Professor Metin Basoglu MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Head of Trauma Studies
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Institute of Psychiatry
Division of Psychological Medicine
PO Box 91
De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill
London SE5 8AF - UK
Professor Metin Basoglu, MD, PhD is the Head of Trauma Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry of King’s College London and the Director of the Istanbul Centre for Behaviour Research and Therapy in Turkey. He has published extensively on phenomenology and behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. He is also internationally known for his work on war, torture, and natural disaster trauma and its treatment. In 1992 he published a book on Torture and Its Consequences: Current Treatment Approaches, which brought together available knowledge on the mental health effects of torture and their treatment and defined a new scientific discipline at the crossroads of psychiatry and human rights. In 1997 he launched a multi-site study of the psychological effects of war in more than 2,000 survivors from former Yugoslavia countries. Following the 1999 earthquakes in Turkey, he developed a cost-effective mental health care model for earthquake survivors that involves brief and largely self-help behavioural treatments. He is currently conducting a project in Turkey aimed at developing a similar mental healthcare model for war and torture survivors, including asylum-seekers and refugees. He has recently published a book (co-authored by Ebru Salcioglu) entitled A Mental Healthcare Model for Mass Trauma Survivors - Control-Focused Behavioural Treatment of Earthquake, War, and Torture Trauma.
Basoglu M & Salcioglu E (2011) A Mental Healthcare Model for Mass Trauma Survivors - Control-Focused Behavioural Treatment of Earthquake, War, and Torture Trauma. Cambridge University Press.
Salcioglu E, Basoglu M. (2010) Control focused behavioral treatment of earthquake survivors using live exposure to conditioned and simulated unconditioned stimuli. CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 13, 13-19.
Basoglu M. (2009) A multivariate contextual analysis of torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatments: Implications for an evidence-based definition of torture. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79, 135-145.
Salcioglu E, Basoglu M. (2009) Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. In JH Stone, M Blouin (Eds), International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation. Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) & L’Institut de Réadaptation en Déficience physique de Québec. Available online at http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/encyclopedia/article.php?id=106&language=en
Basoglu M, Salcioglu E. (2009) Advances in our understanding of earthquake trauma and its treatment – A self-help model of mental health care for survivors. In Y Neria, S Galea, F Norris (Eds), Mental Health and Disasters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp 396-418.
Basoglu M, Salcioglu E, Livanou M. (2009) Single-case experimental studies of a self-help manual for traumatic stress in earthquake survivors. Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 40, 50-58.
Salcioglu E, Basoglu M. (2008) Psychological effects of earthquakes on children: Prospects for brief behavioral treatment. World Journal of Pediatrics, 4, 165-172.
Salcioglu E, Basoglu M, Livanou M. (2008) Factors associated with relocation of survivors to shelters following a devastating earthquake. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 55-61.
Salcioglu E, Basoglu M, Livanou M. (2007) Effects of live exposure on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder: The role of reduced behavioral avoidance in improvement. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 2268-2279.
Basoglu M. (2007) A mental health care model for earthquake survivors. In U Niaz, ed. Pakistan earthquake 2005 –The Day the Mountains moved: International Perspectives on Handling Psychotrauma. SAMA Editorial and Publishing Services, pp.194-199.
Salcioglu E, Basoglu M. (2007) Brief behavioral treatments of earthquake survivors. In U Niaz (Ed.), Pakistan Earthquake 2005-The Day the Mountains Moved: International Perspectives on Handling Psycho-Trauma. SAMA Editorial and Publishing Services, pp 200-220.
Basoglu M, Livanou M, Crnobaric C. (2007) Torture versus other cruel, inhuman & degrading treatment: Is the distinction real or apparent? Archives of General Psychiatry, 64, 277-285.
Basoglu M, Salcioglu E, Livanou M. (2007) A Randomized Controlled Study of Single-Session Behavioural Treatment of Earthquake-Related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Using an Earthquake Simulator. Psychological Medicine, 37, 203-214.
Salcioglu E, Basoglu M, Livanou M. (2007) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Depression among Survivors of the 1999 Earthquake in Turkey. Disasters, 31, 115-129.
Basoglu M. (2006) Rehabilitation of traumatised refugees and survivors of torture: After two decades we are still not using evidence based treatments. British Medical Journal, 333, 1230-1231.
Basoglu M, Livanou M, Crnobaric C, Franciskovic T, Suljic E, Duric D, Vranesic M. (2005) Psychiatric and cognitive effects of war in former Yugoslavia: Association of lack of redress for trauma and posttraumatic stress reactions. Journal of the American Medical Association, 294, 580-590.
Basoglu M, Salcioglu E, Livanou M, Kalender D, Acar G. (2005) Single-session behavioural treatment of earthquake-related PTSD: A randomised waitlist controlled trial. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 18, 1-11.
Livanou M, Kasvikis Y, Basoglu M, Mytskidou P, Sotiropoulou V, Spanea E, Mitsopoulou T, Voutsa N. (2005) Earthquake-related psychological distress and associated factors 4 years after the Parnitha earthquake in Greece. European Psychiatry, 20, 137-144.
Basoglu M, Kilic, C, Salcioglu E, Livanou M. (2004) Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid depression in earthquake survivors in Turkey: An epidemiological study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17, 133-141.
Basoglu M, Ekblad S, Bäärnhielm S, Livanou M. (2004) Cognitive-behavioral treatment of tortured asylum seekers: A case study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 18(3),357-369.
Basoglu, M. (2004) Post-traumatic stress disorder after earthquakes. In M. Lader (Ed.) First Facts Psychiatry Highlights 2003-04. Health Press Ltd, Oxford.
Basoglu M, Livanou M, Salcioglu E. (2003). A single session with an earthquake simulator for traumatic stress in earthquake survivors. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 788-790.
Basoglu M, Livanou M, Salcioglu E, Kalender D. (2003) A brief behavioural treatment of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder in earthquake survivors: Results from an open clinical trial. Psychological Medicine, 33, 647-654.
Basoglu M, Salcioglu E, Livanou M. (2002) Traumatic stress responses in survivors of earthquake in Turkey. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15, 269-276.
Basoglu M, Salcioglu E, Livanou M, et al. (2001) A Study of the Validity of a Screening Instrument for Traumatic Stress in Earthquake Survivors in Turkey. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14, 491-509.
Salcioglu E, Basoglu M, Livanou M. (2003) Long-term psychological outcome in non-treatment-seeking Earthquake survivors in Turkey. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191, 154-160.
Livanou M, Basoglu M, Salcioglu E, Kalender D. (2003) Traumatic stress responses in treatment-seeking earthquake survivors in Turkey. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 190, 816-823.
Livanou M, Basoglu M, Marks IM, De Silva P, Noshirvani H, Lovell K, Thrasher S. (2002) Beliefs, sense of control, and treatment outcome in post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychological Medicine, 32, 157-165.
Fairbank JA, Friedman MJ, Basoglu M. (2001) Psychosocial models. In E Gerrity, TM Keane, F Tuma (Eds.), The mental health consequences of torture. NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Inc.
Basoglu M, Jaranson JM, Mollica R, Kastrup M. (2001) Torture and mental health: A research overview. In E Gerrity, TM Keane, F Tuma (Eds.), The mental health consequences of torture. NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Inc.
Basoglu M. (2001) Psychology of torture and its consequences. In NJ Smelser, PB Baltes (Eds). International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 15779-15783, Pergamon, Oxford.
Basoglu M. (1998) Behavioral and cognitive treatment of survivors of torture. In JM Jaranson, MK Popkin (Eds.) Caring for Victims of Torture. American Psychiatric Press: Washington, DC.
Basoglu M. (1997) Torture as a stressful life event: A review of the current status of knowledge. In TW Miller (Ed.) Stressful Life Events. International Universities Press: New York.
Basoglu M, Mineka S, et al. (1997) Psychological preparedness for trauma as a protective factor in survivors of torture. Psychological Medicine, 27, 1421-1433.
Basoglu M, et al. (1996) Appraisal of self, social environment, and State authority as a possible mediator of post-traumatic stress disorder in tortured political activists. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105, 232-236.
Basoglu M, Aker T. (1996) Cognitive-behavioural treatment of torture survivors: A case study. Torture, 6, 61-65.
Basoglu M, Paker M. (1995) Severity of trauma as predictor of long-term psychological status in survivors of torture. Journal of Anxiety Disorders,9, 339-350.
Basoglu M, et al. (1994) Factors related to long-term traumatic stress responses in survivors of torture in Turkey. Journal of American Medical Association, 272, 357-363.
Basoglu M, et al. (1994) A comparison of tortured with matched non-tortured political activists in Turkey. American Journal of Psychiatry, 151,76-81.
Basoglu M. (1993) Prevention of torture and care of survivors: an integrated approach. Journal of American Medical Association, 270(5),606-611.
last updated: Monday, March 07, 2011