PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological and physical condition that is caused by very frightening or distressing events. It occurs in up to 30% of people who experience traumatic events.

Our PTSD Blogs

Complex PTSD: 3 recent reviews yield clues about what helps #BIGSPD22

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Kirsten Barnicot summarises three recent systematic reviews exploring the most helpful interventions for people with complex PTSD.

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Vicarious trauma: how does working with trauma survivors affect therapists?

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Sahra Tekin and Jo Billings summarise a meta-ethnographic review of qualitative studies looking at vicarious trauma in therapists working with survivors of trauma.

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Trauma-informed care in mental health: why we need it and what it should look like

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Aneta Zarska blogs about a qualitative research study from Australia that outlines what trauma-informed care should look like, by asking people with experience of mental health difficulties.

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Complex trauma and complex problems: evidence from a cohort study

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Oluwaseun Oluwaranti reviews a cohort study which finds that participants exposed to complex trauma had more severe mental health problems and poorer cognitive function at 18 years of age.

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New review suggests that PTSD may be a modifiable risk factor for dementia

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Anjuli Kaul blogs about a new systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal cohort studies, which explores the relationship between PTSD and all-cause dementia.

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PTSD, anxiety and depression in UK frontline health care workers during COVID-19

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In his debut blog, Will Kapurura summarises a paper that explores the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of healthcare workers in the UK during the early part of the 2020 pandemic.

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“Tell Me Your Story”: using Narrative Exposure Therapy to help youth with PTSD

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Will Koehler explores a case study which provides very early evidence that adapted narrative exposure therapy may be helpful in treating PTSD in adolescents.

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Life after injury: physical, psychological and social impact

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Dafni Katsampa explores a qualitative study carried out by researchers in the Netherlands, which finds that experiencing an injury from a traumatic event like a serious road traffic accident, can impact on physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

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Mental health difficulties commonly reported by ICU staff during the pandemic

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Nada Seif reviews a recent survey study on self-reported mental health problems in ICU staff working during the UK 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

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“I can’t trust anyone”: the role of cognitive processes in PTSD symptoms in young people in care #CAMHScampfire

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Douglas Badenoch summarises a longitudinal study of cognitive predictors of (complex) post-traumatic stress in young people in out-of-home care.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Monday 29th March for an online journal club discussing this paper.

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