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Childhood Trauma, The Shame Loop And Defenses Against Shame

  The Agonizing Effects Of Shame Feelings of shame can be excruciatingly painful; at their worst, they can cause us to completely isolate ourselves so that we avoid contact with others to the extent that we may become virtual recluses,… Read more

Why Complex PTSD Sufferers May Avoid Eye Contact

A study by Lanius  et al. was conducted to cast light upon why many with individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including those suffering from complex-PTSD, often find it excruciatingly uncomfortable every time the rules of social etiquette compel… Read more

Postpartum Depression And Childhood Trauma

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A study conducted by Choi et al., (2017) suggests that women who have suffered from traumatic childhoods are at higher risk than average of suffering from postpartum depression.   What Is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression (also called postnatal depression) is… Read more

Marriage Counseling can Help with Childhood Trauma Affecting Your Marriage

Is Your Childhood Trauma Affecting Your Marriage? (Guest post by Marie Miguel). It’s no secret by now that the trauma you experience as a child can haunt you into adulthood. Being abused as a child can make you aggressive, timid,… Read more

Splitting, Denial And Flooding : The Inter-relationship

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‘SPLITTING’ : This is an unconscious defense mechanism that involves us seeing things in extreme and exaggerated ways, either as ALL GOOD or ALL BAD ; this unconscious strategy is often seen in people suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD). … Read more

Overcoming Nightmares And Hallucinations With ‘Paradoxical Intention.’

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Childhood Trauma And Its Link To Adult, Psychiatric Disorders : We have seen in many other articles that I have published on this site that there is a link between childhood trauma and the later development of a whole array… Read more

BPD Sufferers May Avoid ‘Mentalising’ Due To Parental Rejection

Peter Fonagy, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and expert in borderline psychopathology and early attachment relationships, and who has produced some of the most influential work relating to this field, has stressed the importance of MENTALISING (or, more precisely,… Read more

The Link Between Childhood Trauma, Psychopathology And Sexual Orientation

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Childhood Trauma And Sexual Orientation : A study, based on statistics and information derived from the National Longitudinal Study Of Adolescent Health (2001-2002) examined the link between sexual orientation and history of childhood maltreatment. This research involved analysis relating to… Read more

Divorce : Signs Children Are Being Used As Pawns Or Weapons

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Introduction : I have already published on this site articles which examine the potentially very psychologically damaging effects that divorce, particularly a  divorce that is acrimonious, can inflict upon the child. My own parents divorced when I was eight years… Read more

What Is ‘The Trauma Model’ Of Mental Disorders?

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The Trauma Model Of Mental Disorders : According to the trauma model of mental disorders (also sometimes referred to as the trauma model of psychopathology), many professionals involved with the treatment of psychiatric disorders (such as psychiatrists) have been excessively… Read more

Psychotic Depression, Schizophrenia And Childhood Trauma Sub-Types

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Sub-Types Of Childhood Trauma : As we have seen from other articles I have published on this site, childhood trauma can be split into 4 main sub-types : emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. In this article, I… Read more

Histories Of Childhood Trauma Highly Prevalent Amongst Prison Inmates

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Those who have experienced significant and protracted childhood trauma are far more likely to be incarcerated as adults than those individuals who were fortunate enough to experience relatively stable and secure childhoods (all else being equal). PHYSICAL TRAUMA, EMOTIONAL TRAUMA… Read more

Four Types Of ‘Dysregulation’ Displayed By BPD Sufferers

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BPD And Dysregulation : We have already seen from many other articles that I have published on this site that those who have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma are at greatly increased risk of going on to develop borderline… Read more

Characteristics Of Narcissistic Parents

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Typically, the narcissistic parent views his/her child as a kind of possession whose sole purpose is to continuously fulfil his/her (i.e. the narcissistic parent’s) emotional needs. In order to keep the child in this role (i.e. the role of existing… Read more

What Are The Differences Between BPD And Complex PTSD? : A Study

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Because there is a considerable overlap in symptoms between those suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those suffering from complex posttraumatic disorder (complex PTSD) , those with the latter condition can be misdiagnosed as suffering from the former condition… Read more
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