Childhood Trauma Increases Risk Of Being Both Victim And Perpetrator Of Crime And Violence

  Research shows that the more ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES an individual suffered in their early life, the greater their risk of becoming the victim of crime and/or the perpetrator of crime in early life. ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES, as defined by the well known Adverse Childhood Experiences Study are listed below : – physical abuse – emotional …

Sensory Dysregulation Resulting From Childhood Trauma

What Is Sensory Dysregulation? Sensory dysregulation is a syndrome that impairs an individual’s ability to receive and appropriately respond to information sent to the brain via the five senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. Sensory dysregulation is also sometimes referred to as sensory processing disorder or as sensory integration dysfunction but is not, …

Childhood Trauma, Inflammation, The Immune System And Severe Adult Health Implications.

  A study conducted in New Zealand, involving 1,037 children, assessed these young people according to : the degree to which they had suffered maltreatment as children which socio-economic group they belonged the extent to which they had suffered social isolation Thirty years after this assessment had been made, the same individuals were assessed again, …

Reducing Anxiety By Calming The Amygdala

  We have seen from other articles published on this site that severe and protracted childhood trauma, resulting in the child being frequently subjected to extreme stress, can damage the development of the part of the brain known as the amygdala, which is intimately involved in generating feelings of fear and anxiety. Indeed, in individuals …

Depression : Anger Towards Parents Turned Inward?

656-word article“ “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” ― Mark Twain The idea that depression is the result of our anger towards others (such as our parents) who have hurt and betrayed us being turned inwards towards …

Reducing The Pain Associated With Being Stuck In ‘Fight / Flight’ Mode.

We have seen how the experience of severe and protracted childhood trauma can damage the development of the brain’s amygdala, leaving us, as adults, prone to chronic anxiety and a sense of being ‘stuck on red alert’ / trapped in a state of perpetual ‘fight or flight.’ Indeed, being locked into this state of hypervigilance …