Author Archives: David Hosier Msc

Holder of MSc and post graduate teaching diploma in psychology. Highly experienced in education. Founder of childhoodtraumarecovery.com. Survivor of severe childhood trauma.

Effects Of Adolf Hitler’s Childhood

 

 

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 Read the rest

Desperation To Escape Mental Anguish Caused By Childhood Trauma

 

Extreme Mental Pain

We have seen in other articles that I have previously published on this site that, if we have suffered severe and long-lasting childhood trauma, and, in particular, were brought up by parents who were emotionally disconnected Read the rest

Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ROCD)

 

We have already seen, in other posts that I have published on this site, that significant and protracted childhood trauma can put the individual who suffers it at higher risk of developing various psychiatric problems later on in life, Read the rest

What Are The Effects Of Trauma On Young Children (0-6 Years)?

 

 

 

  • BEHAVIOURAL EFFECTS
  • COGNITIVE EFFECTS (i.e. effects
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What Types Of Parents Are More Likely To Physically Abuse Their Children?

 

Stith’s (2009) Meta-Analysis :

A study carried out by Stith et al. (2009) reviewed 155 other studies (this is called a meta-analysis) that had already been carried out in order to identify factors that put the child at Read the rest

BPD Sufferers May Avoid ‘Mentalising’ Due To Parental Rejection

Peter Fonagy, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and expert in borderline psychopathology and early attachment relationships, and who has produced some of the most influential work relating to this field, has stressed the importance of MENTALISING (or, more precisely, Read the rest

Divorce : Signs Children Are Being Used As Pawns Or Weapons

Introduction :

I have already published on this site articles which examine the potentially very psychologically damaging effects that divorce, particularly a  divorce that is acrimonious, can inflict upon the child. My own parents divorced when I was eight Read the rest

Why A ‘Love-Hate’ Relationship Develops Between The Abusive Parent And The Child

 

If we were significantly maltreated by our parent/s when we were children, we may well, as a psychological defence against the intolerable dilemma this put us in, have unconsciously developed a ‘love-hate’ relationship with them.

In such cases, feelings Read the rest

Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde: Do BPD Sufferers Have A ‘Split Personality’?

 

Do BPD Sufferers Have A ‘Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde’ Personality?

In terms of symptoms, there exists a clear overlap between the psychiatric conditions of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and dissociative identity disorder (DID). DID use to be referred Read the rest

Posttraumatic Growth : An Existential Perspective

 

 

Not only possible to recover from the adverse effects of trauma but even to go on to develop as an individual in response to them in ways that would not have been possible had the traumatic events not Read the rest

Controlling Emotions : The Emotional Regulation System

 

If, as children, we experienced, significant and protracted trauma we are at increased risk of developing various psychological difficulties as adults, including an increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder.

One of the Read the rest

Possible Long-Term Effects Of Highly Stressed Mothers On Infants

HPA axis

Mothers who are suffering severe and protracted stress (e.g. due to an anxiety disorder) for a significant period of time whilst bringing up their infants are likely to be less attentive to their off-spring than are mothers who are mentally Read the rest

What Is The Difference Between Repression And Dissociation?

 

 

I have frequently referred to the concepts of DISSOCIATION and REPRESSION on this site as, of course, both are highly relevant to the subject of childhood trauma. But what is the difference between the two?

REPRESSION :

In Read the rest

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga For Reducing Symptoms Of Complex PTSD

Studies into the effectiveness of yoga already suggest that it can help to ameliorate both physical and psychological problems including diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety.

There also now exists evidence (e.g. van der Kolk, 2014, see below)) that it Read the rest

A Study On The Childhoods Of Murderers

A study conducted by Lewis et al. (1985) and published in the American Journal Of Psychiatry examined the childhoods of nine convicted murders with the aim of discovering what characteristics (if any) they had in common. The main characteristics identified Read the rest