How Childhood Trauma Can Lead To Early Signs Of Psychotic Illness

  Although there is now a vast amount of research that has been conducted on the link between childhood trauma and the later development of non-psychotic disorders, the amount of research that has been conducted on the link between childhood trauma and the later development of psychotic conditions has been rather less plentiful; however, increasingly, …

How Trauma, Learned Helplessness And Genes Are Linked To Depression

  3562 word article THIS ARTICLE CONSIDERS THE ROLE OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, GENES, LEARNED HELPLESSNESS, AND LIFE EVENTS RELATE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL DEPRESSION AND HOW BEHAVIORAL ACTIVATION CAN HELP A study of 238 young people between the ages of 15 and 18 years conducted at Cambridge University, U.K., focused on investigating how GENES …

Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ROCD)

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We have already seen, in other posts that I have published on this site, that significant and protracted childhood trauma can put the individual who suffers it at higher risk of developing various psychiatric problems later on in life, including obsessive-compulsive disorder.  In this particular article, however, I will concentrate upon a variant of obsessive-compulsive …

Should We Stop Using Electroconvulsive Therapy? My Experience.

Childhood trauma can lead us to become severely clinically depressed as adults, and this happened to me. Electroshock therapy or Electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) is only used as a last resort on people who are at high risk of suicide and/or are unable to function in even the most basic areas of life. ECT is, in fact, misunderstood …

What Is Privileged Abandonment And How Can It Affect The Child?

  Before we focus more specifically on privileged abandonment, let’s look at what is meant by the term ‘childhood abandonment’ and why it might occur more generally and at the potential effects of such abandonment upon the individual. What Is Child Abandonment? Child abandonment can take two main forms : Literal, physical abandonment (e.g. a …