CTP Publications

Scientific articles


2018

Satisfaction of trauma-affected refugees treated with antidepressants and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Buhmann, CB; Carlsson, J; Mortensen, EL. Vol 28 No 2 (2018): Torture Journal: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture.


Stress management versus cognitive restructuring in trauma-affected refugees—A pragmatic randomised study

Carlsson, J; Sonne, C; Vindbjerg, E; Mortensen, EL. Psychiatry Research. Volume 266, August 2018. Available online 24 May 2018.


Startle habituation, sensory, and sensorimotor gating in trauma-affected refugees with posttraumatic stress disorder

Meteran, H; Vindbjerg, E; Uldall, SW; Glenthøj, B. Psychological Medicine. Published online: 17 May 2018.


Cross-Cultural Psychometric Properties of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

Vindbjerg, E; Makransky, G; Mortensen, EL; Carlsson, J. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2018 Jan 1:706743718772516. doi: 10.1177/0706743718772516. [Epub ahead of print].


Long-term treatment effect of trauma-affected refugees with flexible cognitive behavioural therapy and antidepressants

Buhmann, CB; Nordentoft, M; Ekstrøm, M; Carlsson, J; Mortensen, EL. Psychiatry Research. Available online 4 April 2018.


Replicability and Generalizability of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Networks: A Cross-Cultural Multisite Study of PTSD Symptoms in Four Trauma Patient Samples             

Fried, EI; Eidhof, MB; Palic, S; Costantini, G; Huisman-van Dijk, HM; Bockting, CLH; Engelhard, I; Armour, C; Nielsen, ABS; Karstoft, KI. Clinical Psychological Science. First Published January 5, 2018.


The Range and Impact of Postmigration Stressors During Treatment of Trauma-Affected Refugees

Bruhn, M; Rees, S; Mohsin, M; Silove, D; Carlsson, J. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: January 2018 - Volume 206 - Issue 1 - p 61–68.


2017

Treatment of sleep disturbances in refugees suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
Sandahl, H; Vindbjerg, E; Carlsson, J. Transcultural Psychiatry 54(5-6) 2017.



Trauma complexity and child abuse: A qualitative study of attachment narratives in adult refugees with PTSD

Riber, K. Transcultural Psychiatry 0(0) 1–30. November 2017.


Treatment of sleep disturbances in trauma-affected refugees: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Sandahl, H; Jennum, P; Baandrup, L; Poschmann, IS; Carlsson, J. Trials (2017) 18:520.


Effekt af brug af tolk i psykoterapi

Jensen, RS;  Nørregaard, TM; Carlsson, J. Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V01170069. 


Secondary psychotic features in refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder: a retrospective cohort study

Nygaard, N; Sonne, C; Carlsson, J. BMC Psychiatry (2017) 17: 5. DOI:10.1186/s12888-016-1166-1.


2016

Pharmacological treatment of refugees with trauma-related disorders: What do we know today?

​Sonne, CK; Carlsson, J; Bech, P; Mortensen, EL. Transcultural Psychiatry. December 2016 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI:10.1177/1363461516682180.


Somatic comorbidity among migrants with posttraumatic stress disorder and depression –a prospective cohort study

Lolk, M; Byberg, S; Carlsson, J; Norredam, M. BMC Psychiatry (2016) 16:447. DOI:10.1186/s12888-016-1149-2.


Evidence of complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) across populations with prolongedtrauma of varying interpersonal intensity and ages of exposure

Palic, S; Zerach, G; Shevlin, M; Zeligman, Z; Elklit A; Solomon Z. Psychiatry Research (Available online 4 November 2016). DOI:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.10.062.


Treatment of trauma-affected refugees with venlafaxine versus sertraline combined with psychotherapy - a randomised study

Sonne, C; Carlsson, J; Bech, P; Elklit, A; Mortensen, EL. BMC Psychiatry (2016) 16:383. DOI:10.1186/s12888-016-1081-5.


Integrating mental health in primary healthcare in low-income countries: changing the future for people with mental disorders
Sørensen, CW; Bæk, O; Kallestrup, P; Carlsson, J. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. Published online: 24 Oct 2016. DOI:10.1080/08039488.2016.1245784.


Klinisk præsentation og behandling af medicinoverforbrugshovedpine

Carlsen, LN; Westergaard, ML; Munksgaard, SB; Bendtsen, L; & Jensen, RH. Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V06160387


The latent structure of post-traumatic stress disorder among Arabic-speaking refugees receiving psychiatric treatment in Denmark

Vindbjerg, E; Carlsson, J; Mortensen, EL; Elklit, A; Makransky, G. BMC Psychiatry (2016) 16:309. DOI:10.1186/s12888-016-0936-0.


Psychiatric Disorders and Predictors Hereof Among Refugee Children in Early Adulthood: A Register-Based Cohort Study

Barghadouch, A; Carlsson, J; Norredam, M. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2016 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print] DOI:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000576


Childhood pegboard task predicts adult-onset psychosis-spectrum disorder among a genetic high-risk sample.

Rakhshan, P; Sørensen, H; DeVylder, J; Mittal, V; Mortensen, EL; Michelsen, NM; Ekstrøm, M; Pitts, SC; Mednick, SA; Schiffman, J. Schizophr Res. 2016 Sep 9. pii: S0920-9964(16)30367-X. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.08.017. [Epub ahead of print].


Jinn-besættelse som forklaring på psykisk sygdom har betydning for behandlingssøgende adfærd

Shah, A; Carlsson, J. Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V03160194


Psychosocial Predictors of Treatment Outcome for Traumaaffected Refugees
Sonne, C; Carlsson, J; Bech, P; Vindbjerg, E; Mortensen, EL; Elklit, A. European Journal of Psycho-Traumatology, Vol 7 (2016). DOI:10.3402/ejpt.v7.30907.

 

Attachment organization in Arabic-speakingrefugees with post traumatic stress disorder
Riber, K. Attachment & Human Development, 2016. Vol. 18,  No. 2, 154–175. DOI:10.1080/14616734.2015.1124442.

 

Basic Body Awareness Therapy for traumatised refugees Refugee experiences of individual Basic Body Awareness Therapy and the level of transference into daily life. An interview study

Madsen, TS; Carlsson, J; Nordbrandt, M; Jensen, JA. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 20, Issue 2, April 2016, Pages 243–251, DOI:10.1016/j.jbmt.2015.10.007.

 

Neurofeedback Treatment and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Effectiveness of Neurofeedback on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Optimal Choice of Protocol

Reiter, K; Andersen, SB; Carlsson, J. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 2016 Feb;204(2):69-77. DOI:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000418.

 


2015


Childhooddyspraxia predicts adult-onset nonaffective-psychosis-spectrum disorder

Schiffman, J; Mittal, V; Kline, E; Mortensen, EL; Michelsen, N; Ekstrøm, M; Millman, ZB; Mednick, SA; Sørensen, HJ. Dev Psychopathol. 2015 Nov;27(4 Pt 1):1323-30. doi: 10.1017/S0954579414001436.


The effect of flexible cognitive-behavioural therapy and medical treatment, including antidepressants on post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in traumatised refugees: pragmatic randomised controlled clinical trial

Buhmann, C; Nordentoft, M; Ekstrøm, M; Carlsson, J; Mortensen, EL. The British Journal of Psychiatry Nov 2015, DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.150961.


Treatment of traumatised refugees with basic body awareness therapy versus mixed physical activity as add-on treatment: Study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Nordbandt, M; Carlsson, J; Lindberg, L; Sandahl, H; Mortensen, EL. Trials 16, 2015.

 


Der er store barrierer for psykiatrisk behandling i lavindkomstlande

Sørensen, CW; Bæk, O; Carlsson, J; Kallestrup, P. Ugeskrift for Læger 177, 2015.

 

Follow-up study of the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees

Buhmann, C; Mortensen, EL; Nordentoft, M; Ryberg, J; Ekstrøm, M. TORTURE Journal 25(1), 2015.

 

Cognitive behavioral psychotherapeutic treatment at a psychiatric trauma clinic for Refugees: description and evaluation

Buhmann, C; Andersen, I; Mortensen, EL; Nordentoft, M; Ryberg, J; Ekstrøm, M. TORTURE Journal 25(1), 2015.

 

"After all the traumas my body has been through, I feel good that it is still working." – Basic Body Awareness Therapy for traumatised refugees

Stade, K; Skammeritz, S; Hjortkjær, C; Carlsson, J. TORTURE Journal 25(1), 2015.


 

2014


Der er sammenhæng mellem posttraumatisk belastningsreaktion og irritabel tyktarm

Wernersson, R; Carlsson, J. Ugeskrift for Læger 176, 2014.


Comparison of psychiatric disability on the health of nation outcome scales (HoNOS) in resettled traumatized refugee outpatients and Danish inpatients

Palic, S; Kappel, ML; Nielsen, MS; Carlsson, J; Bech, P. BMC Psychiatry 14, 2014.

 

Assessment of dissociation in Bosnian treatment-seeking refugees in Denmark

Palic, S; Carlsson, J; Armour, C; Elklit, A. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 69(4), 2014.

 

From pioneers to scientists: challenges in establishing evidence-gathering models in torture and trauma mental health services for refugees

Carlsson, J; Sonne, C; Silove, D. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 202(9), 2014.

 

Symptoms, Quality of Life and level of functioning of traumatized refugees at Psychiatric Trauma Clinic in Copenhagen

Buhmann, C; Mortensen, EL; Lundstrøm, S; Ryberg, J; Nordentoft, M; Ekstrøm, M. TORTURE Journal 24(1), 2014.

 

Psychotherapy with traumatised refugees – the design of a randomised clinical trial

Vindbjerg, E; Klimpke, C; Carlsson, J. TORTURE Journal 24(1), 2014.

 

EPA Guidance mental health care of migrants
Bhugra, D; Gupta, S; Schouler-Ocak, M; Graeff-Calliess, I; Deakin, NA; Qureshi, A; Dales, J; Moussaoui, D; Kastrup, M; Tarricone, I; Till, A ; Bassi, M; Carta, M. European Psychiatry 29(2), 2014.


 

2013


Premorbid teacher-rated social functioning predicts adult schizophrenia-spectrum disorder: a high-risk prospective investigation
Tsuji, T; Kline, E; Sorensen, HJ; Mortensen, EL; Michelsen, NM; Ekstrøm, M; Mednick, S; Schiffman, J. Schizophrenia Research 151(1–3), 2013.

 

Current resesarch in transcultural psychiatry in the Nordic countries
Ekblad, S; Kastrup, M. Transcultural psychiatry 50(6), 2013.

 

Manualised psychotherapy in a transcultural refugee setting
Sonne, C; Vindbjerg, E. Psychotherapy in Australia 19(3), 2013.

 

Treatment of traumatized refugees with Sertraline versus Venlafaxine in combination with psychotherapy – study protocol for a randomized clinical trial
Kærgaard, CS; Carlsson, J; Elklit, A; Mortensen, EL; Ekstrøm, M. Trials 14(137), 2013.


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Posters/abstracts


2016


The Cultural Formulation Interview - in a Danish context

Skammeritz, SL. Forskningsdag i Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri (Rigshospitalet, 12. december 2016).


Treatment of sleep disturbances in trauma-affected refugees - a randomised controlled trial
Sandahl, H. Dansk Psykiatrisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2016 (Hotel Nyborg Strand, 17.-19. marts 2016).

 

Transcultural psychiatry: Exploring the assessment and diagnoses of migrants in Denmark

Skammeritz, S. Dansk Psykiatrisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2016 (Hotel Nyborg Strand, 17.-19. marts 2016).


Treatment of traumatised refugees: The effect of Basic Body Awareness Therapy versus mixed physical activity

Nordbrandt, M. Dansk Psykiatrisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2016 (Hotel Nyborg Strand, 17.-19. marts 2016).


 

2015

The encounter between clinicians and migrant patients in the outpatient mental health services in Denmark - A mixed methods study on cultural competences and the Cultural Formulation Interview


Treatment of traumatised refugees: The effect of Basic Body Awareness Therapy versus mixed physical activity

Nordbrandt, M. The 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry in Copenhagen 2015: Psychiatry works (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-23 September 2015).


The treatment of traumatized refugees with Sertraline versus Venlafaxine in combination with psychotherapy

Kærgaard, CS. The 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry in Copenhagen 2015: Psychiatry works (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-23 September 2015).

 

Transcultural psychiatry: Exploring the assessment and diagnoses of migrants in Denmark

Skammeritz, S. The 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry in Copenhagen 2015: Psychiatry works (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-23 September 2015).

 

The encounter between clinicians and migrant patients in Danish outpatient psychiatric services. A qualitative study on the Cultural Formulation Interview

Lindberg, L. The 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry in Copenhagen 2015: Psychiatry works (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-23 September 2015).


Culture and PTSD – Identification of similarities and differences, and adaptation of measurement tools

Vindbjerg, E. The 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry in Copenhagen 2015: Psychiatry works (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-23 September 2015).


Sleep disturbances in trauma-affected refugees
Sandahl, H. The 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry in Copenhagen 2015: Psychiatry works (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-23 September 2015).

 

Stress Management versus Cognitive Restructuring: a randomised clinical study on traumatised refugees
Carlsson, J. The 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry in Copenhagen 2015: Psychiatry works (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-23 September 2015).

 

2013


The treatment of traumatized refugees with Sertraline versus Venlafaxine in combination with psychotherapy

Kærgaard, CS; Carlsson, J; Elklit, A; Mortensen, EL; Ekstrøm, M. 2013 World Mental Health Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health: Social Inclusion through Interdisciplinary Interventions (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25-28 August 2013).

 

Psychotherapy for traumatised refugees – a randomised clinical trial

Kærgaard, CS; Carlsson, J. 2013 World Mental Health Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health: Social Inclusion through Interdisciplinary Interventions (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25-28 August 2013).


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PhD theses


2016

Trauma-affected refugees: Pharmacological treatment and psychosocial predictors of treatment outcome
Sonne, C. Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry and University of Southern Denmark, 2016.


2015

Attachment, Complex Trauma, and Psycho-therapy: A Clinical study of the Significance of Attachment in Adult Arabic-speaking refugees

Riber, K. PhD thesis, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 2015.

 

 

2014

Traumatized refugees: morbidity, treatment and predictors of outcome
Buhmann, C. Danish Medical Journal 61(8), 2014. PhD thesis, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2014.


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Book chapters


2018

Farmakologisk behandling af PTSD
Sonne, C; Carlsson, J; Ryberg, J; Hansen, T; Sandahl, H. I: Psykoterapeutiske tilgange til PTSD - Symptomer, undersøgelse og behandling. Buhmann, C; Arendt, M; Rosenberg, N (red.)  Hans Reitzels Forlag 2018.


Andre behandlingsmetoder til PTSD

Carlsson, J; Nordbrandt, M; Sonne, C; Ulldal, S; Buhmann, C. I: Psykoterapeutiske tilgange til PTSD - Symptomer, undersøgelse og behandling. Buhmann, C; Arendt, M; Rosenberg, N (red.)  Hans Reitzels Forlag 2018.


2015

A Therapy Model for Traumatized Refugees in Denmark

Kastrup, M; Dymi, K. In: Trauma and Migration. Cultural Factors in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatized ImmigrantsSchouler-Ocak, Meryam (ed.). Chapter 16, pp. 243-257. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.


 

2013

Abuse and trafficking among female migrants and refugees

Kastrup, M. In: Violence against Women and Mental Health. García-Moreno C, Riecher-Rössler A (eds). Key Issues Ment Health. Basel, Karger, 2013, vol 178, pp. 118–128.

 

Gender Issues Related to Medical Leadership with Particular Reference to Psychiatry

Kastrup, M; Dymi, K. In: Leadership in Psychiatry. Bhugra, Dinesh; Ruiz, Pedro; Gupta, Susham (eds.) John Wiley & Sons Ltd. UK 2013.


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Dissertations (Bachelor/Master)

 

2016

Examining the evidence of transgenerational transmission of PTSD between parents and their offspring

Panah, M. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2016.


2015

Betydningen af kulturelle kompetencer for sundhedsprofessionelle og patienter i psykiatrien – et litteraturstudium
Herbst, M. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2015.

 

The Extent and Impact of Post-migration Stressors during Treatment of Traumatised Refugees

Bruhn Kristiansen, M. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2015.

 

Sleep hygiene therapy for insomnia in patients with PTSD - A systematic literary review of treatment results

Ash-Collins, LA. Abstract, 2015.

 

 

2014

Neurofeedback treatment of PTSD: et review

Reiter, K. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2014.

 

Alternativ behandling af traumatiserede flygtninge - et litteraturstudie om erfaringer og evidens  + bilag
Møller, MR. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2014.

 

Influence of daily stressors on PTSD among refugees – the strive for a more complete understanding of the aetiology of PTSD + bilag
Hansen, TS. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2014.

 

Posstraumatiskt stresssyndrom och irritable bowel syndrome – finns det ett samband
Wernersson, R. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2014.


 

2013

Basic Body Awareness Therapy for traumatised refugees: a pilot study
Aarønæs, KS. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2013.

 

Cognitive dysfunctions in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Ahmad, NN. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2013.

 

Group treatment of traumatized refugees
Hansen, SR. Bachelor's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2013.

 

Postpartum depression among immigrant women: prevalence and risk factors
Andersen, MK. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2013.

 

Secondary psychotic features in refugees diagnosed with PTSD: a study of the prevalence and treatment
Nygaard, M. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2013.

 

Somatic comorbidity among traumatized migrants with depression and posttraumatic stress disorder: a historical prospective cohort study
Lolk, M. Master's dissertation, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, 2013.


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Non-scientific articles

2018


Book review: Textbook of cultural psychiatry

Schmidt, T. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. First Published September 21, 2018.


Regeringens tolkegebyr er umenneskeligt

Schmidt, T; Ekstrøm, M. Information, 9. august 2018.


2017


Resilience

Panah, M. The Nordic Psychiatrist, Issue 2, December 2017, p 9-10.


Trauma and Mental Health in Forcibly Displaced Populations

Nickerson et al. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Briefing Paper. November 2017.


2016

Behandling af traumatiserede flygtninge – evidensog anbefalinger

Sonne, CK; Skammeritz, S. BestPractice, maj 2016, s. 22-25.

 

Reponse to Comment by Dr Uwe Harlacher and Prof Peter Polatin

Buhmann, CB; Nordentoft, M; Ekstroem, M; Carlsson, J; Mortensen EL. TORTURE, Volume 26, Number 1, 2016.


2014

Hvad er agendaen? Den sundhedsfaglige forsker i politiske krydsfelter

Carlsson, J . Videnskab.dk, 12. september 2014.

2013

Alis fortællinger i det psykiatriske rum
Østerskov, M. Psykiatrisk sygepleje 21, 2013.


Frihedsberøvede asylansøgere i Ellebæk: Traumatiseringsgrad og helbredstilstand blandt frihedsberøvede asylansøgere i Institutionen Ellebæk 
Naver, AV; Ehrenreich, B; Mc Mahon, B; Kjær, C; Worm, L; Nikolajsen, M; Ekstrøm, M; Boel, NM; Søndergaard, SB; Klebak, S; Westh, I. Rapport udarbejdet af Amnesty Internationals Danske Lægegruppe, Amnesty International 2013.


Funktionelle lidelser hos patienter med anden etnisk baggrund end dansk 
Kastrup, M; Dyhr, L; Mirdal; Gretty M. I: Funktionelle lidelser (Klinisk vejledning for almen praksis). Rosendal, Marianne (red); Christensen, Kaj Sparle (red); Agersnap, Lene (red); Fink, Per (red); Nielsen, Claus Vinther (red). Dansk Selskab for Almen Medicin 2013.


Nyt center skal forbedre behandlingen af traumatiserede flygtninge
Sonne, CS. Videnskab.dk, 31. juli 2013.


RCTs betydning set i en dansk kontekst 
Kastrup, M. I: 30 års arbejde for en verden uden tortur: jubilæumsskrift 1982-2012. DIGNITY 2013.


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