Complex PTSD And ‘A Sense Of A Foreshortened Future.’

  Those suffering from Complex PTSD may live their lives as if there is, literally, no tomorrow. This might include spending all of their money as soon as they get it or entering into destructive relationships. Also, individuals may be completely uninterested in setting themselves long-term goals as they feel it would futile. They may, […]

Hypervigilance And Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Complex PTSD).

If we have grown up in a chronically stressful and traumatic environment in which we often experienced anxiety, trepidation, stress and fear we are at high risk of developing a fundamental, core belief (on a conscious and/or unconscious level) that the world is a dangerous place and that we need to be constantly on ‘red-alert’ […]

PTSD Nightmares : Content, Symbols, Information Processing Theory And Paradoxical Intention

A particular torment of nightmares is, of course, that after a day spent in mental anguish in a state of wakefulness, they prevent one from escaping this mental pain even in sleep so there is no respite from one’s suffering. Indeed, when one has intense and terrible nightmares, one fears going to sleep; for us, it is not […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Questionnaire

As we have seen in several of the previously published articles on this website, severe childhood trauma can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you are concerned you might suffer from the condition, it is important to seek advice from a relevantly qualified mental health professional. However, if you want to […]

Trauma: How Cognitive Processing Therapy Can Help.

  It is always important to treat post-traumatic stress and this is particularly the case in relation to childhood trauma. This is because it is during childhood that we form our core beliefs about ourselves, others and the world in general. Childhood trauma can severely distort these beliefs in a highly destructive manner. Without treatment, […]

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 soul. That’s my gift to my son. ***** Studies have shown that male children who […]

Research on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Treatment for Trauma.

  What Is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation? : Transcranial magnetic stimulation is normally abbreviated to TMS. Essentially, this treatment works by delivering short pulses of magnetic energy (which are generated by a handheld device that contains an electromagnetic coil) to specific brain regions. It is a non-physically invasive therapy and the smallish, relatively simple device is […]

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 effort and discipline). Examples of the first include: drinking too much, use of illicit […]