Monthly Archives: November 2010

Childhood Trauma and Risk for PTSD: Relationship to Intergenerational Effects of Trauma, Parental PTSD, and Cortisol Excretion

In this full PDF article originally published in Development and Psychopathology in 2001, authors Rachel Yehuda, Sarah Halligan, and Robert Grossman conclude that in intergenerational PTSD (the transmission of PTSD from parent to child), childhood trauma may be an important … Continue reading

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Is There Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma? The Case of Combat Veterans’ Children

This article from American Journal of Orthopsychiatry is a review of the literature on intergenerational transmission of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from fathers to sons in families of war veterans. The review addresses several questions: (1) Which fathers have a … Continue reading

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