The lifelong cost of burying our traumatic experiences | New ScientistNowhere is this relationship more essential yet more endangered than in our healing from trauma, and no one has provided a more illuminating, sympathetic, and constructive approach to such healing than Boston-based Dutch psychiatrist and pioneering PTSD researcher Bessel van der Kolk. Trauma, Van der Kolk notes, affects not only those who have suffered it but also those who surround them and, especially, those who love them. He writes:. One does not have be a combat soldier, or visit a refugee camp in Syria or the Congo to encounter trauma. Trauma happens to us, our friends, our families, and our neighbors.
Trauma and the Brain
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
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It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. This volume explores current viewpoints and knowledge gaps in the field of traumatic brain injury TBI. The chapters in this book cover topics ranging from development of in vitro and animal TBI models, to diagnostic imaging and disease monitoring in patients. Designing pre-clinical and clinical trials is also discussed. In Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your laboratory. Practical and thorough, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Methods in Brain Trauma Research is a valuable resource for both scientists and clinical researchers interested in learning about important techniques and their applications in the field of TBI.
By Shaoni Bhattacharya. The trauma caused by childhood neglect, sexual or domestic abuse and war wreaks havoc in our bodies, says Bessel van der Kolk in The Body Keeps the Score. And which serious health issue is twice as likely to affect US women as breast cancer? The answer, claims psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk , lies in what we now understand about trauma and its effects. In his disturbing book, The Body Keeps the Score , he explains how trauma and its resulting stress harms us through physiological changes to body and brain, and that those harms can persist throughout life. Excess stress can predispose us to everything from diabetes to heart disease, maybe even cancer.
War and the Soul
Make Your Own List. The way we deal with psychological trauma is outdated and overly focused on the individual. Matthew Green , author of Aftershock , picks books that could help us, as a society, heal soldiers and others who have been through more than they can cope with. Interview by Cal Flyn. He has spent the past 14 years working as a correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters and has reported from more than 30 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan. His website can be found at www.