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.


Predictors of Satisfaction and Value of Advanced Training for Mental Health Professionals in Wartime Ukraine

The full-scale escalation of Russia’s war against Ukraine in 2022 created a surge of mental health issues, requiring urgent, evidence-based interventions to reduce trauma and mitigate stress. Reflecting recommendations from leading specialists in the field, Ukrainian mental health professionals sought to develop appropriate skills and knowledge for working in wartime through advanced training programs.


3MDR treatment in an adolescent with PTSD : a case report

Background: As Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adolescents significantly impacts their well-being, effective treatment is of great importance. Little is known, however, about the novel, multi-modal virtual reality supported, exposure-based psychotherapeutic interventions such as 3MDR in this population.

Objective: To describe the 3MDR treatment of an adolescent with PTSD who did not respond to previous exposure-based PTSD interventions.

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.


Protocol for a Randomized Hybrid Type 2 Trial on the Implementation of Group Problem Management Plus (PM+) for Venezuelan Women Refugees and Migrants in Colombia

Background: Task-sharing interventions have shown to be feasible and effective in reducing symptoms of psychological distress. Research is currently needed on how task-shared interventions can be sustained with less-intensive technical support from mental health providers, often available in controlled research trials.


Prevalence and Predictors of Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms among Uyghurs Abroad

This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and its correlations among Uyghurs abroad. The sample included 264 Uyghurs living in various countries. The data were collected between October and November 2022 through an online self-report survey including a demographic Information Form, Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ-5) and several questions about current events related to past traumatic experiences and social interaction. The prevalence of PTSS was 44%.

Investigating the Feasibility and Impact of Perinatal Depression Screening and Treatment in Rural Nsambe, Malawi

Perinatal depression contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality of women and children in low- and middle-income countries. However, due to low resources and little evidence on the impact of screening and treatment, few interventions are offered. Our study aims to assess the feasibility and impact of depression symptoms with screening and treatment of women in rural Malawi.


The Use of Comics to Promote a Community-based Peer-support Intervention among Young Refugees in a Camp in Greece

The article presents the creation of an informational and recruitment tool in comic form, for a psychosocial intervention program aimed at refugees as well as the process of its cultural adaptation. We aimed to culturally adopt the comic and ascertain whether the participants’ perception of the comic was in line with the illustrator’s goal. The study involved refugee communities that lived in the Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC) of Samos.