Affiliation: University of Bielefeld
- Tsunami, war, and cumulative risk in the lives of Sri Lankan schoolchildrenClaudia Catani
Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Psychotherapy, Bielefeld University, Post Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
Child Dev 81:1176-91. 2010..Findings of regression analyses indicated that all 3 event types--tsunami and disaster, war, and family violence--significantly contributed to poorer child adaptation...
- Pattern of cortical activation during processing of aversive stimuli in traumatized survivors of war and tortureClaudia Catani
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 259:340-51. 2009..Whereas, a decreased visual processing of aversive stimuli seems to be associated with trauma exposure in general, the superior parietal activity might represent a specific process linked to the diagnosis of PTSD...
- Treating children traumatized by war and Tsunami: a comparison between exposure therapy and meditation-relaxation in North-East Sri LankaClaudia 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...
- War trauma, child labor, and family violence: life adversities and PTSD in a sample of school children in KabulClaudia Catani
Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany and Vivo Foundation, Ancona, Italy
J Trauma Stress 22:163-71. 2009..The results suggest that the interplay of multilevel stressors in Afghan children contributes to a higher vulnerability for the development of PTSD...
- Early processing of threat cues in posttraumatic stress disorder-evidence for a cortical vigilance-avoidance reactionHannah Adenauer
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Biol Psychiatry 68:451-8. 2010..The present study investigated the influence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on early visual processing of affective stimuli in survivors of war and torture...
- Family violence, war, and natural disasters: a study of the effect of extreme stress on children's mental health in Sri LankaClaudia Catani
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz and Center for Psychiatry Reichenau, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
BMC Psychiatry 8:33. 2008..In addition, the study looked at whether higher levels of war violence would be related to higher levels of violence within the family and whether this would result in higher rates of psychological problems in the affected children...
- Is freezing an adaptive reaction to threat? Evidence from heart rate reactivity to emotional pictures in victims of war and tortureHannah Adenauer
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Psychophysiology 47:315-22. 2010..The present findings argue for a faster flight/fight response to threatening cues in PTSD. In contrast, trauma-exposed controls seem to exhibit a state of permanent alertness toward a wide range of stimuli...
- Post-tsunami stress: a study of posttraumatic stress disorder in children living in three severely affected regions in Sri LankaFrank 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...
- Narrative exposure therapy for PTSD increases top-down processing of aversive stimuli--evidence from a randomized controlled treatment trialHannah 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...
- Imaging cortical activity following affective stimulation with a high temporal and spatial resolutionJulian Keil
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz and Center for Psychiatry Reichenau, Konstanz, Germany
BMC Neurosci 10:83. 2009..A combination of a complex demodulation procedure with a minimum norm estimation was applied to assess the temporal variation of the topography of cortical activity...
- Beyond individual war trauma: domestic violence against children in Afghanistan and Sri LankaClaudia Catani
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz and Vivo, Konstanz, Germany
J Marital Fam Ther 34:165-76. 2008..In particular, programs should take issues such as poverty, child labor, and parental alcohol use into account in assessing and treating children in the aftermath of mass trauma...
- Narrative exposure therapy for the treatment of traumatized children and adolescents (KidNET): from neurocognitive theory to field interventionFrank 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...
- Emotional but not physical maltreatment is independently related to psychopathology in subjects with various degrees of social anxiety: a web-based internet surveyBenjamin Iffland
Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Postbox 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
BMC Psychiatry 12:49. 2012..We examined the association between emotional maltreatment, including parental emotional maltreatment as well as emotional peer victimization, and social anxiety symptoms in subjects with various degrees of social anxiety...
- Does war contribute to family violence against children? Findings from a two-generational multi-informant study in Northern UgandaRegina Saile
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany Vivo Victim s Voice International, Allensbach, Germany
Child Abuse Negl 38:135-46. 2014....
- The hidden effects of child maltreatment in a war region: correlates of psychopathology in two generations living in Northern UgandaDavid Kani Olema
Department of Psychology, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda vivo international e V, Konstanz, Germany
J Trauma Stress 27:35-41. 2014..253, p = .002). We conclude that, even in the context of severe war, the impact of child maltreatment on psychological disorders surpasses the damage of war trauma. ..
- Prevalence and predictors of partner violence against women in the aftermath of war: a survey among couples in northern UgandaRegina Saile
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany
Soc Sci Med 86:17-25. 2013..In addition, different patterns of partner violence should be taken into account...
- When abuse primes addiction - automatic activation of alcohol concepts by child maltreatment related cues in emotionally abused alcoholicsNadine Potthast
Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Postbox 100 131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany Electronic address
Addict Behav 48:62-70. 2015..The current study aimed to examine this network in AD patients who experienced emotional abuse using a priming paradigm...
- Predictors of violence against children in Tamil families in northern Sri LankaVathsalan Sriskandarajah
Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, PO Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany Electronic address
Soc Sci Med 146:257-65. 2015..These findings provide further support for the transmission of mass trauma into family violence, and emphasize the role of child psychopathology as well as alcohol consumption in this relationship. ..
- Parental care protects traumatized Sri Lankan children from internalizing behavior problemsVathsalan Sriskandarajah
Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, PO Box 100131, D 33501, Bielefeld, Germany
BMC Psychiatry 15:203. 2015..Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional study with families in Northern Sri Lanka, a region that had been shattered by a long-lasting civil war and devastated by the Asian tsunami in 2004...
- The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sampleNadine Potthast
Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany Christoph Dornier Stiftung, Bielefeld, Germany Electronic address
Addict Behav 39:949-58. 2014..Thereby, the study underscores the need for considering child maltreatment experiences in the prevention and treatment of AD. ..
- Khat use as risk factor for psychotic disorders: a cross-sectional and case-control study in SomaliaMichael Odenwald
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Fach D25, D 78476 Konstanz, Germany
BMC Med 3:5. 2005..We aimed to explore the prevalence of psychotic disorders among the general population and the association between khat use and psychotic symptoms...