in press

  • Fechau, E.I., Siebert, M., Beutel, M.E., Gündel, H., Hermann, A., Hoyer, J. Knaevelsrud, C., Kolassa, I.-T., Kruse, J., Leichsenring, F., Niemeyer, H., Salzer, S., Weidner, K., Witthöft, M., Steinert, C. (in press). The Balancing Act of Fitting Into an RCT: A Grounded Theory Study on How Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Childhood Maltreatment Experience Participating in a Randomized Controlled Psychotherapy Study. Qualitative Psychology.
  • Bisle, E., Varadarajan, S., & Kolassa, I.-T. (in press). Vitamin-mediated interaction between the gut microbiome and mitochondria in depression: a systematic review based integrated perspective. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity – Health.


  • Matits, L., Mack, M. & Kolassa, I.-T. (2024). Mitochondriale Biopsychologie als Schlüsselfaktor in der Ätiologie psychischer Erkrankungen. In: J.P.J. Pinel, S.J. Barnes, P. Pauli, & M. Gamer (2024). Biopsychologie (p. 631-632). Pearson.
  • Fissler, P., Glöckner, F., Nold, V., Mack, M., Jessen, F., Kolassa, I.-T. (2024). Kognitive Beeinträchtigungen und Demenz: Epidemiologie, Pathophysiologie, Diagnose und Management. In: J. Bauer, C. Becker, M. Denkinger, R. Wirth (Eds.). Geriatrie: Das gesamte Spektrum der Altersmedizin für Klinik und Praxis (pp. 613-620). Kohlhammer.


  • Karrsch, S., Matits, L., Bongartz, W., Mavioglu, R.N., Gumpp, A.M., Mack, M., Tumani, V., Behnke, A., Steinacker, J.M., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2023). An explorative study of hypnosis-induced blood count changes in chronically stressed individuals. Biological Psychology, 178, e108527.
  • Hitzler, M., Matits, L., Gumpp, A.M., Bach, A.M., Ziegenhain, U., Gao, W., Kolassa, I.-T., Behnke, A. (2023). Longitudinal course of endocannabinoids and N-acylethanolamines in the hair of mothers and their children in the first year postpartum: Investigating the relevance of maternal childhood maltreatment experiences. Psychological Medicine, 53(15), 7446-7457.
  • Karrasch, S., Mavioglu, R.N., Matits, L., Gumpp, A.M., Mack, M., Behnke, A., Tumani, V., Karabatsiakis, A., Bongartz, W., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2023). Randomized controlled trial investigating potential effects of relaxation on mitochondrial function in immune cells: A pilot experiment. Biological Psychology, 183, e108656.
  • Rosenfelder, M.J., Spiliopoulou, M., Hoppenstedt, B., Pryss, R., Fissler, P., della Piedra Walter, M., Kolassa, I.-T., & Bender, A. (2023). Stability of Mental Motor-Imagery Classification in EEG depends on the Choice of Classifier Model and Experiment Design, but not on Signal Preprocessing. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 17e, 1-18.
  • Gumpp, A. M., Behnke, A., Ramo-Fernández, L., Radermacher, P., Gündel, H., Ziegenhain, U., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2023). Investigating mitochondrial bioenergetics in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of women with childhood maltreatment from post-parturition period to one-year follow-up. Psychological Medicine, 53(9), 3793-3804;
  • Müller, S., Sicorello, M., Moser, D., Frach, L., Limberg, A., Gumpp, A.M., Ramo-Fernandez, l., Köhler-Dauner, F., Fegert, J.M., Waller, C., Kumsta, R., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2023). The DNA methylation landscape oft he human oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR): data-driven clusters and their relation to gene expression and childhood adversity. Translational Psychiatry, 13:e265. ;
  • Matits, L., Munk, M., Bizjak, D.A., Kolassa, I.-T., Karrasch, S., Vollrath, S., Jerg, A., Steinacker, J.M. (2023). Inflammation and severity of depressive symptoms in physically active individuals after COVID-19 – An exploratory immunopsychological study investigating the effect of inflammation on depressive symptom severity. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity - Health, 30.
  • Kolassa, Iris-Tatjana & Dawczynski, Christine (2023): Psychische Gesundheit und Ernährung. Ulm ; Jena: Universität Ulm, Institut für Psychologie und Pädagogik ; Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Ernährungswissenschaften. DOI:10.22032/dbt.53463
  • Wilker, S., Vukojevic, V., Schneider, A., Pfeiffer, A., Inerle, S., Pauly, M., Elbert, T., Papassotiropoulos, A., de Quervain, D., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2023). Epigenetics of traumatic stress: The association of NR3C1 methylation and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptom changes in response to Narrative Exposure Therapy. Translational Psychiatry, 13:e14.


  • Karrasch, S., Bongartz, W., Behnke, A., Matits, L., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2022). The effects of a single relaxation hypnosis on mental stress in chronically stressed individuals. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 51 (3-4), 247-262
  • Mavioglu, R. N., Ramo-Fernandez, L., Gumpp, A.M., Kolassa, I.-T., & Karabatsiakis, A. (2022). A history of childhood maltreatment is associated with altered methylation levels of DNMT1 in maternal but not in neonatal mononuclear immune cells. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13: e945343.
  • Herchet, M., Varadarajan, S., Kolassa, I.-T. & Hofmann, M.  (2022). How Nature Benefits Mental Health – Empirical Evidence, Prominent Theories and Future Directions. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 51, 223-233.
  • Behnke, A., Mack, M., Fieres, J., Christmann, M., Bürkle, A., Moreno-Villanueva, M., Kolassa, I.-T. (2022). Expression of DNA repair genes and its relevance for DNA repair in peripheral immune cells of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Scientific Reports, 12: e18641.
  • Karabatsiakis, A., de Punder, K., Doyen-Waldecker, C., Ramo-Fernández, L., Krause, S., Gumpp, A.M., Bach, A. M., Fegert, J.M., Kolassa, I.-T., Gündel, H., Ziegenhain, U., Buchheim, A. (2022). Reactivity oft the oxytocinergic and neuroendocrine system following the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System in men of recent fatherhood: Results from a pilot study. Brain Sciences, 12, e131.
  • Matits, L., Gumpp, A., Kolassa, I.-T., Behnke, A., Mack, M., (2022). Störungsspezifische und transdiagnostische Veränderungen der Inflammationsaktivität bei psychischen Störungen. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie.
  • Behnke, A., Gumpp, A. M., Rojas, R., Sänger, T., Lutz-Bonengel, S., Moser, D., Schelling, G., Krumbholz, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2022). Circulating inflammatory markers, cell-free mitochondrial DNA, cortisol, endocannabinoids, and N-Acetylathanolamines in female depressed outpatients. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 24(1), 58-69.
  • Hitzler, M., Behnke, A., Gündel, H., Ziegenhain, U., Kindler, H., Kolassa, I.-T., Zimmermann, J. (2022). Sources of social support for postpartum women with a history of childhood maltreatment: consequences for perceived stress and general mental health in the first year after birth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 134, e105911.
  • Karrasch, S., Jung, J.A., Varadarajan, S., Kolassa, I.-T., Bongartz, W. (2022). Modern and traditional trance language: a comparison. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 65(2), 146-159.
  • Varadarajan, S., Behnke, A., Gumpp, A., Mavioglu, N., Fissler, P., Kolassa, I.-T. (2022). An Integrative View on the Biopsychology of Stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In: Schnyder, U. & Cloitre, M. (Eds.). Evidence-Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Disorders: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (pp. 65—89). Springer.
  • Nold, V., Portenhauser, M., Del Prete, D., Blasius, A., Harris, I., Koros, E., Peleh, T., Hengerer, B., Kolassa, I.-T., Slezak, M., Allers, K. (2022). Impact of Fkbp5 × Early Life Adversity × Sex in Humanized Mice on Multidimensional Stress Responses and Circadian Rhythmicity. Molecular Psychiatry, 27, 3544-3555.
  • Hitzler, M., Bach, A.M., Köhler-Dauner, F., Gündel, H., Kolassa, I.-T. (2022). Longterm consequences of childhood maltreatment among postpartum women – prevalence of psychosocial risk factors for child welfare: an independent replication study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, e836077.
  • Rojas, R., Hickmann, M., Wolf, S., Kolassa, I.-T., Behnke, A. (2022). Coping in the Emergency Medical Services: Associations with the Personnel’s Stress, Self-Efficacy, Job Satisfaction, and Health. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 4(1), e6133.
  • Ramo-Fernández, L., Karabatsiakis, A., Boeck, C., Koenig, A.M., Gumpp, A.M., Mavioglu, R.N., Ammerpohl, O., Kolassa, I.-T. (2022). Characterization of the effects of age and childhood maltreatment on ELOVL2 DNA methylation. Development and Psychopathology, 1-11.


  • Karrasch, S., Bongartz, W., Gumpp, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2021). Immunsystem stärken? Biomolekulare Effekte von Hypnose. SUGGESTIONEN. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hypnose und Hypnotherapie, 46-47.
  • Gumpp, A. M., Behnke, A., Bach, A. M., Piller, S., Boeck, C., Rojas, R. & Kolassa, I.-T. (2021). Mitochondrial bioenergetics in leukocytes and oxidative stress in blood serum of mild to moderately depressed women. Mitochondrion, 58, 14-23.
  • Nold, V., Richter, N., Hengerer, B., Kolassa, I.-T., Allers, K.A. (2021). FKBP5 polymorphisms induce differential glucocorticoid responsiveness in primary CNS cells – First insights from novel humanized mice. European Journal of Neuroscience, 53(2), 402-415.
  • Karrasch, S., Bongartz, W., Gumpp, A.M., Kolassa, I.-T. (2021). Die Wirkung von Hypnose auf Parameter des Immunsystems. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 50(1), 1-9.
  • Mischler, C., Hofmann, A., Behnke, A., Matits, L., Lehnung, M., Varadarajan, S., Kolassa, I.-T., Tumani, V. (2021). Therapists’ experiences with the effectiveness and feasibility of videoconference-based Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, e748712.
  • Ramo-Fernández, L., Gumpp, A.M., Boeck, C., Krause, S., Bach, A.M., Waller, C., Kolassa, I.-T., Karabatsiakis, A. (2021). Associations between childhood maltreatment and DNA methylation of the oxytocin receptor gene in immune cells of mother-newborn dyads. Translational Psychiatry, 11, e449.
  • Carleial, S., Nätt, D., Unternaehrer, E., Elbert, T., Robjant, K., Wilker, S., Vukojevic, V., Kolassa, I.-T., Zeller, A., Koebach, A. (2021). DNA methylation changes following Narrative Exposure Therapy in a randomized controlled trial with female former child soldiers. Scientific Reports, 11, e18493.
  • Wilker, S., Kolassa, S., Ibrahim, H., Rajan, V., Pfeiffer, A., Catani, C., Kolassa, I.-T. (2021). Sex differences in PTSD risk: evidence from post-conflict populations challenges the general assumption of increased vulnerability in females. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12(1): e1930702.
  • Behnke, A., Gumpp, A.M., Krumbholz, A., Bach, A. M., Schelling, G., Kolassa, I.-T., Rojas, R. (2021). Hair-based biomarkers in women with major depressive disorder: glucocorticoids, endocannabinoids, N-acylethanolamines, and testosterone. Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology, e100068.
  • Laptinskaya, D., Fissler, P., Küster, O.C., Thurm, F., von Arnim, C.A.F., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2021): No evidence that cognitive and physical activities are related to changes in EEG markers of cognition in older adults at risk of dementia. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13, e610839.
  • Stoerkel, L., Karabatsiakis, A., Hepp, J., Kolassa, I.-T., Schmahl, C., Niedtfeld, I. (2021). Salivary beta-endorphin in non-suicidal self-injury: an ambulatory assessment study. Neuropsychopharmacology, 46(7), 1357-1363.
  • Braig, S., Fischer, N., Freudenmann, M., Gonser, T., Genuneit, J., Kolassa, I.-T., Rothenbacher, D. (2021). Determinanten der kognitiven Entwicklung bei Kindern - Ergebnisse des Mann-Zeichen-Tests aus der Vorschuluntersuchung. Das Gesundheitswesen, 83(3), 208-214.


  • Karrasch, S., Hitzler, M., Behnke, A., Tumani, V., Kolassa, I.-T., Rojas, R. (2020). Chronic and traumatic stress among emergency medical service personnel: A narrative review on vulnerability factors, resilience, and intervention. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 49, 204-217.
  • Behnke, A., Karabatsiakis, A., Krumbholz, A., Karrasch, S., Schelling, G., Kolassa, I.-T., Rojas, R. (2020). Associating Emergency Medical Services personnel's workload, trauma exposure, and health with the cortisol, endocannabinoid, and N-acylethanolamine concentrations in their hair. Scientific Reports, 10(1):e22403.
  • Leichsenring, F., Steinert, C., Beutel, M., Feix, L., Gündel, H., Hermann, A., Karabatsiakis, A., Knaevelsrud, C., König, H.H., Kolassa, I.-T., Kruse, J., Peters, E.M.J., Reese, J.P., Reuß, A., Salzer, S., Schade-Brittinger, C., Schuster, P., Stark, R., Weidner, K ,  von Wietersheim, J., Witthöft, M., Wöller, W., Hoyer, J. (2020). Trauma-focused psychodynamic therapy and STAIR Narrative Therapy of post-traumatic stress disorder related to childhood maltreatment: trial protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial assessing psychological, neurobiological and health economic outcomes (ENHANCE). BMJ Open, 10, e040123.
  • Gumpp, A.M., Boeck, C., Behnke, A., Bach, A.M., Ramo-Fernández, L., Welz, T., Gündel, H., Karabatsiakis, A.,* & Kolassa, I.-T.* (2020). Childhood maltreatment is associated with changes in mitochondrial bioenergetics in maternal, but not in neonatal immune cells. PNAS, 117(40), 24778-24784.
  • Vukojevic, V., Mastrandreas, P.,  Arnold, A., Peter, F., Kolassa, I.-T., Wilker, S., Elbert, T., de Quervain, T., Papassotiropoulos, A., Stetak, A. (2020). Evolutionary conserved role of neural cell adhesion molecule-1 in memory. Translational Psychiatry, 10(1):e217.
  • Schneider, A., Pfeiffer, A., Conrad, D., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T., Wilker, S. (2020). Does cumulative exposure to traumatic stressors predict treatment outcome of community-implemented exposure-based therapy for PTSD? European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11(1), 1789323.
  • Zeller, A.C., Conrad, D., Schneider, A., Behnke, A., Pfeiffer, A., Blum, G. F., Wilker, S., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2020). A combination of combat experience, early abduction and severe traumatization fuels appetitive aggression and violence among abductees of rebel war in Northern Uganda. Aggressive Behavior, 46(6):465-475.
  • Vukojevic, V., Coynel, D., Ghaffari, N.R., Freytag, V., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T., Wilker, S., McGaugh, J.L., Papassotiropoulos, A., de Quervain, D. J.-F. (2020). NTRK2 methylation is related to reduced PTSD risk in two African cohorts of trauma survivors. PNAS, 117(35), 21667-21672.
  • Karrasch, S., Hitzler, M., Gumpp, A. M., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2020). Molekulartoxische Folgen von chronischem und traumatischem Stress für die psychosomatische Gesundheit und deren Reversibilität durch Entspannungsverfahren. Der Verhaltenstherapeut, 30, 29-43.
  • Behnke, A., Rojas, R., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2020). Childhood maltreatment compromises resilience against occupational trauma exposure: A retrospective study among emergency medical service personnel. Child Abuse & Neglect, 99, e104248.
  • 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. (2020). 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, 57(12), e13288.
  • Laptinskaya, D., Fissler, P., Küster, O.C., Wischniowski, J., Thurm, F., Elbert, T., von Arnim, C.A.F., Kolassa, I.-T. (2020). Global EEG coherence as a marker for cognition in older adults at risk for dementia. Psychophysiology, 57(4):e13515.
  • Roder, E., Koehler-Dauner, F., Krause, S., Prinz, S., Rottler, E., Alkon, A., Kolassa, I.-T., Gündel, H., Fegert, J.M., Ziegenhain, U., Waller, C. (2020). Maternal separation and contact to a stranger more than reunion affect the autonomic nervous system interaction in the mother-child dyad. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 147, 26-34.


  • Behnke, A., Rojas, R., Karrasch, S., Hitzler, M., Kolassa, I.-T. (2019). Deconstructing traumatic mission experiences: Identifying critical incidents and their relevance for the mental and physical health among emergency medical service personnel. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, e2305.
  • 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):e1606628.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hitzler, M., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2019). Biomolekulare Vulnerabilitätsfaktoren psychischer Erkrankungen. Einfluss von chronischem und traumatischem Stress auf Immunsystem, freie Radikale und Mitochondrien. Psychotherapeut, 64, 329-348.
  • 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.
  • Ramo-Fernandez, L., Boeck, C., Koenig, A., Binder, E.B., Gündel, H., Fegert, J.M., Karabatsiakis, A., Kolassa, I.-T. (2019). The effects of childhood maltreatment on epigenetic regulation of stress-response associated genes: an intergenerational approach. Scientific Reports, 9(1):e983.


  • 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.
  • 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, 8: e9419.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Koenig, A. 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.
  • 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.
  • Koenig, A.M., Karabatsiakis, A., Stoll, T., Wilker, S., Hennessy, T., Hill, M. M., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Serum profile changes in postpartum women with a history of childhood maltreatment: a combined metabolite and lipid fingerprinting study. Scientific Reports, 8:e3468.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Kolassa, I.-T., Glöckner, F., Leirer, V., & Diener, C. (2010). Neuronale Plastizität bei gesundem und pathologischem Altern. In Häfner, H., Beyreuther, K., Schlicht, W. (Eds). Altern gestalten – Medizin, Technik, Umwelt (pp. 41-65). Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg.
  • Vogler, C., Gschwind, L., Röthlisberger, B., Huber, A., Filges, I., Miny, P., Auschra, B., Stetak, A., Demougin, P., Vukojevic, V., Kolassa, I.-T., Elbert, T., de Quervain, D. J.-F., Papassotiropoulos, A. (2010). A microarray-based map of copy-number variant regions in European and Sub-Saharan populations. PLOS One, 5(12):e1524, 1-8.
  • Kolassa, I.-T., Ertl, V., Eckart, C., Kolassa, S., Onyut, L. P., Elbert, T. (2010). The probability of spontaneous remission from PTSD depends on the number of traumatic event types experienced. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2(3), 169-174.
  • Leirer, V. M., Wienbruch, C., Paul-Jordanov, I., Kolassa, S., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2010). Hippocampus activity during the transverse patterning task and age - a MEG study. BMC Neuroscience, 11:113.
  • Kolassa, I.-T., Ertl., V., Eckart, C., Thurm, F., Kolassa, S., Papassotiropoulos, A., de Quervain, D. J.-F., Elbert, T. (2010). Association study of trauma load and SLC6A4 promoter polymorphism in PTSD: evidence from survivors of the Rwandan genocide. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 71(5):543-547.
  • Kolassa, I.-T., Kolassa, S., Ertl, V., Papassotiropoulos, A., & de Quervain, D. J.-F. (2010). The risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder after trauma depends on trauma load and the COMT Val158Met polymorphism. Biological Psychiatry, 67(4), 304-308.


  • Sommershof, A., Aichinger, H., Adenauer, H., Catani, C., Boneberg, E., Engler, H., Elbert, T., Groettrup, M., Kolassa, I.-T. (2009). Substantial reduction of naïve and regulatory T cells following traumatic stress. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23, 1117-1124.
  • Jurisch, F., Kolassa. I.-T., & Elbert, T. (2009). Traumatisierte Therapeuten? Ein Überblick über sekundäre Traumatisierung. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie & Psychotherapie, 38(4), 250-261.
  • Eckart, C., Engler, H., Riether, C., Kolassa, S., Elbert, T., Kolassa, I.-T. (2009). No PTSD-related differences in diurnal cortisol profiles of genocide survivors. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 523-531.
  • Kolassa, I.-T., Kolassa, S., Bergmann, S., Lauche, R., Dilger, S., Miltner, W. H. R., & Musial, F. (2009). Interpretive bias in social phobia: An ERP study with morphed emotional schematic faces. Cognition and Emotion, 23(1), 69-95.


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


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



  • 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.