Category Archives: Depression

Why Are Girls More Likely To Report Suffering Depression Than Boys?

 

 

Research shows that during adolescence girls are more likely to experience depression than are boys (this difference between males and females is also reflected in the adult population). Why should this disparity between the genders exist?

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How We Develop A Depressive Thinking Style As Children : The 3P Theory.

According to Martin Seligman, an expert in Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the main processes by which we develop a depressive thinking style as children is by a tendency to explain negative events as :

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Depression : Anger Towards Parents Turned Inward?

 

 

 

 

The idea that depression is the result of our anger towards others (such as our parents) who have hurt and betrayed being turned inwards towards ourselves is usually thought to originate from the theories of Sigmund Read the rest

How Childhood Trauma Can Lead To Depression And Unhappiness As Adults.

 

 

A study conducted at the University of Cambridge in the UK, involving 238 teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 years, focused on investigating how GENES AND ENVIRONMENT INTERACT and in what ways this interaction increases or Read the rest

Psychotic Depression, Schizophrenia And Childhood Trauma Subtypes

 

Sub-Types Of Childhood Trauma :

As we have seen from other articles I have published on this site, childhood trauma can be split into 4 main subtypes: emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect.

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Childhood Psychological Trauma Can Lead To Brain Inflammation

 

It has recently been discovered that chronic, unpredictable, psychological stress in early life can lead to inflammation in the brain. This has come as something of a surprise to many researchers as it had previously been believed by most Read the rest

Why Girls May Be Worse Affected By Childhood Trauma Than Boys.

 

 

Approximately 2℅ of boys who have experienced just one ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) go on to develop chronic depression. In the case of girls who have experienced one ACE, however, this figure dramatically increases to 18%.

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Childhood Depression: Risk Factors And Why It Is Underdiagnosed.

 

 

Undiagnosed Childhood Depression

Whilst there are many similarities between childhood depression and adult depression, there are also some important differences. One such difference is children displaying objectively observable symptoms of depression often deny that they are depressed.

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Feel Permanently, Emotionally Numb? The Possible Roots In Childhood Trauma.

 

 

Emotional numbness is a coping mechanism that can be necessary to psychologically protect us when traumatic events are occurring. However, emotional numbness becomes a problem if it persists after the traumatic events are over meaning that it no Read the rest

Fear of Death Stemming from Childhood Trauma

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The fear of death is common but can be particularly acute if one has experienced certain kinds of childhood trauma. The acute fear of death (which can be obsessional and greatly impair day-to-day functioning) is also known by two Read the rest

False Core Beliefs : Their Childhood Roots

 

By the time we are adults, most of us have developed entrenched, deeply rooted, fundamental beliefs about ourselves. Psychologists refer to these as our CORE BELIEFS. Once established, they can prove very difficult to change without the aid of Read the rest

Ten Questions We can Ask Ourselves to Challenge Our Negative Thoughts.

 

My mother was one of the world’s most negative people. I remember, when I was a young child, one of her favourite sayings was that people did not need to ask what Hell would be like as we were Read the rest

Childhood Trauma and Major Depressive Disorder.

 

Studies overwhelmingly show a strong link between childhood trauma and the development of a major depressive disorder in later life (in fact, nearly every study into this link has shown that the two are correlated to a statistically significant Read the rest