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    Trauma

    Living through the trauma of parental conflict: a child’s perspective

    Parental conflict can significantly impact children's outcomes, whether two people are married, separated or divorced. Depending on how severe parental issues are, some of these outcomes can be detrimental to the children involved. Various studies have shown that children exposed to long-lasting conflict between parents are more likely to demonstrate internalising and externalising behaviours. Let...

    What are the best trauma treatments?

    Traumatic experiences can have a profound impact on our mental health and well-being. Sometimes we may not be entirely aware of a traumatic event's impact on the mind and body. A person's symptoms of trauma may creep up out of nowhere and can induce psychological, physiological, and emotional responses that can be incredibly frightening and...

    The complex relationship between addiction and anger

    It should come as no surprise that many people who have problems with addiction also have problems with anger. They are often interlinked, with statistics clearly demonstrating a correlation between substance abuse disorders and violent crime. For example, one study showed that up to three-quarters of those who begin addiction treatment have previously engaged in...

    Dissociation: How helpful is this trauma response and how to know when you’re doing it

    Many people might be surprised to learn how beneficial some trauma responses are, despite how unpleasant the associated symptoms can sometimes be. Dissociation is one such response, a defense mechanism that helps a person to survive or get through a crisis or traumatic event. This response can sometimes happen during significant stress or when whatever...

    The link between dissociation and trauma: Signs, symptoms and coping

    There is much evidence to suggest a strong link between dissociation and trauma.  The above is especially true in childhood abuse and neglect cases where dissociative disorders are the most prevalent. Adverse childhood experiences and dissociation It appears that dissociation and dissociative disorders are significantly present in those with a history of childhood abuse or...

    How does Long-term workplace trauma affect you?

    When people think of a traumatic workplace, a heroic yet dangerous occupation such as firefighting, army officer, war zone reporter, or healthcare worker comes to mind. However, people are increasingly reporting trauma developed from toxic jobs or workplaces.  In fact, research published in The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that banks, retail...

    What it feels like to suffer from PTSD

    PTSD has two sides: life before trauma and life after. People living with post-traumatic stress disorder can often clearly recall the exact moment their life changed forever.  It could be surviving a near-death situation, assault, abuse, witnessing a traumatic event, or living through serious health problems or emotionally distressing situations. While the typical image of...

    How White River Manor can help you recover from dependency, trauma and stress

    Experiencing a traumatic event - whether it's a global crisis or a personal tragedy- can profoundly impact your emotional well-being and mental health. Effects of trauma Managing daily tasks and functioning as you ordinarily would sometimes feel impossible after a tragedy or challenging event. Traumatic events can leave us feeling vulnerable, scared, jumpy, anxious, and...

    What kind of mental disorders are caused by trauma?

    Although it may seem as though trauma only affects certain groups of people, the statistics on emotional trauma reveal something entirely different. Traumatic event Studies show that over seventy percent of Americans have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. The National Centre for PTSD reported that over eight million US citizens experience...

    What influence has psychodynamic psychology had on modern-day mental health treatments?

    Much of what takes place in mental health today has firm foundations in psychodynamic psychology. Sigmund Freud first brought about psychodynamic therapy, an Austrian psychoanalyst also known as the father of psychoanalysis. What is psychodynamic psychology? Freud proposed the psychodynamic theory in the 1890s, where he developed a collection of therapeutic techniques and ideas that...