Escaping a toxic childhood | Curio

Escaping a toxic childhood

26 mins | Apr 30, 2020

Contextual trauma therapy can limit the impact of a toxic childhood. A new therapy might change that. "My work reinforces and expands these reports. Our findings suggest that developmental limitations from experiences of deficit are the primary source of self-organisation disturbances in C-PTSD. If this is the case, it follows that symptoms of PTSD result from traumatic experience, while symptoms of C-PTSD stem from the combined effects of childhood abuse trauma and growing up in a household characterised by developmental deprivation." Steven N. Gold explores in Aeon magazine.

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From Aeon magazine