Martina Ruf

Summary

Affiliation: University of Konstanz
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Childhood adversity, mental ill-health and aggressive behavior in an African orphanage: Changes in response to trauma-focused therapy and the implementation of a new instructional system
    Katharin Hermenau
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box 23 25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 5:29. 2011
  2. pmc Treating children traumatized by war and Tsunami: a comparison between exposure therapy and meditation-relaxation in North-East Sri Lanka
    Claudia Catani
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 9:22. 2009
  3. pmc Lack of cortisol response in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) undergoing a diagnostic interview
    Iris Tatjana Kolassa
    Clinical and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstr, 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 7:54. 2007
  4. pmc Altered oscillatory brain dynamics after repeated traumatic stress
    Iris Tatjana Kolassa
    Department of Psychology, Clinical and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 7:56. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Narrative exposure therapy for 7- to 16-year-olds: a randomized controlled trial with traumatized refugee children
    Martina Ruf
    University of Konstanz and Vivo, Konstanz, Germany
    J Trauma Stress 23:437-45. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Post-tsunami stress: a study of posttraumatic stress disorder in children living in three severely affected regions in Sri Lanka
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Trauma Stress 19:339-47. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Narrative exposure therapy for the treatment of traumatized children and adolescents (KidNET): from neurocognitive theory to field intervention
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D25, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 17:641-64, x. 2008
  8. pmc Narrative exposure therapy for PTSD increases top-down processing of aversive stimuli--evidence from a randomized controlled treatment trial
    Hannah Adenauer
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, 78457, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 12:127. 2011

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. pmc Childhood adversity, mental ill-health and aggressive behavior in an African orphanage: Changes in response to trauma-focused therapy and the implementation of a new instructional system
    Katharin Hermenau
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box 23 25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 5:29. 2011
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  2. pmc Treating children traumatized by war and Tsunami: a comparison between exposure therapy and meditation-relaxation in North-East Sri Lanka
    Claudia Catani
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 9:22. 2009
    ..In the acute aftermath of the Tsunami we tested the efficacy of two pragmatic short-term interventions when applied by trained local counselors...
  3. pmc Lack of cortisol response in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) undergoing a diagnostic interview
    Iris Tatjana Kolassa
    Clinical and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstr, 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 7:54. 2007
    ..This study investigated the cortisol response in traumatized refugees with PTSD during a detailed and standardized interview about their personal war and torture experiences...
  4. pmc Altered oscillatory brain dynamics after repeated traumatic stress
    Iris Tatjana Kolassa
    Department of Psychology, Clinical and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 7:56. 2007
    ..Abnormal slow waves produced within circumscribed brain regions during a resting state have been associated with lesioned neural circuitry in neurological disorders and more recently also in mental illness...
  5. doi request reprint Narrative exposure therapy for 7- to 16-year-olds: a randomized controlled trial with traumatized refugee children
    Martina Ruf
    University of Konstanz and Vivo, Konstanz, Germany
    J Trauma Stress 23:437-45. 2010
    ..However, it also shows that it is possible to effectively treat chronic PTSD and restore functioning in traumatized refugee children in only 8 treatment sessions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Post-tsunami stress: a study of posttraumatic stress disorder in children living in three severely affected regions in Sri Lanka
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Trauma Stress 19:339-47. 2006
    ..The results confirm the relevance of the individual history of traumatic events for the genesis of PTSD and indicate a high need of mental health assistance among the tsunami-affected children in Sri Lanka...
  7. doi request reprint Narrative exposure therapy for the treatment of traumatized children and adolescents (KidNET): from neurocognitive theory to field intervention
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D25, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 17:641-64, x. 2008
    ..Early treatment trials, including randomized controlled studies, show promising results for the treatment of children and adolescents who have PTSD living in war-affected countries and refugee communities...
  8. pmc Narrative exposure therapy for PTSD increases top-down processing of aversive stimuli--evidence from a randomized controlled treatment trial
    Hannah Adenauer
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, 78457, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 12:127. 2011
    ..This is the first randomized controlled treatment trial that examines whether narrative exposure therapy (NET) causes changes in affective stimulus processing in patients with chronic PTSD...