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Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma

Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma

Research reveals that the biopsychosocial effects of trauma can be passed down across generations. Leading expert, André Maurício Monteiro, talks about mechanisms, markers, therapy, and more.

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Can you share your personal story about how you came to study, work with, and teach about the transgenerational transmission of trauma?
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What is the transgenerational transmission of trauma and how was it discovered?
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What is the difference between the transgenerational and intergenerational transmission of trauma?
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What are the psychological mechanisms involved in the transgenerational transmission of trauma?
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In what ways do epigenetic changes contribute to the transgenerational transmission of trauma, and how are these changes observed in descendants?
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How do narratives and storytelling within families and communities play a role in the transgenerational transmission of trauma?
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What therapeutic approaches have proven effective in addressing and healing transgenerational trauma?
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Are there specific markers or symptoms that clinicians can use to identify transgenerational trauma in therapy or psychiatric practice?
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How effective is EMDR in addressing symptoms of trauma that have been passed down through multiple generations?
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What specific adaptations or considerations are needed when using EMDR for transgenerational trauma, as opposed to trauma experienced by a single individual?
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How can communities work together to prevent the transmission of trauma?
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