Author Archives: David Hosier Bsc Hons; Msc; Pgde(fahe)

Psychologist, researcher and educationalist.

Why BPD Sufferers Can Often Read Others’ Emotions So Perceptively

bpd and oversensitivity

BPD and interpersonal sensitivity

When I was a young child, my mother always remarked upon how easily I picked up on the slightest emotional signals she, and others, displayed (such as a tiny change in expression, a very slight change in tone of voice, subtle variations of body language etc). What both she (I presume)  and I were unaware of at the time was … Read the rest

Overcoming Nightmares And Hallucinations With ‘Paradoxical Intention.’

bpd and neuroimaging

paradoxical intention

Childhood Trauma And Its Link To Adult, Psychiatric Disorders :

We have seen in many other articles that I have published on this site that there is a link between childhood trauma and the later development of a whole array of psychiatric disorders in adulthood (for example, see my article on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study – sometimes referred to … Read the rest

The Neurological Potential For Psychological Turmoil During Adolescence.

brain changes in adolescence

For many, adolescence is a very difficult and stressful time, not least because of the neurological and interacting hormonal changes that occur during the period.

Changes In The Brain :

Between the ages of about ten and early adulthood, the brain undergoes three major periods of dramatic physical development as described below :

  • Between the ages of 10 years and
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Factors That Put The Child’s Mental Health At Risk

child mental health risk factors

factors that put the child's mental health at risk

The Risk And Resilience Model :

According to the Risk And Resilience Model (Pearce , 1993) there exist three categories of factors that put the child’s mental health at risk. These are as follows :

  1. Factors relating to the child’s / young person’s environment
  2. Factors relating to the child’s / young person’s family
  3. Factors relating to the child / young
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Childhood Trauma And Nocturnal Enuresis

childhood trauma and cptsd

nocturnal enuresis

Individuals who suffer significant stress / trauma in early life are more likely to suffer from NOCTURNAL ENURESIS than those individuals who are fortunate enough not to do so.

What Is Nocturnal Enuresis?

Nocturnal enuresis is a pattern of voiding urine, at night, into bed or clothes, and can be both involuntary or deliberate. To be classified as nocturnal enuresis, … Read the rest

Antidepressants : Are Those Who Experienced Early Life Trauma Less Responsive To Them?

do antidepressants work?

MDD, early life-trauma and antidepressants

Antidepressants And Childhood Trauma :

As part of the international Study to Predict Optimized Treatment for Depression (iSPOT-D) involving over one thousand individuals who had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). research was undertaken to compare the prevalence of histories of early childhood trauma in this group with the same prevalence in  a group of ‘healthy’ controls (this latter … Read the rest

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