3 Types Of Emotional Control Difficulties Resulting From Childhood Trauma

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We know that those who suffer significant childhood trauma are more likely to suffer from emotional dysregulation (i.e. problems controlling their emotions) in adulthood compared to those who had a relatively stable upbringing. This is especially true, of course, if they develop borderline personality disorder (BPD) as a result of their childhood experiences (BPD is strongly associated …

Childhood Trauma Link To Excessive Dreaming During Sleep.

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I have written, elsewhere on this site, how, at its worst, my insomnia was causing me to wake up extremely frequently at night and how I had great difficulty getting to sleep. Also, however, the small snatches of sleep I did manage to get during the night seemed always to consist of intensely vivid, and …

Possible Life-Long Effects Of Toxic Stress On The Child.

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We have been programmed by evolution to have physical responses to perceived dangers and threats. These evolved to prepare our ancestors for ‘fight or flight’, when, for example, they were being stalked by a predator. The bodily responses we experience when we feel endangered and threatened include: – an increased heart rate – an increase in …

Why Some Parents Are In Denial About Their Child’s Mental Health.

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When I told my mother and older brother (on separate occasions, and over the telephone) that my medical team (which included a consultant psychiatrist and the lead mental health social worker for my area) thought, on top of everything else, I had Asperger’s syndrome (though I’ve never been formally tested for it) they both said literally …

The Injustice Of Prejudice Against BPD Sufferers.

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It is indeed a tragedy and injustice that many people who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD), a condition which can inflict excruciating mental pain on the suffer (10℅ eventually kill themselves), are not only not helped by others, but blamed for the symptoms they display as a result of their illness. This can result …

Constantly Feeling ‘Empty’? Effects And Solutions.

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    ‘I have of late – but wherefore I know not -lost my mirth, foregone all custom of exercise; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition, that this goodly frame the earth seems to me a stale promontory.’ Shakespeare’s Hamlet We have seen in other articles posted on this site that those …

Do You Feel You Got Psychologically ‘Stuck’ At The Time Of Your Trauma?

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If we experienced significant trauma in the past we may find we became intensely, psychologically caught up in it, and it retains such a mental hold over us, that it now feels we are almost ‘trapped in time’, unable to contemplate, let alone plan for, the future. Instead, we may find, very much against our own …

Sadistic-Narcissistic Parents And Their Effects

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        1431 word article. Sadistic-narcissistic parents need to feel superior to others and maintain power and control over them. In order to achieve this end, s/he is willing to inflict pain upon others, most frequently emotional and psychological pain, but sometimes physical pain too. Sadistic-narcissistic parents will frequently be prepared to inflict …