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Intergenerational Trauma

Intergenerational trauma, also known as transgenerational trauma, is a term used to describe the transfer of psychopathology from the first generation of trauma survivors to the subsequent generations oof the survivors via mechanisms similar to complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) whereby an individual experiences the acute stressors directly. Following World War II, descriptions of concentration camp syndrome or survivor […]

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Crispr May Cure All Genetic Disease—One Day

Today at the 2017 Wired Business Conference in New York, Hölze explained that even with its enormous resources, Google has had to find ways to economize its operations in order to meet its ambitious goals. Most recently, he said, the company was forced to start building its own artificial intelligence chips because the company’s existing infrastructure just wouldn’t cut it.

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Relationship of screen-based symptoms for mild traumatic brain injury and mental health problems in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: Distinct or overlapping symptoms?

Shira Maguen, PhD; Karen M. Lau, MA; Erin Madden, MPH; Karen Seal, MD, MPH San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; and Health Services Research and Development Research Enhancement Award Program, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

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Integrating Phenomenological and Neurobiological Models to Enhance Prediction of Adult Psychopathology and Suicidality

In recent years, there have been substantial advancements in research describing the neurobiological underpinnings of mental disorders and suicidality. The goal of this article is to assimilate the prevailing genetic markers, molecular signatures, neurochemical substrates, and patterns of brain activation to rectify current theoretical models of suicidal behavior. Using data from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area […]

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Connecting Ultimate and Proximate Explanations of Suicide

A variety of mechanisms have been proposed which link suicide risk factors and behavior, including psychache, thwarted belongingness, and escape from self, among others. While strong evidence for the predictive power of these variables exists, it remains unclear why these proximal mechanisms are systematically linked to seemingly maladaptive outcomes (i.e., suicidal behavior) across individuals. Building […]

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