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Grief and psychological trauma

 

It is well known that many violent adults have a history of psychological trauma in childhood. Nevertheless, a direct link between early trauma and neurological changes has been difficult to find, until now. Researchers have now shown that mental trauma in childhood creates lasting brain changes. 

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Most people have experienced grief to one degree or another. When grief strikes, it may seem impossible to live on. But no matter how impossible the grief feels there and then, there are ways through and out of the grief. 

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It turns out that neglect can dramatically lead to brain damage in children who are exposed to the neglected care. Here you read more about what is happening and about how you can recognize and understand the children who have been exposed to neglect.

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Dissociation means splitting up. It acts as the brain's overprotection against experiences that are so strong that they explode our capacity to handle the event in a coherent way, and where the traumatic experiences are instead received in fragments or divided parts. Dissociation can play a role in various mental disorders, and in severe cases form the basis for a comprehensive fragmentation of the personality.

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