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Childhood trauma – forms: These are the most important cPTSD symptoms

Childhood trauma – cPTSD Symptoms Childhood trauma (cPTSD) due to abuse and neglect leads to manifold upsets in various areas, especially in controlling emotions, self-perception, sexuality or the shaping of relationships. In addition, there are changes in self-perception, personal values, and beliefs within the framework of a so-called trauma identity. List of the most common …

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Childhood trauma forms: unwanted children and their reactions

Childhood trauma forms: when children learn that they are not wanted Children are completely dependent on the people around them. If a child must learn that it is not wanted by parents or primary caretakers, it cannot interpret that situation as abusive. In a child’s world, people cannot be bad and evil at the same …

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Childhood trauma reactions – what happens in the brain during extreme fear

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, …

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Childhood trauma – the Four Fs, reactions of helpless children

The Four Fs: Fight, flight, freeze and fawn As we learn more complex reactions to others during childhood and adolescence, and as children, we have no way of understanding abuse of any kind, it is no surprise that infants and children show trauma reactions which we share with our animal ancestors: the Four Fs. With animals, a …

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