How Childhood Trauma Is Linked To ‘Personality Disintegration’

We have seen in numerous other articles that I have published on this site that if we suffered severe and protracted trauma during childhood we are at significantly increased risk, as adults, as being diagnosed with extremely serious psychiatric conditions such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder (complex PTSD). And, as …

How We Develop A Depressive Thinking Style As Children : The 3P Theory.

According to Martin Seligman, an expert in Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the main processes by which we develop a depressive thinking style as children is by a tendency to explain negative events as : PERMANENT (i.e. not something that is transient and will pass). PERVASIVE (i.e. generalizing. For example, failing …

Childhood Trauma, Social Anxiety And The Spotlight Effect

  I have written elsewhere on this website about how, if we experienced significant and protracted childhood trauma, we are at increased risk of developing social anxiety in adulthood. This is especially the case if we have been constantly criticized and denigrated during childhood by our parents / primary caretakers and we have internalized their …

Reducing The Effects Of Trauma With Neurocardiology

Neurocardiology is a recently developed area of academic, scientific research initiated by the researcher J. Andrew Armour M.D., Ph.D. (1991) and is the study of how the nervous system and the cardiovascular system interact physiologically. According to Demorree (2013), those suffering from psychological distress may be helped as more becomes understood about how the brain, …

Transgenerational Trauma : How Effects Of Trauma Are Passed Down Generations

Those who experience severe trauma (including, of course, childhood trauma) and develop significant and chronic symptoms as a result (e.g. alcoholism, drug abuse or severe psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, complex PTSD and PTSD) may, in turn, traumatize their own children who then themselves develop psychological/emotional/behavioural problems which, in continuation of this destructive cycle, adversely …

BPD, The Love-Hate Relationship And Neuroscience

BPD, The Love-Hate Relationship And Neuroscience We have seen from several other articles that I have published on this site that one of the hallmarks of borderline personality disorder is the tendency of sufferers of this devastating psychiatric condition to flip suddenly from idealizing/feeling love towards individuals and demonizing/feeling hate towards them (which, of course, …

Attitudes Of Medical Professionals Towards BPD Sufferers

      We have seen from other articles I have published on this site that if we suffered significant and protracted childhood trauma we are, as adults, at increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD). Many specialists in the field are of the view that of all psychiatric conditions, BPD causes its sufferers …

Posttraumatic Growth : Trauma, The Brain, Dissociation And Creativity

  ‘How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?’ – Virginia Wolfe.   I have written elsewhere on this site in several previously published posts how, ultimately, even extremely serious and protracted trauma can lead to what is termed posttraumatic growth which involves an individual developing in …