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The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

PTSD: Daniel Schechter Published a New Study on Parental Reflective Functioning

Parental Reflective Functioning is a parent’s capacity to infer mental states in herself and her child. Parental Reflective Functioning is linked to the quality of parent-child attachment and promotes parent-child mutual emotion regulation. The group of Daniel Schechter, Medical Director Read more…


Public Lecture – Daniel Schechter

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Public lecture (April 15) by Professor Daniel Schechter as part of his appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. « The trauma-imbued care-giving environment during early sensitive periods for emotion regulation : Longitudinal findings » LOCATION : UNIGE Read more…


Mindfulness to treat anxiety in high-risk adolescents of WP#4

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Anxiety and stress regulation will be the focus of Phase-3 investigations in high-risk clinical cohort of Synapsy’s WP#4 (Developmental Stress). Synapsy clinical researchers Dr. Camille Piguet and Dr. Paul Klauser, together with Dr. Daniel Schechter have launched a collaborative study Read more…


Parent’s tough childhood can cast shadow across generations

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When a parent has suffered abuse or other adversities as a child, their children may be more prone to mood and behavior problems, a new study suggests. Their kids were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Read more…


Synapsy conference highlighted at UNIGE

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In the UNIGE-Journal no 140, two articles regarding Synapsy : “A baby is not a blank page” Psychologists now have tools to better understand how babies develop cognitive and affective skills, paving the way for earlier, more targeted treatment of Read more…


N. & C. Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award 2017 to Daniel Schechter

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Dr. Daniel S. Schechter completed undergraduate studies at the Oberlin Conservatory and Columbia College before pursuing an MA in music at the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Schechter then obtained his MD at Columbia College of Physicians Read more…


The brain, a mirror of the mother’s trauma

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Previous studies have shown it is more difficult for mothers suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to a history of violent life events to react appropriately to their child in moments of stress (for example separations, conflicts, new Read more…