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Articles and Publications by Veronique Mead

Environmental Factors and Origins of Chronic Illness
Book Chapter

2007 Mead, V. P. Timing, Bonding, and Trauma: Applications from Experience-Dependent Maturation and Traumatic Stress Provide Insights for Understanding Environmental Origins of Disease. In: Alexandra M. Columbus, ed. Advances in Psychology Research , Volume 49. pp 1-79.

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Journal Article

2004 Mead, V. P. A new model for understanding the role of environmental factors in the origins of chronic illness: a case study of type 1 diabetes mellitus. Medical Hypotheses 63(6), pp 1035-1046. View or Download PDF (250K).

Excerpts from Article

2004 Mead, V. Origins of chronic illness: the role of trauma. 5p. View or Download PDF (110K).

2004 Mead, V. Origins of chronic illness: the early environment. 6p. View or Download PDF (110K).



Master's Thesis

2003 Mead, V.P., Somatic psychology theory and the origins of chronic illness: a case study of type 1 diabetes , Master's Thesis, Naropa University: Boulder (CO). 427 p.

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Environmental factors affecting the nervous system and health:
2003 Mead, V. The role of trauma. 17 p.   Download PDF (200K).

2003 Mead, V. The prenatal and perinatal period. 14 p.   Abstract   Download PDF (210K).

2003 Mead, V. The role of early relationships (Attachment). 22 p.   Download PDF (400K).
An indepth summary of Allan Schore's research on the relationship between the attachment bond and nervous system development during the first three years of life.


Perspectives on Somatic Psychology
2002 Mead, V. An introduction to the history and theoretical perspectives of Somatic Psychology. 7p. View or Download PDF (100K)..

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Perspectives on Chronic Illness
2004 Mead, V. P. Chronic Illness: Is it as Solid as we think it is? A Buddhist perspective 2p. View or download PDF (90K).

2004 Mead, V. P. A new model for understanding the role of environmental factors in the origins of chronic illness: a case study of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Medical Hypotheses vol 63(6), pp 1035-1046. View or Download PDF (250K).

2003 Mead, V. P. An introduction to somatic psychology perspectives on origins of chronic illness: an example of Type 1 diabetes. web document.

2002 Mead, V. P. Somatic psychology and new perspectives on diabetes. Naropa! Newsletter of Naropa University, February, 2 p. Download PDF (50K).


see References in the section on Chronic Illness for articles on specific chronic illnesses.


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