Category Archives: Physical Abuse

What Causes Dissociative Identity Disorder?

I’ve talked about the diagnostic criteria for dissociative identity disorder (DID), identity disruption and amnesia. What causes DID? How is it related to trauma? These are the topics I’d like to tackle next. If you are questioning whether DID is true … Continue reading

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What about Interdependence?

Interdependence stems from secure attachments in childhood and combines elements of dependence and independence. Continue reading

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Awareness Brings Hope

May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Continue reading

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Violence Begets Violence

Research suggests that children who are spanked are more likely to be aggressive themselves. Continue reading

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Migraine Headaches and Childhood Abuse

Childhood abuse is linked to later experience of migraine headaches. Continue reading

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