Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder : A State-of-the-art Review

This narrative state-of-the-art review paper describes the progress in the understanding and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Over the last four decades, the scientific landscape has matured, with many interdisciplinary contributions to understanding its diagnosis, etiology, and epidemiology. Advances in genetics, neurobiology, stress pathophysiology, and brain imaging have made it apparent that chronic PTSD is a systemic disorder with high allostatic load.


Perspectives on dying in severe and enduring eating disorders (SEEDs) : A qualitative study among Dutch mental healthcare providers

Dying of severe and enduring eating disorders (SEEDs) was studied using semi-structured interviews (n=7) and a follow-up videoconferencing focus group (n=3) with Dutch mental healthcare providers. We identified three main themes: the uncertainties of dying from SEEDs, dilemmas in defining treatment resistance and palliative care, and suicidal ideation and intent.


Smaller total and subregional cerebellar volumes in posttraumatic stress disorder : a mega-analysis by the ENIGMA-PGC PTSD workgroup

Although the cerebellum contributes to higher-order cognitive and emotional functions relevant to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), prior research on cerebellar volume in PTSD is scant, particularly when considering subregions that differentially map on to motor, cognitive, and affective functions.

My childhood – Your childhood? Psychobiological consequences of maternal childhood maltreatment experiences in women and their children : An intergenerational study from late pregnancy to one year postpartum

Childhood maltreatment (CM) increases the lifelong vulnerability to negative mental and physical health outcomes, in particular when people encounter subsequent stressors – known as “second hits” – later in life. Alterations in the biological stress response system are discussed as an underlying mechanism, translating CM into negative health sequelae of stress. One highly relevant question in this context is whether this increased risk of behavioral, mental or physical health problems is transmitted to following generations.

Transgenerational Collective Traumas and Radicalization in Bosnia and Herzegovina : Towards the Establishment of a Framework for Analysis

Nearly three decades have passed since the conclusion of the last war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite the absence of direct experiences or memories of atrocity crimes and mass victimization, post-war generations bear the long-term consequences of war through the influence of their parents. Collective traumas, both from the distant and recent past, have become integral to group identities and memories, shaping everyday life, narratives, emotions, and mental representations among these generations.

From Past to Present : The Role of Communication and Historical Narrative in Transgenerational Transmission of Historical Trauma in Kurdish Alevi Diaspora in Germany

If the possibility of adequate psychological healing of historical traumas is not given, individuals affected can pass down its effects from one generation to another resulting in transgenerational trauma. While numerous studies focus on transgenerational trauma in Holocaust and indigenous survivors, few have explored the survivors of the 1938 Dersim Massacre. This study builds on preliminary research to better understand transgenerational trauma processes, aiming to prevent trauma transmission to future generations.


Holocaust survivors : Health and longevity 70 years later

Holocaust survivors (HS) alive today form a unique and disappearing population, whose exposure to systematic genocide occurred over 70 years ago. Negative health outcomes were widely documented prior to age 70. We examine the hypothesis that the experience of remote trauma continues to negatively affect health, functional status, and survival between the ages of 85–95.

Long-lasting effects of World War II trauma on PTSD symptoms and embodiment levels in a national sample of Poles

The main aim of this study was to investigate the long-lasting influences of World War II (WWII) trauma in a national sample of Poles, based on Danieli’s (1998) survivors’ post-trauma adaptational styles (fighter, numb, victim) and their link with current post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and embodiment level among participants. We also sought to investigate whether the level of knowledge about WWII trauma among ancestors could moderate that association.


Courage, resistance and vulnerability in memory culture : Swedish Museum education and the representation of the Holocaust survivor at the turn of the twenty-first century

This article provides a Swedish perspective on critical memory culture and the use of difficult history in museum education. It is based on a detailed study of the educational resource the Teacher’s Guide, published by the Swedish Museum of Cultural History in Lund named Kulturen in 2006 in connection with their permanent exhibition, To Survive. Voices from Ravensbrück. The Guide shows how women, imprisoned in the Ravensbrück concentration camp, found ways to resist their situation and overcome their victim position.

Historical Memories in Transcarpathia : Oral Historical Reflections on the Second World War

Transcarpathia is a border and mostly mountainous region with a rather complex ethnographic and religious mosaic. It borders 4 countries (Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia), and geographically is the westernmost part of Ukraine. These factors contributed to the shape of a local multicultural population with fluid identities and very specific worldviews. The deepening of cultural ruptures is increased by regional historical memory, which shows the past in a way that is not described in the official historical grand narrative.