Trauma as Etiology Seminar Bibliography (under construction)

Spring 2003 Graduate Seminar
Jennifer J. Freyd & Pamela Birrell
University of Oregon

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Weekly Topics

Focus book for the course:

Ross, C.A (2000) The Trauma Model: A solution to the problem of comorbiditity in psychiatry. Richardson Texas: Manitou Communications, Inc.

(A copy of The Trauma Model will be put on reserve at Knight Library reading room. We would prefer to have students purchase their own copy if possible. We have ordered 15 copies for sale at the UO bookstore.)


Some other books and readings include:

Trauma and brain

Teicher, M. H. (2002) Scars that won't heal: The neurobiology of child abuse. Scientific American, 68-75 (March 2002).

Penza, K.M., Heim, C., & Nemeroff, C.B. (2003) "Neurobiological effects of childhood abuse: implications for the pathophysiology of depression and anxiety" Archives of Women's Mental Health. Volume 6 Issue 1 (2003) pp 15-22.

Attias, J., Bleich, A., Furman, V., Zinger, Y. (1996). Event-related potentials in post-traumatic stress disorder of combat origin. Biological Psychiatry, 40: 373-381.

Attias, J., Bleich, A., Gilat, S. (1996). Classification of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder using visual brain evoked P3s to traumatic stimuli. British Journal of Psychiatry, 168: 110-115.

Balleine, B.W., Curthoys, I.S. (1991). Differential effects of escapable and inescapable footshock on hippocampal theta activity. Behavioral Neuroscience, 105, 202-209.

Bremner, J.D., Innis, R.B., Ng, C.K., Staib, L.H., Salomon, R.M., Bronen, R.A., Duncan, J., Southwick, S.M., Krystal, J.H., Rich, D., Zubal, G., Dey, H., Soufer, R., Charney, D.S. (1997). Positron emission tomography measurement of cerebral metabolic correlates of yohimbine administration in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry, 54, 246-256.

Bremner, J.D., Randall, P., Scott, T.M., Capelli, S., Delaney, R., McCarthy, G., Charney, D.S. (1995). Deficits in short-term memory in adult survivors of childhood abuse. Psychiatry Research, 59, 97-107.

Bremner, J.D., Randall, P., Scott, T.M., Bronen, R.A., Seibyl, J.P., Southwick, S.M., Delaney, R.C., McCarthy, G., Charney, D.S., Innis, R.B. (1995b). MRI-based measurement of hippocampal volume in patients with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 973-980.

Bremner, J.D., Randall, P., Vermetten, E.., Staib, L., Bronen, R.A., Mazure, C., Capelli, S., McCarthy, G., Innis, R.B., Charney, D.S. (1997). Magnetic resonance imaging-based measurement of hippocampal volume in posttraumatic stress disorder related to childhood physical and sexual abuse - A preliminary report. Biological Psychiatry, 41, 23-32.

Charles, G., Hansenne, M., Ansseau, M., Pitchot, W., Machowski, R., Schittecatte, M., Wilmotte, J. (1995). P300 in posttraumatic stress disorder. Neuropyschobiology, 32: 72-74.

Goldfeld, A.E., Mollica, R.F., Pesavento, B.H. & Faraone, S.V. (1988). The physical and psychological effects of torture: Symptomology and diagnosis. Journal of the American Medical Association, 259, 2725-2729.

Gurvits, T.V., Shenton, M.E., Hokama, H., Ohta, H., Lasko, N.B., Gilbertson, M.W., Orr, S.P., Kikinis, R., Jolesz, F.A., McCarley, R.W., Pitman, R.K. (1996). Magnetic resonance imaging study of hippocampal volume in chronic, combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 40, 1091-1099.

Deutch (Eds.), Neurobiological and Clinical Consequences of Stress: From Normal Adaptation to PTSD (pp. 135-147). Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers .

McFarlane, A.C., Weber, D.L. & Clark, C.R. (1993). Abnormal stimulus processing in posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 34, 311-320.

Metzger, L.J., Orr, S.P., Lasko, N.B., McNally, R.J., Pitman, R.K. (1997). Seeking the source of emotional Stroop interference effects in PTSD: A study of P3s to traumatic words. Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science, 32, 43-51.

Paige, S.R., Reid, G.M., Allen, M.G., Newton, J.E.O. (1990). Psychophysiological correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder in Vietnam veterans. Biological Psychiatry, 27: 419-430.

Pitman, R. (1989). Post-traumatic stress disorder, hormones, and memory. Biological Psychiatry, 26, 221-223.

Rauch, S.L. & Shin, L.M. (1997). Function neuroimagining studies in posttraumatic stress disorder. Annals of the New York Academy Science , 821: 83-98.

Rauch, S.L., van der Kolk, B.A., Fisler, R.E., Alpert, N.M., Orr, S.P., Savage, C.R., Fischman, A.J., Jenike, M.A., Pitman, R.K. (1996). A symptom provocation study of posttraumatic stress disorder using positron emission tomography and script-driven imagery. Archives of General Psychiatry, 53, 380-987.

Shors, T.J., Foy, M.R., Levine, S., Thompson, R.F. (1990). Unpredictable and uncontrollable stress impairs neuronal plasticity in the rat hippocampus. Brain Research Bulletin, 24, 663-667.

Southwick, S.M., Krystal, J.H., Johnson, D.R., Charney, D.S. (1995). Neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder. In G.S. Everly & J.M. Lating (Eds.), Psychotraumatology: Key Papers and Core Concepts in Post-Traumatic Stress (pp. 49-72). New York: Plenum Press.

Stein, M.B., Koverola, C., Hanna, C., Torchia, M.G., McClarty, B. (1997). Hippocampal volume in women victimized by childhood sexual abuse. Psychological Medicine, 27, 951-959.

Teicher, M.H., Ito, Y., Glod, C.A., Andersen, S.L., Dumont, N., & Acerkman, E. (1997). Preliminary evidence for abnormal cortical development in physically and sexually abused children using EEG coherence and MRI. Annals of the New York Academy Science , 821, 160-175.

Tocco, G., Shors, T.J., Baudry, M., Thompson, R.F. (1991). Selective increase of AMPA biding to the AMPA/Quisqualate receptor in the hippocampus in response to acute stress. Brain Research, 559, 168-171.

Uno, H., Tarara, R., Else, J.G., Suleman, M.A., & Sapolsky, R.M. (1989). Hippocampal damage associated with prolonged and fatal stress in primates. Journal of Neuroscience, 9, 1705-1711.

Van der Kolk, B.A. (1997). The psychobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 58, 16-24.

Van der Kolk, B.A., Burbridge, J.A., & Suzuki, J. (1997). The psychobiology of traumatic memory: Clinical implications of neuroimaging studies. Annals of the New York Academy Science , 821, 99-113.

Van der Kolk, B.A. (1996) The body keeps the score: Approaches to the psychobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder. In B.A. van der Kolk, A.C. McFarlane & L. Weisaeth (Eds.), Traumatic Stress (pp. 214-241). New York: Guilford Press.

Yehuda, R., Kahana, B., Binder-Brynes, K., Southwick, S.M., Mason, J.W., Giller, E.L. Low urinary cortisol excretion in Holocaust survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 982-986.

Trauma and World Leaders/ World Events

DeMause, Lloyd (2002) The Emotional Life of Nations. New York: Karnac.

Millburn, M.A. & Conrad, S.D. (1996) The Politics of Denial. Cambidge, MA: The MIT Press.

Miller, A. (1980). For your own good: Hidden cruelty in child-rearing and the roots of violence. New York: Farrar.


Trauma and mental health

Becker Blease, K.A. & Freyd, J.J. (in preparation;will soon be submitted) Differences between Abused and Non-abused Children Who Have Difficulty with Inattention and Hyperactivity: Implications for Research, Diagnosis and Treatment

Birrell, P.J. & Freyd, J.J. (in press) Betrayal Trauma: Relational Models of Harm and Healing. Journal of Trauma Practice.

Browne, A., & Finkelhor, D. (1986). Impact of child sexual abuse: A review of the research. Psychological Bulletin, 99, 66-77.

Dube, S. R., Anda, R. F., Felitti, V. J., Chapman, D. P., Williamson, D. F., & Giles, W. H. (2001). Childhood abuse, household dysfunction, and the risk of attempted suicide throughout the life span. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 286(24), 3089-3096.

Coker, A. L., Davis, K. E., Arias, I., Desai, S., Sanderson, M., Brandt, H. M., & Smith, P. H. (2002). Physical and mental health effects of intimate partner violence for men and women. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 23(4), 260-268.

Freyd, J. J. (1996). Betrayal Trauma: The logic of forgetting abuse. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Herman, J. L., Perry, J. C., & Kolk, B. A. v. d. (1989). Childhood trauma in borderline personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 146(4), 490-495.

Lese, K. P. (1998). Review of The Role of Sexual Abuse in the Etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder. Violence Against Women, 4(6), 726-729.

Read, J., D. Perry, B., Moskowitz, A., & Connolly, J. (2001). The contribution of early traumatic events to schizophrenia in some patients: A traumagenic neurodevelopmental model. Psychiatry, 64(4), 319-345.

Read, J., & Fraser, A. (1998). Abuse histories of psychiatric inpatients: To ask or not to ask? Psychiatric Services, 49(3), 355-359.

Read, J., Agar, K., Argyle, N., & Aderhold, V. (in press). Sexual and physical abuse during childhood and adulthood as predictors of halluciinations, delusions and thought disorder. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Shearer, S. L., Peters, C. P., Quaytman, M. S., & Ogden, R. L. (1990). Frequency and correlates of childhood sexual and physical abuse histories in adult female borderline patients. American Journal of Psychiatry, 147(2), 214-216.

Trauma and risky behaviors (HIV, revictimization, substance abuse)

Allers, C. T., Benjack, K. J., White, J., & Rousey, J. T. (1993). HIV vulnerability and the adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect, 17, 291-298.

Anda, R. F., Chapman, D. P., Felitti, V., Edwards, V. J., Williamson, D. F., Croft, J. B., & Giles, W. H. (2002). Adverse childhood experiences and risk of paternity in teen pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 100(1), 37-45.

Anda, R. F., Whitfield, C. L., Felitti, V., Chapman, D. P., Edwards, V. J., Dube, S. R., & Williamson, D. F. (2002). Adverse childhood experiences, alcoholic parents, and later risk of alcoholism and depression. Psychiatric Services, 53(8), 1001-1009.

Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Lynskey, M. T. (1997). Childhood sexual abuse, adolescent sexual behaviors and sexual revictimization. Child Abuse and Neglect, 21, 789-803.

Hobfoll, S.E., Bansal, A.B, Schurg, R., Young, S., Pierce, C., Hobfoll, I & Johnson, R. (2002). The impact of perceived child physical and sexual abuse history on Native American women's psychological well-being and AIDS risk. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 252-257.

Kimerling, R. & Goldsmith, R. (2000) Links between exposure to violence and HIV-infection: Implications for substance abuse treatment with women. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 18, 61-69.

Medrano, M.A., Desmond, D.P., Zule, W.A., Hatch, J.P. (1999). Histories of childhood trauma and the effects on risky HIV behaviors in a sample of women drug users. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 25, 593-606.

Whitmire, L. E., Harlow, L. L., Quina, K., & Morokoff, P. J. (1999). Childhood trauma and HIV: Women at risk. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Zurbriggen, E.L. & Freyd, J.J. (in press) The link between childhood sexual abuse and risky sexual behavior: The role of dissociative tendencies, information-processing effects, and consensual sex decision mechanisms. In Linda Koenig, Ann O'Leary, Lynda Doll, & Willo Pequenat (Eds.) From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization, and Intervention. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Trauma and physical health

Felitti, V. J. (1991). Long-term medical cosequences of incest, rape, and molestation. Sourthern Medical Journal, 84(3), 328-331.

Felitti, V. J. (1993). Childhood sexual abuse, depression, and family dysfunction in adult obese patients: A case control study. Sourthern Medical Journal, 86(7), 732-736.

Felitti, V. J., Anda, R. F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D. F., SPitz, A. M., Edwards, V., Koss, M. P., & Marks, J. S. (1998). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 14(4), 245-258.

Felitti, V. J., & Williams, S. A. (1998). Long-term follow-up analysis of more than 100 patients who each lost more than 100 pounds. The Permanente Journal, 2(3), 17-21.

Felitti, V. J. (2001). Sleep-eating and the dynamics of morbid obesity, weight loss, and regain of weight in five patients. The Permanente Journal, 5(2), 31-34.

Felitti, V. J. (2002). The relationship between adverse childhood experiences and adult health: Turning gold into lead. The Permanente Journal, 6, 44-47.

Flett, R. A., Kazantis, N., Long, N. R., MacDonald, C., & Millar, M. (2002). Traumatic events and physical health in a New Zealand community sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15(4), 303-312.

Kendall-Tackett, K., & Marshall, R. (1999). Victimization and diabetes: An exploratory study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 23, 593-596.

Kendall-Tackett, K. (2000). Physiological correlates of childhood abuse: Chronic hyperarousal in PTSD, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome. Child Abuse & Neglect, 24, 799-810.

Kendall-Tackett, K. (2000). The long-term health effects of victimization. Joining Forces, 5(1), 1-4.

Kendall-Tackett, K. (2001). Chronic pain: The next frontier in child maltreatment research. Child Abuse & Neglect, 25, 997-1000.

Kendall-Tackett, K. (2003). Abuse survivors' beliefs about others: Implications for health, Treating the lifetime health effects of childhood victimization: A guide for mental health, medical and social service professionals. New York: Civic Research Institute.

Kendall-Tackett, K., Marshall, R., & Ness, K. (2000). Victimization, healthcare use and health maintenance. Family Violence & Sexual Assault Bulletin, 16, 18-21.

Kendall-Tackett, K., Marshall, R., & Ness, K. (in press). Chronic pain syndromes and violence against women. Woman and Therapy(Special Issue: Women with visible and invisible disabilities).

Kirkengen, A.L. (2001) Inscribed Bodies: Health impact of childhood sexual abuse. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Kleinman, A. (1995) Violence, Culture, and the Politics of Trauma. In Kleinman, A., Writing at the Margin: Discourse between Anthropology and Medicine. Berkeley University of California Press. pp. 173-189.

Romans, S., Belaise, C., Martin, J., Morris, E., & Raffi, A. (2002). Childhood abuse and later medical disorders in women. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 71, 141-150.

Web Resources

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire:

Leader Council's "Association between Childhood Sexual Abuse History and Adverse Psychosocial Outcomes." (Description "Nonclinical studies using rigorous designs that have examined the relationship between child sexual abuse and psychological harm, after controlling for Social Environment.") At:

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