Doctoral project name:
Traumatic stress, dissociation and neuroendocrine dysregulation
Petr Bob, PhD.
Short project description:
The project aims to investigate complex relationship between traumatic stress exposure, autonomic dysregulation and endocrine dysregulation, mainly in stress responsive hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis. The methodology is based on psychometric assessment of stress exposure level and dissociative psychopathology, psychophysiological mesurement (EDA, HRV) and endocrine analysis in a group of depressed pacients.
The project tends to identify specific role of dissociation processes in etiopathogenesis of stress exposure consequences in affective disorders.
2005-2008 data collection
2008 data analysis
2008-2009 publication of results