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

Psychologist, researcher and educationalist.

A Study On The Link Between Childhood Trauma And Adult Psychosis

 

STUDY 1 INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD EXPERIENCED A FIRST EPISODE OF PSYCHOSIS:

A study carried out by Morgan et al., (2007) involved 390 individuals who had suffered a first episode of psychosis. It was found that, compared to individuals Read the rest

Three Types Of Flashback: Visual, Somatic And Emotional

 

Sufferers of both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder (Complex PTSD) experience terrifying flashbacks.

Such flashbacks can be split into three categories as follows:

  • VISUAL FLASHBACKS
  • SOMATIC FLASHBACKS
  • EMOTIONAL FLASHBACKS

Below, I briefly describe the form Read the rest

Why Complex PTSD May Sometimes Be Misdiagnosed As Schizophrenia

 

It has been noted by many researchers (e.g.Fox, 2005) that individuals who have been profoundly traumatized may display symptoms of psychosis (most frequently in the form of hallucinations and delusions). Such psychotic symptoms are especially likely to occur when Read the rest

Bowlby’s Theory Of The Damaging Psychological Effects Of Maternal Deprivation

 

Bowlby stressed that what is crucial for mental health is that the baby/infant/young child experiences warm and loving nurturing from his/her mother (or primary carer) which is reliable, dependable and continuous and which both mother and offspring find gratifying.Read the rest

Repressed Memories Of Childhood Trauma And State-Dependent Learning

 

According to MEMORY REPRESSION THEORY, (a theory that originates from the work of Sigmund Freud and more likely, today, to be described as memories made inaccessible due to DISSOCIATIVE AMNESIA) some memories of childhood trauma in some individuals are Read the rest

Babies Of BPD Mothers Have Problems Regulating Stress Even At 2-Months-Old.

 

A study published in the British Journal Of Psychiatry (2003) was conducted to investigate differences between the quality of interaction between and the effects of such differences upon the babies’ behavioural and emotional responses towards their respective mothers.

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The Possible Effects Of Genes On Development Of Borderline Personality Disorder

 

There exists overwhelming evidence from research into the causes of borderline personality disorder (BPD) that the condition is far more likely to occur in those who have experienced severe and protracted developmental trauma than those who have been fortunate Read the rest

Complex PTSD, Muscle Armouring And Physical Pain.

 

One of the hallmarks of complex PTSD is a perpetual feeling of being under threat, stemming from constantly feeling afraid and vulnerable during childhood. This is true even though the threatening circumstances of our childhood have long since past Read the rest

Understanding Common Effects Of Childhood Trauma

Understanding Common Effects Of Childhood Trauma available from Amazon for instant download.

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Structure and contents of the book :

 

INTRODUCTION

 

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The Fantasy Bond Originating From An Impoverished Mother-Child Relationship.

 

If, as babies and infants, our relationship with our mother (or other primary carers) was impoverished, misattuned and lacking in security and our mother/primary carer was insufficiently attuned to our basic needs and could not be relied upon to Read the rest

Eight Psychoneurotic Dimensions Of Complex PTSD

 

Complex PTSD can develop in individuals who have experienced protracted and severe interpersonal trauma (parents/primary caregivers) at critical stages in their psychological development whilst growing up. As the name of the condition suggests, both its causes and effects are Read the rest

How Childhood Trauma Can Physically Damage The Developing Brain

To read Part One of my eBook How Childhood Trauma Can Physically Damage The Developing Brain (And How These Effects Can Be Reversed) scroll down.

 

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CONTENTS

 

PART 1 :

BRAIN

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How False Feelings Of Being ‘Bad’ Are Perpetuated

 

 

 

When a child is continually mistreated, s/he will inevitably conclude that s/he must be innately bad. This is because s/he has a need (at an unconscious level) to preserve the illusion that her/his parents are good; this Read the rest

What Drunk Monkeys Can Teach Us About Effects Of Early Life Stress

 

A study conducted by Higley et al., 1991 involving twenty-two rhesus monkeys (all aged 50 months) was set up to investigate if their early life experience affected their alcohol consumption.

The twenty-two monkeys were split into two groups of

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Why BPD Sufferers Often See Others As Malevolent

This article is based on ‘Object Relations Theory’ (Fairbairn, 1952). which places crucial importance upon interpersonal relationships, most of all interfamilial relationships, especially between the mother and the child. The theory, in particular, concerns itself with how we develop. in Read the rest