Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress

Task Force Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress

The aim of the Task Force is to stimulate neurobiological research and improve our knowledge about:

  • The neurobiology of (traumatic) stress and stress-related psychopathology
  • The potential neurobiological factors that promote resilience to traumatic stress
  • The mechanisms that underlie pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments

To achieve this aim the following objectives have been identified:

  • To enhance communication between researchers regarding research questions, research designs and instrumentation
  • To stimulate the use of comparable methods across countries, thereby ensuring more comparable findings
  • To encourage the collaboration between preclinical and clinical research groups
  • To stimulate the development of proposals for the EU to conduct multi-country research projects on traumatic stress
  • To provide information on funding sources

To realize these objectives, the ESTSS Task Force on the Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress will:

  • Establish national and international research discussion groups on ‘the Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress' focusing on methods, measurements, research questions, and potentials for cooperation
  • Organize workshops and symposia for researchers on the ESTSS conferences
  • Use the ESTSS homepage to inform about the Task Force and on ongoing and planned studies in Europe
  • Promote the use of the European Journal on Psychotraumatology to publish results.

To join this task force please contact:

Carien de Kloet

Mirjam van Zuiden

Kathleen Thomaes

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