Childhood Trauma And Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Childhood Trauma And Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Survivors of extreme trauma often suffer persistent anxiety, phobias, panic, depression, identity and relationship problems Many times, the set of symptoms the individual presents with are not connected to the original trauma by those providing treatment (as certainly was the case for me in the early years of …

Some BPD Traits May Have Been Adaptive For Our Ancestors And Helped Them Survive

Certain studies have suggested that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is up to 67 per cent heritable (e.g. Torgenson et al. 2000 and 2012). In other words, these studies suggest there is a large genetic component that contributes to an individual’s chances of developing BPD during adulthood. This, in turn, suggests (but does not prove) that …

Study On Effects Of Trauma Of 9/11 On Children Directly Exposed To The Tragedy

Whilst there has been a lot of research conducted upon the psychological and physiological effects of the 9/11 tragedy on adults, far less has been conducted on children who witnessed that appalling tragedy. However, researchers at Columbia University have helped to redress this imbalance.by carrying out a study on in excess of one thousand individuals …

‘Upper’ And ‘Lower’ BPD: Kernberg’s Theory

According to Kernberg, the symptoms of BPD can be divided up into four major categories. These categories are as follows: DIFFUSE ANXIETY MULTIPLE PHOBIAS LITTLE CONSTANCY IN SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR IMPULSIVITY OR ADDICTION PROBLEMS OR BOTH Additionally, Kernberg asserts that those with BPD vacillate between dependence and self-assertion depending upon how threatening or good-willed s/he perceives …

Effects Of Adolf Hitler’s Childhood

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In the 1940s, at the request of the Office of Strategic Services (a former incarnation of the Criminal Intelligence Agency (CIA), a psychiatrist by the name of Walter Langer produced a psychological profile of Hitler, including details about his childhood. Below, I summarize the most salient findings. Adolf Hitler’s father was described as frequently intoxicated, …

Unwanted: Effects Of Being Born To A Mother Denied Abortion.

What are the effects on the child of being born unwanted because his/her mother wanted an abortion but was prevented from having one? A Czechoslovakian study, known as The Prague Study, spanning over thirty years and involving 220 children was conducted to investigate this question. THE STUDY: The study involved 220 individuals and, of these: …

Dysfunctional Tension Reduction Activities Complex PTSD and BPD Sufferers May Use

  One of the hallmarks of both complex PTSD and borderline persona; disorder (BPD) is a feeling of constant anxiety, agitation and apprehensiveness, As a result of feeling trapped and imprisoned in this distressing state, individuals become desperate to escape it which frequently leads to behaviours that they later regret. Briere et al. (2009) stress …