Navigation Links
War Trauma Not Passed On To Partners And Children, Study

A new Dutch study contradicts the popular belief that the effect of war and related trauma can have a profound impact on the soldier’s partner and children//. It highlights that war trauma is not necessarily passed on in any significant way.

Psychiatrist Arend Veeninga, in the Dutch monthly ‘Maandblad Geestelijke volksgezondheid’, says there is no scientific basis to the theory that ‘war trauma is infectious’.

Investigating trauma related to World War II and the Holocaust in particular, Veeninga acknowledges that many partners and children of war victims do have problems, but he suspects they originate from aggressive behaviour or repression on the part of the victim.

‘Complaints from the next-of-kin of war victims look like the complaints from psychiatric patients - sleeplessness, anxiety, tension or reliving of experiences related by the relevant family member,’ Veeninga writes.

‘Some researches refer to 'secondary trauma', but there is no proof that this exists,’ Veeninga, chairman of the Dutch association of psychotherapy, concludes.

‘It is a kind of alibi. I am the victim, as a member of my family is suffering from war trauma, and there is little I can do about it,’ Veeninga says.

He says that if people hang onto their role as victims, their personal development is stunted.

Veeninga looked at studies done into the children of victims of the Holocaust.

‘In general, the second generation functions between moderate to well. Only in the case of illness or fundamental life-events does it appear that these children are more sensitive,’ he writes.

‘This is not the same as a post-traumatic stress disorder,’ Veeninga concludes.

Edited IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Risk Of Developing Infections High In Patients Who Suffer From Abdominal Trauma
2. No Steroids for Traumatic Brain Injury
3. Trauma Research has to be boosted
4. Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Risk In Young Natural Disaster Survivors
5. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Common In Post Tsunami Survivors
6. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Prevented?
7. Australian Snake Venom Can Arrest Bleeding During Surgery And Trauma
8. New Therapy For Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
9. Cooling Off As A Treatment Option For Heart And Trauma Patients
10. CE Sonography Score Over Others in Blunt Abdominal Trauma Assessment
11. New Tool Found to be Effective in Assessing Blunt Abdominal Trauma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/24/2017)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 24, ... ... of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed globally; approximately 25,000 of ... healthcare professionals are anticipating greater use of this type of healthcare model in ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... As a former supermodel known for her ... good news for single women is that she put all the words in her ... 25th. Joan's insight, personal experiences and sparkling sense of humor have inspired her to ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... countries clearly shows that over the last decade, student well-being has seriously declined. ... the boxes of formal education, join the Islamic State to turn the historic ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... PA will be attending the 2017 Oral Reconstruction Foundation’s 2017 Symposium on Tissue ... Oral Reconstruction Foundation will present its annual Global Symposium at the Fontainebleau Hotel ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... and laboratory-grade deionized water from the same place. From 101 Water Texas, here ... Satisfaction: Patients and staff can enjoy a continuous supply of pure, fresh, oxygenated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 The Global ... Forecast to 2022 report has covered and analysed the potential ... information on market size, shares and growth factors. The report ... challenges and opportunities in the global market. ... Browse 152 Tables and Figures, 6 Major ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  New research provides evidence that ... Parkinson,s, according to a study released today that will be ... Meeting in Boston , April 22 ... the treatment of Parkinson,s disease, the oral drug levodopa has ... and longevity. But as the disease progresses, the effects of ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... April 18, 2017  Cardinal Health (NYSE: ... fiscal 2017 earnings per share (EPS) guidance and providing ... is in conjunction with this morning,s announcement of the ... and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses. Cardinal Health now ... will be at the bottom of its previous guidance ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: