This is something I am aware of without even having a psychology degree. I know a fair bit about psychology - from studying it since childhood and then through education through counselling and research. I now cannot turn that off and feel like I am constantly analysing. I watch TV programs like The Big Bang Theory and consider all their various mental health problems and look for all their behaviours. I think about the behaviours of others a lot, constantly seeing cognitive distortions and unhealthy thinking and various unhealthy narcissistic traits. I've always thought too much - I had to - to survive and look after myself, amongst very unhealthy people and within abusive relationships. I've already said in counselling - that I don't know how to turn that constant vigilance off. But, at least I have put it to good use - turning it from fear based vigilance/hypervigilance, to psychology and human study - with empathy added into the mix and a heart to use it to help others. It helps me understand myself, the many people in my life who have hurt me, and society and people In general. It is healing for me, and I want to use it wisely - but I see it can be something that once learned - is hard to not consider all the time. A psychology nerd, I am now. But, my entire life has been a deep level of interpreting human dysfunction. It has and will continue to be....my life.
Tags » Dysfunctional Family Abuse
Currently under the DSM 5 and the ICD 10, Complex PTSD is not a recognised disorder.
Complex PTSD, is currently not an officially diagnosable disorder, as it is not in either of the two manuals for psychiatric diagnosis, mental health professionals have to refer to. 126 more words
My short term memory is shocking.
It always has been. It’s like my brain has developed in a way, to only focus on anything that is about safety, protection, possible danger etc. 301 more words
This is not okay and the general public, must know this is not to be ignored, or considered ‘normal’ in society.
Apathy and not caring about this, normalises this abuse, and further victims continue to rise in numbers. 19 more words