Dr. Frank Anderson on trauma and transformation

Psychiatrist Frank Anderson specializes in treating trauma. His new memoir, "To Be Loved" is about facing his own traumatic childhood.

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Psychiatrist Frank Anderson has been a leading expert in the treatment of trauma. Even though he was a much-in-demand speaker and wrote books about the subject, he never dealt with his own traumatic childhood and the abuse he experienced at the hands of his father…until now.

When Anderson became a father, he saw himself acting and reacting like his dad in his relationship with his sons and went into therapy. His new memoir, To Be Loved, is about how facing the truth of his trauma has made him a more authentic and better person. Trauma is common, resulting in shock, numbness, and a feeling of disconnection from the self and others.

Untreated trauma can have lifelong mental health consequences leading to depression and anxiety. Frank Anderson joins us to discuss what trauma can teach us and how it can be healed.

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