Remission In Sufferers Of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

We have seen from numerous other articles that I have published on this site that those individuals who have suffered significant and protracted childhood trauma are at greatly elevated risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) compared to those who were fortunate enough to experience relatively stable and secure childhoods. We have also seen how …

‘Top-Down’ And ‘Bottom-Up’ Ways Of Treating Childhood Trauma.

  WHAT ARE ‘TOP-DOWN’ THERAPIES? A ‘top-down’ therapy is one that aims to create a positive change in the individual’s behavioural, emotional and somatic symptoms in a ‘top-down’ direction (i.e. by beneficially ALTERING THE INDIVIDUAL’S THOUGHT PROCESSES). Techniques for doing this include cognitive restructuring and increasing the traumatized individual’s insight into his or her condition, …

A Study Into Effects Of Being Raised By A Mentally Ill Parent

A study conducted by McCormack (Newcastle University, UK) interviewed the (now adult) children of children of parents who had various mental illnesses (such as depression and schizoaffective disorder. The researches found that the information they gathered could be distilled down into various┬ámain effects which were as follows : 1) Concerns about be loved, cared for …

Signs Of PTSD In Very Young Children And Toddlers

What Are The Signs Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) In Very Young Children And Toddlers? Because the linguistic development of very young children and toddlers is so restricted, they are unable to articulate their distress in anything other than a very rudimentary way; therefore, in order to infer whether they are suffering from PTSD, it …

The Effects Of Childhood Trauma On Ability To Feel Empathy.

The individual may be unable to feel very much empathy for others at all, or, alternatively : The individual may be overwhelmed by intense feelings of empathy for others. Let’s look at each of these in turn : 1, UNABLE TO FEEL EMPATHY FOR OTHERS. One of the key features of those who have suffered …

What Is Your Attachment Style And How Does It Affect Your Relationships?

  ATTACHMENT THEORY AND THE ‘MATERNAL SENSITIVITY HYPOTHESIS’: According to attachment theory, the way we react in our relationships with others, specifically in relation to our reactions to being hurt by, threatened by or separated from significant others, depends largely upon our ATTACHMENT STYLE. Ainsworth (one of the most significant researchers to have worked in …