10 Categories Of Childhood Traumatic Events (Chronic And Sudden).

  There are many traumatic events that can befall us in childhood which, as we have seen in other articles I have published on this site, can, potentially, result in us incurring significant and long-lasting psychological damage, especially in the absence of appropriate therapy and meaningful, emotional support from others.¬† In this article, I will …

Why Labelling The Child As ‘Mentally Ill’ Can Be Unhelpful

  In his critically acclaimed book: ‘Cracked: Why Psychiatry Is Doing More Harm Than Good’, the author, James Davies, argues that psychiatry is a pseudo-science which : over-medicalizes human behaviour, labelling individuals as mentally ‘ill’ when it is not appropriate to do so is far too driven by the avarice and insatiable greed of profit-chasing …

Childhood Trauma And Emotional Neglect Can Affect Genes

Emotional Neglect And Epigenetics. Studies suggest that emotional neglect¬†/ emotional deprivation and a lack of warm, affectionate, loving nurture in childhood can, in effect, switch off crucial genes that help us to regulate stress. This is thought to be due to a phenomenon known as an epigenetic modification. What Is Meant By The Term ‘EPIGENETICS?’ …