Below is a good outline of trauma and how to manage this medical condition, of the brain and body.
“Children and adolescents become traumatized when they are repeatedly exposed to negative experiences that are intense enough to trigger an alarm response or another strong reaction of the defense cascade. The consequences are particularly devastating for mental health if the pain and fear are caused by the attachment figure, because caregivers are meant to provide the opposite of this: safety, reassurance, and calm.” Continue reading
At delivery, an Oxt surge in the maternal bloodstream promotes labor and subsequent lactation. The circulating Oxt reaches the fetal brain, where it regulates the developmental switch of GABAergic signaling from excitation to inhibition…early blockade of Oxt signaling affects the development of synaptic wiring in the brain and leads to lifelong consequences, including neuropsychiatric diseases… Continue reading