Myth 5: Trauma Changes Our Brain Forever - Deepstash

Myth 5: Trauma Changes Our Brain Forever

Experiencing trauma can alter our nervous system’s threat detection capacities, keeping us constantly on edge and on high alert for danger. But there’s evidence that our brains remain “plastic” well into the latter years of our life. Effective interventions for trauma—including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), modified versions of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—have each been shown to change neural activity, bringing about positive emotional and behavioral changes in those who recover from trauma-related disorders.

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Despite its increasing popularity as a topic, many people still hold some serious misconceptions about what trauma actually is. Here are five of the most pervasive myths about trauma—and what research has to say about them.

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