Posted on 02/09/2023 by Bublitz & Nillni
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. In pregnancy, cardiovascular complications significant contribute to maternal morbidity and mortality. In this study, we explored whether PTSD symptoms contribute to increased risk for cardiovascular complications in pregnancy.
Posted on 02/09/2023 by Collins, Earle, Crenshaw, Monson, Fitzpatrick, & Wagner
PTSD is a debilitating disorder that negatively impacts not only the individual with PTSD, but also their loved ones. Couple HOPES (Helping Overcome PTSD and Enhance Relationships) is a new online, self-directed couple intervention that has been shown in preliminary studies to simultaneously reduce PTSD and enhance relationship satisfaction in individuals who likely have PTSD. This study finds preliminary evidence that Couple HOPES also improves the mental health and well-being of intimate partners.
Posted on 02/09/2023 by Swerdlow, Baker, Leifker, Straud, Rozek, & Sippel
People with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often report difficulties with “interpersonal functioning,” which we define as quality, satisfaction, and day-to-day functioning within close relationships, such as those with family, intimate partners, and/or friends. While it seems plausible that reductions in PTSD symptoms enable improved interpersonal functioning, we know surprisingly little about how well trauma-focused psychotherapies address concerns regarding functioning in close relationships. To address this question, we pre-registered and undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the extent to which trauma-focused psychotherapies improve interpersonal functioning.