Do savoring beliefs predict posttraumatic stress symptoms following stressful life events?

Background and objectives: Savoring beliefs refer to people’s beliefs about their ability to generate, increase, and prolong enjoyment from positive experiences. The role of these beliefs in affecting responses to negative events is largely unexplored. This study aimed to increase
knowledge about the role of savoring beliefs in symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS) following negative life events and the incremental role of these beliefs beyond the impact of worry, depressive rumination, and neuroticism.


The impact of adversities across the lifespan on psychological symptom profiles in late adulthood : a latent profile analysis

People commonly face adverse circumstances throughout life, which increases risk for psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Adversities may occur during different periods in life. Especially adversity during early periods has been suggested to put individuals at risk for adverse mental health outcomes. Here, we investigated whether timing of adversity during the prenatal period, childhood, or mid-to-late adulthood differentially impacted classification into late adulthood symptom profiles.

Experiences of Treatment-Seeking Children and Young People Following Parental Intimate Partner Homicide

This study provided a detailed description of the experiences of 60 treatment-seeking children and young people following parental intimate partner homicide (PIPH) in the United Kingdom, and evaluated the potential effectiveness of the traumatic grief focused cognitive behavioral therapy they received.


Culturally sensitive stepped care for adolescent refugees : efficacy and cost–utility of a multicentric randomized controlled trial

Adolescent refugees and asylum seekers (ARAS) are highly vulnerable to mental health problems. Stepped care models (SCM) and culturally sensitive therapies offer promising treatment approaches to effectively provide necessary medical and psychological support. To our knowledge, we were the first to investigate whether a culturally sensitive SCM will reduce symptoms of depression and PTSD in ARAS more effectively and efficiently than treatment as usual (TAU).

Improving family functioning and reducing violence in the home in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo : a pilot cluster-randomised controlled trial of Safe at Home

Objective To test the effectiveness of the Safe at Home programme which was developed to improve family well-being and prevent multiple forms of violence in the home.


Design Waitlisted pilot cluster randomised controlled trial.


Setting North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.


Participants 202 heterosexual couples.


Intervention The Safe at Home programme.


Refugee and Migrant Health Toolkit

What is the toolkit?

Refugee and Migrant Health Toolkit (the Toolkit) developed by WHO’s Health and Migration Programme is a comprehensive, operational and user-friendly source of information, guidance and tools supporting implementation of health and migration related activities including the Global action plan: promoting the health of refugees and migrants 2019–23 (GAP), Regional Action Plans and other initiatives having similar goals.

Exploring the use of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire to examine suicidal thoughts and behaviors among Post-9/11 U.S. Combat Veterans : An integrative review

This integrative review expands on the work of Kramer et al. (2020), by reviewing studies that utilized the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ) to examine the interpersonal constructs (thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness) of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide (ITS) to understand suicidal thoughts and behaviors among service members and Veterans with combat experience.

The Relationship between Lifetime Exposure to Potentially Traumatic Events, Peritraumatic Dissociation, and PTSD in a Sample of Sexually Assaulted Women in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sexually assaulted women represent a particularly high-risk group for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Potentially traumatic events (PTEs) and peritraumatic dissociation (PD) are known risk factors for PTSD. However, little is known about how previous trauma affects PD and how this relationship affects PTSD. We aimed to investigate whether PD acts as a mediator between PTEs and PTSD severity in a sample of recently sexually assaulted women in Sao Paulo, Brazil.