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Trauma and PTSD

New Content ItemThis section is edited by Annegret Krause-Utz.

"The PTSD section hopes to embrace the complex adaptations to psychological trauma in brain, mind, and body. This section will not only welcome submissions focusing on psychological and biological factors associated with trauma-related disorders but also hopes to attract well designed studies examining new, adjunctive treatment strategies. Furthermore, articles incorporating the role of attachment in the development of trauma-related psychopathology will be a focus of this section. Innovative theoretical papers designed to expand our current perspectives of the effects of psychological trauma are also encouraged."

An archive of articles previously published in this field can be found here.



  1. This article builds on a previous review (Ford and Courtois, Borderline Personal Disord Emot Dysregul 1:9, 2014) which concluded that complex posttraumatic stress disorder (cPTSD) could not be conceptualized a...

    Authors: Julian D. Ford and Christine A. Courtois

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:16

    Content type: Review

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  2. Neural alterations related to treatment outcome in patients with both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid personality disorder are unknown.

    Authors: Inga Aarts, Chris Vriend, Aishah Snoek, Arne van den End, Matthijs Blankers, Aartjan T. F. Beekman, Jack Dekker, Odile A. van den Heuvel and Kathleen Thomaes

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:13

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Child sexual abuse (CSA) has been linked to a higher risk of sexual re-victimization, including sexual intimate partner violence (IPV). The aim of this study was to investigate whether borderline personality d...

    Authors: Annegret Krause-Utz, Tara Dierick, Tobias Josef, Elianne Chatzaki, Andries Willem, Jan Hoogenboom and Bernet Elzinga

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:10

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Traumatic events of a long-lasting invasive, primarily interpersonal nature (e.g., childhood abuse, intimate partner violence) can have wide-ranging consequences across various life domains. This involves an i...

    Authors: Annegret Krause-Utz

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:11

    Content type: Editorial

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  5. The diagnosis of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) was proposed several decades ago by scientist-practitioners, almost parallel to the first description of the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress d...

    Authors: Andreas Maercker

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:7

    Content type: Review

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  6. Cognitive models of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) propose that trauma entails cognitive alterations of increased distrust and perceived threat from others. We tested whether these predictions also hold...

    Authors: Johanna Hepp, Sara E. Schmitz, Jana Urbild, Kathrin Zauner and Inga Niedtfeld

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:5

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The gonadal hormone testosterone not only regulates sexual behavior but is also involved in social behavior and cognition in both sexes. Changes in testosterone secretion in response to stress have been report...

    Authors: Christian E. Deuter, Moritz Duesenberg, Julian Hellmann-Regen, Sophie Metz, Stefan Roepke, Oliver T. Wolf, Christian Otte and Katja Wingenfeld

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:3

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Previous eye-tracking studies provide preliminary evidence for a hypersensitivity to negative, potentially threatening interpersonal cues in borderline personality disorder (BPD). From an etiological point of ...

    Authors: Katja I. Seitz, Johanna Leitenstorfer, Marlene Krauch, Karen Hillmann, Sabrina Boll, Kai Ueltzhoeffer, Corinne Neukel, Nikolaus Kleindienst, Sabine C. Herpertz and Katja Bertsch

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:2

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Meta-analyses have confirmed an association between child sexual abuse (CSA) and non-suicidal and suicidal self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITB), yet the mechanisms linking these factors are, to date, p...

    Authors: Delphine Collin-Vézina, Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin, Marudan Sivagurunathan, Rusan Lateef, Ramona Alaggia, Rosaleen McElvaney and Megan Simpson

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2021 8:1

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related to childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is often associated with a wide range of trauma-related aversive emotions such as fear, disgust, sadness, shame, guilt, and anger. I...

    Authors: Nora Görg, Kathlen Priebe, Jan R. Böhnke, Regina Steil, Anne S. Dyer and Nikolaus Kleindienst

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:15

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This study focused on the predictors of therapy dropout in a naturalistic sample of patients with borderline pathology receiving dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in an inpatient setting. We assumed that the ...

    Authors: Carolin Steuwe, Michaela Berg, Martin Driessen and Thomas Beblo

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:14

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The role of mental illness in violent crime is elusive, and there are harmful stereotypes that mentally ill people are frequently violent criminals. Studies find greater psychopathology among violent offenders...

    Authors: Aliya R. Webermann and Bethany L. Brand

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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    53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    48 days to first decision for all manuscripts
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