Category Archives: Complex Ptsd / Ptsd

Repressed Memories : The Need for Further Research

 

The concept of repressed memories was made popular by Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939) who hypothesized that traumatic memories could be buried deep in the unconscious without conscious access for long periods of time and that this caused his Read the rest

Recovery of Repressed or Buried Memories of Abuse

 

There has been a long-standing debate about the reliability of recovered memories of trauma and abuse.

The psychologist Loftus draws our attention to the distinction between Type I and Type II traumas. Type I traumas relate to a single Read the rest

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Questionnaire

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 Read the rest

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 Read the rest

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 Read the rest

Trauma: How Cognitive Processing Therapy Can Help.

 

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 Read the rest

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 Read the rest

Repression Of Traumatic Childhood Memories.

 

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 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