Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder In Men And Women

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      The most up-to-date research shows that there are a number of differences between the symptoms of borderline personality disorder in men compared to borderline personality disorder in women. THE DIFFERENCES IN SYMPTOMS OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER IN MEN AND WOMEN: – men with BPD are more likely than women with BPD to suffer from …

Childhood Trauma and Obsessive Love Disorder

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    Obsessions are a symptom of an underlying anxiety disorder and materialize as a result of great stress such as severe emotional injury during childhood. In order to escape a world of intolerable psychological pain and other mental health problems, the person suffering from obsessive love disorder escapes into a world of fantasy and …

Childhood Trauma, Therapy And The Right Brain

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As recently as 25 years ago, it was still frequently believed that the structure of the brain had already been genetically determined at birth. Now, however, we, of course, know that this is absolutely NOT the case. Indeed, the experience, in early life, of trauma, abuse, or neglect can have a profoundly adverse effect upon …

Childhood Trauma Linked to Homosexuality

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  It is a politically sensitive debate, but in the light of solid scientific findings, it is necessary to have the courage to address such matters. Childhood trauma has been linked in several research studies with sexual addiction/compulsion due to the dissociative state it produces sadomasochism, prostitution and homosexuality. Many gay people resent this finding …

Ten Questions We can Ask Ourselves to Challenge Our Negative Thoughts.

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  My mother was one of the world’s most negative people. I remember, when I was a young child, one of her favourite sayings was that people did not need to ask what Hell would be like as we were ‘all living in it now’. At the time, it seemed like she might be on …

Repressed Memories : The Need for Further Research

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  The concept of repressed memories was made popular by Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939) who hypothesized that traumatic memories could be buried deep in the unconscious without conscious access for long periods of time and that this caused his patients’ mental distress and neurotic symptoms. He also put forward the view that it was …

Why a Mother’s Influence Is So Powerful.

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‘A boy’s best friend is his mother.‘   – Norman Bates, from the film ‘Psycho’, 1960. Our mothers have an enormous influence upon how we view ourselves and the value that we place upon ourselves. Indeed, during our early development, the quality of our interactions with our mothers actually shapes the neural circuits in our brains. …

Childhood Trauma And Depressive Illness : Fifteen Types of Depression.

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On average, and all else being equal, the more traumatic a person’s childhood, the more likely it is that s/he will experience depression at some point in his/her life. I list below fifteen different categories of depression. A person can fit into more than one category at any one time. THE FIFTEEN CATEGORIES OF DEPRESSION : …

The Dysfunctional Family’s Scapegoat.

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  I went to live with my father and obsessively religious step-mother when I was thirteen, having been thrown out of the house by my disturbed and highly unstable mother. She and my father already had her own biological son living with them. She treated her own son, essentially, as a demi-god, whist viewing me as …