Symptom Explainers: Body Memories

Also called Somatic Flashbacks Body memories are a kind of flashback specifically of somatic symptoms. It’s a flashback that instead of visual or auditory memories of traumatic events being relived it's the sensations and sensory inputs of your other 3 senses (touch/smell/taste). Flashbacks are usually triggered by reminders of the abuse. These can be mundane … Continue reading Symptom Explainers: Body Memories

Informational Article: Factors In Traumatization, Presentation of Trauma Symptoms, and Development of Mental Illness

This line of thinking can become a bit of a suffering contest putting some conditions, often DID/OSDD as the most traumatized with the only real trauma and the person who might not be suffering from a severe mental health condition didn’t go through anything, that isn’t true either. There is no gold star way to experience trauma and making a hierarchy of suffering helps no one.When looking at experiences of trauma survivors, understanding the way kids develop mental health conditions, and how we can best support healing for kids we need a larger view of all of this. 

Symptoms Explainer: What is Hypersexuality?

Hypersexuality is defined as preoccupations with and impulsive acts around sex. To be hypersexuality it must cause discomfort or dysfunction for the person experiencing it. Sometimes incorrectly referred to as sex addiction. Hypersexuality is experienced by those who experience episodes of mania, personality disorders, OCD, and (C)-PTSD. Sexual abuse and other sexual trauma are often … Continue reading Symptoms Explainer: What is Hypersexuality?