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I Will Not Remain Silent

This post will be short, but it is packed with as much emotion and hope as I can put into writing. I cannot remain silent, so I am baring my soul today. This website is all about mental health, especially dissociative identity disorder and all the coexisting illnesses that...

Narcissistic abuse and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Narcissistic parents cause enormous harm to their children. When grown, these victims of narcissistic abuse face seemingly insurmountable problems, including the formation of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). This article shall examine narcissistic abuse, narcissistic personality disorder, and their effect on the children of narcissism. Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic...

Neglect the Forgotten Abuse

Childhood neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment. In fact, the U.S. Department of Human Services in 2002 found that child neglect accounted for more than 60% of child abuse cases (De Bellis, 2005). A lot of attention is paid to forms of abuse, such as sexual...

What is Narcissism and How Does It Affect You?

It is not unusual for human beings to be a little narcissistic and is a developmental stage that every teenager and young adult passes through. However, what if that narcissism continues into adult life? What problems do narcissists cause for themselves and their children? This article will examine what...

Confidentiality in Psychotherapy

The Building Block of Healing Psychotherapy is a marvelous tool for healing. This is especially true when you are facing a major mental health disorder. But how can one be sure that the stranger they are spilling your guts to will not tell the world what you have said?...

Attachment Theory and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Everyone has attachment behaviors depending on their upbringing. So, it is important to understand this vital part of who we are as human beings. John Bowlby’s attachment theory helps to explain the behaviors of those who experienced severe and repeated childhood trauma. This article will attempt to explain attachment...

The Lost Child

The term dysfunctional family is used to give a name to a family that does not function within normal parameters. There may be alcoholism, drug abuse, neglect, and abuse. These disturbed families harbor children who, because of their debilitated families, are not capable of living the lives they should...

The Effect of Trauma on the Developing Brain

Child abuse is a rampant epidemic in the United States with millions of kids getting hurt every day. The ramifications of this abuse and neglect are long-lasting and possibly permanent. What happens in the brains of traumatized children? The answer is that a traumatized child’s brain shrinks, and certain...

Medical and Mental Health Gaslighting and Iatrogenic Injury

You are a woman and go to the emergency room with a severe cough and the ER doctor listens intently at first and acts nice. However, the physician sees on your record that you have a mental health condition or that you have complained about this same problem before....

Common Myths Surrounding Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a highly controversial diagnosis. Doctors and therapists alike struggle with a lack of knowledge not because they do not want to know, but because they were not trained. On the average psychiatrists receive a few hours or days of training about recognizing and treating...