Traumatic Stress and Health

Lehrstuhl für Gesundheitspsychologie

FAU Contact:
Rohleder, Nicolas Prof. Dr.


Traumatic experiences often come with biological consequences in the human organism. Patients suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for example have a higher riks for many diseases, in particular cardiovascular disease. In our research focus "Traumatic Stress and Health", we aim to understand the biological pathways between trauma and psychological response to trauma and pathophysiological changes in the organism's periphery that might explain higher rates of morbidity and mortality in PTSD.

Related Project(s)

POSTRES: Characterization of Acute Stress Responses in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Prof. Dr. med. Yesim Erim; Olga Kusmenko; Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rohleder

Assigned publications

Kuras, Y., McInnis, C., Thoma, M., Chen, X., Hanlin, L., Gianferante, D., & Rohleder, N. (2017). Increased alpha-amylase response to an acute psychosocial stress challenge in healthy adults with childhood adversity. Developmental psychobiology.
Pitts, K.P., Joksimovic, L., Steudte-Schmiedgen, S., Rohleder, N., & Wolf, J. (2016). Determinants of altered intracellular endocrine-immune interplay in Bosnian war refugees suffering from PTSD. Biological psychology, 118, 1-7.
Rohleder, N. (2012). Stress system regulation of chronic low-grade inflammation. Advances in Neuroimmune Biology, 3(3-4), 265-276.
Rohleder, N., & Karl, A. (2006). Role of endocrine and inflammatory alterations in comorbid somatic diseases of post-traumatic stress disorder. Minerva Endocrinologica, 31(4), 273-288.

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