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Trauma And Memory

In this article, I want to focus on the potential adverse affects of trauma on memory, and, in particular, four types of memory : episodic memory semantic memory procedural memory emotional memory I briefly explain the function of these four… 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

Childhood Trauma May Damage Prefrontal Cortex : How To Help Reverse Such Damage.

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We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site that severe and chronic psychological and emotional trauma in early life may adversely affect the physical development of various structures in the brain, including the prefrontal cortex. … Read more

Early Trauma Can ‘Shut Down’ Prefrontal Cortex

THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX : First, I will describe the main functions of the brain’s prefrontal cortex ; they are as follows : modulates feelings of fear associated with threat (eg calms us down if a raised alarm turns out to… Read more

3 Types Of Emotional Control Difficulties Resulting From Childhood Trauma

We know that those who suffer significant childhood trauma are more likely to suffer from emotional dysregulation (i.e. problems controlling their emotions) in adulthood compared to those who had a relatively stable upbringing. This is especially true, of course, if… Read more