2nd Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine,
Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 21-23, 2021 | Online Conference

Sam Vaknin

Speaker for Addition Conferences 2021 - Sam Vaknin
Sam Vaknin
Southern Federal University, Russia
Title : Triggering Cascade, Trauma Imprinting, and Total Reactance

Abstract:

"Triggering cascade" is when a seemingly minor trigger results in vastly disproportional trauma. Total reactance characterizes Psychopaths, Borderlines, trauma victims (PTSD and CPTSD), and people with mood disorders and impulse control issues. They escalate every conflict, however minor or imaginary, to the level of nuclear, apocalyptic, all-annihilating warfare and make disproportionate use of every weapon in their arsenal simultaneously. Trauma imprints everything and everyone involved or present in the stressful event, however tangentially. Places, people, smells, sounds, circumstances, objects, dates, and categories of the above, all get "stamped" with the traumatic experience.

Biography:

Sam Vaknin is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and other books about personality disorders. His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers. He spent the past 6 years developing Cold Therapy: a treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Over the years, with dozens of volunteers, he found that it was effective with clients suffering from a major depressive episode as well.  

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