Twelve Signs We Are Recovering From The Effects Of Childhood Trauma

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These 12 signs that we are recovering from our traumatic experiences are as follows: 1) More able to live in the present: We finally come to the full realisation that the past is truly over and that the trauma we experienced need no longer be central to our identity nor define us as a person …

Borderline Personality Disorder And Childhood Trauma

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We can say, with a very considerable degree of confidence indeed, that there exists a strong link between borderline personality disorder and childhood trauma; a large body of research has shown that individuals who have suffered childhood trauma and/or neglect are far more likely to develop borderline personality disorder (BPD) as adults than those who were …

Why Does Traumatic Experience Harm Some People More Than Others?

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People are affected by the experience of trauma in different ways. What factors are behind these individual differences in response to adversity? I provide a list of examples below: – if we receive support from family, friends, professionals etc during a traumatizing period of our lives the adverse effects of the trauma may be reduced. …

Childhood Trauma Leading To Cognitive Distortions And Paranoia

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  If we suffered from childhood trauma, particularly if, as a child, we felt frequently persecuted, then, all else being equal, we are more likely to develop symptoms of paranoia in our adult lives than those who were fortunate enough to have experienced a relatively benign childhood. In this post, I will focus on how …

Unconscious Processes : How Our Past Affects Our Present.

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  Our past experiences, in particular our childhood experiences, create in our brains unconscious processes that affect our present. This idea is based upon various sub-types of psychoanalytic theory. These include: 1) Freudian theory 2) Ego psychology 3) Object relations theory Let’s look at each of these in turn: 1) Freudian Theory According to Sigmund …

Schizophrenia: Study Reveals Those Traumatized In Childhood Up To Fifty Times More Likely To Develop It

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Does Childhood Trauma Cause Schizophrenia? I remember when I was doing my first degree in psychology at the University of London that, when we studied schizophrenia, in trying to explain its causes we concentrated largely upon examining genetic explanations and, also, explanations based upon the existence of individual differences in brain chemistry and brain biology. More …

Anxiety Linked To Childhood Trauma: Effects On Brain

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Those of us who experienced severe and protracted childhood trauma and constantly felt on-edge threatened or endangered (including psychologically endangered due to, for example, extreme verbal abuse from a parent/primary carer)are, as research and common sense informs us, at an elevated risk of experiencing anxiety disorders as adults. Research suggests that those who suffer from …