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Lost in Transmission

Studies of Trauma Across Generations, 1st Edition

By M. Gerard Fromm


250 pages

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This book is about how traumatic psychological injury is passed down to the children and grandchildren of those who originally experienced it and about finding the shared humanity in families, in psychotherapy, in society, and in memories of the past that repairs the damage people do to one another.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Shadows of the Holocaust -- Introduction -- The second generation in the shadow of terror -- The broken chain: legacies of trauma and war -- Traumatic shutdown of narrative and symbolization: a death instinct derivative? -- Clinical and historical perspectives on the intergenerational transmission of trauma -- Inside the Consulting Room -- Introduction -- The intertwining of the internal and external wars -- Treatment resistance and the transmission of trauma -- Turns of a phrase: traumatic learning through the generations -- Intergenerational violence and the family myth -- A quixotic approach to trauma and psychosis -- Contemporary America -- Introduction -- A mosaic of transmissions after trauma -- Heroes at home: the transmission of trauma in firefighters’ families -- Afterword: lost and found

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health