Brain Areas That May Be Adversely Affected By Childhood Trauma

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      If we have been unfortunate enough to have been subjected to severe and chronic childhood trauma, it is possible that this adversely affected how our brain physically developed during our early life. And, if we have been particularly unlucky, this disrupted brain development could have made us highly susceptible to developing borderline …

Feelings Of Alienation And Disconnectedness Linked To Childhood Trauma

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  If we have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma, especially if it has resulted in complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a similar condition such as borderline personality disorder, we may find, as adults, that we frequently experience feelings of alienation and emotional disconnectedness from other people – we may find we have lost …

Four Types Of Stress Exacerbated By Childhood Trauma

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  Childhood Trauma And Stress We have already seen that those of us who have suffered severe and chronic childhood trauma are at increased risk, compared to those who experienced a relatively happy and stable childhood (all else being equal), of experiencing¬†extreme difficulty dealing with stress in our adult lives; it is theorized that this …

Why You May Regress And A Part Of You May Have Stayed Very Childlike.

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As a teenager, when upset, under stress, or in conflict with my parents/step-parent (and at any given time, it seems, retrospectively, I was in at least one of these states) my behaviour could become regressive (i.e. I would act in a manner far more typical of a much younger child). This regressive behaviour, in my …

Early Life Trauma Can Reprogram Our DNA

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  The environment and genes: Research has now clearly demonstrated that our genes and, therefore, their effects on our personality and behaviour, can be influenced according to the environment in which we grow up. In fact, our experiences in early life can interact with specific genes and determine whether or not they become active (i.e. …

Why We May Severely Over-react To Minor Stressors.

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  We have seen from previous articles that I have posted on this site that, if we suffered chronic stress during our childhood, our ability to deal with stress as adults can be drastically diminished, making it difficult to cope with the daily stressors that others may easily be able to take in their stride. …

Nine Key Recovery Targets For BPD Sufferers

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We have already seen from other articles published on this site that those of us who suffered severe childhood trauma are at a much-increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) as adults than average. We have also examined the symptoms of BPD in other posts so there is no need to repeat that here. …