CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND NEGLECT AFFECT US, BUT DO NOT HAVE TO CONTROL US…

Parents’ behaviors may range from somewhat to totally pathological.  Often this is due to their own mental health issues, ignorance, how they were treated, or how they were taught to raise children. I’m a firm believer that our traumatized adults (who may have everything from personality issues, to depression, to anxiety, to PTSD to ADHD)Continue reading “CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND NEGLECT AFFECT US, BUT DO NOT HAVE TO CONTROL US…”

Your insomnia, sadness, anxiety, traumatized feelings and substance abuse are, in large part, a response to your thinking and believing that there is something wrong with you or that something went terribly wrong in your past.

Sometimes, suffering and incapacity are due to a disease or diseases. Often, suffering and incapacity are due to our minds and our bodies RESPONDING ( ie an immediate, but dysfunctional, tactic to survive) to diseases and traumas. Later in life, this tactic, this dysfunction, no longer serves the original purpose of helping us survive aContinue reading “Your insomnia, sadness, anxiety, traumatized feelings and substance abuse are, in large part, a response to your thinking and believing that there is something wrong with you or that something went terribly wrong in your past.”

YESTERDAY, I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF TELLING A 17 YEAR-OLD, WHO HAS UNRELENTING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION, IN FRONT OF HIS MOTHER, THAT HE WAS MORE PRECIOUS TO HER THAN ANYTHING OR ANYONE IN HER LIFE. I THANKED HIM FOR ASKING FOR HELP. WHAT A GIFT, TO ME, AS A FATHER ON FATHER’S DAY, TO BE ABLE TO TRY AND GIVE HOPE AND HEALING TO A TEENAGER AND HIS FAMILY.

Charles Tadros, M.D. June 20, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

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