Category Archives: Brain

Childhood Trauma Permanently Scars Brain

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Brain Areas That May Be Adversely Affected By Childhood Trauma

 

 

 

If we have been unfortunate enough to have been subjected to severe and chronic childhood trauma, it is possible that this adversely affected how our brain physically developed during our early life.

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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

Ways In Which Childhood Trauma Can Adversely Affect Learning

We know that severe and protracted childhood trauma can give rise to toxic stress that, over time, can harm the physical development of various brain regions such as the amygdala,

This can result in conditions such as complex PTSD orRead 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.

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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

Childhood Trauma Can Create Brain Wired For Fear

We have seen from other articles I have published on this site that psychological experiences, especially when young, can actually alter the physical structure of the brain, as well as its neural connection (i.e. how the brain cells are interlinked) Read the rest

Brains Of Children Exposed To Domestic Violence Affected In Similar Way To Exposure To Combat

 

A study carried out at University College London (UCL) has found that when a child is continually exposed to domestic violence, such as the father regularly beating the mother, their brains are negatively affected in a similar way to Read the rest

Neuroplasticity : 3 Ways Brain Can Physically Recover From Trauma

THE BRAIN AND NEUROPLASTICITY :

I have previously written articles on how early life trauma can adversely affect the physical development of the brain leading to, for example, psychological difficulties in adulthood such as finding it hard to control our Read the rest

Harmful Effects of Poverty on Early Brain Development

Poverty And Brain Development

A great many studies have now been conducted which show that those who grow up in poverty run the risk of the physical development of their brains being harmed, resulting in a negative impact on

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The Brain, Neuroscience and Meditation

THE PHYSICAL BRAIN :

The brain – the most complex entity in the known universe – controls our thoughts, moods, behaviour and memories. It is clearly a physical entity, but neuroscientists are still a long way from being able to

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Childhood Trauma, Therapy And The Right Brain

 

As recently as 25 years ago, it was still frequently believed that the structure of the brain had already been genetically determined at birth. Now, however, we, of course, know that this is absolutely NOT the case. Indeed, the Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: The Link with Future Gambling.

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 Read the rest

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Childhood Trauma. Does It Work?

 

 

 

WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY AND HOW CAN IT AID RECOVERY FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA?

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)  was initially devised during the 1970s by Aaron Beck and has since been developed by other psychologists (for example, David Read the rest