Causes of psychological disorders remain ever elusive. But occasionally psychological problems occur;
- When our internal signals don’t work,
- When our maps don’t lead us where we need to go,
- When we are too paralyzed to move,
- When our actions do not correspond to our needs,
- When our relationships break down.
If you feel safe and loved, your brain becomes specialized in exploration, play, and cooperation; if you are frightened and unwanted, it specializes in managing feelings of fear and abandonment.
Treatment of Some of the Causes of Psychological Disorders
Psychologists usually try to help people use insight and understanding to manage their behavior.
However, neuroscience research shows that very few psychological problems are the result of defects in understanding; most originate in pressures from deeper regions in the brain that drive our perception and attention.
When the alarm bell of the emotional brain keeps signaling that you are in danger, no amount of insight will silence it.
Treatment needs to reactivate the capacity to safely mirror and be mirrored, by others, but also to resist being hijacked by others’ negative emotions.