Category Archives: Complex Ptsd / Ptsd

Forensic Inpatients, Crime, Complex PTSD, Childhood Trauma

We have already seen from numerous other articles that I have previously published on this site that there is an association between the early life experience of interpersonal childhood trauma and the development of violent and aggressive tendencies which may Read the rest

The Importance Of Understanding The Meaning Of The Traumatized Child’s Behaviour.

When trying to understand why a traumatized child is behaving in a particular way – such as being prone to outbursts of rage aggression or being perpetually withdrawn – it is important to remember that all behaviour carries with it Read the rest

Childhood Trauma And Somatic Psychology

 

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We have seen how significant and protracted trauma in childhood can adversely affect the body’s physiology leading to constant feelings of hypervigilance in adulthood due to a dysregulated autonomic nervous system and how therapy involving Read the rest

Very Early Life Trauma can ‘Burn’ Memories into The Brain that are not Consciously Recollectable

MEMORY AND EARLY LIFE

Most of us have no conscious memory of our experiences that occur before the age of two or older (I myself remember nothing that happened to me before the age of five and only very little Read the rest

Unable To Live In The Present? Therapy And Dual Awareness Can Help

 

 

Many people who have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma and, as a result, go on to develop complex posttraumatic stress disorder or related conditions often feel permanently stuck in the past and unable to live in the Read the rest

Study Suggests Writing About Our Traumatic Experiences Can Be Beneficial To Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know that childhood trauma is strongly associated with poor mental and physical health in later life (e.g. see the ACE study) due to the hazardous, longterm effects of prolonged and repetitive toxic Read the rest

A Shattered Sense Of Self Due To Childhood Trauma

 

Severe, catastrophic, prolonged and/or repetitive childhood trauma can lead to a shattered, fractured, disintegrated and fragmented sense of self which can manifest itself in various ways including:

DAMAGE TO ‘SELF-STRUCTURE’:

According to Zepenic (2016), severe trauma can adversely affect 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

Labelling And Understanding Our Emotions May Reduce Inflammation And Improve Health

 

 

 

 

If, as children, we grew up in an environment in which we were subjected to severe stress over protracted periods of time the way in which our internal physiological systems would normally operate may be seriously Read the rest

What Is The Difference Between PTSD And Complex PTSD?

My Favorite Resources for C-PTSD. Part of an ongoing series about life… | by K. Mintner | Medium

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There has been some controversy regarding the difference between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder (complex PTSD) amongst researchers and members of the medical profession.

During the early 1990s, the psychologist Judith Read the rest

Unhappy With BPD Diagnosis? Is ‘Formulation’ The Answer?

 

Increasingly, many individuals who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and who have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma are starting to question whether the BPD diagnosis is the correct and most appropriate one. One of the Read the rest

Does Betrayal Trauma Increase Risk Of ADHD?

 

Betrayal trauma is a term which comes from betrayal trauma theory which was developed by Freyd (1994). Essentially, an individual may experience betrayal trauma when betrayed by a person to whom s/he is very close and upon whom the Read the rest

Trauma Involving Betrayal More Likely To Lead To BPD And PTSD

 

We have seen from numerous other articles that I have published on this site that those of us who experienced severe and protracted childhood trauma are at a highly increased risk of being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and/or Read the rest

Betrayal Trauma Theory And ‘Betrayal Blindness’.

 

As Bowlby emphasized, the child is profoundly dependent upon a reliable and secure attachment with his/her parent/primary carer for his/her physical and psychological health; indeed, throughout human evolutionary history, such a protective relationship has been crucial to the child’s Read the rest

Childhood Trauma And Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

Childhood Trauma And Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Survivors of extreme trauma often suffer persistent anxiety, phobias, panic, depression, identity and relationship problems Many times, the set of symptoms the individual presents with are not connected to the original trauma Read the rest