Abnormal Brain Chemistry In BPD Sufferers And Its Effect On Behaviour.

Abnormal Brain Chemistry In BPD Sufferers And Its Effect On Behaviour. Various research studies have provided evidence to suggest that borderline personality disorder (BPD) sufferers may have abnormal levels of the following brain chemicals (also called neurotransmitters), blood fats and hormones : Acetylcholine : This brain chemical activates muscles and is also thought to be …

Childhood Trauma, The Hippocampus, Depression And Neurogenesis.

Childhood Trauma Can Harm Brain And Increase Risk Of Depression. However, The Good News Is The Brain Can Recover. This Article Explains How. When we are at our most depressed, we may look at (as others perceive it) a beautiful sunset and derive no more pleasure from it than we would from looking at a …

Useful Links For Recovery From Childhood Trauma

Below is a list of useful links to help recovery from childhood trauma: Behavioral Tech : A Linehan Institute Training Company. Here you can learn about scientifically validated treatments for complex and severe mental illness. NCTSN The National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) provides children and families who experience …

How Very Early Life Experience Can Increase Your Risk Of Divorce

Shaver points out the following parallels between our early life relationship with our primary carer and our adult relationships with our romantic partners : Just as, in early life, our primary carer was our main attachment figure, so too, in adulthood, our romantic partner becomes our main attachment figure. Just as, in early life, we …

BPD And The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a complex network of nerves that interconnect : the hypothalamus the pituitary gland the adrenal glands What are the functions of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal glands? Their functions are as follows : The hypothalamus: controls body rhythms, temperature, thirst, hunger. The pituitary gland: secretes the hormone known as …

Link Between Childhood Trauma And Mental Illness Is ‘Public Health Crisis.’

I have written extensively about the link between childhood trauma and the development of psychiatric problems extensively on this site already. In this article, I will outline the findings of a study conducted in 2018 which serves to confirm this association. The study I refer to was published in the Journal of the American Medical …

Traumatic Victimization In Childhood And The ‘Cascade Of Impairment.’

We have already seen from numerous other articles that I have published on this site that if, as children, we experienced traumatic victimization, particularly chronic victimization (e.g. physical abuse or being exposed to domestic violence) by a parent or significant other responsible for our care and protection we may develop long-lasting problems that (without effective …

BPD And Resolving Conflict With Others

If we suffered severe and chronic childhood trauma, particularly if, as a result, we have gone on to develop borderline personality disorder, it is likely that, without appropriate therapy, we frequently find ourselves in heated conflict with others, especially those others to whom we are emotionally attached such as partners or family members. Indeed, one …

Symptoms Of Trauma And Their Link To ‘Energy Trapped In The Body.’

According to Dr Peter Levine, symptoms of trauma may be explained by ‘energy trapped in the body,’ and, as a direct result of his theory, he has developed a therapy known as SOMATIC EXPERIENCING THERAPY. WHAT IS MEANT BY ‘ENERGY TRAPPED IN THE BODY?’ If we have experienced chronic trauma and have felt frequently under …

Effects Of Trauma According To Age (Short Video).

The video below is a summary of the original, wriiten article published on this site entitled : Reactions To Trauma According To Age. David Hosier BSc Hons; MSc; PGDE(FAHE).