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Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma

Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma by David Bornstein, The New York Times, November 13, 2013 Punishing children for misbehavior they don’t know how to control only adds to their suffering.

The Trauma of Being Alive

The Trauma of Being Alive by Mark Epstein, The New York Times, August 3, 2013 An undercurrent of injury and disaster runs through ordinary life.

Biological Consequences and Transgenerational Impact of Violence and Abuse

Biological Consequences and Transgenerational Impact of Violence and Abuse By Gretchen N. Neigh,Ph.D., Lorie A. Ritschel, Ph.D., and Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, Ph.D., Psychiatric Times, 11/17/10 Numerous biological theories have been proposed to explain the potent and robust effects of ELS [Early Life Stress] on mental and physical health outcomes. One such theory, the diathesis-stress […]

Behind the Facade, Post-Traumatic Stress

Behind the Facade, Post-Traumatic Stress by Karen Barrow, The New York Times, November 22, 2010 The disorder — in which a traumatic experience leaves the patient suffering from severe anxiety for months or years after the event — is often associated with battlefield combat and natural disasters. But as Dr. Frank Ochberg, a clinical professor […]

Alice Miller, Psychoanalyst, Dies at 87; Laid Human Problems to Parental Acts

Alice Miller, Psychoanalyst, Dies at 87; Laid Human Problems to Parental Acts By WILLIAM GRIMES in NY Times 4/27/2010 All children, she [Miller] wrote, suffer trauma and permanent psychic scarring at the hands of parents, who enforce codes of conduct through psychological pressure or corporal punishment: slaps, spankings or, in extreme cases, sustained physical abuse […]

Developmental trauma disorder

Developmental trauma disorder: Towards a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories. by Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD The developmental impact of childhood trauma:  the complex disruptions of affect regulation, the disturbed attachment patterns, the rapid behavioral regressions and shifts in emotional states, the loss of autonomous strivings, the aggressive behavior against self […]