Childhood Trauma: Dissociation in cPTSD – What You Need to Know I. Introduction Dissociation in cPTSD is a complex issue requiring much attention and understanding. It involves separating the individual from parts of his or her perception, thoughts and memories due to childhood trauma. cPTSD, short for complex post-traumatic stress syndrome, is a severe form […]
Childhood trauma responses: Neurobiology To understand what childhood trauma reactions do in the brain, we need to understand what trauma is in the first place. For example, subjective conditions must also be distinguished in addition to objective conditions. A situation is objectively traumatic if the event caused extreme stress for most people, an armed robbery,
Insights from trauma therapy help us understand what goes on in our brain when we receive a cancer diagnosis. Cancer diagnosis: nightmares, flashbacks, intrusions The “natural” pathways in the information processing system are blocked, which can lead to typical post-traumatic stress symptoms. Many people who have experienced a traumatic or highly frightening situation are familiar
Fear Fear is one of the basic emotions (joy, sadness, anger, disgust, surprise). It is an innate reaction pattern with a protective and warning function that we share with our mammalian relatives. (A distinction is often made between anxiety and fear. Fear is then seen as a general, undirected feeling, not leading to concrete actions.