This article on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) presents an overview of and abstracts from the author's book, "International Handbook of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma." From the article: "This is the first book on traumatic stress that examines multigenerational effects of trauma across various victim/survivor populations around the world from multidimensional and multidisciplinary perspectives. Its structure follows the developmental foci of this field. Following a contextual introduction, the book is divided into eleven sections that span the decades from World War II to the present, covering the intergenerational effects of genocide, the fall of communism and the aftermath of repressive regimes, crime and urban violence, and the plight of indigenous peoples. There are chapters on infectious and life-threatening diseases as well as the biology of intergenerational trauma; the final chapter attempts to synthesize those preceding it. A brief overview introduces each section."
National Center for PTSD: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
PTSD Research Quarterly (Winter 1997), v.8 no.1