Natural language processing for mental health interventions : a systematic review and research framework

Neuropsychiatric disorders pose a high societal cost, but their treatment is hindered by lack of objective outcomes and fidelity metrics. AI technologies and specifically Natural Language Processing (NLP) have emerged as tools to study mental health interventions (MHI) at the level of their constituent conversations. However, NLP’s potential to address clinical and research challenges remains unclear.


The effects of a structured communication tool in patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms : a clusterrandomized trial

Background: Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) are prevalent among primary care patients andfrequently lead to diminished quality of life, increased healthcare costs, and decreased work participation. We aimedto examine the effects of a work-focused structured communication tool based on cognitive-behavioral therapy inpatients with MUPS.


Psychometric properties of the Global Psychotrauma Screen in the United States

Prior research assessing the psychometric properties of the Global Psychotrauma Screen provided support for its internal consistency reliability, construct validity, convergent validity, and divergent validity in several international samples, but not specifically in a U.S. subsample.

The purpose of this study was to assess psychometric properties of the GPS in the U.S.

Towards a more comprehensive understanding of PTSD and parenting

The impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on parenting and the parent-child relationship has been well-documented in the scientific literature. However, some conceptual and methodological challenges within this research field remain.


We reflect on a number of challenges that we identified while examining the literature in preparation of an individual participant data meta-analysis on the relationships between PTSD and parenting.


Psychometric Evaluation of the Dutch International Trauma Questionnaire for the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Background: The International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) is a recent self-report measure to assess the severity and probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (CPTSD) as defined by the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases. Few studies have examined the psychometric properties of full and short ITQ versions in depth. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Dutch-translated 28-item ITQ and the 12-item version.


Nature and prevalence of PTSD as per DSM-5 and ICD-11 after natural and unnatural deaths

The death of a loved one may lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although it is conceivable that unnatural losses (caused by e.g., accidents, homicide, or suicide) render people more vulnerable to PTSD than natural losses (e.g., caused by illnesses) this is an understudied issue. The current study sought to enhance knowledge about the presentation and prevalence of PTSD symptoms, in people confronted with natural, non-sudden and unnatural, sudden losses.

Predictors of transitioning to adult mental health services and associated costs : a cross-country comparison

Background: Young people are at risk of falling through the care gap after leaving child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) despite an ongoing need for mental health support. Currently, little is known about the predictors of transitioning to adult mental health services (AMHS), and associated healthcare and societal costs as young people cross the transition boundary.


Objective: To conduct a secondary data analysis exploring predictors of transitioning or falling through the gap and associated costs.


Introduction to the Special Section : Developmental Perspectives on Trauma Exposure and Posttraumatic Stress

This article provides an introduction and overview of the current special section devoted to developmental perspectives on trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress reactions. Although there have been many revisions to the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis in the four decades that have ensued since its inclusion in our diagnostic systems, and many decades of empirical and clinical work investigating the differential effects of traumatic stress on children and adolescents, a truly developmental perspective is still lacking in the diagnosis.

Investigation into Grief Experiences of the Bereaved During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The objective of the current study was to investigate the grief experiences of people affected by COVID-19. The study adopted a qualitative design of descriptive phenomenology. Fifteen adults who had lost a family member during the COVID-19 pandemic were selected as the sample through the purposive sampling method until theoretical saturation was achieved. Data was collected using semi-structured interviews and the Colaizzi analysis method.