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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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Often Aggressive? Is Your Sensorimotor System Primed To Deal With Threat?

  Are You Easily Provoked Into Angry And Aggressive Behaviour? After my mother threw me out of her house when I was thirteen years old and I was reluctantly taken in by my father and step-mother (which I have written about elsewhere in this site, so I won’t repeat the details), I was quickly labelled …

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