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New Study Says Veterans’ Families Should Also Receive Psychological Treatment

A new study from Syracuse’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families suggests that psychological treatment for spouses and children of veterans with PTSD may reduce the stresses and trauma on the family–and therefore, have a positive influence on veterans’ health. Click … Continue reading

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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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The Intergenerational Transference of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst Children and Grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans in Australia: An Argument for a Genetic Origin

Dr. Ken O’Brien’s study, “The Intergenerational Transference of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst Children and Grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans in Australia: An Argument for a Genetic Origin,”  supports a genetic origin for intergenerational PTSD.

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Study Links Parental PTSD as Risk Factor for Development of PTSD in Children

This abstract of “Transgenerational Transmission of Cortisol and PTSD Risk” published by Rachel Yehuda and Linda Blerer in Progress in Brain Research (2007),  reports that adult children of Holocaust survivors with PTSD have a greater prevalence of PTSD themselves.  The … Continue reading

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