Idealization Of Others : A Defense Mechanism Stemming From Childhood Trauma

Within the discipline of psychology, there exists a concept known as ‘splitting’.¬†Splitting refers to a false perception of seeing others as either ‘all good’ or ‘all bad’. During childhood, this is normal. However, it can persist into adulthood, operating as a psychological defence mechanism, which prevents us from taking a more realistic, considered and complex […]

Childhood Trauma and Obsessive Love Disorder

Obsessions are a symptom of an underlying anxiety disorder and materialize as a result of great stress such as severe emotional injury during childhood. In order to escape a world of intolerable psychological pain and other mental health problems, the person suffering from obsessive love disorder escapes into a world of fantasy and obsession. The […]