Trauma And Persistent ‘Low Mood’ (Dysthymia) In Children

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  How Does Dysthymia Differ From Major Depression? Children who experience significant and protracted trauma and/or stress during childhood are at increased risk of developing a condition known as dysthymia, which is sometimes described as a less severe/dramatic version of major depression. Because its symptoms tend not to be as obvious as those of major …

What Types Of Parents Are More Likely To Physically Abuse Their Children?

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  Stith’s (2009) Meta-Analysis : A study carried out by Stith et al. (2009) reviewed 155 other studies (this is called a meta-analysis) that had already been carried out in order to identify factors that put the child at risk of physical abuse by his/her parents. In order to identify these factors, one part of …

Why BPD Sufferers Find It Hard To Change : BPD And Rigid Thinking

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One of the main hallmarks of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is the pronounced tendency of those who suffer from it to display marked rigidity in relation to both their thought processes and behaviours. This means that, when events occur, the way in which the BPD sufferer interprets them tend to be habitual and fixed and …