Laura Pielmaier

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This is the first study to estimate the prevalence of adjustment disorder (AjD) in the general population. A new conceptualisation of AjD as a stress response syndrome was applied, which allowed AjD to be assessed directly from its symptom profile, including intrusive, avoidance and failure-to-adapt symptoms (Maercker et al., Psychopathology 40:135–146,(More)
INTRODUCTION Severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) can cause psychological stress in proxies in the long-term. This study assessed post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms in proxies of survivors of STBI in the short-term and investigated stress-associated factors. METHODS Prospective cross-sectional study, conducted at three Swiss trauma centres over 1 year.(More)
BACKGROUND CERTAIN MODES OF TRAUMA DISCLOSURE HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH MORE SEVERE SYMPTOMS OF POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS (PTS) IN DIFFERENT TRAUMA POPULATIONS: the reluctance to disclose trauma-related thoughts and feelings, a strong urge to talk about it, and physical as well as emotional reactions during disclosure. Although social-contextual(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate disability and health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) 3, 6 and 12 months after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in non-geriatric (≤ 65 years) and geriatric patients (> 65 years). METHODS Patients ≥ 16 years who sustained a severe TBI (Abbreviated Injury Scale of the head region > 3) were included in this prospective,(More)
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