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

David Hosier MSc holds two degrees (BSc Hons and MSc) and a post-graduate diploma in education (all three qualifications are in psychology). He also holds UK QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). He has worked as a teacher, lecturer and researcher. His own experiences of severe childhood trauma and its emotional fallout motivated him to set up this website, childhoodtraumarecovery.com, for which he exclusively writes articles.

He has published several books including The Link Between Childhood Trauma And Borderline Personality Disorder, The Link Between Childhood Trauma ANd Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and  How Childhood Trauma Can Damage The Developing Brain (And How These Effects Can Be Reversed).

He was educated at the University of London, Goldsmith’s College where he developed his interest in childhood experiences leading to psychopathology and wrote his thesis on the effects of childhood depression on academic performance.

This site has been created for educational purposes only.

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 Read the rest

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 Read the rest

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 Read the rest

‘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 Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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 Read the rest

Therapy For Dissociative Disorder

 

 

Hunter et al. (Institute of Psychiatry, London) has developed a form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for the condition that treats it in a similar way to how anxiety disorders would be treated.

The therapy developed by Hunter Read the rest

How ‘Malignant Alienation’ May Impoverish Care BPD Sufferers Receive

Because many sufferers of BPD have been so betrayed and hurt by their childhoods they may frequently have developed psychological defences that do not immediately endear them to others such as deep mistrust of people in general and, in particular, … Read the rest

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.

 

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 Read the rest

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