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

  • Koenig, A., 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. [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. Early online. [pdf]

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

  • Boeck, C., Pfister, S., Bürkle, A., Vanhooren, V., Libert, C., Salinas-Manrique, J., Dietrich, D. E., Kolassa, I.-T., Karabatsiakis, A. (in press). Alterations of the serum N-glycan profile in female pati-ents with Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders.

  • 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]


  • 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. Epub ahead of print.

  • 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. Epub ahead of print.

  • 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., Vogler, C., Kolassa, I.-T., Wilker, S., Elbert, T., Schwede, T., Beisel, C., Beerenwinkel, N., de Quervain, D J.-F., Papassotiropoulos, A. (2017). Whole-exome sequencing of healthy phenotypic extremes links TROVE2 to aversive memory, brain activation, 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. [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.

  • 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. [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]


  • 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). WWC1 (Kibra) and memory-related psychopathology: future research directions. Biological Psychiatry, 76(11), 27-28. [Abstract]

  • 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. [Abstract]

  • 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. [Abstract]

  • 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]


  • 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 [Abstract]

  • 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. [Abstract]

  • 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]


  • 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.

  • 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. [Abstract]


  • 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. [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]


  • 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.[pdf]

  • 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. [pdf]


  • 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. [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.

  • 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.


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