Through psychotherapy and learning more about the effect of chronic stress on me personally, I am always on the look out for interesting articles or videos which can help explain things better to people that are also affected by chronic stress or complex trauma.
These are a list of things I have struggled with due to the nature of my child abuse/narcissistic abuse and ongoing complex trauma. Stress has most definetely affected my brain and body.
- Short term memory
- Trouble learning
- Excessive tiredness
- Heightened arousal
- Heightened fear
- Panic attacks etc
The below video is a great explanation of how stress affects our brain: