychoeducation (PsyEd), an attention placebo control, reduces PTSD and depressive symptoms three months post-intervention. 

 

Adaptation and validation study of the Indonesian version of the Global Psychotrauma Screen in an undergraduate student population

Background
The high incidence of potentially traumatic events (PTEs) in Indonesia warrants early identification of those with probable trauma-related disorders in order to tailor prevention and intervention for trauma-related symptoms.

Objectives
This study aims to adapt and validate a novel brief transdiagnostic screener, the Global Psychotrauma Screen (GPS), in Indonesian undergraduate students.

Sex and gender in psychotrauma research

Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is two to three times more common in women than in men. To better understand this phenomenon, we need to know why men, women, and possibly individuals with other sex/gender identities respond differently to trauma. To stimulate sex and gender sensitive research, the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) was the first journal to adopt a gender policy. In addition, a call for papers entitled Integrating and Evaluating Sex and Gender in Psychotrauma Research was announced.

Moral injury appraisals and posttraumatic stress symptoms in trauma-exposed police officers : a latent class analysis

Background: Police officers encounter various potentially traumatic events (PTEs) and may becompelled to engage in actions that contradict their moral codes. Consequently, they are at riskto develop symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but also moral stress or moralinjury (MI). To date, MI in police officers has received limited attention.

 

Three Prospective Case Studies Examining Mifepristone's Efficacy in Patients with Treatment-Resistant PTSD

Despite the availability of various treatment approaches for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), some patients do not respond to these therapies, and novel treatment approaches are needed. This study investigated the efficacy of mifepristone, a glucocorticoid receptor antagonist, in treatment-resistant PTSD patients. Three patients with PTSD who were resistant to standard psychological and pharmacological treatments were prescribed mifepristone (600–1,200 mg/day) for 1 week.

Individual and systemic variables associated with prolonged grief and other emotional distress in bereaved children

Most children confronted with the death of a loved one do not experience persisting psychological problems. However, for some, acute grief reactions develop into prolonged grief disorder (PGD) and other mental health problems. Research findings suggest that bereavement outcomes in children are associated with negative cognitions and avoidant coping and with different parenting behaviours.

A longitudinal study of risk and protective factors for symptoms of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic caused multiple stressors that may lead to symptoms of adjustment disorder.

Objective: We longitudinally examined relationships between risk and protective factors, pandemic-related stressors and symptoms of adjustment disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as whether these relationships differed by the time of assessment.

Adaptation and validation study of the Indonesian version of the Global Psychotrauma Screen in an undergraduate student population

Background

The high incidence of potentially traumatic events (PTEs) in Indonesia warrants early identification of those with probable trauma-related disorders in order to tailor prevention and intervention for trauma-related symptoms.

 

Objectives

This study aims to adapt and validate a novel brief transdiagnostic screener, the Global Psychotrauma Screen (GPS), in Indonesian undergraduate students.

 

Methods

Potentially morally injurious experiences and associated factors among Dutch UN peacekeepers : a latent class analysis

Background: During peacekeeping missions, military personnel may be involved in or exposed to potentially morally injurious experiences (PMIEs), such as an inability to intervene due to a limited mandate. While exposure to such morally transgressive events has been shown to lead to moral injury in combat veterans, research on moral injury in peacekeepers is limited.
 

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