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What Is Psychic Numbing?

Severe emotional distress and trauma can lead to a psychological defense known as psychic numbing. Psychic numbing occurs when our conscious experience becomes so overwhelmingly, mentally painful that our feelings, in effect, ‘switch themselves off;’ the result is a kind… Read more

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 longer serves… Read more

Childhood Trauma Leading to Anhedonia (Inability to Experience Pleasure).

There is an established relationship between having experienced trauma as a child and suffering from anhedonia (the inability to experience feelings of pleasure) as an adult. Anhedonia drains the color from life, rather like seeing a film in high resolution… Read more

Deep Brain Stimulation – A Cutting-Edge Treatment for Depression

In some people, severe clinical depression does not respond to established forms of treatment such as psychotherapy, behavioural therapy, drug treatment or electrconvulsive therapy (ECT). Such a depressive state is medically referred to as TREATMENT RESISTANT DEPRESSION (TRD). However, there… Read more
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