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The ACOA Trauma Syndrome

The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships

Published by Health Communications Inc EB
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

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 the

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  • Publisher: Health Communications Inc EB (September 3, 2012)
  • Length: 312 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780757316456

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