Validating hurt feelings in a relationship
“As we interviewed almost 300 of the dropouts, every other person spoke of having childhood sexual abuse; most of them seemed to have been waiting to tell someone after hiding it for years,” Felitti said. “We were astonished to find that the percent of the general public who suffer from traumatic experiences in childhood and adolescence is far higher than imagined…“They also often mentioned verbal and physical abuse and other traumatic experiences such as watching their mother being beaten. Two-thirds (64-67%) of middle class subjects had one or more types of childhood trauma, and 38-42% had two or more types.
van der Kolk detailed in his May 2005 Psychiatric Annals pdf noted above and in FN1.But “in fact trauma, even of childhood sexual abuse, before the 1995-1998 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, study co-director Dr. Doctors also have been inhibited by our own ignorance and major gaps in our training, from asking into certain areas of patient history.” [ FN5] In 1995 Felitti ran an obesity program at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego.But he had a 50% drop-out rate, just when those quitting were losing up to 100 pounds. Someone would have told me in medical school.’ [FN6] “We wanted to know: to what degree does this happen in the whole population? We took at first 8 and later a total of 10 categories of traumatic childhood experiences which we’d heard about from our obese patients, then found 17,421 average, middle-class adults who agreed to interviews. Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) was identified by van der Kolk in 2005, but the psychiatric Powers That Be deny it exists. Bessel van der Kolk, MD (left) and leaders in brain science and attachment are calling for a hard look at developmental trauma.The large majority of them are none the worse for the experience ’.
” [FN7] Developmental Trauma: Psychiatrists Still in Denial But even today, until DTD is in the APA’s official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), most mental health professionals will not diagnose or treat it, and no insurance company will cover it. van der Kolk’s NCTSN network submitted data on 200,000 children around the world to the APA to document DTD.
Van der Kolk in his Yale video ridicules the APA for asking only two questions on child trauma in preparing DSM-5: “1. ” “Clearly our field would like to ignore social realities,” van der Kolk responds, “and study genes or biological functions — because for us to actually .” The APA refusal letter actually made a veiled dig against the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study and denied that “childhood adverse experiences” are a “substantive” problem – which is outrageous. van der Kolk read that letter at Yale in May 2013 and let ’em have it: APA: “The consensus was there was just too little evidence to include DTD in the DSM-5.
There have not been any published accounts about children with this disorder.” Dr.
[FN4A] Working with the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network (NCTSN), van der Kolk reports that he ran a survey of 40,000 children nationally being treated for multiple traumas. (as) the majority of issues are not specific traumas, but looked at chronic complex trauma symptoms, then she did child attachment interviews, Dr.
Mary Main’s interviews, in which I hope all of you have been trained, because they are very very helpful to see what were peoples’ experiences of their childhoods,” he said [referring to the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)]. Cloitre found “that pure PTSD symptoms are a function of specific traumatic incidents, but the other symptoms she identified – affect dysregulation, mood regulation, anger expression, chronic suicidality, self-injury, disturbance in relations with self and others… They are rather in Boston using “theater programs, yoga, martial arts for kids, etc.
— to get them inter-personally attuned — are not standard treatment even though we do statistical research and publish it,” he notes.