Chemical Imbalance, Or Just Childhood PTSD?

Millions of people — more than 1 in 7 in the U.S alone — are taking psychiatric drugs for depression and anxiety. It’s not clear, however, that they are helpful for treating the effects of early trauma.

These symptoms may include depression and anxiety, but rather than a chemical imbalance, the cause may indeed stem from brain dysregulation, which responds to a very different kind of treatment. It may also be related to shame, guilt, anger and isolation, which so often flow from early trauma and dysregulation. And again, the treatment should not necessarily involve medication.

In this video I talk about a debate that’s active in the field of trauma therapy, and suggest a simpler, cheaper, self-managed approach to treatment that can be helpful even if people have no access to professional help. In a few days I’ll share a video outlining signs of dysregulation, and simple ways you can re-regulate on the spot.

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