There is some evidence within the research community to suggest that perfectionism is a response to trauma, particularly from the psychological wounds arising from childhood trauma. Emotional trauma Perfectionism is especially prevalent in those who experienced childhood trauma, particularly … Read more about Is perfectionism a trauma response?
There is a profound link between Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and childhood trauma. Researchers and psychologists have noted strong correlations between specific personality disorders and adverse childhood experiences, such as childhood abuse and severe emotional neglect. This article … Read more about How childhood trauma can lead to Borderline Personality Disorder
In the field of mental health, there are plenty of terms used to describe a reaction or sensation to something, mainly when a traumatic or stressful event arises in a person's life. What does dissociation mean? The term ''dissociation'' or ''dissociate'' describes how a person processes a … Read more about What does dissociation mean for those suffering from emotional trauma?
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is complex. Primarily, the onset of this disorder is caused by negative past experiences, trauma and even genetics. In places like Australia, up to four percent may be suffering from this disorder. In the United States, this figure rises to six … Read more about Borderline personality disorder and childhood trauma
As we explored in Attachment Theory Part One, the attachments formed in childhood may affect a person physically, mentally, and emotionally throughout a lifetime. If a child develops a healthy attachment to a caregiver, he or she will more likely develop a secure attachment throughout life and … Read more about Understanding Attachment Theory and Addiction: Is There a Link?
"Tell me what it was like growing up." "Let's go back to your childhood." "What was your relationship like with your parents?" These questions come from psychologists and therapists around the world to the point where they can become annoyingly cliché. Those sitting across from a … Read more about What is Attachment Theory? Part One
Simply put, childhood trauma is a risk factor for almost any health issue that may develop years down the road. From depression and anxiety to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity, childhood trauma can not only be a direct cause of these physical and mental issues, but what’s worse, … Read more about How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime