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Depression: causes, symptoms and treatment options

Understanding and overcoming depression: causes, symptoms and treatment options Causes of depression Genetic factors Studies show that people with a family history of depression have a higher risk of developing it themselves. Genetic predispositions can be inherited and play a significant role in the development of depression. Biochemical imbalances in the brain An imbalance of […]

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Religion and childhood trauma 05: inclusion and exclusion

The role of the community in religions: Refuge or dungeon Introduction In the “Religion and Childhood Trauma” series, we have previously explored how deeply religious beliefs and practices intervene in children’s early development and psychological well-being. So far, it has been about: Faith and fear, Guilt and atonement, Shame and the sacred, and Authority and

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Religion and childhood trauma 03: shame and the sacred

The sacred and child development Introduction In various belief systems, concepts of shame and the sacred are at the centre of religious experiences and related to ethics. The sacred is defined by the existence of incorporeal, supernatural forces that are assumed by religions. These forces can be personal or impersonal, such as deities, spirits or

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Religion and childhood trauma 00: an introduction

Healing the shadows of religious trauma in childhood: A comprehensive Introduction This introduction is opening a series exploring the complex topic of religion and childhood trauma. Each post will highlight a different aspect. 1.Faith and fear – The tension between fear and faith? 2. Guilt and atonement – the tension between transgression and forgiveness. 3.

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Breast cancer – What happens in the brain with a cancer diagnosis?

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

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Emotional triggers

Understand your emotional triggers – and how to deal with them The world can be great and beautiful, but it can also be evil and scary. Some have to endure hardships or deal with traumatic experiences. Such past experiences can affect the way we respond to events in the present. Then emotional triggers can cause

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Selfies aren’t just for narcissists – the latest peer-reviewed studies within psychology and related fields

American Psychological Association: in brief Selfies aren’t just for narcissists Early trauma leads to poor health We prefer music from those like us Does vitamin D prevent depression? Contagious overconfidence … and more topics

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Psychological trauma

Psychological trauma Psychological trauma A psychological trauma is an event that massively overwhelms the integration of perceptions,  feelings and thoughts triggered thereby. By destroying inner cohesion, fear and helplessness are flooding us and override our defenses. (On the other hand, loneliness, worry and tension, if they become permanent, can lead to exhaustion.) Phase progression of a

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