Category Archives: Brain

Preventing And Reducing Trauma-Related Impaired Brain Development In Young People

 

Chronic toxic stress and damage to the brain’s physical development.

We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site the severe and prolonged childhood trauma resulting in chronic toxic stress can damage the brain’s development Read the rest

How Childhood Trauma Can Speed Up The Ageing Of The Brain

 

We have already seen from other articles that I have published on this site that, according to major studies, severe and protracted childhood trauma can dramatically increase our risk in adulthood of suffering from various physical illnesses (e,g, Read the rest

Damage To Brain Development Caused By Trauma Increases During Developmental Epochs

 

We have seen in other articles I have published on this site that severe and protracted childhood trauma can increase the risk of damage to particular brain regions (e.g. the amygdala) and, in so doing, increase our risk 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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Why Trauma Survivors May Find It Hard To Learn From Past Behaviour.

 

Many of us who have experienced severe and protracted childhood trauma, particularly if we have gone on to be diagnosed with conditions such as complex PTSD or BPD as a result, are frequently liable to ‘act out’  unbearable Read the rest

How Bullying May Affect Teenagers’ Brains

 

A study conducted by Quinlan et al. (2018) on the effects of bullying on the brain and involving the study of 682 teenagers required these young people to fill out questionnaires about the extent to which they experienced bullying. Read the rest

Childhood Trauma Leading To Over-Dominant Brain Stem

A simplified way of describing the structure of the brain is to think of it as comprising three main regions (e.g. MacLean, 1990) that develop in the following order from birth to a person’s early or mid-twenties.

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Neurofeedback And Reducing Activity In Brain’s Fear Circuitry.

According to Mobbs, the brain consists of two areas involved in how we experience fear as shown below :

It is becoming increasingly recognized that overactivity in the brain’s fear circuitry may be of fundamental relevance to not only complex-PTSD … Read the rest

What Are The Differences Between The Traumatized And Normal Brain?

Severe and protracted childhood trauma can physically damage the brain’s development, adversely affecting both its structure and functionality, which, in turn, can contribute to the development of very serious psychiatric conditions such as complex posttraumatic stress disorder (complex PTSD) and Read the rest

Childhood Psychological Trauma Can Lead To Brain Inflammation

 

It has recently been discovered that chronic, unpredictable, psychological stress in early life can lead to inflammation in the brain. This has come as something of a surprise to many researchers as it had previously been believed by most Read the rest

Right Brain Therapy : Benefits For Trauma Survivors

 

How Useful Is Right Brain Therapy For Trauma Survivors?

Why is it that right brain therapy may be more appropriate for trauma survivors as opposed to therapies that concentrate largely upon the left brain?

Right Brain And How We

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3 Ways To Repair Brain Damage Caused By Protracted Childhood Trauma

 

We have already seen in other articles that I have posted on this site that significant and protracted childhood trauma can physically damage the developing brain and have an adverse effect upon the body’s physiology as a whole. In Read the rest

Why Girls May Be Worse Affected By Childhood Trauma Than Boys.

 

 

Approximately 2℅ of boys who have experienced just one ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) go on to develop chronic depression. In the case of girls who have experienced one ACE, however, this figure dramatically increases to 18%.

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Those In Grip Of BPD Do NOT Deserve Blame For Their Actions

 

 

We have seen in many other articles that I have posted on this site that there is a strong association between the experience of childhood trauma and the development of BPD.

Sadly, compounding their problem, those suffering from BPD Read the rest

Possible Life-Long Effects Of Toxic Stress On The Child.

We have been programmed by evolution to have physical responses to perceived dangers and threats. These evolved to prepare our ancestors for ‘fight or flight’, when, for example, they were being stalked by a predator. The bodily responses we Read the rest