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About ltinnin

I am a Professor Emeritus at West Virginia University Medical School with a primary interest in the treatment of trauma-related conditions. I am currently a psychiatric consultant for Intensive Trauma Therapy in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Addition to the self-help posting.

I realize that we need more specifics about the graphic narrative of infant surgery. I hope to be able to add that in the next day or so. Advertisements

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New Publication

Our guide for trauma therapy is now available on It is titled The Instinctual Trauma Response and Dual Brain Dynamics: A Guide for Trauma Therapy by Louis Tinnin and Linda Gantt. It is a paperback and sells for $20.00. … Continue reading

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The Silent Scream, The Life of Quiet Desperation, and Treatment

My continuing search for telltale characteristics of adult victims of infant surgery without anesthesia suggests two that are expressed in literature and art. These adults seem to live “a life of quiet desperation” as quoted from Thoreau’s Walden (1854) and … Continue reading

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Infant Surgery Without Anesthesia

Anyone now 23 years or older who had major surgery as a baby is at risk for chronic posttraumatic illness because the surgery was probably done without anesthesia, which was the custom in most hospitals prior to 1987. Abdominal surgery … Continue reading

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