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Controversies: Alarming Study – How Psychiatrists can Get It Wrong.

  We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site that those who have suffered severe and ongoing childhood trauma and have then, as adults, gone on to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) may be better served, in many cases, by being diagnosed with complex PTSD instead (in relation …

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Psychodynamic And Psychoanalytic Therapy: Treating Root Causes

  I had been perplexed for a very long time, given the emotional symptoms I was experiencing, which, it had always been obvious to me, were in large part related to my childhood experiences, why I had never been offered therapy, by the NHS, which could specifically address this issue. In fact, the professionals I …

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Effects of Childhood Trauma On The Development Of Violent and Anti-Social Behaviour.

    TONY SOPRANO: And to think I’m the cause of it. DR. MALFI: How are you the cause of it? TONY SOPRANO: It’s in his blood, this miserable fucking existence. My rotten fucking putrid genes have infected my kid’s soul. That’s my gift to my son. ***** Studies have shown that male children who …

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Types of Relationship Problems The Individual May Experience As A Result Of Childhood Trauma.

  Childhood Trauma And Adult Relationships : Early relationships between the parent and child have an enormous impact on how the child manages relationships throughout later life. If the child experiences significant difficulties relating to his/her parents, it often leads to problems with relating to others later on in life. Secure Attachment : The developmental …

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How Childhood Trauma Can Reduce Life Expectancy By 19 Years.

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Childhood trauma clearly puts the child who experiences it under great stress; the more protracted and intense the traumas, and the more traumas the child suffers, all else being equal, the more stress is inflicted upon the child. A very major and frequently cited study (The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, …

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Childhood Trauma And Gambling: A Hidden Addiction Of Millions

Childhood Trauma And Gambling Addiction :   Research suggests that childhood trauma increases the likelihood of future addictions, including gambling. This gambling may become pathological. The types of childhood trauma that were experienced in pathological gamblers include violence, sexual abuse and loss. For instance, Jacobs (2008) conducted research demonstrating that childhood trauma greatly increased the …

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How Self-Esteem Is Damaged And Key Elements That Help Recovery

Our Self-Esteem: Branden’s (1994) 6 Key Elements. Branden (1994) identified six key foundations upon which the development of a healthy level of self-esteem is built; these six building blocks of self-esteem are as follows: THE SIX KEY FACTORS THAT UNDERPIN A HEALTHY LEVEL OF SELF-ESTEEM: 1) Being consciously engaged with the present 2) Being accepting …

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Psychotherapeutic Interventions That Research Suggests Are Helpful For Individuals Suffering with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

  A quick search of the internet reveals a very large range of therapies on offer which purports to treat BPD effectively. Indeed, the sheer range of putative treatments can seem confusing and overwhelming. It is for this reason that I concentrate on just six treatments that research suggests are the most beneficial. Let’s look …

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Is Online Therapy Effective? The Pros And Cons

  Given the underfunding of the NHS in the U.K. and the long waiting times involved in getting appropriate therapy for mental health conditions (assuming one is fortunate enough to even be put on the waiting list), people suffering emotional problems are increasingly seeking alternatives, including private teletherapy/online therapy (therapy delivered through email, messaging or …

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Stop Blaming Yourself! Childhood Trauma: An Analysis of Blame.

  When we are children, if someone treats us badly, we attempt to understand why. But in trying to understand, the child’s logic is very often flawed, and s/he falsely deduces s/he is to blame for it. The child’s flawed logic may flow similarly to this: ‘Someone is hurting me…punishment only happens to bad children…that …

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