Childhood Trauma : The Effects of Bullying

 

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Being bullied when we were young can have long-lasting adverse effects, particularly if we were sensitive and socially anxious as children.

The form that bullying takes can be both overt (blatant and obvious) or much more subtle, The subtle Read the rest

Childhood Trauma Leading to ‘The Jumping to Conclusions’ Bias

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Those who suffer childhood trauma, studies reveal, are far more likely than others, all else being equal, to develop a specific COGNITIVE BIAS which has been termed, rather informally, ‘The Jumping to Conclusions Bias’.

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Effects of Parental Favouritism On Favored And Unfavoured Child

 

The effects of long-term parental favouritism will affect how the favoured and non-favoured child perceive themselves. The more extreme the difference in treatment, all else being equal, the more acute will be the effects on the respective children.

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What Studies on ‘Unloved’ Rats Tell us about Effects of Childhood Trauma

 

 

It is being increasingly recognized by research psychologists that the environment we are brought up in has a critical effect upon our later development and functioning. As in all areas of medical research, animal studies play a vital 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

Childhood Trauma Leading to Excessive Need for Approval.

 

If we did not receive approval from those close to us in childhood we may grow up to have an excessive need for it from others later in life as a kind of compensation and in order to raise Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) : Further Treatment Options.

Individuals suffering from psychiatric conditions such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) find there are a vast array of therapies on offer purporting to be able to effectively treat them. The choice can seem overwhelming and confusing.

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The Gifted Child : Possible Traumatic Consequences

 

It is certainly not true for every gifted child, but some are at increased risk of ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS and consequently, of unhappiness. Problems, research shows, may develop in connection with the following:

extreme sensitivity
– alienation
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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

Controversies: Alarming Study – How Psychiatrists can Get It Wrong.

 

We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site that those who have suffered severe and ongoing childhood trauma and have then, as adults, gone on to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) may Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: Its Link to Adult Anxiety.

 

 

Anxious personality types often result from childhood trauma. Research has shown that there are 7 major factors which influence the way our personalities develop. These are:

– the way in which we are disciplined in childhood
– our Read the rest

Psychodynamic And Psychoanalytic Therapy: Treating The Root Cause Of Related Symptoms.

 

I had been perplexed for a very long time, given the emotional symptoms I was experiencing, which, it had always been obvious to me, were in large part related to my childhood experiences, why I had never been offered Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: Identity Problems and How to Tackle Them.

 

One outcome of childhood trauma can frequently be that the person who has suffered it is prone to develop IDENTITY PROBLEMS.

A person’s identity represents their attempt to pin down the essential elements he sees (rather than what others Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

 

Individuals who have suffered severe childhood trauma may, as a result of it, later suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or similar condition. Some professionals advocate a relatively new technique which aims to address this; it is known Read the rest