In her debut blog, Peter Boyd-Piercy summarises a recent report for Oasis Community Housing on the prevalence of trauma among people who have experienced homelessness in England.[read the full story...]
Youth trauma narratives: a thematic analysis of meaning-making during trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT)
In her debut blog, Georgina Thompson explores a qualitative study of how young people create meaning of their experiences during trauma narration, when receiving trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy.[read the full story...]
Trauma transmission in the children of trauma-affected refugees: risk and protective factors
Theofanis Kyriacou & Andie Ashdown consider a systematic review of risk and protective factors for trauma transmission among trauma-affected refugees and their non-exposed children.[read the full story...]
Transgenerational trauma: maternal childhood maltreatment and perinatal outcomes
Lucy Purnell explores a recent systematic review, which finds that maternal childhood maltreatment is associated with adverse perinatal mental health experiences, and this association is mediated by disruptions to maternal emotional functioning.[read the full story...]
1 in 5 pre-school aged children develop PTSD symptoms following trauma exposure. Why are we still neglecting these children?
In her debut blog, Mira Vasileva summarises a systematic review which suggests that the pooled prevalence of PTSD in pre-school children who have been exposed to trauma was 21.5%.[read the full story...]
Can Tetris help to reduce the intensity and distress of traumatic intrusive memories?
Tanya Garg blogs a study which finds that visuospatial tasks like playing Tetris, do not reduce the intensity and distress of intrusions after watching a traumatic film.[read the full story...]
Ask about alcohol use in adults affected by divorce, bereavement or illness
Sally Adams considers a recent Finnish longitudinal study, which examines heavy alcohol consumption before and after negative life events in late mid-life.[read the full story...]
How could MDMA-assisted and psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy help people with depression and PTSD?
Anya Borissova and Philip Brooks consider a recent review exploring MDMA-assisted psychotherapy and psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for trauma-related mental health difficulties.[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...]
“We are family, even when apart”: family separation and mental health in refugees
In her debut blog Elizabeth Hall reviews a study focusing on the impact of family separation on mental health outcomes among settled refugees in Australia.[read the full story...]