Intergenerational Trauma, Epigenetics, and Resilience

Virtual Lunch Together with Diane McIntosh

Tuesday, July 28

12 pm - 1 pm, ET

The new field of epigenetics explores how genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Dr. Diane McIntosh will be discussing how she became interested in the field of epigenetics and how it has changed her perception of disorders like depression, anxiety and ADHD.

In her Psychology Today article about The Epigenetics of Childhood Trauma, Diane writes: “Research has also demonstrated that there are not just emotional implications, such as depression and anxiety, resulting from severe childhood adversity. Children who are exposed to abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, including unrelenting bullying or racism), the loss of a close loved one, a life-threatening illness, poverty, or a nasty divorce, are at risk for physical illnesses as well, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other inflammatory illnesses.”

Register for this Virtual Lunch Conversation here >

Date and Time

Tue, July 28, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm