What Are The Main Symptoms Of Complex PTSD?

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Complex PTSD: There has been some controversy regarding the difference between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD amongst researchers. During the early 1990s, the psychologist Judith Herman noted that individuals who had suffered severe, long-lasting, interpersonal trauma, ESPECIALLY IN EARLY LIFE, were frequently suffering from symptoms such as the following: – disturbance in their view …

Domestic Violence And Its Direct And Indirect Effect On Children

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    Domestic violence can affect children in two ways: DIRECTLY and INDIRECTLY. Let’s look at each of these two categories: DIRECTLY : –  the violence is DELIBERATELY aimed at the child with the INTENTION of causing him/her harm INDIRECTLY : – The child witnesses the violence in the household (e.g. sees the father beat …

BPD and ‘Clinging’ Dependency

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  BPD and ‘Clinging’ Dependency An individual suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) typically finds it extremely difficult to judge the appropriate emotional distance/closeness s/he should keep with those with whom s/he interacts. This can be very confusing indeed for those who interact with/form relationships with the BPD sufferer. This is because the individual with …

Childhood Trauma – Signs and Effects of Psychological Abuse

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  The effects of having been psychologically/emotionally abused when we were children can be devastating, and, without therapy, can last a lifetime. Indeed, we may find, as a result of our adverse early life experiences, that we have significant difficulties managing all the important aspects of our lives, including our social life, our work/career, our …

Effects of Childhood Trauma – Alexithymia, Depression and Binge Eating

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  One possible effect of significant childhood trauma, according to recent research, is a condition known as ALEXITHYMIA; it is closely linked to clinical depression and eating disorders. Let’s look at the main symptoms of alexithymia. According to Taylor et al, 1990, they are as follows: 1) Problems identifying one’s own emotions and those of …