Have Effects Of Trauma Made You Afraid Of Going To Sleep?

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  Are You Afraid Of Going To Sleep? My so-called ‘sleep’ (it’s stretching things to dignify it with that word, actually, even in inverted commas), in the past, has been appalling: it would take me at least three hours to lose consciousness, and, even then, I would wake, with a violent, shuddering start, ridiculously frequently …

Why Do People Self-Harm? Six Possible Reasons.

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In a previously published article I wrote about a specific type of self-harm known as compulsive skin picking disorder and how, in the most serious cases, it can necessitate skin grafts to repair the severe damage done to the flesh. In this article, I want to look at the possible reasons why some people are driven …

Emotionally Immature Parents : Effects On Their Children.

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The Emotionally Immature Parent: Emotionally immature parents fail to connect with their children on an emotional level. This can leave their children feeling emotionally insecure, existentially lonely, empty and hollow. The emotions these children feel remain invalidated by the emotionally immature parent; indeed, the parent is frequently so self-obsessed that he fails to notice the child’s feelings …

Traumatized As A Child And Wrongly Diagnosed With BPD?

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We have seen that if a person has suffered significant and protracted childhood trauma, she or he is at greatly increased risk of being diagnosed, as an adult, with borderline personality disorder. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (usually abbreviated to DSM), a person diagnosed with BPD must meet at least FIVE …

Childhood Trauma Can Create Brain Wired For Fear

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We have seen from other articles I have published on this site that psychological experiences, especially when young, can actually alter the physical structure of the brain, as well as its neural connection (i.e. how the brain cells are interlinked) – this is because of a quality of the brain that psychologists call neuroplasticity (click here …