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Effects Of Childhood Trauma

The effects of childhood trauma can be devastating and, in the absence of effective therapy, can last well into adulthood or even for an entire lifetime. This website contains over 850  articles, all written by psychologist, writer and educator, David… Read more

Childhood Trauma Leading To Addiction And Crime

We have seen in previous articles published on this site that, if we have experienced significant childhood trauma, we are at increased risk of becoming addicted to illegal drugs as a result in order to help dull our emotional pain… Read more

Childhood Trauma Leading To The Need To ‘Self-Medicate’.

Childhood Trauma And Self-Medication Until a few years ago I consumed excessive amounts of alcohol (leading to some appalling consequences that I will describe in future posts). Two main reasons for this most ill-advised and, above all, desperate behavior are… Read more

Addressing Childhood Trauma To Treat Addictions

Treating Addiction : Addicts, sadly, are too frequently blamed for not being able to overcome their addictions; however, this can be based on the misunderstanding that the addict must be hedonistic. This, though, is to miss the point. The addict… Read more

The Link Between Childhood Trauma And Addiction.

  We have seen in other articles that I have published on this site that those of us who have suffered significant childhood trauma are more likely than others to develop addictions (often multiple addictions) during our teens and adulthood.… Read more

Childhood Trauma Leading to Addiction – The Signs

I have discussed, in other articles, how the experience of severe childhood trauma can lead us to have a powerful need to dissociate’(‘mentally escape’) from painful reality in adulthood (click here to read my article on dissociation). One of the… Read more

Childhood Trauma: Its Relationship to Psychopathy.

Childhood Trauma And Psychopathy What is the nature of the relationship between childhood trauma and psychopathy? The term ‘psychopath’ is often used by the tabloid press. In fact, the diagnosis of ‘psychopath’ is no longer given – instead, the term… Read more

Childhood Trauma: The Link with Future Gambling.

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Childhood Trauma And Gambling Addiction : Research suggests that childhood trauma increases the likelihood of future addictions, including gambling. This gambling may become pathological. The types of childhood trauma that were experienced in pathological gamblers include violence, sexual abuse and… Read more

Childhood Trauma: The Link with Alcoholism.

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Childhood Trauma And Alcoholism When childhood trauma remains unresolved (i.e. it has not yet been worked through and processed with the help of psychotherapy), alcoholism may result (together, frequently, with aggressive behaviour). Indeed, it has been suggested that unresolved traumatic… Read more
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