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Trauma and psychosis

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Does early trauma lead to psychosis? For decades it has been assumed within mainstream psychiatry that psychosis has a genetic basis and that the social environment has little influence. But this conventional wisdom is now being challenged.

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Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 31, 2014 11:31 AM
(Aspect 3) 4. Child, physical, sexual and bullyig has lead to increase in psychosis. These people are three times more at a risk of becoming psychotic as an adult. Another study showed that those that were sexually abused as children are ten times as likely to hallucinate.
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 31, 2014 11:34 AM
(Aspect 3) 5. Early trauma increases the risks of becoming psychotic, but this doesn't mean you will automatically become psychotic if you had a traumatic experience as a child. Also, not everyone that has psychoctic experiences was abused as a child. Psychologists and psychiatrists can't just assume that someone that is psychotic was abused. They talk to the patient and get to know them before making a diagnosis.
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Nature vs. Nurture - The Case Of David Reimer | Curious Tendency

Nature vs. Nurture - The Case Of David Reimer | Curious Tendency | Aspect 2 and 3 |
Nature vs. Nurture - The Case Of David Reimer. John William Money was a psychologist and a sexologist well known for the sex reassignment of David Reimer. When David Reimer's (then named Bruce) penis was destroyed ...

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Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 27, 2014 11:28 AM
(Aspect 3) 2. With the belief that gender was neutral for the first two years of life, John performed a surgery on David, who went by the name of Bruce at the time, that removed his testicles and spermatic chord. He was only 22 months old. John William Money told David's parents this was successful in the past, but failed to tell them that it was normally performed on intersex infants but not normal infants. Now, a girl, David went by the name of Brenda. She didn't have a nice childhood.
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 27, 2014 11:30 AM
(Aspect 3) 3. Brenda would tear off dresses that her mom bought her and wanted to play with her brother's toys. She was bullied often but Money tried to cover it up by saying "The child's behavior is so clearly that of an active little girl and so different from the boyish ways of her twin brother." No hormones helped Brenda feel like a girl and she couldn't urinate normally. She clearly identified herself as a boy.
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, April 2, 2014 10:51 AM
(Aspect 3) 10. Nothing made David feel like a girl. He sincerely believed that he was a male and wanted to marry a girl when he got older. He was very traumatized by this and had a very rough upbringing.<br>
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Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 7, 2014 11:11 AM
6.Sexual abuse on such a young child can lead to them believing it is okay. Even though her father raped her, used her, abused her, she still loved him. She knew it was wrong that he was doing the things he was doing but she still wanted to see him. He got her addicted to drugs as well.
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 7, 2014 11:14 AM
7. He would give her heroin and took her to a warehouse where she was forced to beat up a little girl. This really messed her up mentally and made her have anxiety attacks. However, she somehow still wants to see her father and wants him out of jail.
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 7, 2014 11:21 AM
8. Being forced to cross the border at such a young age to get drugs and have sex became normal. Taylor would tell her mother that she was just going to Disneyland and her father would take her to a warehouse with a bunch of Spanish speaking men that threatened to kill her. Taylor began to realize it wasn't normal that she was being put through this but she couldn't bring herself to let go of her father. Girls would talk about losing their virginity to cute guys when Taylor had already been having sex with her dad for a while and thought it was right.
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What gives us our personality? Nature takes on nurture - Metro

What gives us our personality? Nature takes on nurture - Metro | Aspect 2 and 3 |
What gives us our personality? Nature takes on nurture Metro Oliver James, child clinical psychologist and author of How to Develop Emotional Health, told Metro: 'It is almost definitively proven by the Human Genome Project that personality...
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 5, 2014 11:20 AM
2. The first six years of a child's life are so important in determining personality. ‘It doesn’t become fixed, it’s a thermostatic setting. Our characteristic patterns of brainwaves and hormone levels are established in the first six years, but it can be changed.’<br>
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 5, 2014 11:21 AM
1.Oliver James, a child clinical psychologist believes that the quality of early care, how parents react to their children, position in the family and how the parents treat their children based on how they were treated. "Traditionally, psychologists have spoken of the 'big five' personality traits. But people's "big five" traits very enormously according to what role they're in" (James). This means people act in certain ways around other people, such as a boyfriend acts differently as a significant other than as a son.
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 5, 2014 11:22 AM
3. ‘We’d need to rethink altogether how much attention we pay to children in their first six years. Not only does your childhood affect your psychology, it also affects your vulnerability to disease through your psychology. For example, as a result of abuse or neglect in your early years, you’re much more likely to get cancer or heart disease.’ (Greenfield).
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Jamie Swanstrom's comment, April 1, 2014 8:06 AM
(Aspect 3) 7. Perception is just the mental part of detecting something using your senses to show awareness of the real-world cause of the sensory input. The goal of being able to perceive object is to make the information of your surroundings useful. "Perception (from the Latin perceptio, percipio) is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the environment" (Psychotube). Signals from the nervous system are a result from physical stimulation of the senses. "For example, vision involves light striking the retinas of the eyes, smell is mediated by odor molecules and hearing involves pressure waves" (Psychotube).
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, April 1, 2014 8:09 AM
(Aspect 3) 8. Perception can be formed from learning, memory, and expectation. It involves "top-down" and "bottom-up" processing. "Bottom-up" is when low-level information is used to get to higher-level information. An example of this if shapes for object recognition.
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, April 1, 2014 8:10 AM
(Aspect 3) 9. The "top-down" process is when a person's concept and expectations influence perception. It is dependent of functions in the nervous system but it's almost effortless because it happens in the subconscious mind.
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Dr. Phil Spends an Afternoon with a 10-Year-Old with Schizophrenia - YouTube

Jani was diagnosed with early-onset schizophrenia at 6 years old. Now, 10, her world is filled with imaginary friends. Dr. Phil spends an afternoon with Jani...
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 12, 2014 9:12 PM
9. As a child it was hard for Jani's parents to watch what she was going through but her improvement helped them improve as she was. However she still has outbursts and they don't know if she'll ever be completely "normal". It's difficult as a child because she knows she's different. Not being able to go to a school at a normal time can hurt her development but Jani's parents do a great job of keeping her in touch with other children, especially those with mental illnesses like she. It is an ongoing process that may never get easier.
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 12, 2014 9:14 PM
10. It may be getting trickier since Jani's younger brother is showing signs of Schizophrenia as well. This may worry her parents but they are prepared to deal with the worst. They look at the glass half full and will do what it takes for both of their children to be safe and healthy. Jani will hopefully not get too frustrated with her mind and stay as positive as her parents have been.
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Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 6, 2014 11:35 AM
4. Different types of abuse have seemed to of lead to the multiple personalities. Gretchen was not aware of what her other personalities were doing when they didn't come out but Jon was. Gretchen got violent and if her other personalities would remember so would she. Jon's mind could control which personalities he needed at certain times while Gretchen's could not.
Jamie Swanstrom's comment, March 6, 2014 11:38 AM
5. Gretchen had a personality named Enigma that wanted to kill her and had very vivid memories of her sexual abuse when she was younger. It was almost like they were happening all over again right there. If her personality would remember something, it would bring her closer to remembering her abuse for real.