Effects Of Authoritarian Parents

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    What Are Authoritarian Parents? Authoritarian parents are strict, endeavour to exercise strong control over their children, may use corporal punishment such as smacking, often raise their voices and shout at their offspring, and oppressively restrict their lives. Whilst the way in which they punish their children is often unusually severe, they tend to …

Abandonment Issues, Fear Of Rejection And Therapies

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  If we were rejected as a child by parents/primary caregivers we are at high risk of growing up into adults with serious abandonment issues. This means we will be hypersensitive to rejection by others, deeply afraid of such rejection and profoundly hurt and distressed when we experience it. Because we may be preoccupied with, …

Mental Illness, Nature And Nurture And Treatment Implications

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        Above: Environmental factors which increase the risk of developing mental illness. Childhood adverse experiences, especially when repetitive and chronic, are frequently particularly damaging. We have seen that those of us who suffered significant childhood trauma are far more likely than those who were fortunate enough to experience a relatively stable upbringing …

Childhood Trauma And The Development Of Impulse Control Disorders.

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  If, as adults, we find we have poor impulse control, this may be, in large part, due to the legacy of a disturbed and traumatic childhood. For example, those who have suffered severe and chronic childhood trauma are more likely to suffer from conditions such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) and anti-social personality disorder …

BPD And Genetics : Does BPD Run In Families?

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  DOES BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER RUN IN FAMILIES? The short answer is yes. If a first degree relative (such as our mother or father) has BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), our chances of developing the disorder are about 1,000% greater than the average person’s (i.e. ten times greater). Does This Mean The Disorder Is Genetic? This …

Childhood Trauma, BPD, Genes And Culture.

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We already know, from other articles that I have published on this site, that if we suffered significant childhood trauma we are at vastly increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) during our adulthood than those who had relatively stable childhoods. Indeed, the experience of childhood trauma is the single greatest predictor of the …