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Factors That Can Prevent Recovery From PTSD/Complex PTSD

In this post, I will concentrate on 3 main factors that can hinder one’s recovery from PTSD/complex PTSD. These are as follows:   Unprocessed memories that are highly emotionally charged and easily triggered.  Unhelpful thinking about, and interpretations of, trauma memories. Cognitive and behavioral responses, including avoidance and safety strategies, have become maladaptive (Ehlers). Let’s …

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Seeing Symptoms Of Complex PTSD As Adaptive Capacities. 

…those who are unaware of the child’s history of trauma or those who are ignorant of the potential effects of severe, protracted, interpersonal childhood trauma may confound matters further still by attaching pejorative labels to the young person (such as a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder). According to Ford, 2009, symptoms of complex PTSD should …

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3 Stages Of Complex PTSD Treatment: Stabilisation, Therapy And Reintegration.

    What is the best complex PTSD treatment? The NHS (UK) recommends that those suffering from complex PTSD undergo three stages of treatment. These are as follows : 1) STABILISATION 2) TRAUMA-FOCUSED THERAPY 3) REINTEGRATION Let’s look at each of these a little more closely : STABILIZATION: NHS guidelines suggest that during the first …

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Childhood Trauma And ADHD: Is Complex 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 it is not by any means implied below that all cases involve underlying trauma. In the …

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

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 …

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Complex PTSD In Children And Its Misdiagnosis As Anger Disorders

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 …

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