In a recent “interview” in The Guardian newspaper Marc Lewis once again forwarded his ideas that addiction is not a disease but a condition of aberrant learning. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/24/is-addiction-really-a-disease?CMP=share_btn_fb His ideas are laid out in more detail in his book The Biology of Desire – a book I have […]
Neural processing of emotions in traumatized children treated with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy: a hdEEG study Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been proven efficacious in restoring affective regulation in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients. However, its effectiveness on emotion processing in children with […]
PART 2 Following directly on from our Previous blog on Maternal Neglect: Oxytocin, Dopamine and the Neurobiology of Attachment Fig 2 “Infants of caregivers who are available, responsive and sensitive to their emotional and physical needs tend to manifest patterns of “secure attachment”. However, if the care […]
Part 1 I am quite excited by these recent discoveries in oxytocin as they appear to offer some explanation for one question that has been with me for nearly ten years, why do alcoholics especially feel like they have a “hole in the soul”. As a adolescent this felt […]
Following our from our blog Is Addiction an Attachment Disorder? we look at a videos that explains a figure in this blog by Dr Perry which shows the different levels of the brain and illustrates how brains may be affected by neglect and and insecure attachment. These are […]
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In this article (1) we look at attachment in relation to affect regulation and interpersonal functioning among substance use disorders inpatients. The conclusions of this study give some therapeutic insight into how these individuals with insecure attachment even in adulthood need to be facilitated to learn and earn attachment […]
Ample evidence exists for higher rates of substance abuse and dependence among maltreated individuals (1) so much so that alcoholism and addiction for many represent a developmental cascade. In clinical samples undergoing treatment for substance use disorders, between one third and two thirds evince child abuse and neglect histories (2-7). […]