The ACoA Trauma Syndrome

The ACoA Trauma Syndrome

The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships

Book - 2012
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Growing up in a home where there is addiction or relationship trauma puts a child at great risk for long-term, post-traumatic stress effects that adversely compromise adult relationships. Bestselling author, psychologist, and psychodramatist Tian Dayton examines this trauma through an exploration of the way the brain and body process frightening or painful emotions and experiences in childhood, and she shows how these traumas can become catalysts for unhealthy, self-medicating behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, food issues, and sex, gambling, and shopping addictions.

Through Dr. Dayton's insightful analysis and thoughtful examination, Adult Children of Alcoholics will learn how and why the pain they experienced in childhood plays out in their adult partnering and parenting, and they will learn how to restore health and happiness through their resilience.

Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, [2012], ©2012
ISBN: 9780757316449
0757316441
075731645X
9780757316456
Branch Call Number: 362.292 Da
Description: viii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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