Karatzias, T., & Levendosky, A. A. (in press). Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD): The Evolution of a Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress,
Introduction to a special issue
Lorenz, L., Ho, G. W. K., Chan, A. C. Y., Bressington, D. T., Chien, W. T., Shevlin, M., …Karatzias, T. (in press). Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Chinese Adjustment Disorder – New Module 20. International Journal of Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/00207411.2019.1684687
The Adjustment Disorder – New Module 20 (ADNM-20) was developed for the assessment of adjustment disorder symptoms. The aim of the present study was to translate and conduct p...
Rudd, B., Karatzias, T., Bradley, A., Fyvie, C., & Hardie, S. (in press). Personally meaningful recovery in people with psychological trauma: Initial validity and reliability of the Individual Recovery Outcomes Counter (I.ROC). International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12671
I.ROC is a brief tool measuring personal recovery designed for collaborative use within support. This study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of a self-report v...
Chief Scientists Office
Approximately 3,500 women in the UK experience the trauma of perinatal loss each year. Up to 39% go on to develop perinatal PTSD. There is no effective treatment for these women, but EMDR is effective...
The NHS in the UK employs an estimated 1,500+ chaplains. Chaplains deliver specialist spiritual care to patients and staff across the NHS, offering comfort to those of all faith and none. Despite the ...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
The aim of this research is to examine policing, health professionals’ and victims’ understandings of the assessment of vulnerability for suicide in IPV victims, incorporating a cross-cultural compari...
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Yates, P. (in press). "It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse,
Sibling abuse is a global problem, arguably the most prevalent form of family violence, and as harmful as other familial abuse. There is evidence internationally that sibling ...
Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Fyvie, C., Cloitre, M., & Karatzias, T. (in press). The relationship between ICD-11 PTSD, complex PTSD and dissociative experiences. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2019.1675113
Debate exists in the trauma literature regarding the role of dissociation in traumatic stress disorders. With the release of the new ICD-11 diagnostic guideline for posttrauma...
Egdell, V., Cook, M., Stavert, J., Ritchie, L., Tolson, D., & Danson, M. (in press). Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia?. Aging & mental health, https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1667299
As working lives extend and there is better recognition of early-onset dementias, employers need to consider dementia as a workplace concern. With suitable support,...
Vasilopoulou, E., Karatzias, T., Hyland, P., Wallace, H., & Guzman, A. (in press). The mediating role of early maladaptive schemas in the relationship between childhood traumatic events and complex posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in older adults (>64 years). Journal of Loss and Trauma, https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2019.1661598
The current study investigated the mediating role of Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMS) in the association between childhood trauma and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) symptom severity in a...
MacLullich, A. M., Shenkin, S. D., Goodacre, S., Godfrey, M., Hanley, J., Stíobhairt, A., …Gray, A. (2019). The 4 ‘A’s test for detecting delirium in acute medical patients: a diagnostic accuracy study. Health Technology Assessment, 23(40), 1-194. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta23400
Background: Delirium is a common and serious neuropsychiatric syndrome, usually triggered by illness or drugs. It remains underdetected. One reason for this is a lack of brief...
Jowett, S., Karatzias, T., & Albert, I. (in press). Multiple and interpersonal trauma are risk factors for both post‐traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder: A systematic review on the traumatic backgrounds and clinical characteristics of comorbid post‐traumatic stress disorder/borderline personality disorder groups versus single‐disorder groups. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12248
Background: Both BPD and PTSD are associated with exposure to traumatic events and are highly comorbid. No review to date has addressed the clinical presentations and traumati...
Omani-Samani, R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Martin, C. R., Maroufizadeh, S., Ghaheri, A., & Navid, B. (in press). The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1651265
Objective: Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI) is a short selfreport instrument designed to measure satisfaction of the childbearing women’s experiences of lab...
Kelly, L. J., Snowden, A., Paterson, R., & Campbell, K. (in press). Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients. British Journal of Nursing, 28(14), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.S4
The literature on patient experience of living with a central venous access device (CVAD) is growing, but remains sparse. It suggests that patients accept CVADs as...
Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., Pitcairn, J., Thomson, L., Mahoney, A., & Hyland, P. (2019). Childhood adversity and psychosis in detained inpatients from medium to high secured units: Results from the Scottish census survey. Child Abuse and Neglect, 96, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104094
There is limited data available regarding the most common forms of psychiatric illness, the occurrence of childhood adversity, and the link between childhood advers...
Jowett, S., Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., & Albert, I. (in press). Differentiating Symptom Profiles of ICD-11 PTSD, Complex PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder: A Latent Class Analysis in a Multiply Traumatised Sample. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, https://doi.org/10.1037/per0000346
Background: Complex PTSD (CPTSD) has been included as a diagnostic category in the ICD-11 consisting of six symptom clusters; the three PTSD criteria of Re-experiencing, Avoid...
Frost, R., Louison Vang, M., Karatzias, T., Hyland, P., & Shevlin, M. (in press). The distribution of Psychosis, ICD-11 PTSD and Complex PTSD symptoms among a trauma-exposed UK general population sample. Psychosis, 11(3), 187-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2019.1626472
Background: Co-occurrence of psychosis and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms has been demonstrated, but the ICD-11 marks a significant divergence in the formulatio...
Burke, E., Dobbie, F., Dougall, N., Adebolu Oluwaseun, M., Mockler, D., Vance, J., …Hayes, C. (in press). Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol. HRB Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12901.2
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6,000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. Amongst younger Irish women, smoking ...
Forces in Mind Trust
Two ‘sibling disorders’ have been proposed for ICD-11 to be published in 2018; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD). Given the potential for ICD formulations to become the pri...
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
NHS Health Scotland
The project will take the form of a systematic review of relevant literature to provide an update on the evidence base on the health needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland since 2004, ...
NHS Education Scotland
To understand the relationship between EI, demographic factors, previous caring at entry to nurse education, and progression through pre-registration education on the performance and retention of newl...
MacMillan Cancer Support
People living with and beyond cancer are vulnerable to a number of physical, functional and psychological issues. Undertaking a holistic needs assessment (HNA) is one way to support a structured discu...
Background: The available research on economic migration suggested that immigrants may be less happy than the indigenous p...