The effect of complex posttraumatic stress and poverty on quality of life among adult survivors of childhood institutional maltreatment : evidence from survivors of the ‘Hyeongje Welfare Institution’ in South Korea

Background: Childhood institutional maltreatment (IM) is associated with both complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CTPSD) and poverty in adulthood life, each of which may impact an individual’s quality of life (QoL). To find implications for clinical practice and policy making for adult survivors with childhood IM experiences, it is necessary to conduct research examining their current QoL and identifying related factors.


Using decision tree to predict non-suicidal self-injury among young adults : the role of depression, childhood maltreatment and recent bullying victimization

Importance: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a significant mental health issue requiring a deeper understanding of its underlying causes, such as childhood maltreatment, adult bullying victimization, and depression. Previous studies have not adequately addressed the cumulative risks of these factors on NSSI among college students. This population-based study investigates these cumulative risk factors.


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


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.



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



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.

Fluctuations of stress and resilience in healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic : Insights and recommendations

Healthcare workers (HCW) have faced unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19, with significant impact on their well-being. We aimed to monitor stress-related symptoms and resilience in HCW over time in relation to various factors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinician's Corner: Treating Trauma-Related Disorders Through the Life Course : Does Age Matter?

‘Once you’ve been initiated into the Elderly, the world doesn’t want you back. […]. We – by whom I mean anyone over sixty – commit two offenses just by existing. One is Lack of Velocity. We drive too slowly, walk too slowly, talk too slowly. The world will do business with dictators, perverts, and drug barons of all stripes, but being slowed down it cannot abide. Our second offense is being Everyman’s memento mori. The world can only get comfy in shiny-eyed denial if we are out of
sight. […]. Us elderly are the modern lepers. That’s the truth of it.’

Brief eclectic psychotherapy for prolonged and traumatic grief following drug-related death

The loss of a loved one due to drug-related death may have emotional and sociocultural implications that influence meaning attribution to the loss, thereby complicating the grief process and increasing the risk of prolonged grief disorder (PGD). Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for Prolonged and Traumatic Grief (BEPPTG) can be tailored to the needs of individuals facing complex meaning attribution following drug-related death bereavement. BEPPTG consists of information and motivation, grief-focused exposure, symbolic interactions, and meaning attribution and activation.


Posttraumatic stress disorder in people with dementia : study protocol

Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is considered an independent risk factor for dementia. Despite the (clinical) evidence that PTSD is associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia, studies on its prevalence and clinical manifestation are limited, and their quality is affected by the lack of a structured method to diagnose PTSD in this population.

Workplace trauma and professional quality of Life in clinical and forensic psychiatry : the CRITIC study

Background: Frontline staff in psychiatry need to perform at a very high professional level in order to ensure patient and community safety. At the same time they are exposed to high levels of stress and workplace trauma. This may have severe consequences for their professional quality of life. In addition, health care workers in general have higher incidence levels of childhood adversity than the general population.