What Are The Effects Of Emotional Neglect Of A Child?

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What Are The Effects Of Emotional Neglect / Emotional Deprivation On The Child? A child who is emotionally neglected / emotionally deprived may be treated with indifference, as if s/he is of no importance, ignored, or almost as if s/he does not exist. It is the absence and withholding of the attention and approval the child expects …

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Questionnaire

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As we have seen in several of the previously published articles on this website, severe childhood trauma can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you are concerned you might suffer from the condition, it is important to seek advice from a relevantly qualified mental health professional. However, if you want to …

PTSD – 3 Steps To Recovery: Safety, Remembering And Rebuilding

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After severe and protracted interpersonal trauma and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)/ complex PTSD, one of the main symptoms the sufferer has to contend with often things which, in themselves, are not at all threatening can strike terror into the heart of the individual as, in his/her own mind, they are connected to, and …

Effects of Lack of Emotional Security in Childhood.

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& Lack Of Emotional Security Children who grow up in emotionally secure environments are likely to develop good emotional regulation (control) in later life and are unlikely to develop significant anti-social personality traits (characteristics). However, when there is a lack of emotional security and the environment is hostile, the child will tend to develop ‘avoidant …

Complex PTSD In Children And Its Misdiagnosis As Anger Disorders

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When I got to about the age of 12 or 13 I became a very angry child (although my angry outbursts were mainly confined to the home). In my case, my anger almost certainly came about as a defensive reaction to my mother’s extreme psychological abuse. In hindsight, now, I can see that such behavior …

The Vicious Cycle of Adult Problems Stemming from Childhood Trauma

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    ‘WE NEED TO SEE THE SYMPTOMS WE HAVE AS A RESULT OF OUR CHILDHOOD TRAUMA LESS AS THE RESULT OF SOME CHARACTER FLAW, AND MORE AS THE RESULT OF HAVING SUFFERED EXTREME AND PAINFUL EXPERIENCES WHEN WE WERE LEAST ABLE TO COPE WITH THEM. BY CONSIDERING THE IDEA THAT OUR SYMPTOMS COULD BE …

Childhood Trauma : Defense Mechanisms Resulting from Stress.

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In our response to stress resulting from our childhood trauma and other factors we often develop psychological DEFENSE MECHANISMS in an attempt to protect ourselves (though, very often, we are not consciously aware that many behaviours/defence mechanisms we have developed in order to try to reduce the adverse effects of stress (though not all, eg …

Trauma: How Cognitive Processing Therapy Can Help.

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  It is always important to treat post-traumatic stress and this is particularly the case in relation to childhood trauma. This is because it is during childhood that we form our core beliefs about ourselves, others and the world in general. Childhood trauma can severely distort these beliefs in a highly destructive manner. Without treatment, …

Prince Harry Tries EMDR To Help Process Trauma. What Is It?

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      Prince Harry, who tragically lost his mother, Princess Diana, at the age of just 12, has recently opened up about his childhood trauma in a series of interviews with Oprah Winfrey and has revealed that to help him process this trauma, he has opted to undergo EMDR therapy. But what does this …

Childhood Trauma: Damage Done by Breakdown of Maternal Bond.

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  Whilst the child has many relationships (e.g. with siblings, teachers, friends, etc) the relationship between the child and the mother is of paramount importance. How our mother relates to us in our early years has a profound impact on our subsequent development and future lives, not least in terms of how we perceive ourselves …

Childhood Trauma: Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (with Questionnaire).

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          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 by those providing treatment (as certainly was the case for me in the early years of my treatment, necessitating me …

Childhood Trauma: Aiding Recovery through Diet and Lifestyle.

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  Childhood Trauma: Aiding Recovery through Diet and Lifestyle. Neurotransmitters : Several of my posts have discussed research that shows childhood trauma can profoundly influence the biochemistry of the brain and that these biochemical changes can, and do, lead to problems with the individual’s psychological state and behaviour. Fortunately, however, research has also demonstrated that …

Childhood Trauma: The Link with Future Gambling.

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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 risk …

Repression Of Traumatic Childhood Memories.

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  Repression Of Traumatic Childhood Memories Most of us are familiar with the idea that people who have experienced severe traumas sometimes REPRESS the memory of them (i.e. bury them deep in the unconscious where they cannot be consciously recalled). This process is known as REPRESSION. This is thought to be an automatic process (ie. …

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Childhood Trauma. Does It Work?

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      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 Burns, MD) and is now used to treat many conditions that individuals who have experienced …