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,


Childhood victimization and inflammation in young adulthood: A genetically sensitive cohort study

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity Volume 67, January 2018, Pages 211-217 Jessie R.Baldwina LouiseArseneaulta AvshalomCaspiabc Helen L.Fishera Terrie E.Moffittabc Candice L.Odgerscde CarminePariantef AntonyAmblera RosamundDovea AgnieszkaKepaa TimothyMatthewsa AnneMenarda KarenSugdenb BenjaminWilliamsb AndreaDaneseagh aMRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre,


Dopaminylation of histone H3 in ventral tegmental area regulates cocaine seeking

Science. 2020 Apr 10;368(6487):197-201. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw8806. Ashley E Lepack 1, Craig T Werner 2, Andrew F Stewart 1, Sasha L Fulton 1, Ping Zhong 3, Lorna A Farrelly 1, Alexander C W Smith 1, Aarthi Ramakrishnan 1, Yang Lyu 1, Ryan M Bastle 1, Jennifer A Martin 2, Swarup Mitra 2, Richard M O’Connor 1, Zi-Jun Wang 3, Henrik Molina 4, Gustavo Turecki 5, Li Shen 1, Zhen Yan 3, Erin S Calipari 6, David