Marie-Louise Meewisse

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BACKGROUND Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has inconsistently been associated with lower levels of cortisol. AIMS To compare basal cortisol levels in adults with current PTSD and in people without psychiatric disorder. METHOD Systematic review and meta-analysis. Standardised mean differences (SMD) in basal cortisol levels were calculated and(More)
Current longitudinal disaster studies usually focus only on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), although some studies have shown that increased risks for other disorders and comorbidity is common. To obtain an insight into the course of postdisaster psychopathology, a community sample of survivors of the Enschede fireworks disaster was followed from 2-3(More)
Research about attentional functioning following trauma has almost exclusively been performed in patient populations with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this study the relationship between sustained attention and PTSD symptoms was examined in a community sample of survivors of a major disaster using the Paced Auditory Serial(More)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) have been associated with increased rates of tobacco usage as well as with dysregulations of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. At the same time tobacco also affects the HPA axis. This paper examines the relationships between PTSD, posttraumatic MDD, smoking and levels of(More)
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