Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka: Literary Reconstruction of a Traumatic Childhood? by Elisabete Castelon Konkiewitz and Edward Ziff

Abstract Franz Kafka’s Letter to His Father is one of the greatest examples in world literature of memory of a traumatic childhood. In it, the author takes a retrospective journey through his life, recollecting and analyzing the reasons for the estrangement and hostility between a father and a son. This essay considers Letter… Continue lendo…

HIV-positive women with childhood trauma have double the brain trouble-by Dr Georgina Spies

  HIV-positive women who have endured a trauma such as emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or neglect earlier in their lives are more likely to have trouble remembering, paying attention or multitasking. Parts of their brains are also smaller than women who are only affected by HIV.   In the… Continue lendo…

ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN CHILDHOOD: THE IMPACT ON BEHAVIOR DEVELOPMENT AND NEUROENDOCRINOLOGy- by DIANA SEVILHA SALVUCCI & GUILHERME GONÇALVES MARTINS LUGO

  Abstract: Neglect and abuse, particularly during infancy and the early stages of life, can lead to epigenetic regulation of genes involved in stress-response, behavioral disinhibition, and cognitiveemotional systems. This stress induces long-lasting effects on the HPA axis. Objective: Demonstrate that abuse and neglect produce neurobiological abnormalities in affected individuals.… Continue lendo…