Contributed by XtinaFan:
Christina Aguilera’s mother Shelly Kearns has said before that she has post-traumatic stress disorder from what happened with Fausto. And since Christina went through the same thing, isn’t it natural that she would have it too?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.
People who have suffered abuse as children or who have had other previous traumatic experiences are more likely to develop the disorder.
Many people with PTSD repeatedly re-experience the ordeal in the form of flashback episodes, memories, nightmares, or frightening thoughts, especially when they are exposed to events or objects reminiscent of the trauma. ((Hasn’t Christina said before that she has nightmares, memories, flashbacks, etc. about it? (maybe that’s why she’s terrified of the dark) and “especially when they are exposed to events or objects reminiscent of the trauma”? crying during “I’m Okay”?)
People with PTSD also experience emotional numbness and sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, and irritability or outbursts of anger. (Irritability or outbursts of anger? That would explain her getting angry at everything and dissing everyone.
Also, according to Christina’s Rolling Stone interview that she did a while back, and of course what Justin Timberlake has said recently, she “shuts down” a lot. According to Rolling Stone, she’ll zone out of everything, and even if you yell her name or tap her on the shoulder, she won’t hear you. Christina also said that she has “a lot of weird visions”. Shelly said in Rolling Stone that she wonders if Christina’s “zoning out” stems from childhood experiences. Could this be another disorder?
Another consequence of childhood violence are a lot of other disorders, including multiple-personality-disorder which Christina might have.
I’ve always wondered why Christina is so mean in one interview (example: Rolling Stone 2002) and she can be so nice in another (20/20). Her reactions in interviews always seem to change. Another example is in Blender, she was dissing Britney Spears. And in Italian Vogue, which came out 2 weeks after Blender, she was talking about what a good friendship they have.
The cause of multiple personality disorder is thought to be psychological trauma, such as chronic physical abuse or sexual abuse, in childhood. The disorder is more common in females than males.
If trauma occurs, especially in childhood, the healthcare provider should be consulted. Psychotherapy may be helpful to the child, to minimize risk of future problems such as multiple personality disorder. (I guess Christina didn’t get the help that she needed.)
The rate of relapse for a person with multiple personality disorder is fairly high. It is more likely when the person is under stress, or when an incident triggers childhood memories.
Multiple personality disorder is a condition in which two or more distinct identities or personalities alternately take control in the same person. Each personality is unaware of any others.
The symptoms of multiple personality disorder can be sudden, gradual, fleeting, or chronic. Each personality has full range of mental functions. Certain identities may emerge in certain situations. The personalities often have different names and characteristics. The personalities may be quite different from the primary one.
The following symptoms may indicate multiple personality disorder: · Two or more distinct personalities exist within one person. · Each personality has its own way of thinking about things and relating to others. · At least two of the identities take control of the person’s behavior.