Bessel van der Kolk

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Netherlands, Psychiatrist

Bessel van der Kolk (born 1943) is a Dutch psychiatrist, author and educator based in Boston, USA. Since the 1970s his research has been in the area of post-traumatic stress. He has studied how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences, and translated findings from pharmacology, attachment theory, neuroscience, and developmental aspects of trauma's effects on people. He has developed and studied potentially effective treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults, such as trauma-sensitive yoga.

Also known as Author, Educator

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