Fifty Shades of Grey: A Compulsion to Repeat Trauma

This post looks at the phenomenon of  “trauma repetition”or “repetition compulsion”, i.e., the tendency to recreate past traumas in the present.  I will use the character Christian Grey from the novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” as an example of this … Continue reading

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Emotional Flashbacks

Complex post traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), also known as developmental trauma disorder or complex trauma, is a psychological injury.  It is thought to result from prolonged exposure to social or interpersonal trauma, dis-empowerment, captivity or entrapment, and situations where there … Continue reading