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Heart Always Racing? Childhood Trauma And Tachycardia

My own resting heart rate, which is usually at least 105 beats per minute, according to my GP, ‘is nothing to worry about.’ Since a resting heart rate of above is technically classified as ‘tachycardia’ (an abnormally fast-beating heart), it seems to me it is something to worry about – presumably my GP’s intent was …

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More on How Trauma and Stress can Affect the Child’s Developing Brain.

Our brains developed over millions of years of evolution. Different parts of the modern human brain evolved at different periods of this enormous time span. The most primitive part of the modern brain, which evolved first, is known, rather unflatteringly, as the REPTILIAN brain. This part of our brain is ‘in charge’ of BASIC SURVIVAL …

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