PTSD

This section is edited by Ruth Lanius.

"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. Research article

    Trauma-related emotions and radical acceptance in dialectical behavior therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder after childhood sexual abuse

    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...

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

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:15

    Published on: 13 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Impact of therapist change after initial contact and traumatic burden on dropout in a naturalistic sample of inpatients with borderline pathology receiving dialectical behavior therapy

    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 ...

    Carolin Steuwe, Michaela Berg, Martin Driessen and Thomas Beblo

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:14

    Published on: 22 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Mental illness and violent behavior: the role of dissociation

    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...

    Aliya R. Webermann and Bethany L. Brand

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:2

    Published on: 23 January 2017