Publications

2019

  • Behnke, A., Rojas, R., Karrasch, S., Hitzler, M., Kolassa, I.-T. (in press). Deconstructing traumatic mission experiences: Identifying critical incidents and their relevance for the mental and physical health among emergency medical service personnel. Frontiers in Psychology.
     
  • Behnke, A., Conrad, D., Kolassa, I.-T., & Rojas, R. (2019). Higher sense of coherence is associated with better mental and physical health in emergency medical services: results from investigations on the revised sense of coherence scale (SOC-R) in rescue workers. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10(1), 1606628. [pdf]
     
  • Boeck, C., Gumpp, A.M., Koenig, A.M., Radermacher, P., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2019). The association of childhood maltreatment with lipid peroxidation and DNA damage in postpartum women. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 23. [pdf]
     
  • Gärtner, A., Behnke, A., Conrad, D., Kolassa, I.-T., Rojas, R. (2019). Emotion regulation in rescue workers: Differential relationship with perceived work-related stress and stress-related symptoms. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, e2744. [pdf]
     
  • Geiger, M. L., Boeck, C., Koenig, A. M., Schury, K., Waller, C., Kolassa, S., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2019). Investigating the effects of childhood maltreatment on pro-inflammatory signaling: The influence of cortisol and DHEA on cytokine secretion ex vivo. Mental Health and Prevention, 13, 176-186. [pdf]
     
  • Hitzler, M., Karabatsiakis, A., & Kolassa, I.T. (2019). Biomolecular vulnerability factors of mental disorders. Influence of chronic and traumatic stress on the immune system, free radicals and mitochondria. Psychotherapeut, 4. doi.org/10.1007/s00278-019-0366-9
     
  • Nold V., Sweatman, C., Karabatsiakis, A., Boeck, C., Bretschneider, T., Lawless, N., Fundel-Clemens, K., Kolassa, I.-T., Allers, K. (2019). Activation of the kynurenine pathway and mitochondrial respiration to face allostatic load in a double-hit model of stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107, 148-159. [pdf]
     
  • Ramo-Fernández, L., Boeck, C., Koenig, A. M., Schury, K., Binder, E. B., Gündel, H., ... & Kolassa, I. T. (2019). The effects of childhood maltreatment on epigenetic regulation of stress-response associated genes: an intergenerational approach. Scientific reports, 9(1), 983. [pdf]

2018

  • Boeck, C., Gumpp, A.M., Calzia, E., Radermacher, P., Waller, C., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). The association between cortisol, oxytocin and immune cell mitochondrial oxygen consumption in postpartum women with childhood maltreatment. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 96, 69-77. [abstract]

  • Boeck, C., Salinas-Manrique, J., Calzia, E., Radermacher, P., von Arnim, C. A. F., Detlef, D., Kolassa, I.-T., Karabatsiakis, A. (2018). Targeting the association between telomere length and immune-cellular bioenergetics in female patients with major depressive disorder. Scientific Reports. e9419. [pdf]

  • Boeck, C., Pfister, S., Bürkle, A., Vanhooren, V., Libert, C., Salinas-Manrique, J., Dietrich, D. E., Kolassa, I.-T., Karabatsiakis, A. (2018). Alterations of the serum N-glycan profile in female patients with Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 234, 139-147. [abstract]

  • Conrad, D., Wilker, S., Schneider, A., Pfeiffer, A., Böck, C., Lingenfelder, B., Freytag, V., Vukojevic, V., Vogler, C., Milnik, A., Papassotiropoulos, A., de Quervain, D., Elbert, T., Kolassa, S., Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Genetic variation is associated with PTSD risk and aversive memory: Evidence from two trauma-exposed African samples and one healthy European sample. Translational Psychiatry, 8:251. [pdf].

  • Conrad, D., Wilker, S., Schneider, A., Karabatsiakis, A., Pfeiffer, A., Kolassa, S., Freytag, V., Vukojevic, V., Vogler, C., Milnik, A., Papassotiropoulos, A., de Quervain, D. J.-F., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Integrated genetic, epigenetic and gene set enrichment analyses identify NOTCH as a potential mediator for PTSD risk after trauma: Preliminary results from two independent African cohorts. Psychophysiology, e13288. Early online. [pdf]

  • Fissler, P., Küster, O.C., Laptinskaya, D., Loy, L.S., von Arnim, C.A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Jigsaw puzzling taps multiple cognitive abilities and is a potential protective factor for cognitive aging. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 10:e299. [pdf]

  • Gerke, J., Koenig, A. M., Conrad, D., Doyen-Waldecker, C., Pauly, M., Gündel, H., Wilker, S., Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Childhood maltreatment as risk factor for lifetime depression: the role of different types of experiences and sensitive periods. Mental Health and Prevention, 10, 56-65. [pdf]

  • Koenig, A. M., Alexandra M., Ramo-Fernández, L., Boeck, C., Umlauft, M., Pauly, M., Binder, E.B., Kirschbaum, C., Gündel, H., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Intergenerational gene × environment interaction of FKBP5 and childhood maltreatment on hair steroids. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 92, 103-112. [pdf]

  • Koenig, A. M., Reister, F., Gao, W., Umlauft, M., Schury, K., Kirschbaum, K., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Altered hair endocannabinoid levels in mothers with childhood maltreatment and their newborns. Biological Psychology. 35, 93-101. [abstract]

  • Koenig, A.M., Karabatsiakis, A., Stoll, T., Wilker, S., Hennessy, T., Hill, M. M., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Serum profile changes in individuals with a history of childhood maltreatment: a combined metabolite and lipid fingerprinting study. Scientific Reports, 8:e3468. [pdf]

  • Krause, S., Boeck, C., Gumpp, A.M., Rottler, E., Schury, K., Karabatsiakis, A., Buchheim, A., Gündel, H., Kolassa, I.-T., Waller, C. (2018). Child maltreatment is associated with a reduction of the oxytocin receptor in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:e173. [pdf]

  • Laptinskaya, D., Thurm, F., Küster, O.C., Fissler, P., Schlee, W., Kolassa, S. von Arnim, C.A.F. and Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Auditory memory decay as reflected by a new mismatch negativity score is associated with episodic memory in older adults at risk of dementia. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 10:e5. [pdf]

  • Schneider, A., Conrad, D., Pfeiffer, A., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T., Wilker, S. (2018). Stigmatization is associated with increased PTSD risk and symptom severity after traumatic stress and diminished likelihood of spontaneous remission – a study with East-African conflict survivors. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9:e423. [pdf]

  • Stefan, S., Schorr, B., Lopez-Rolon, A., Kolassa, I.-T., Rosenfelder, M., Heck, S., Bender, A. (2018). Consciousness indexing and outcome prediction with resting-state EEG in severe disorders of consciousness. Brain Topography. 31(5), 848-862. [pdf]

2017

  • Fissler, Küster, O. C., Loy, L., Laptinskaya, D., Rosenfelder, M.-J., von Arnim, C. A. F., Kolassa, I.-T. (2017). Jigsaw Puzzles As Cognitive Enrichment (PACE) - the effect of solving jigsaw puzzles on global visuospatial cognition in adults 50 years of age and older: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18(1):e415. [pdf]

  • Fissler, P., Müller, H.-P., Küster, O., Laptinskaya, D., Thurm, F., Woll, A., Elbert, T., Kassubek, J., von Arnim, C. A. F., Kolassa, I.-T. (2017). No evidence that short-term cognitive or physical training programs or lifestyles are related to changes in white matter integrity in older adults at risk of dementia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, e110. [pdf]

  • Boeck, C., Krause, S., Karabatsiakis, A., Schury, K., Gündel, H., Waller, C., Kolassa, I.-T. (2017). History of child maltreatment and telomere length in immune cell subsets: Associations with stress and attachment-related hormones. Development and Psychopathology. 30(2), 539-551. [pdf]

  • Küster, O.C., Laptinskaya, D., Fissler, P., Schnack, C., Zügel, M., Nold, V., Thurm, F., Pleiner, S., Karabatsiakis, A., von Einem, B., Weydt, P., Liesener, A., Borta, A., Wolf, A., Hengerer, B., Kolassa, I.-T., von Arnim, C.A.F. (2017). Novel blood-based biomarkers of cognition, stress and physical or cognitive training in older adults at risk of dementia: preliminary evidence for a role of BDNF, irisin and the kynurenine pathway. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 59, 1097-1111. [abstract]

  • Conrad, D., Wilker, S., Pfeiffer, A., Lingenfelder, B., Ebalu, T., Lanzinger, H., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T., Kolassa, S. (2017). Does trauma event type matter in the assessment of traumatic load? European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8:1, e1344079. [pdf]

  • Wilker, S., Kleim, B., Geiling, A., Pfeiffer, A., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2017). Mental defeat and cumulative trauma experiences predict trauma-related psychopathology: evidence from a post-conflict population in Northern Uganda. Clinical Psychological Science, 5(6), 974-984. [pdf]

  • Schury, K., Koenig, A. M., Isele, D., Hulbert, A.-L., Krause, S., Umlauft, M., Kolassa, S., Ziegenhain, U., Karabatsiakis, A., Reister, F., Gündel, H., Fegert, J.M., Kolassa, I.-T. (2017). Alterations of hair cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in mother-infant-dyads with maternal childhood maltreatment. BMC Psychiatry, 17:e213. [pdf]

  • Heck, A., Milnik, A., Vukojevic, V., Petrovska, J., Egli, T., Singer, J., Escobar, P., Sengstag, T., Coynel, D., Freytag, V., Fastenrath, M., Demougin, P., Loos, E., Hartmann, F., Schicktanz, N., Delarue Bizzini, B., Vogler, C., Kolassa, I.T., Wilker, S., Elbert, T., Schwede, T., Beisel, C., Beerenwinkel, N., de Quervain, D.J.F., Papassotiropoulos, A. (2017). Exome sequencing of healthy phenotypic extremes links TROVE2 to emotional memory and PTSD. Nature Human Behavior, 1:e0081. [abstract]
  • Schury, K., Zimmermann, J., Umlauft, M., Hulbert, A. L., Gündel, H., Ziegenhain, U., Kolassa, I.-T. (2017). Childhood maltreatment, postnatal distress and the protective role of social support. Child Abuse and Neglect, 67, 228-239. [pdf]

2016

  • Boeck, C., Koenig, A. M., Schury, K., Geiger, M. L., Karabatsiakis, A., Wilker, S., Waller, C., Gündel, H., Fegert, J. M., Calzia, E., Kolassa, I.-T. (2016). Inflammation in adult women with a history of child maltreatment: the involvement of mitochondrial alterations and oxidative stress. Mitochondrion, 30, 197-207. [pdf]

  • Küster, O. C., Fissler, P., Laptinskaya, D., Thurm, F., Scharpf, A., Woll, A., Kolassa, S., Kramer, A.F., Elbert, T., von Arnim, C. A. F., Kolassa, I.-T. (2016). Cognitive change is more positively associated with an active lifestyle than with training interventions in older adults at risk of dementia: A controlled interventional clinical trial. BMC Psychiatry, 16:315. [pdf]
  • Koenig, A. M., Schury, K., Reister, F., Köhler-Dauner, F., Schauer, M., Ruf-Leuschner, M., Gündel, H., Ziegenhain, U., Fegert, J. M., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2016). Psychosocial risk factors for child welfare among expectant mothers with a history of childhood maltreatment and neglect. Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde, 76(3), 261-267. DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-111172. [pdf]

  • Krause, S., Pokorny, D., Schury, K., Doyen-Waldecker, C., Hulbert, A., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T., Gündel, H., Waller, C., Buchheim, A. (2016). Effects of the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System on oxytocin and cortisol blood levels in mothers. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, e627. [pdf]
  • Wilker, S., Pfeiffer, A., Elbert, T. Ovuga, E., Karabatsiakis, A., Krumbholz, A., Thieme, D., Schelling, G., Kolassa, I.-T. (2016). Endocannabinoid Concentrations in Hair are Associated with PTSD Symptom Severity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 67:198-206. [pdf]

2015

  • Wilker, S., Pfeiffer, A., Kolassa, S., Koslowski, D., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2015). How to quantify exposure to traumatic stress? Reliability and predictive validity of measures for cumulative trauma exposure in a post-conflict population. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6: e28306. [pdf]

  • Ramo-Fernández, L., Schneider, A., Wilker, S., Kolassa, I.-T. (2015). Epigenetic alterations associated with war trauma and childhood maltreatment. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 33, 701-721. [pdf]

  • Bamidis, P. D., Fissler, P., Papageorgiou, S.G., Zilidou, V., Konstantinidis, E. I., Billis, A. S., Romanopoulou, E., Karagianni, M., Bearatis, I., Tsapanou, A., Tsilikopoulou, G., Grigoriadou, E., Ladas, A., Kyrillidou, A., Tsolaki, A., Frantzidis, C., Sidiropoulos, E., Siountas, A., Matsi, S., Papatriantafyllou, J., Margioti, E., Nika, A., Schlee, W., Elbert, T., Tsolaki, M., Viva, A. B., Kolassa, I.-T. (2015). Gains in cognition through combined cognitive and physical training: the role of training dosage and severity of neurocognitive disorder. Frontiers in Aging Neurosciences, 7:152. [pdf]

  • Fissler, P., Kolassa, I., and Schrader, C. (2015). Educational games for brain health: revealing their unexplored potential through a neurocognitive approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1056. [pdf]

  • Schorr, B., Schlee, W., Arndt, M., Lulé, D., Kolassa, I.-T., Lopez-Rolon, A., Bender, A. (2015). Stability of auditory event-related potentials in coma research. Journal of Neurology, 262(2), 307-315. [Abstract]

  • Karabatsiakis, A.,Hamuni, G., Wilker, S., Kolassa, S., Renu, D., Kadereit, S., Schauer, M., Hennessy, T. & Kolassa, I.-T. (2015). Metabolite profiling in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Molecular Psychiatry, 3:2. [pdf]

  • Kolassa, I.-T., Illek, S., Wilker, S., Karabatsiakis, A. & Elbert, T. (2015). Neurobiological findings in posttraumatic stress disorder. In U. Schnyder & M. Cloitre (Eds.). Evidence-Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Disorders: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, Heidelberg: Springer. [more]

2014

  • Wilker, S., Pfeiffer, A., Kolassa, S., Elbert, T., Lingenfelder, B., Ovuga, E., Papassotiropoulos, A., de Quervain, D., Kolassa, I.-T. (2014). The role of FKBP5 genotype in moderating long-term effectiveness of exposure-based psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. Translational Psychiatry. 6:e403. [pdf]

  • Morgan, B., Sunar, D., Carter, C.S., Leckman, J.F., Fry, D.P., Keverne, E.B., Kolassa, I.-T., Kumsta, R., Olds, D. (2014). Human biological development and peace – genes, brains, safety and justice. In: J.F. Leckman, C. Panter-Brick, R. Salah (Eds.). Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families.Strüngmann Forum Reports (pp. 95-130). MIT Press:USA. [book][pdf]

  • Philibert, R., Gunter, H.M., Kolassa, I.-T. (2014). The search for peripheral biomarkers for major depression: benefiting from successes in the biology of smoking. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 165B(3), 230-234. [pdf]

  • Wilker, S., Elbert, T., Papassotiropoulos, A., de Quervain, D. J.-F., Kolassa, I.-T. (2014). Response to: further support for an association between the memory-related gene WWC1 and posttraumatic stress disorder: results from the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study. Biological Psychiatry, 76(11), 27-28. [pdf]
     
  • Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T., Kolassa, S., Rudolph, K.-L., Dietrich, D. E. (2014). Telomere shortening in leukocyte subpopulations in depression. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1): e192.  [pdf]

  • Wilker, S., Elbert, T., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2014). The downside of strong emotional memories: How human memory-related genes influence the risk for posttraumatic stress disorder – a selective review. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 112, 75-86. [pdf]

  • Vukojevic, V., Kolassa, I.-T., Fastenrath, M., Gschwind, L., Spalek, K., Milnik, A., Heck, A., Vogler, C., Wilker, S., Demougin, P., Peter, F., Atucha, E., Stetak, A., Roozendaal., B., Elbert, T., Papassotiropoulos, A., de Quervain, D. J.-F. (2014). Epigenetic modification of the glucocorticoid receptor gene is linked to traumatic memories and posttraumatic stress-disorder risk in genocide survivors. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(31), 10274-10284.  [pdf]

  • Vlahou, E. L., Thurm, F., Kolassa, I.-T., Schlee, W. (2014). Resting-state slow wave power, healthy aging and cognitive performance. Scientific Reports, e4:5101. [pdf]

  • Karabatsiakis, A., Böck, C., Manrique, J.S., Kolassa, S., Calzia, E., Dietrich, D.E., Kolassa, I.-T. (2014). Mitochondrial respiration in peripheral blood mononuclear cells correlates with depressive subsymptoms and severity of major depression. Translational Psychiatry, 4:e397. [pdf]

  • Isele, D., Teicher, M.H., Ruf-Leuschner, M., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T., Schury, K. & Schauer, M. (2014). KERF – ein Instrument zur umfassenden Ermittlung belastender Kindheitserfahrungen. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 43(2), 121-130. [pdf]
     
  • Morath, J., Moreno-Villanueva, M., Hamuni, G., Kolassa, S., Ruf, M., Schauer, M., Bürkle, A., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2014). Effects of psychotherapy on DNA strand break accumulation originating from traumatic stress. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83(5), 289-297.  [pdf]

  • Morath, J., Gola, H., Sommershof, A., Hamuni, G., Kolassa, S., Catani, C., Adenauer, H., Ruf-Leuschner, M., Schauer, M., Elbert, T., Groettrup, M., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2014). The effect of trauma-focused therapy on the altered T cell distribution in individuals with PTSD: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 54, 1-10. [pdf]

  • Gola, H.*, Engler, A.*, Morath, J., Adenauer, H., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T., Engler, H. (2014). Reduced Peripheral Expression of the Glucocorticoid Receptor α Isoform in Individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Cumulative Effect of Trauma Burden. PloS One, 9(1):e86333. *equally contributing [pdf]

2013

  • Wilker, S., Kolassa, S., Vogler, C., Lingenfelder, B., Elbert, T., Papassotiropoulos, A., De Quervain, D. J.-F., Kolassa, I.-T. (2013). The Role of Memory-related Gene WWC1 (KIBRA) in Lifetime Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Evidence from Two Independent Samples from African Conflict Regions. Biological Psychiatry, 74(9):664-671 [pdf]

  • Fissler, P., Küster, O., Schlee, W., Kolassa, I.-T. (2013). Novelty Interventions to Enhance Broad Cognitive Abilities and Prevent Dementia: Synergistic Approaches for the Facilitation of Positive Plastic Change. In M. M. Merzenich, M. Nahum, T. M. Van Vleet (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research (pp. 403-434), Vol. 207. Burlington: Academic Press. [Abstract]

  • Schwarz, E. & Kolassa, I.-T. (2013). Molekulare Psychologie der Posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung. Neurotransmitter, S2, 37-41.

  • Moreno-Villanueva, M.*, Morath, J.*, Vanhooren, V., Elbert, T., Kolassa, S., Libert, C., Bürkle, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2013). N-Glycosylation profiling of plasma provides evidence for accelerated physiological aging in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 3:e320. *equally contributing [pdf]

  • Papassotiropoulos, A., Gerhards, C., Heck, A., Ackermann, S., Aerni, A., Demougin, P., Elbert, T., Ertl, V., Gschwind, L., Hanser, E., Huynh, K.-D., Jessen, F., Kolassa, I.-T., Muhs, A., Paganetti, P., Spalek, K., Vogler, C., Pfeifer, A., de Quervain, D. (2013). Human genome-guided identification of memory-modulating drugs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(46):e4369-74. [pdf]

  • Maftei, M., Thurm, F., Schnack, C., Tumani, H., Otto, M., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T., Przybylski, M., Manea, M., von Arnim, C. (2013). Increased levels of antigen-bound β-amyloid autoantibodies in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer’s disease patients. PLoS One, 18;8(7):e68996. [pdf]

  • Thurm, F., Antonenko, D., Schlee, W., Kolassa, S., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2013). Effects of aging and mild cognitive impairment on electrophysiological correlates of performance monitoring. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 35, 575-587. [pdf]

  • Hauer, D., Schelling, G., Gola, H., Camapolongo, P., Morath, J., Roozendaal, B., Hamuni, G., Karabatsiakis, A., Thieme, D., Atsak, P., Vogeser, M., Kolassa, I.-T. (2013). Plasma Concentrations of Endocannabinoids and Related Primary Fatty Acid Amides in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e62741. [pdf]

  • Wilker, S. & Kolassa, I.-T. (2013). The formation of a neural fear network in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Insights from molecular genetics. Clinical Psychological Science, 1(4), 452-469. [pdf]

  • Hauer, D., Kolassa, I.-T., Laubender, R., Mansmann, U., Hagl, C., Roozendaal, B., de Quervain, D. J.-F., Schelling, G. (2013). A genotype-specific, randomized controlled behavioral intervention to improve the neuroemotional outcome of cardiac surgery: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials,14, e89.  [pdf]

  • Gola, H., Engler, H., Sommershof, A., Adenauer, H., Kolassa, S., Schedlowski, M., Groettrup, M., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with an enhanced spontaneous production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by peripheral blood mononuclear cells. BMC Psychiatry, 13:40. [pdf]

2012

  • Maftei, M.*, Thurm, F.*, Leirer, V., von Arnim, C., Elbert, T., Przybylski, M., Kolassa, I.-T., Manea, M. (2012) Antigen-bound and free β-amyloid autoantibodies in serum of healthy adults. PLOS One, 7(9), e44516. * equally contributing [pdf]

  • Wilker, S. & Kolassa, I.-T. (2012).Genetic influences on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): inspirations from a memory-centered approach. Psychiatrica Danubia, 24(3), 278-279. [pdf]

  • Schury, K. & Kolassa, I.-T. (2012). Biological memory of childhood maltreatment - current knowledge and recommendations for future research. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1262, 93-100.  [pdf]

  • de Quervain, D. J.-F., Kolassa, I.-T., Ackermann, S., Aerni, A., Boesiger, P., Demougin, P., Elbert, T., Ertl, V., Gschwind, L., Hadziselimovic, N.,Hanser, E., Heck, E., Hieber, P., Huynh, K.-D., Klarhöfer, M., Luechinger, R., Rasch, B., Scheffler, K., Spalek, K., Stippich, C., Vogler, C., Vukojevic, V., Stetak, A. Papassotiropoulos, A.(2012). PKCα is genetically linked to emotional memory in healthy Europeans and to the risk for PTSD in heavily traumatized Rwandese. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(22):8746-51. [pdf]

  • Schlee, W., Leirer, V. M., Kolassa, I.-T., Weisz, N., & Elbert, T. (2012). Age-related changes in neural functional connectivity and its behavioral relevance. BMC Neuroscience, 13:16. [pdf]

  • Schlee, W., Leirer, V., Kolassa, S., Thurm, F., Elbert, T., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2012). Development of large-scale functional networks over the lifespan. Neurobiology of Aging, 33(10), 2411-2421. [pdf]

  • Gola, H., Engler, H., Schauer, M., Adenauer, H., Riether, C., Kolassa, S., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2012).Victims of rape show increased cortisol responses to trauma reminders: a study in individuals with war- and torture-related PTSD. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 213-220. [pdf]

  • Eckart, C., Kaufmann, J., Kanowski, M., Tempelmann, C., Hinrichs, H., Elbert, T., Heinze, H.-J., Kolassa, I.-T. (2012). Magnetic resonance (MR) volumetry and spectroscopy of hippocampus and insula in relation to severe exposure of traumatic stress. Psychophysiology, 49(2), 261-270. [Abstract]

2011

  • Thurm, F., Scharpf, A., Liebermann, N., Kolassa, S., Elbert, T., Lüchtenberg, D.,Woll, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2011). Improvement of cognitive function after physical movement training in institutionalized very frail patients with dementia - a pilot study. The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(4), 197-208. [pdf]

  • Schlee, W., Kleinjung, T., Hiller, W., Goebel, G., Kolassa, I.-T., Langguth, B. (2011). Does Tinnitus Distress Depend on Age of Onset? PLOS One, 6(11), e27379. [pdf]

  • Leirer, V. M., Wienbruch, C., Kolassa, S., Schlee, W., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2011). Changes in cortical slow wave activity in healthy aging. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 5(3), 222-228. [pdf]

  • Steudte, S., Kolassa, I.-T., Stalder, T., Pfeiffer, A., Kirschbaum, C., Elbert, T. (2011). Increased cortisol concentrations in hair of severely traumatized Ugandan individuals with PTSD. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(8), 1193-1200. [pdf]

  • Eckart, C., Stoppel, C., Kaufmann, J., Tempelmann, C., Hinrichs, H., Elbert, T., Heinze, H.-J., Kolassa, I.-T. (2011). Structural alterations in lateral prefrontal, parietal and posterior midline regions of individuals with chronic PTSD. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 36(3), 176-186.[pdf]

2007

  • de Quervain, D. J.-F., Kolassa, I.-T., Ertl, V. Onyut, P. L., Neuner, F., Elbert, T., & Papassotiropoulos, A. (2007). A deletion variant of the a2b-adrenoceptor is related to emotional memory in Europeans and Africans. Nature Neuroscience, 10(9), 1137-1139. [pdf]

  • Kolassa, I.-T., & Elbert, T. (2007). Structural and functional neuroplasticity in relation to traumatic stress. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16(6), 321-325. [pdf]

  • Kolassa, I.-T., Wienbruch, C., Neuner, F., Schauer, M., Ruf, M., Odenwald, M., & Elbert, T. (2007). Altered oscillatory brain dynamics after repeated traumatic stress. BMC Psychiatry, 7:56. [pdf]

  • Kolassa, I.-T., Buchmann, A., Lauche, R., Kolassa, S., Miltner, W. H. R., Musial, F. (2007). Spider phobics more easily see a spider in morphed schematic pictures. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 3:59. [pdf]

  • Kolassa, I.-T., Kolassa, S., Musial, F., & Miltner, W. H. R. (2007). Event-related potentials to schematic faces in social phobia. Cognition and Emotion, 21(8), 1721-1744. [pdf]

  • Kolassa, I.-T., Eckart, C., Ruf, M., Neuner, F., de Quervain, D. J.-F. & Elbert, T. (2007). Lack of cortisol response in patients with PTSD undergoing a diagnostic interview. BMC Psychiatry, 7:54. [pdf]

  • Musial, F., Kolassa, I.-T., Sülzenbrück, S., & Miltner, W. H. R. (2007). A case of spider phobia in a congenitally blind person. Psychiatry Research, 153, 97-101. [pdf]

2006

  • Kolassa, I.-T., & Miltner, W. H. R. (2006). Psychophysiological correlates of face processing in social phobia. Brain Research, 1118(1), 130-141. [pdf]

  • Kolassa, I.-T., Musial, F., Kolassa, S., & Miltner, W. H. R. (2006). Event-related potentials when identifying or color-naming threatening schematic stimuli in spider phobic and non-phobic individuals. BMC Psychiatry, 6:38. [pdf]

  • Elbert, T., Rockstroh, B., Kolassa, I.-T., Schauer, M., & Neuner, F. (2006). The Influence of Organized Violence and Terror on Brain and Mind – a Co-Constructive Perspective. In P. Baltes, P. Reuter-Lorenz & F. Rösler (Eds.). Lifespan Development and the Brain: The Perspective of Biocultural Co-Constructivism (pp. 326-349). Cambridge Unversity Press: New York. [pdf]

2005

  • Kolassa, I.-T., Musial, F., Mohr, A., Trippe, R. H. &Miltner, W. H. R. (2005). Electrophysiological correlates of threat processing in spider phobics-Psychophysiology, 42(5), 520-530. [pdf]

2004

  • Straube, T., Kolassa, I.-T., Glauer, M., Mentzel, H.-J., &Miltner, W. H. R. (2004). Effect of task conditions on brain responses to threatening faces in social phobics: An event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Biological Psychiatry, 56(12), 921-930. pdf