Five Types Of Dysregulation Linked To Childhood Trauma.

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I have written extensively on this site about the link between the experience of significant childhood trauma and the possible later development of borderline personality disorder (BPD). One of the leading experts on borderline personality disorder is Martha Linehan (who developed the treatment for BPD known as dialectical behavioural therapy, or DBT) and, according to …

Dysfunctional Families: Types And Effects

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  What Is A Dysfunctional Family? A dysfunctional family is one that has at its core destructive and harmful parenting and a lack of concern for the child. The harmful effects on the child may go completely unacknowledged or be minimized. Often, little or nothing is done to rectify the situation nor to alleviate its …

Do You Have Depersonalization Disorder? The Symptoms.

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Depersonaliztion Disorder Symptoms : We have already seen that the experience of severe trauma can lead to us reacting (although it is a reaction created by unconscious processes, not a reaction we deliberately choose, of course) by developing a psychological defence mechanism known as depersonalization , which produces in us a sense of ‘unreality’ – as if …

Depersonalization: How Trauma Can Leave Us Feeling ‘Unreal.’

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  One of the (myriad) symptoms of my illness can, perhaps, be best conveyed by the following example: I would look at a beautiful view, such as the sun setting on the horizon of the sea near where I live, but feel nothing. Whilst most people would feel their spirits lifted, glad to be alive, even …

How Trauma Can Profoundly Alter Our Worldview

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  Severe and protracted trauma, as we have seen, can lead to the development of complex PTSD. Often, however, this does not become clearly apparent until some way into adulthood, by which time compounding stressors have pushed us ‘over the edge’, so as to speak, and, perhaps in a state of utter desperation, we have …