The Science Behind How Exercise Reduces Anxiety

  It is becoming increasingly well known how the body is intrinsically connected to symptoms of PTSD and complex PTSD, and, accordingly, the vital role of physical therapies in helping to ameliorate these conditions. Indeed, in the UK, more and more doctors are prescribing interventions such as free gym memberships in order to help treat …

Desperate Measures: Pseudo-Seizures, Polysurgery And Double-Doctoring

Very frequently those suffering complex PTSD have been extremely badly cared for or have been seriously psychologically harmed by those who were supposed to care for them. This, not surprisingly, can lead to a desperate and overwhelming need to be cared for as an adult. Tragically, though, such help is very often extremely hard to …

Rapper Talks About How Making Music Has Reduced His BPD Symptoms

A rapper from Bristol, Wayne Webster, has recently been reported by the BBC as explaining how music has helped him deal with his BPD and stopped him from harming himself. The rapper stated that by the age of 28 he realized ‘something wasn’t right’ with him and that he was not only hurting himself but …

Crucial Features Of Psychoeducation For Sufferers Of Complex PTSD

Psychoeducation is a vital part of treatment for those suffering from complex PTSD and includes many vital elements and I briefly outline the main ones below: The patient/client should be provided with an understanding of what is meant by the terms ‘trauma’ and ‘complex trauma’ including their symptoms. The patient/client should also be helped to …

BPD Mothers’ Unrealistic Needs And Resulting Resentment Of Children

It is well known that those suffering from BPD find it very hard to maintain healthy relationships with others and this includes relationships with their own children. Why is this? Mothers with BPD are very likely indeed to have many unmet needs deriving from their own traumatic childhoods which, in turn, can act as an …

REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder, Somniloquy And Childhood Trauma

I have recently had to contact my doctor as I have been abruptly waking up in the night to find I am thrashing about which has resulted in me knocking things off my bedside table (such as my lamp and radio), screaming out, shouting, and even falling out of bed (or some combination of these). …

Complex PTSD Characteristics And Dimensions And The Eleven ‘I’S’

The researchers Ford and Courtois (2017) have identified eleven characteristics of the very serious condition complex PTSD which can develop as a result of severe, protracted, interpersonal childhood trauma that builds on earlier work by Ford that identified ‘the five ‘I’s’ of complex PTSD by adding six others. These are as follows: Intentional: Complex PTSD …