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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

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

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 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

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

 

CHAPTER ONE: 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

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