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3 Critical Ways Trauma in Childhood Can Harm Us as Adults

Trauma can take on many forms during childhood. Some children may witness or experience violence, while others may experience emotional or physical neglect. Trauma in childhood can also come from other forms of abuse, all of which are tragic. Needless to say, when you grow up in a traumatizing environment, signs of that trauma will . . . . Continue Reading


Could Childhood Trauma Be Mistaken for ADHD?

Some experts say the effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed. What if your ADHD was really just a side effect of childhood trauma. It turns out, that could be a possibility. Exploring the Cause of Childhood Trauma Dr.  Nicole Brown of John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is on a mission to discover whether or . . . . Continue Reading


5 Ways I Overcame My Social Anxiety

From a young age, I had severe social anxiety. In kindergarten, I spoke maybe two sentences, not including, of course, the daily “Here!” that I murmured when my teachers read the attendance list. Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is when a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. A . . . . Continue Reading


Barbie Doll Transforms to Promote Diversity in Body Types

  The iconic Barbie look has not changed in over 57 years of production. However, finally, after years of criticism, Mattel has finally announced a new campaign that will change the face of Barbie. The tall, thin and blonde Barbie doll will finally give a more versatile representation of a woman. On Thursday, Mattel announced a . . . . Continue Reading


7 Ways to Overcome Childhood Adversity

The expression, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” is not always true. More often than not, the opposite is true. As children, the pain we endure does not always make us stronger; sometimes they make us more vulnerable.  Cutting-edge research reveals that our childhood emotional trauma plays a huge role in whether we develop physical disease . . . . Continue Reading


Early Childhood Stress Affects Female Fertility

Is it possible that stress you had as a kid could impact your ability to have children yourself? New research examines how adverse experiences in childhood affect female fertility. Researcher Marni B. Jacobs explores the hypothesis that adverse childhood experiences result in an irregular menstrual cycle which consequently impacts fertility. The research published in the . . . . Continue Reading


Gender Specific Rehab for Women

Gender specific rehab for women is a unique and specialized rehabilitation program specifically designed for the needs and wants of women. Men and women, while they may suffer from the same disease of addiction and/or alcoholism, many times have different needs when it comes to a drug rehab approach. Women have some very important social, psychological and . . . . Continue Reading


Is Childhood Trauma Related to Relapse?

Many people in the field of treating addicts and alcoholics in recovery often attribute a lot of the issues with behavioral health and mental health to some unresolved trauma from the individuals past that plays a huge role in their addiction, and disorders like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Manic Depression are pretty common . . . . Continue Reading


Why YOU’RE the problem

As harsh as the title may sound, this isn’t so much about blaming (self) as it is about being accountable. Far too often, we turn to blaming other people or circumstances for our mistakes, problems, and failures. However, when you think about it, the one common denominator in every single of your experiences is…you. There’s . . . . Continue Reading


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