Childhood Trauma : Reactions to Trauma According to Age

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Trauma affects children in different ways depending upon the age group they fall into. In this article, I will look at how 3 different age groups may be affected. These are : – very young children (0-3 years) – young children (4-11 years) – adolescents VERY YOUNG CHILDREN: it is a myth that just because …

Childhood Trauma Leading to Self-Hatred and Intense Self-Criticism

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  ORIGINS OF SELF-HATRED: Following a childhood in which we had the experience of neglect, abuse, abandonment or a combination of these, it very frequently follows that we grow up to become intensely self-critical and even consumed by feelings of self-hatred. Indeed, these are both key symptoms of clinical depression and also of complex post-traumatic …

An Examination of the Exquisite Emotional Sensitivity of BPD Sufferers.

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An Examination of the Exquisite Emotional Sensitivity of BPD Sufferers. Those who develop borderline personality disorder (BPD), often as a result of severe childhood trauma, are, without exception, EXTREMELY EMOTIONALLY VULNERABLE. An expert researcher into the condition of BPD, Shari Manning PhD, has identified three areas of emotional functioning which appear to be different in …

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) – Four Subtypes

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.                     Borderline personality disorder is frequently linked to the experience of severe childhood trauma.  An expert on the subject of borderline personality disorder (BPD), Theodore Milton, has proposed FOUR SUBTYPES of this serious disorder. These four subtypes are : 1) THE PETULANT BORDERLINE 2) THE …

BPD and the Science Behind Self-Harming Behavior

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Those who sought to stigmatize the very serious and distressing psychological condition known as borderline personality disorder, or BPD, used to like (and perhaps still do) to put forward the theory that self-harming behaviour in those suffering from BPD is ‘merely attention-seeking’ (ridiculous when one considers the stark and brutal fact that one in ten …

Peter Pan Syndrome And Childhood Trauma

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    What Is Peter Pan Syndrome? First, it should be stated that the so-called ‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ is not an official psychiatric term and will not be found in the DSM (diagnostic statistical manual). However, many psychologists find it a useful concept and I include reference to it on this site as it shares …

Conditions which Often Co-exist with BPD – The Statistics

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Unfortunately, many of those who suffer from the debilitating and distressing disorder of borderline personality disorder (BPD) following severe childhood trauma have the added burden of having to try to somehow cope with co-existing conditions; these are referred to by psychologists as co-morbidities. Below, I list these possible co-morbidities, together with the statistical probability that …

Actions that Help and Hinder a Family Member’s Recovery from BPD.

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There are many things that a family can do to help a member of that family to recover from borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, there are also things they can do which may hinder the family member’s recovery. Let’s look at each of these in turn : THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE TO AID A FAMILY MEMBER’S …