Monthly Archives: August 2015

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes | Science | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/21/study-of-holocaust-survivors-finds-trauma-passed-on-to-childrens-genes?CMP=ema_632 Advertisements

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In this thoughtful article, Shulevitz brings to light the complexities of treatimg and preventing the intergenerational transmission of trauma. The article also points to the importance of working with pregnant and new mothers to prevent or minimize the impact of transmitted trauma during a “foundational” time in a person’s life.

Is Trauma Genetic? Scientists Say Parents Are Passing PTSD to Kids | The New Republic http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120144/trauma-genetic-scientists-say-parents-are-passing-ptsd-kids

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Here’s an eloquently written editorial response reminding all of us that racism is a trauma transmitted through the generations: Trinidad Express Newspapers: Letters | The scars of slavery still with us

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150813/letters/the-scars-of-slavery-still-with-us

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Further evidence that psychoanalysis is ‘in fashion:’ Bella Freud Launches Cashmere Collection – Vogue

http://www.vogue.com/13294428/bella-freud-launch-new-cashmere-collection/

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NY Times: The Secret Sadness of Pregnancy With Depression – NYTimes.com

In this NY Times article about maternal depression, the author cites psychoanalyst Rozsika Parker’s thoughtful perspective of  the new mother being able to acknowledge the ambivalent feelings of motherhood is an important part of motherhood. I would go a step … Continue reading

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