How Unresolved Emotional Pain Can Reduce Sympathy For Others

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  According to psychodynamic theory, if, as young children, we experienced feelings that caused us severe psychological pain, we are likely to have REPRESSED them (buried them in our unconscious) as continuing to experience them would have been intolerable to us. This results in the pain remaining UNPROCESSED and UNRESOLVED. However, although this process (which …

Vital Environmental Factors That Can Prevent Recovery From PTSD And BPD

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If, as a result of childhood trauma, we have developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or borderline personality disorder (BPD) our post-traumatic environment can have an extremely strong impact upon our chances of recovery. I list some particularly important factors below : LACK OF SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS, FAMILY AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY / SOCIETY If we …