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Historical Trauma

MedGen UID:
1679108
Concept ID:
C5197707
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
Synonyms: Historic Trauma; Historical Traumas; Intergenerational Trauma; Transgenerational Trauma; Transgenerational Traumas; Trauma, Historical; Trauma, Intergenerational; Trauma, Transgenerational; Traumas, Transgenerational

Definition

Clinical distress among descendants of survivors of mass trauma, as if they had suffered through the same extreme historic circumstances. Symptoms may persist through generations. [from MeSH]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVHistorical Trauma

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Mulhern JP
J Addict Nurs 2022 Jul-Sep 01;33(3):200-202. doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000473. PMID: 36041164
Lewis M, Stremlau R, Walls M, Reed J, Baker J, Kirk W, Belt T
J Health Care Poor Underserved 2021;32(2):987-1018. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2021.0076. PMID: 34120989
Gone JP
J Consult Clin Psychol 2009 Aug;77(4):751-62. doi: 10.1037/a0015390. PMID: 19634967

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

González R, Carvacho H, Jiménez-Moya G
Annu Rev Psychol 2022 Jan 4;73:431-459. Epub 2021 Jul 27 doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-012921-045304. PMID: 34314601
Patel RA, Nagata DK
AMA J Ethics 2021 Jun 1;23(6):E487-493. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2021.487. PMID: 34212850
Miller F, Miller P
AMA J Ethics 2021 Jun 1;23(6):E480-486. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2021.480. PMID: 34212849
Garcia JL
New Dir Child Adolesc Dev 2020 Jan;2020(169):41-58. doi: 10.1002/cad.20332. PMID: 32324321
Nelson SE, Wilson K
Soc Sci Med 2017 Mar;176:93-112. Epub 2017 Jan 18 doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.021. PMID: 28135694

Diagnosis

Ehlers CL, Yehuda R, Gilder DA, Bernert R, Karriker-Jaffe KJ
J Psychiatr Res 2022 Dec;156:214-220. Epub 2022 Oct 7 doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.10.012. PMID: 36265258Free PMC Article
Mutuyimana C, Maercker A
J Trauma Stress 2022 Aug;35(4):1189-1200. Epub 2022 Mar 29 doi: 10.1002/jts.22829. PMID: 35349733Free PMC Article
John-Henderson NA, Ginty AT
J Psychosom Res 2020 Dec;139:110263. Epub 2020 Oct 2 doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110263. PMID: 33038816Free PMC Article
Isobel S, Goodyear M, Foster K
Trauma Violence Abuse 2019 Oct;20(4):549-559. Epub 2017 Aug 21 doi: 10.1177/1524838017726424. PMID: 29333976
Balaratnasingam S, Janca A
Curr Opin Psychiatry 2017 Jan;30(1):31-35. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000293. PMID: 27798485

Therapy

Gonzalez VM, Stewart TJ
J Behav Med 2024 Feb;47(1):123-134. Epub 2023 Aug 27 doi: 10.1007/s10865-023-00443-5. PMID: 37634151
Johnson-Jennings MD, Rink E, Stotz SA, Magarati M, Moore RS
Contemp Clin Trials 2023 Jan;124:107013. Epub 2022 Nov 16 doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2022.107013. PMID: 36400366Free PMC Article
Brockie T, Haroz EE, Nelson KE, Cwik M, Decker E, Ricker A, Littlepage S, Mayhew J, Wilson D, Wetsit L, Barlow A
BMC Public Health 2021 Dec 18;21(1):2298. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-12272-9. PMID: 34922510Free PMC Article
Rosas LG, Vasquez JJ, Hedlin HK, Qin FF, Lv N, Xiao L, Kendrick A, Atencio D, Stafford RS
BMC Public Health 2020 Jan 30;20(1):139. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8250-7. PMID: 32000738Free PMC Article
Brave Heart MYH, Chase J, Myers O, Elkins J, Skipper B, Schmitt C, Mootz J, Waldorf VA
Psychotherapy (Chic) 2020 Jun;57(2):184-196. Epub 2019 Dec 2 doi: 10.1037/pst0000267. PMID: 31789541Free PMC Article

Prognosis

Amore AD
J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 2022 Apr-Jun 01;36(2):131-137. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000646. PMID: 35476767Free PMC Article
Moore SR, Merrill SM, Sekhon B, MacIsaac JL, Kobor MS, Giesbrecht GF, Letourneau N; APrON Team
Early Hum Dev 2022 Jan;164:105519. Epub 2021 Nov 29 doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2021.105519. PMID: 34890904
Cacari Stone L, Avila M, Duran B
Health Educ Behav 2021 Jun;48(3):265-275. doi: 10.1177/10901981211010099. PMID: 34080474
John-Henderson NA, Ginty AT
J Psychosom Res 2020 Dec;139:110263. Epub 2020 Oct 2 doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110263. PMID: 33038816Free PMC Article
Crews DE, Kawa NC, Cohen JH, Ulmer GL, Edes AN
Ann Hum Biol 2019 Feb;46(1):3-16. Epub 2019 Mar 31 doi: 10.1080/03014460.2019.1584243. PMID: 30786781

Clinical prediction guides

Rodriguez Espinosa P, Garcia LC, Vasquez JJ, Xiao L, Stafford RS, Day Krenzel L, Ojeda A, Rosas LG
Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res 2022;29(3):43-70. doi: 10.5820/aian.2903.2022.43. PMID: 36178747Free PMC Article
Isobel S, McCloughen A, Goodyear M, Foster K
Community Ment Health J 2021 May;57(4):631-643. Epub 2020 Aug 17 doi: 10.1007/s10597-020-00698-1. PMID: 32804293
Gone JP, Kirmayer LJ
Transcult Psychiatry 2020 Apr;57(2):235-249. doi: 10.1177/1363461520923151. PMID: 32380932
Brave Heart MYH, Chase J, Myers O, Elkins J, Skipper B, Schmitt C, Mootz J, Waldorf VA
Psychotherapy (Chic) 2020 Jun;57(2):184-196. Epub 2019 Dec 2 doi: 10.1037/pst0000267. PMID: 31789541Free PMC Article
Crews DE, Kawa NC, Cohen JH, Ulmer GL, Edes AN
Ann Hum Biol 2019 Feb;46(1):3-16. Epub 2019 Mar 31 doi: 10.1080/03014460.2019.1584243. PMID: 30786781

Recent systematic reviews

Schafte K, Bruna S
Epigenetics 2023 Dec;18(1):2260218. Epub 2023 Sep 26 doi: 10.1080/15592294.2023.2260218. PMID: 37752750Free PMC Article
Mutuyimana C, Maercker A
Clin Psychol Psychother 2023 Jul-Aug;30(4):729-739. Epub 2023 Feb 3 doi: 10.1002/cpp.2836. PMID: 36716783
Cerdeña JP, Rivera LM, Spak JM
Soc Sci Med 2021 Feb;270:113662. Epub 2021 Jan 1 doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113662. PMID: 33476987
Gameon JA, Skewes MC
Am J Community Psychol 2020 Mar;65(1-2):223-241. Epub 2019 Sep 13 doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12396. PMID: 31518009Free PMC Article
Gone JP, Hartmann WE, Pomerville A, Wendt DC, Klem SH, Burrage RL
Am Psychol 2019 Jan;74(1):20-35. doi: 10.1037/amp0000338. PMID: 30652897

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