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Message ID: 7952
Date: 2008-12-10

Author:Graham Vimpani

Subject:Re: Fwd: Question about the research re neurophysiological changes due to stress

Toni, Why don't you ask Bruce Perry or Alan Schore or Megan Gunnar these questions?

I suspect short sharp shocks like a frightening episode of abuse could be as dangerous as prolonged stress, fear and trauma. Cortisol responses suggest that chronic low level stress, such as poor quality child care, has a significant impact on cortisol production - but how that actually ties in with changes in the stress response system's thermostatic setting, i'm not sure.

I think it would be a good dialogue to engage in with this group.

Graham



Professor Graham Vimpani AM

Clinical Chair

Kaleidoscope in Greater Newcastle

Hunter Children's Health Network

Locked Bag 1

Hunter Region Mail Centre

NSW. 2310

Australia

Head of the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health

University of Newcastle



Phone +612 4921 3673

Fax +612 4921 3599

mobile 0408 484 427

graham.vimpani@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

>>> Toni Cavanagh Johnson 12/10/08 9:11 AM >>>

I should have said that I am familiar with Perry's and others' work.

I want to ask a few questions about this body of research.



Here is the question.



When researchers are discussing the effects of stress/trauma/domestic

violence on children and referring to physiological or

neurophysiological changes, what level of stress/trauma/domestic

violence are they referring to? I have never seen it quantified.



My impression is that to cause long term neurobiological or

neurophysiological changes in an individual it would have to be

repeated over an extended period of time (weeks? months?) if the

amount of stress (no medical evidence of physical harm) was a 3-4 on a

10 point scale in a 2 year old child. Anyone have any ideas?



Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

South Pasadena, California 91030

USA

Tel: 626-799-4522

FAX: 818-790-0139

toni@tcavjohn.com

www.tcavjohn.com









Begin forwarded message:



> From: Toni Cavanagh Johnson

> Date: December 9, 2008 11:25:13 AM PST

> To: Child Maltreatment Researchers
> >

> Subject: Re: Question about the research re neurophysiological

> changes due to stress

> Reply-To: Child Maltreatment Researchers
> >

>

> Is there someone I can contact who can answer questions about

> neurophysiological changes due to stress? I would appreciate your

> expertise in this matter.

>

> Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

> 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

> South Pasadena, California 91030

> USA

> Tel: 626-799-4522

> FAX: 818-790-0139

> toni@tcavjohn.com

> www.tcavjohn.com

>











Toni, Why don't you ask Bruce Perry or Alan Schore or Megan Gunnar these questions?

I suspect short sharp shocks like a frightening episode of abuse could be as dangerous as prolonged stress, fear and trauma. Cortisol responses suggest that chronic low level stress, such as poor quality child care, has a significant impact on cortisol production - but how that actually ties in with changes in the stress response system's thermostatic setting, i'm not sure.

I think it would be a good dialogue to engage in with this group.

Graham



Professor Graham Vimpani AM

Clinical Chair

Kaleidoscope in Greater Newcastle

Hunter Children's Health Network

Locked Bag 1

Hunter Region Mail Centre

NSW. 2310

Australia

Head of the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health

University of Newcastle



Phone +612 4921 3673

Fax +612 4921 3599

mobile 0408 484 427

graham.vimpanihnehealth.nsw.gov.au

>>> Toni Cavanagh Johnson 12/10/08 9:11 AM >>>

I should have said that I am familiar with Perry's and others' work.

I want to ask a few questions about this body of research.



Here is the question.



When researchers are discussing the effects of stress/trauma/domestic

violence on children and referring to physiological or

neurophysiological changes, what level of stress/trauma/domestic

violence are they referring to? I have never seen it quantified.



My impression is that to cause long term neurobiological or

neurophysiological changes in an individual it would have to be

repeated over an extended period of time (weeks? months?) if the

amount of stress (no medical evidence of physical harm) was a 3-4 on a

10 point scale in a 2 year old child. Anyone have any ideas?



Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

South Pasadena, California 91030

USA

Tel: 626-799-4522

FAX: 818-790-0139

tonitcavjohn.com

www.tcavjohn.com









Begin forwarded message:



> From: Toni Cavanagh Johnson

> Date: December 9, 2008 11:25:13 AM PST

> To: Child Maltreatment Researchers
> >

> Subject: Re: Question about the research re neurophysiological

> changes due to stress

> Reply-To: Child Maltreatment Researchers
> >

>

> Is there someone I can contact who can answer questions about

> neurophysiological changes due to stress? I would appreciate your

> expertise in this matter.

>

> Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

> 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

> South Pasadena, California 91030

> USA

> Tel: 626-799-4522

> FAX: 818-790-0139

> tonitcavjohn.com

> www.tcavjohn.com

>