The Science Behind How Exercise Reduces Anxiety

  It is becoming increasingly well known how the body is intrinsically connected to symptoms of PTSD and complex PTSD, and, accordingly, the vital role of physical therapies in helping to ameliorate these conditions. Indeed, in the UK, more and more doctors are prescribing interventions such as free gym memberships in order to help treat …

Childhood Trauma, Social Anxiety And The Spotlight Effect

  I have written elsewhere on this website about how, if we experienced significant and protracted childhood trauma, we are at increased risk of developing social anxiety in adulthood. This is especially the case if we have been constantly criticized and denigrated during childhood by our parents / primary caretakers and we have internalized their …

Trauma Linked To Social Anxiety, Self-Consciousness And Isolation

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  Childhood Trauma And Social Isolation: If, as a result of our childhood trauma, we develop, in adulthood, mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder or complex post-traumatic stress disorder, we are at greater risk than average of becoming socially isolated. Indeed, I have written elsewhere on this site about how, for several …

Childhood Emotional Neglect And Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD)

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The Link Between Childhood Emotional Neglect And Avoidant Personality Disorder : It is thought that about 2-3% of individuals within the U.S. suffer from an avoidant personality disorder (AvPD). This disorder can often be linked to childhood emotional neglect. Those who suffer from the disorder tend to be preoccupied with the faults and failings they …

Childhood Trauma : Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD).

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    If our experiences of relationships in childhood are largely negative and painful, in extreme cases, we may develop social phobia as adults, or, in even more severe cases,¬†avoidant¬†personality disorder (AvPD). What is AvPD? APD is similar to generalized social phobia, but of greater intensity. The person who suffers from it tries to avoid …