Annett Lotzin

Annett Lotzin
University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf · Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

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Additional affiliations
October 2021 - present
Medical School Hamburg
Position
  • Professor
April 2013 - October 2021
University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf
Position
  • Senior Researcher
October 2012 - March 2013
University of Münster
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (88)
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Context: Exposure to traumatic events should be systematically assessed in health care services so that trauma-related treatment can be offered when appropriate. However, professionals often lack expertise in trauma inquiry and response, and therefore require training in this field. Objective: We aimed to determine whether the "Learning how to a...
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Background Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. However, it is unclear whether EMDR shows the same effectiveness in patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and comorbid PTSD. In this trial, we examine the effectiveness of EMDR in reducing PTSD symptoms in patients with SUD and PTSD. Metho...
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Background: The high occurrence of childhood trauma in individuals with alcohol dependence is well-recognized. Nevertheless, researchers have rarely studied which types of childhood trauma often co-occur and how these combinations of different types and severities of childhood trauma are related to the patients' current addiction-related problems....
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A heightened synchrony between the mother's and infant's facial affect predicts adverse infant development. We know that maternal psychopathology is related to mother-infant facial affect synchrony, but it is unclear how maternal psychopathology is transmitted to mother-infant synchrony. One pathway might be maternal emotion dysregulation. We exami...
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Background: A dissociative subtype of posttraumatic stress disorder (D-PTSD) was introduced into the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) but latent profiles and clinical correlates of D-PTSD remain controversial. Objective: The aims of our study were to identify subgroups of individuals with distinct...
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Background: The psychological treatment of comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder (SUD) is clinically challenging, and outcomes are often poor. Objective: This paper describes a systematic review and meta-analysis which sought to establish the current efficacy for a number of established psychological approache...
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The paper provides insights into the mental health consequences of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic from the Central, Eastern, Nordic, Southern, and Western subregions of Europe, represented by five member countries of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). On the basis of the existing national research and exper...
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Background: The complex system of stressors related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the global population, provoking a broad range of psychological reactions. Although numerous studies have investigated the mental health impact of COVID-19, qualitative research and cross-country comparisons are still rare. Objecti...
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This study assessed the validity and reliability of the Pandemic Coping Scale (PCS), a new brief measure of coping with pandemic-related stressors. Methods The PCS was administered to N = 2316 German participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis was applied among random splits of the sample. Global goodnes...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is a health emergency resulting in multiple stressors that may be related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Objective: This study examined relationships between risk and protective factors, pandemic-related stressors, and PTSD during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Data from the European Society of Traumatic...
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Background Refugees often report high levels of psychological distress due to traumatic experiences before and during flight as well as many post-migration stressors. Refugees with hazardous substance use or existing substance use disorder (SUD) are a particularly vulnerable group for whom few preventive and therapeutic measures are available. The...
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Background: A negative self-concept is characterised by dysfunctional cognitions about the self and has been suggested to be a key factor involved in the development and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, the current definitions of PTSD according to DSM-5 and the new ICD-11 diagnosis of Complex PTSD (CPTSD) include as...
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Background: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, people need to cope with multiple stressors which may affect their well-being. This study aimed (1) to identify latent coping profiles in the German general population, and (2) to investigate differences between these profiles in well-being. Methods: In total, N = 2,326 German participants were r...
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Since the long-term mental health impact of COVID-19 is not yet fully understood, the present study explored changes in mental health outcomes and pandemic-related coping behaviors across four pandemic stages. The main objective was to gain insights into the dynamics of mental health and coping, considering different pandemic features at different...
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Background: Individuals with a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) display heightened symptoms of psychopathology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, no study has investigated what aspects of the pandemic are of particular concern for this population and ways in which strategies to coping with pandemic stressors may exacerbate their cl...
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Background: This study aimed to assess the factorial validity and reliability of the Pandemic Stressor Scale (PaSS), a new measure to assess the severity of distress for different stressors relevant during a pandemic or epidemic. Methods: The PaSS was administered in N = 2760 German participants. Exploratory factor analysis was used to extract f...
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The COVID-19 syndemic, with a disproportionately higher adverse impact on communities of color (i.e., COVID-19 infection and death), will likely exacerbate the existing health disparities in trauma-related symptoms between people of color (POC) and White Americans. However, no studies have examined the racial disparity in posttraumatic stress sympt...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a wide range of stressors related to depressive symptoms. Prevention measures like physical distancing have burdened the general population, especially in highly urbanized areas. However, little is known about the associations between pandemic-related stressors, coping strategies, and depressive symptoms...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with numerous factors that constitute a potential psychological burden. Apart from the threat to the life and health of one’s own and the close ones, negative consequences of pandemic may result from social isolation, loss of job and income, or intensification of conflicts in relationships with household members....
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Background There is a lack of empirical evidence on the level of cultural adaptation required for psychological interventions developed in Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic (WEIRD) societies to be effective for the treatment of common mental disorders among culturally and ethnically diverse groups. This lack of evidence is par...
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Background Refugees often suffer from multiple mental health problems, which transdiagnostic interventions can address. STARC (Skills-Training of Affect Regulation – A Culture-sensitive Approach) is a culturally sensitive transdiagnostic group intervention that has been developed for refugees to improve affect regulation. In refugees with substance...
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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic exposes individuals to multiple stressors, such as quarantine, physical distancing, job loss, risk of infection, and loss of loved ones. Such a complex array of stressors potentially lead to symptoms of adjustment disorder. OBJECTIVE This cross-sectional exploratory study examined relationships between risk and prot...
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Introduction: Many disaster and trauma survivors experience persistent subclinical distress that places them at risk of developing a mental health disorder. This study describes the first European feasibility study of a brief and scalable skills-based intervention targeting persistent subclinical distress following disasters and trauma. Method:...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Nach Katastrophen, Traumata und anderen schweren Belastungen entwickelt ein Teil der Betroffenen eine psychische Erkrankung, während ein weiterer Teil anhaltende subklinische Belastungen zeigt, die das psychosoziale Funktionsniveau einschränken. Anhaltend subklinisch belastete Menschen erhalten jedoch selten psychosozia...
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may be a common issue in primary care in the UK, but there have been no studies of all-cause PTSD in general samples of attenders in this country. The current paper thus explores the extent and distribution of probable PTSD among patients attending general practices in England. Cross-sectional survey data from a...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on many risk and protective factors associated with suicide. Aims: The aim of this study was to identify pandemic-related factors associated with suicidal ideation in the two European countries, Lithuania and Poland, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Method: The sample comprised 2,459 participants in both c...
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Several types of psychological treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are considered well established and effective, but evidence of their long-term efficacy is limited. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to investigate the long-term outcomes across psychological treatments for PTSD. MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, PTSDpubs, Psyc...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has a significant psychological health impact globally. A minority may experience negative psychological outcomes, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and adjustment disorder (AD) symptoms, while others experience positive outcomes, such as increases in wellbeing. Examining individual differences in negati...
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Background: This study aimed to assess the factorial validity and reliability of the Pandemic Stressor Scale (PaSS), a new measure to assess the severity of distress for different stressors relevant during a pandemic or epidemic. Methods: The PaSS was administered in N = 2760 German participants. Exploratory factor analysis was used to extract fact...
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The COVID-19 syndemic, with a disproportionately higher adverse impact on communities of color (i.e., COVID-19 infection and death), will likely exacerbate the existing health disparities in trauma-related symptoms between people of color (POC) and White Americans. However, no studies have examined the racial disparities in posttraumatic stress sym...
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Background: This study aimed to assess the factorial validity and reliability of the Pandemic Coping Scale, a new brief measure of coping behavior in response to the stressors of a pandemic. Methods: The scale was administered to N = 2,316 German participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. An exploratory and a confirmatory factor analysis were appli...
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Background Research has described subtypes with more internalizing and more externalizing symptoms in samples of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and samples of patients with substance use disorders (SUD). Objective This study sought to examine the respective subtypes in female PTSD-SUD patients and potential relationships with...
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Objective: The present study investigated predictors of treatment attendance among 226 women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder (SUD). Participants received either an integrated intervention for PTSD and SUD ("Seeking Safety") or a relapse prevention training (RPT) as part of a multicenter randomized controlled tri...
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Background: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the people in Europe are exposed to self-isolation, quarantine, job loss, risk of contracting COVID-19, or grief of loved ones. Such a complex array of stressors may lead to symptoms of adjustment disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder. This research protocol describes a study launched by the Eur...
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Objective A history of childhood abuse and neglect (CAN) is significantly associated with psychopathologies in adulthood, including comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD). Difficulties in emotion regulation (ER) might influence the association between CAN and PTSD. The aim of this study was to examine the re...
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Zu den zentralen Aussagen der revidierten S3-Leitlinie Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung (PTBS) gehört die Empfehlung, dass bei der PTBS die traumafokussierte Psychotherapie die Behandlung erster Wahl ist, bei der der Schwerpunkt auf der Verarbeitung der Erinnerung an das traumatische Ereignis und / oder seiner Bedeutung liegt. Eine traumafokussie...
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In this web-based field study, we compared the diagnostic accuracy and clinical utility of 10 selected mental disorders between the ICD-11 Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Guidelines (CDDG) and the ICD-10 CDDG using vignettes in a sample of 928 health professionals from all WHO regions. On average, the ICD-11 CCDG displayed significantly higher...
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Childhood maltreatment (CM) is a strong risk factor for alcohol dependence (AD) and is associated with a more severe course of the disease. Alterations of the hypothalamic‐pituitary‐adrenal (HPA) axis may play an important role in this relationship. The aim of the present study was to systematically investigate potential alterations in HPA function...
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Postpartum depression is related to inadequately sensitive caregiving, putting infants at risk for insecure attachment. Therefore, promoting sensitive maternal caregiving and secure child attachment is particularly important in postpartum depressed mothers and their infants. In this randomized-controlled-trial, we evaluated the efficacy of the Circ...
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Die zentralen Bausteine der Diagnostik einer Posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung (PTBS) sind die Erfassung der traumatischen Ereignisse sowie die assoziierten Folgen auf symptomatischer und funktionaler Ebene. Für die Diagnosestellung nach der International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) [16] sind die do...
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Background: It is increasingly becoming accepted that substance use disorders, including substance abuse and substance dependence, are closely related to childhood trauma and posttraumatic stress disorders. Among women with substance use disorders, the majority report sexual, physical or emotional abuse, or neglect. However, it is poorly understood...
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Am 18. Juni 2018 veröffentlichte die Weltgesundheitsorganisation die 11. Version der „Internationalen Klassifikation psychischer Störungen“ (ICD-11). Welche grundlegenden Neuerungen im Bereich der belastungsbezogenen psychischen Störungen vorgenommen wurden und welche Instrumente zur Diagnostik zur Verfügung stehen, wird in diesem Beitrag dargestel...
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Background: Despite the high rate of traumatic events in clients with substance use disorders, trauma exposure often remains undetected in a majority of treatment-seeking clients. Improving health professionals' knowledge and skills in the inquiry of traumatic events is therefore of utmost importance for appropriately addressing trauma-related tre...
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Background: Co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD) are associated with a more severe course and worse outcome than either disorder alone. In Europe, few treatments have been evaluated for PTSD and SUD. Seeking Safety, a manualized, integrated, cognitive-behavioural treatment, has been shown to be effecti...
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Background: Self-stigma is a result of internalizing negative stereotypes by the affected person. Research on self-stigma in substance use disorders (SUD) is still scarce, especially regarding the role of childhood trauma and subsequent posttraumatic disorders. Objectives: The present study investigated the progressive model of self-stigma in women...
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Die S3-Leitlinie „Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung“ (PTBS) wurde in ihrer aktualisierten Version von 2019 von zahlreichen Fachgesellschaften unter der Federführung der Deutschsprachigen Gesellschaft für Psychotraumatologie (DeGPT) erarbeitet. Sie enthält gegenüber der Vorversion verschiedene Neuerungen: Aufgrund der Einführung der Diagnose „Kompl...
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Zusammenfassung Ziel Das Ziel dieser Studie war es, Schwierigkeiten der Emotionsregulation bei alkoholabhängigen Patienten mit komorbider komplexer posttraumatischer Belastungsstörung (KPTBS) im Vergleich zu alkoholabhängigen Patienten mit komorbider posttraumatischer Belastungsstörung (PTBS) zu vergleichen. Methodik N=106 Patienten mit Alkoholabhä...
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Context: Exposure to traumatic events should be systematically assessed in health care services so that trauma-related treatment can be offered when appropriate. However, professionals often lack expertise in trauma inquiry and response, and therefore require training in this field. Objective: We aimed to determine whether the 'Learning how to ask'...
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Zusammenfassung Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN) hat federführend (Projektleitung WG) in Kooperation mit vier weiteren medizinischen Fachgesellschaften (DGPM, DGPPR, DeGPT, DGfS) * eine von elf der vom Bundesministerium für Gesundheit geförderten Validierungsstudien zur Unterstützu...