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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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INTRODUCTION

 

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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

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

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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

Childhood Trauma Recovery: Useful Links

 

 

Behavioral Tech: A Linehan Institute Training Company.

Here you can learn about scientifically validated treatments for complex and severe mental illness.

NCTSN The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) provides children 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

Three Important Theories On Why Some Develop BPD And Others Do Not.

 

Although most people who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) report having experienced childhood trauma, this is not invariably the case (although, of course, just because a person does not report having suffered childhood trauma does not mean Read the rest

Reducing Risk Of Intergenerational Transmission Of BPD

A study conducted by Stepp et al. (2012) adds further evidence in support of the theory that children of mothers with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are at increased risk of developing their own psychosocial problems (i.e. impaired mental health and Read the rest

How Childhood Trauma Can Alter Brain’s Reward Circuits

There is increasing evidence to suggest that chronic, severe stress during childhood can lead to changes in the brain’s reward circuitry that leads individuals to prefer short term gains and immediate gratification over postponed, long-term gains and pleasures.

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Can Childhood Trauma Be Genetically Passed On To Future Generations?

A study conducted by Santavirta et al., (Uppsala University) and published in the journal of JAMA Psychiatry.sought to answer the question as to whether the adverse effects of childhood trauma could alter a person’s genes and, if so, whether these Read the rest