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Knowledge About Responses to Trauma

The multiple effects of severe psychic trauma: Cultural and Clinical Implications
David Kinzie, M.D., Oregon Health and Science University
Neurobiology and treatment of PTSD
J. Douglas Bremner, M.D., Emory University
The etiology of posttraumatic symptoms.
Mardi Horowitz, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
From fear and horror to PTSD: What determines the longitudinal course of early stress responses.
Arieh Shalev, M.D., Hadassah University
Cognitive behavioral treatments for PTSD
Edna Foa, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Facilitation of Fear Extinction in Rats via Activation of NMDA Receptors: Relevance to Exposure Therapy for the Treatment of PTSD or Phobia
Michael Davis, Ph.D., Emory University
Sex- and Hemisphere-Related Influences on Emotionally Influenced Memory
Larry Cahill, University of California, Irvine
Neurobiological and neuroethological perspectives on fear and anxiety
Michael Fanselow, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Human resilience and adaptive aspects of PTSD: An anthropological and evolutionary view
Melvin Konner, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University
Failures of imagination: The refugee's predicament
Laurence Kirmayer, M.D., McGill University
Traumatic pasts: Conceptual and analytical lessons from the medical history of psychotrauma
Mark S. Micale, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Is traumatic memory synonymous with posttraumatic stress disorder?
Allan Young, Ph.D., McGill University

Effects of Trauma on Development and Future Vulnerability to Psychopathology

How genetic factors can interact with early experiences to shape stress reactivity in rhesus monkeys
Stephen Suomi, Ph.D., National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Maternal Care, Gene Expression, and Vulnerability for Affective Illness
Michael Meaney, Ph.D., McGill University
Somatic manifestations of posttraumatic stress
Emeran Mayer, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Immune sequelae of childhood and adult trauma
Christopher Coe, University of Wisconsin
Understanding Intergenerational Effects of Trauma from a Psychological and Biological Perspective.
Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The effects of trauma on the self
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., The Trauma Center and Boston University
The impact of the World Trade Center attacks on New York City police officers
Charles Marmar, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Religion and spirituality after trauma
James Boehnlein, M.D., Oregon Health and Science University
Ritual initiation, normative trauma, and social suffering: The divergent cultural model of New Guinea
Gilbert Herdt, Ph.D., San Francisco State University
Cambodia's shadow: Violence and trauma in the Khmer Rouge genocide
Alex Hinton, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Un-doing: The politics of suffering, trauma, resentment, and forgiveness in the New South Africa
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

PTSD Therapy

Context, ambiguity, and unlearning: Sources of relapse after behavioral extinction
Mark E. Bouton, Ph.D., University of Vermont
Learning not to fear: The medial prefrontal cortex and extinction of conditioned fear
Gregory Quirk, Ph.D., Ponce School of Medicine
Learning to feel safe: Different rules, Different molecules
Mark Barad, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
The Four Dimensional World Of Traumatic Expectations: Brain, Mind, Culture, and Time
Robert Pynoos, M.D., M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles, and National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
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