DEPRESSION

Complex PTSD And ‘A Sense Of A Foreshortened Future.’

      “It was as if her life had been brought to a full stop: she couldn’t look forward, couldn’t picture what tomorrow might bring.” Ragnar Jonasson, The Darkness From the age of about 14 or so, shortly after I had been thrown out of my narcissistic mother’s home and had gone to live …

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Fear of Death Stemming from Childhood Trauma

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 other names : – NECROPHOBIA (which derives from the Greek language – ‘NECROS’ = DEATH) – …

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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 therapeutic interventions (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT). A traumatic childhood, especially one …

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Overcoming Guilt Caused by Childhood Trauma

If we have been mistreated as children, we may well grow up with a pervasive feeling that we are irredeemably ‘bad’ people. This can lead to what has been termed ‘neurotic guilt’; this occurs when we feel a sense of shame about ourselves and we have a generalized feeling of guilt that is not attached …

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