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 …

How Childhood Trauma Can Cause Hypervigilance And Treatments

A person who is hypervigilant feels constantly ‘on edge’, ‘keyed up’ and fearful. S/he experiences a perpetual sense of dread and of being under threat despite the fact, objectively speaking, there is no present danger. Indeed, the person affected in this way is so intensely alert to, and focused upon, any conceivable imminent danger that …

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 …