Category Archives: Complex Ptsd / Ptsd

Repressed Memories Of Childhood Trauma And State-Dependent Learning

 

According to MEMORY REPRESSION THEORY, (a theory that originates from the work of Sigmund Freud and more likely, today, to be described as memories made inaccessible due to DISSOCIATIVE AMNESIA) some memories of childhood trauma in some individuals are 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

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

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

Why Complex PTSD Sufferers May Avoid Eye Contact

 

A study by Steuwe et al. (2014) was conducted to cast light upon why many with individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including those suffering from complex-PTSD, often find it excruciatingly uncomfortable every time the rules of social Read the rest

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga For Reducing Symptoms Of Complex PTSD

Studies into the effectiveness of yoga already suggest that it can help to ameliorate both physical and psychological problems including diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety.

There also now exists evidence (e.g. van der Kolk, 2014, see below)) that it Read the rest

Somatic Experiencing Therapy : Healing The Dysfunctional Nervous System

 

somatic experiencingDr Peter Levine’s somatic experiencing therapy¬†is predicated upon the idea that the disturbing symptoms of PTSD are substantially caused by the adverse effect our traumatic experiences have had on the way our body and nervous system works.

In Read the rest

Childhood Trauma And ADHD : Is PTSD Being Misdiagnosed As ADHD?

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This article considers the possible link between childhood trauma and ADHD. However, to clear up any possible misinterpretation of this article, it is important to state at the outset that ADHD is undoubtedly a genuine disorder and Read the rest

Childhood Trauma, BPD, Carl Jung and ‘The Peter Pan Syndrome.’

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What Is Peter Pan Syndrome?

First, it should be stated that the so-called ‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ is not an official psychiatric term and will not be found in the DSM (diagnostic statistical manual). However, many psychologists find it Read the rest