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Can Trauma Be Inherited?

By heheals

September 26, 2020




Trauma doesn’t just affect the person who originally experienced it. It can also be passed down to their children and grandchildren.

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  1. Not inevitable I agree but with this highly pressured and busy society we live in with a culture of binging on alcohol, junk foods, dissociative technologies etc, these elements may waken and exacerbate dormant epigenetic conditions.

  2. I don't think trauma passed on by genes and trauma passed on by telling traumatic stories exhaust the possibilities– there's also trauma passed on because the parents' habitual responses could be angry, frightened, and/or knocked out, and these can be imitated by or affect the children.

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