Mental health is biological health: Why tackling “diseases of the mind” is an imperative for biological anthropology in the 21st century

Kristen L. SymeEdward H. Hagen First published: 24 November 2019 2 Funding information: National Science Foundation, Grant/Award Number: BCS 1355469 Abstract The germ theory of disease and the attendant public health initiatives, including sanitation, vaccination, and antibiotic


Is all trauma the same?

This blog post has been written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation. I spent some time recently reading through the literature on poly-victimisation. I remember listening to David Finkelhor more than


Child Maltreatment and Mortality in Young Adults

Leonie Segal, Jason M. Armfield, Emmanuel S. Gnanamanickam, David B. Preen, Derek S. Brown, James Doidge and Ha Nguyen Pediatrics January 2021, 147 (1) e2020023416;  DOI: Abstract Play Video BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment (CM) is a global public health issue, with reported impacts on health and social


Early Physical Abuse and Adult Outcomes

Jennifer E. Lansford, Jennifer Godwin, Robert J. McMahon, Max Crowley, Gregory S. Pettit, John E. Bates, John D. Coie and Kenneth A. Dodge Pediatrics January 2021, 147 (1) e20200873;  DOI: Abstract BACKGROUND: Because most physical abuse goes unreported and researchers largely rely on retrospective reports of childhood


Interaction between childhood maltreatment on immunogenetic risk in depression: Discovery and replication in clinical case-control samples

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity Volume 67, January 2018, Pages 203-210 S.Cohen-Woodsab H.L.Fisherc D.Ahmetspahich K.Douroudisc D.Staceyd G.M.Hosange A.Korszunf M.Oweng N.Craddockg V.Arolth U.Dannlowskih G.Breenc I.W.Craigc A.Farmerc B.T.Baunei C.M.Lewisc R.UherjP.McGuffinc aSchool of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences,