Psychology

9 Things You Won’t Remember If You Had A Toxic Parent & What That Means

9 Things You Won’t Remember If You Had A Toxic Parent & What That Means

A toxic parent’s actions can seem obvious in hindsight, making you question why you didn’t see how wrong they were when you were young. But there are actually a lot of things you won’t remember if you had a toxic parent, and it’s the absences that might actually be the clearest signs of their harmful behavior. Think of it like reading between the lines.

It’s hard to spot a toxic parent as they’re raising you, especially because they’re all you know. That’s why a lot of people don’t figure out just how damaging their mom or dad’s behavior was until they’re an adult, as they work through their issues with a therapist or are exposed to healthier models for parenting. As you swap childhood stories with a partner or friends, the level of harm you endured may become more clear; likewise, raising your own children may make you realize some of the actions you normalized in you parents are things you would never do to your own children.

Bottom line, the things you didn’t experience in your youth might be the biggest indicator that something was wrong, and coming to terms with what you missed out on can help you move forward from your toxic parent’s inhibiting nature. Read on for some of the things you may not remember.

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Mental Health

15 Habits Of People With Concealed Depression

15 Habits Of People With Concealed Depression

Depression is a very serious mental illness that often goes unnoticed for years. People with concealed depression are battling demons within themselves all on their own. They are not sharing their struggles and do not want to burden those around them.

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Depression, Mental Health

In-Depth: Living with Depression

In-Depth: Living with Depression:

After receiving a diagnosis of major depression, you might feel relieved to have a name for your emotional pain and you might feel overwhelmed about the treatment at hand. However, you’re not alone. Between 10 and 25 percent of women and 5 to 12 percent of men will have a major depressive disorder in their lifetime.

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LGBTQIA, Transgender

Everything You Need to Know About Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

Everything You Need to Know About Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria:

“Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria” (ROGD) also seems science-ish on the surface. After all, it’s a four-word technical-sounding term — seriously, who but scientists would have come up with such an esoteric-sounding name?! And I can easily imagine how laypeople who may have come across this term in The Globe and Mail, National Post, or National Review (all of which have recently published ROGD op-eds) might mistake this for an authentic medical condition or diagnosis, even though it is not rooted in actual science.

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Transgender

Moving Forward Again

Turned out to be an interesting day…

For unrelated reasons I was in a psychiatrist’s office speaking with the doctor when the conversation turned to me. I gave him a few details about myself and he recommended I have my primary physician call and make a referral. He also wants me to continue with therapy and to look into getting back in contact with local support groups. He seems to have a handle on gender issues and to be open minded, two things I want at this point.

Now it takes about three months from the time of referral to get an appointment but I see this as moving in the right direction.

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Transgender

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids : Health : WHYY

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids : Health : WHYY:

The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project.

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LGBTQIA, Transgender

Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children…

Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children…:

“Over the course of those two-plus decades, I have witnessed the slow evolution from the old gatekeeper system — which engaged in pathological science and often harbored antagonistic attitudes towards its trans clients/research subjects — toward what is gradually becoming our contemporary trans healthcare system — one that works in partnership with trans communities, and which increasingly has trans people’s best interests at heart.”

(Via. Medium)

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