PTSD and Prior Exposure to Danger

Parental Alienation

It is now widely recognized that people with PTSD have
often been exposed to danger as children10–12 and that
those who later develop chronic PTSD have structural
changes in their brains.13 However, not everyone who
was exposed to childhood danger experiences either psy-
chological trauma in childhood or PTSD following
exposure to danger in adulthood.14 Indeed, the problem
is not danger per se; everyone experiences danger. The
issue is the fit of the threat to the children’s readiness to
protect and comfort themselves which in turn depends on
parents’ ability to modulate the threat.
We propose that children who have not been suffi-
ciently protected or comforted by their caregivers may
generate information processing shortcuts to reduce the
perception of vulnerability or increase their vigilance to
threat or both. When carried forward over time and com-
bined with reduced integrative correction, these can be
considered psychological traumas and yield vulnerability

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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