Post-traumatic Stress Category

Borderline Personality Disorder VS Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

BPD is a complex disorder and affects every person differently. Common symptoms are emotional instability, erratic behavior patterns, and intense feelings of emptiness as well as a poor sense of self. Unlike PTSD, which is understood to be a fear-based disorder, complex PTSD is believed to be rooted in shame

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Stress disorders

Stress disorders Main articles: Post-traumatic stress disorder and Complex post-traumatic stress disorder All psychological traumas originate from stress, a physiological response to an unpleasant stimulus.[19] Long-term stress increases the risk of poor mental health and mental disorders, which can be attributed to secretion of glucocorticoids for a long period of time. Such prolonged exposure causes many physiological dysfunctions such […]

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD

Post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental condition that develops after exposure to extreme stress or a traumatic event. While the majority of people will resolve the short-term distress such an event causes, individuals with PTSD continue to be affected for much longer.Treatments: Cognitive behavioral therapy.

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WHAT IS PTSD?

WHAT IS PTSD? While a traumatic experience does not always lead to a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it helps to know the official diagnostic criteria for PTSD

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How Master Manipulators View Adult Relationships

Master manipulators are Machiavellian personalities (“High Machs,” as explained in this post).  They are scheming and deceitful by nature.  If you are in a relationship with one, you will ride the roller coaster of love to Hell and back.  Both your strengths and weaknesses will be used against you.  You will be falsely accused.  Your feelings of jealously […]

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On Neglect

For individuals who have endured ‘invisible’ childhood traumas of chronic misattunement,deprivation or neglect, but do not yet have the perspective to identify or label them assuch, these templates assume additional damaging power as they become deeplythreaded into the fibers of personality with little or no awareness of their historic orrelational roots. These emotional and behavioral […]

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C-PTSD

How do traumatically abused and abandoned children develop Complex post traumatic stress disorder? While the origin of Complex post traumatic stress disorder is most often associated with physical and/or sexual abuse in childhood over extended periods of time. Research shows that ongoing verbal and emotional abuse also causes it. Children who are made to feel […]

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The Hyperarousal Continuum: ‘Fight or Flight’ Responses

Hippocampus: Another key system linked with the RAS and playing a central role in the fear response is the hippocampus, located at the interface between the cortex and the lower diencephalic areas. It plays a major role in memory and learning. In addition it plays a key role in various activities of the autonomic nervous […]

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The Child’s Response to Threat

When the child perceives threat (e.g., anticipating an assault on self or loved one), theirbrain will orchestrate a total-body mobilization to adapt to the challenge. Their emotional,behavioral, cognitive, social and physiological functioning will change. These responses to threat are heterogeneous and graded. The degree and nature of a specific response will vary from individual to […]

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Post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur following a traumatic event. It is characterised by symptoms of re‐experiencing the trauma (in the form of nightmares, flashbacks and distressing thoughts), avoiding reminders of the traumatic event, negative alterations in thoughts and mood, and symptoms of hyper‐arousal (feeling on edge, being easily startled, feeling angry, having difficulties sleeping, […]

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