Keir Harding and Hollie Berrigan provide a personal outlook on a scoping review exploring the efficacy of community treatments for ‘personality disorder’.[read the full story...]
Is complex trauma associated with worse outcomes than non-complex trauma?
Rudo Dube summarises a longitudinal study which finds that people exposed to complex trauma had higher levels of general psychopathology and were more likely to experience conditions such as PTSD, depression and psychotic symptoms.[read the full story...]
Psychotherapeutic approaches and treatment efficacy for comorbid BPD and PTSD
Natalie Kashirsky summarises a systematic review on optimising treatment for comorbid BPD (borderline personality disorder) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).[read the full story...]
Complex PTSD: 3 recent reviews yield clues about what helps #BIGSPD22
Kirsten Barnicot summarises three recent systematic reviews exploring the most helpful interventions for people with complex PTSD.[read the full story...]
Complex trauma and complex problems: evidence from a cohort study
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.[read the full story...]
“I can’t trust anyone”: the role of cognitive processes in PTSD symptoms in young people in care #CAMHScampfire
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.[read the full story...]
Psychological interventions effective for improving mental health and sleep following complex trauma
In her debut blog, Delia Ciobotaru explores a network meta-analysis which finds that psychological treatments are effective in reducing PTSD symptoms experienced by people with complex trauma.[read the full story...]
PTSD: the current picture #ISTSS2019
Jon Bisson summarises an expert review written by Richard Bryant on post-traumatic stress disorder, which covers the current definitions of PTSD, its known prevalence and risk factors, the main models to explain the disorder, and evidence-supported treatments.
Readers who want to know more should follow the live coverage of the 35th annual International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies conference, taking place in Boston this week. The Twitter hashtag is #ISTSS2019.[read the full story...]
Brutalised child soldiers and traumatic distress
Our blog today explores a new study in the British Journal of Psychiatry of post-traumatic stress disorder among former Yazidi child soldiers in northern Iraq.[read the full story...]