Factors that Influence the Severity of Effects of Child Abuse

 

 

The degree to which a person who suffers abuse during childhood is damaged by the experience will depend upon a number of different factors.

Those who research such factors have split them into two groups :

1) RISK Read the rest

Effects of Childhood Trauma On The Development Of Violent and Anti-Social Behaviour.

 

 

TONY SOPRANO: And to think I’m the cause of it.

DR. MALFI: How are you the cause of it?

TONY SOPRANO: It’s in his blood, this miserable fucking existence. My rotten fucking putrid genes have infected my kid’s Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder: Raising Our Self-Esteem.

 

WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF THINKING BADLY ABOUT OURSELVES?

Individuals with low self-esteem constantly criticize themselves. We may even META-CRITICIZE ourselves (criticize ourselves for criticizing ourselves). We often focus on mistakes and over-generalize from them, believing that these mistakes completely Read the rest

Psychotherapeutic Interventions That Research Suggests Are Helpful For Individuals Suffering with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

 

A quick search of the internet reveals a very large range of therapies on offer which purports to treat BPD effectively. Indeed, the sheer range of putative treatments can seem confusing and overwhelming.

It is for this reason that Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: The Statistics

Is Childhood Trauma Common?

The following statistics relate to the UK. However, it should be pointed out that childhood trauma and abuse tend to be under-reported and under-recorded so the figures presented should only be taken as a guide. The Read the rest

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Challenging Our Negative Thoughts.

 

Challenging Negative Thoughts :

This article examines how we can use cognitive behavioral therapy to challenge our negative thoughts.

When we have negative thoughts, it is important to ask ourselves:

‘What is the evidence to support this negative thought/belief?’ OFTEN, Read the rest

Coping Mechanisms for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

 

How Do Survivors Of Child Abuse Cope?

There are two main types of coping mechanisms:

1) Those which are helpful in the short-term, but unhealthy in the long-term.

2) Those which are useful in the long-term (but can take more Read the rest

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