The link between stress, trauma and depression

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The link between stress, trauma and depression

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Stress and trauma definitely increase the risk of depression. What we’re learning is probably what happens is that some people are genetically better able to deal with stress and trauma and there’s some kids and adults who can experience a high level of stress and they seem to be able to cope with it. There are other people who with the same level of stress are much more likely to get depression. But, in general, kids who have been exposed to, particularly to the repeated stress or trauma, are at increased risk for depression.

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David Fassler, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

David Fassler, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist practicing in Burlington, Vermont. A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, he completed his training in adult psychiatry at the University of Vermont, and in child psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as clinical director of Otter Creek Associates, a multidisciplinary practice providing comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Dr. Fassler is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont, and the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families.

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