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Bessel van der Kolk M.D. has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. He was co-principal investigator of the DSM IV Field Trials for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. His current research is on how trauma affects vis mere memory processes and brain imaging studies of PTSD. He has written or co-written several books including Psychological Trauma, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society, and The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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According to this book: childhood trauma has a lot to do with adult problems.
Trauma includes rape, incest, witnessing rape, incest, parental problems.... Even a surgery can create trauma similar to PTSD, which in WWI was called "shell shock" until the British government wanted to stop paying for treatment and forbade the use of the term "shell shock."

Traumatic memories are often repressed. When they come back they are different from a normal memory in that they are incoherent, or fragmentary.

2022-10-18: NYTimes best seller #1 & 111 weeks on the list.
The library book loan expired before I finished this book. I've now got it borrowed again, but want to get to the last section before deciding whether to buy a copy.
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bread2u | 70 andre anmeldelser | May 15, 2024 |
An interesting framework that needs more empirical support. Useful for thinking about trauma and how it can impact people. Unfortunately there was an undercurrent of misogyny and double standards regarding gender throughout the entire thing. There was a lot of victim blaming regarding sexual violence, including at one point the author stating that an incident in which a young woman was gang raped by her friends was not a simple matter than could easily be understood through roles such as “victim” and “perpetrators.” The author explained the girl’s willingness to hang out and smoke with her male friends as stemming from childhood trauma, which put her in that situation, which is what caused the violent event. Excuse me, what??? Yet, men in the book who committed horrendous acts such as murdering children in Vietnam were given compassion. Just weird.

The book also failed to incorporate the impact of experiences of discrimination and marginalization on mental health. No discussion of racism. No discussion of sexism and misogyny.

Also - the author of this book has since been fired from his position of running the trauma research center because he created a hostile work environment. He bullied his subordinates. So, I am skeptical any time he described childhood trauma as being responsible for why people feel traumatized by events in adulthood, especially when this was used as a way to explain why women become victims of violent male behavior.

TLDR; interesting framework, but the author gives me the ick
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stitchcastermage | 70 andre anmeldelser | Apr 26, 2024 |
Este libro profundamente humano ofrece una nueva comprensión radical de las causas y consecuencias del trauma, que ofrece esperanza y claridad a todas las personas afectadas por su devastación. El trauma ha surgido como uno de los grandes retos de la salud pública de nuestro tiempo, no sólo por sus efectos bien documentados sobre los veteranos de guerra y víctimas de accidentes y delitos, sino debido a la cifra oculta de la violencia sexual y familiar y en las comunidades y escuelas devastadas por el abuso, el abandono y la adicción.

Basándose en más de treinta años en la vanguardia de la investigación y la práctica clínica, Bessel van der Kolk muestra que el terror y el aislamiento en el núcleo del trauma, literalmente, remodelan tanto cerebro como el cuerpo. Nuevos conocimientos sobre nuestros instintos de supervivencia explican por qué las personas traumatizadas experimentan ansiedad incomprensible y rabia paralizante e intolerable y cómo el trauma afecta su capacidad para concentrarse, recordar, formar relaciones de confianza e incluso para sentirse como en casa en sus propios cuerpos. Estas personas, después de haber perdido el sentido del autocontrol y frustrados por las terapias fallidas, a menudo temen estar dañados sin posibilidad de recuperación.

El cuerpo lleva la cuenta es la inspiradora historia de cómo un grupo de terapeutas y científicos, junto con sus valientes y memorables pacientes, han luchado por integrar los recientes avances en la ciencia del cerebro, la investigación del apego y la conciencia corporal en tratamientos que puedan liberar a los supervivientes del trauma de la tiranía del pasado. Estos nuevos caminos hacia la recuperación activan la neuroplasticidad natural del cerebro para reconectar el funcionamiento perturbado y reconstruir paso a paso la capacidad de «saber lo que se sabe y sentir lo que se siente». También ofrecen experiencias que contrarresten directamente la impotencia y la invisibilidad asociadas al trauma, lo que permite a niños y adultos recuperar la autoridad de sus cuerpos y sus vidas. Los lectores terminarán este libro asombrados por la resiliencia humana y por el poder que tienen nuestras relaciones, ya sea en la intimidad del hogar o en comunidades más amplias, de dañar y sanar.
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