Childhood Trauma and Obsessive Love Disorder

 

 

Obsessions are a symptom of an underlying anxiety disorder and materialize as a result of great stress such as severe emotional injury during childhood. In order to escape a world of intolerable psychological pain, the person suffering from Read the rest

How Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms Reinforce Each Other

How Borderline Personality Symptoms Reinforce
Each Other.


One of the greatest difficulties of managing borderline personality disorder
(BPD) is that the symptoms it creates tend to feed off, and intensify, each
other; often this will end in a crisis point
Read the rest

BPD Link To Mothers Who Fluctuate Between Nurturing And Abusive Behaviour

 

As we have seen from other articles that I have published on this site, individuals who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (a very serious psychiatric disorder strongly associated with severe and protracted childhood trauma) have a Read the rest

The Link Between ‘Mental Illness’, Ideology, Meaning And Powerlessness

Many are of the view that too much of what people feel and do is being pathologized and labelled as a mental illness when, in fact, it should be seen as a natural response to negative life experiences often involving Read the rest

Can ADHD Be A Good Thing?

 

Should ADHD Be Seen As A ‘Medical Disease’?

I have already explained in other articles that ADHD is a controversial diagnosis (for example, see my previously published articles: Reasons Why ADHD Might Be Being Overdiagnosed or Childhood Trauma And Read the rest

A Shattered Sense Of Self Due To Childhood Trauma

 

Severe, catastrophic, prolonged and/or repetitive childhood trauma can lead to a shattered, fractured, disintegrated and fragmented sense of self which can manifest itself in various ways including:

DAMAGE TO ‘SELF-STRUCTURE’:

According to Zepenic (2016), severe trauma can adversely affect Read the rest

Preventing And Reducing Trauma-Related Impaired Brain Development In Young People

 

Chronic toxic stress and damage to the brain’s physical development.

We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site the severe and prolonged childhood trauma resulting in chronic toxic stress can damage the brain’s development Read the rest

Family Secrets And The Damage They Do

 

It is frequently said that we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors and this, of course, is very true. A family can appear happy and stable in terms of how they present themselves to others outside the Read the rest

How Childhood Trauma Can Speed Up The Ageing Of The Brain

 

We have already seen from other articles that I have published on this site that, according to major studies, severe and protracted childhood trauma can dramatically increase our risk in adulthood of suffering from various physical illnesses (e,g, Read the rest

Labelling And Understanding Our Emotions May Reduce Inflammation And Improve Health

 

 

 

 

If, as children, we grew up in an environment in which we were subjected to severe stress over protracted periods of time the way in which our internal physiological systems would normally operate may be seriously Read the rest

7 Fundamental Aspects Of Personality Childhood Trauma Can Profoundly Affect

 

We have seen from other posts I have published on this site that severe and protracted interpersonal (i.e. resulting from the child’s interaction pattern of interaction with parent/s or primary caregiver/s) trauma experienced during childhood greatly increases an individual’s Read the rest

How We Are Influenced By Our Unconscious Childhood Memories

 

As Alice Miller (1933-2010) states in her seminal book Free From Lies children learn by imitating their parents and much of this imitating is due to unconscious learning.

To illustrate this Miller refers to a study in which mothers Read the rest

What Is The Difference Between PTSD And Complex PTSD?

 

There has been some controversy regarding the difference between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder (complex PTSD) amongst researchers and members of the medical profession.

During the early 1990s, the psychologist Judith Herman, in her seminal Read the rest

Problems Those With BPD May Encounter In The Workplace

 

There is a very strong link between the experience of severe and protracted childhood trauma and being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in later life. As we have seen in other articles I have published on this site, Read the rest

Unhappy With BPD Diagnosis? Is ‘Formulation’ The Answer?

 

Increasingly, many individuals who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and who have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma are starting to question whether the BPD diagnosis is the correct and most appropriate one. One of the Read the rest

Damage To Brain Development Caused By Trauma Increases During Developmental Epochs

 

We have seen in other articles I have published on this site that severe and protracted childhood trauma can increase the risk of damage to particular brain regions (e.g. the amygdala) and, in so doing, increase our risk Read the rest