The attachment to an abusive caregiver that starts as an infant continues through a child’s young life. At least that was my experience. I remember having a strong need to maintain and protect the relationship I had with my caregiver.
serotonin became one of those words or things, if you will, that I decided I should know more about. It comes up a lot in discussions about depression and other mental health discussions.
When I had first started reading about the amygdala hijacking, I assumed that it was the amygdala simply overriding the more rational parts of our brain. It is more than that.