BPD, Alcoholism and Impulsivity

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  It is not uncommon for alcoholism and borderline personality disorder (BPD) to go hand-in-hand (click here to read my article on the relationship between alcoholism and childhood trauma). Those suffering from both alcoholism and BPD are particularly likely to have problems controlling their impulsivity. The reason for this is the twin effects of alcoholism …

Effective and Simple Self-Help For Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) :

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  In this article, I will suggest some very simple, yet highly effective, things that individuals who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD) can carry out to alleviate symptoms of the condition. It should first be stated that it is extremely important, as far as is possible, for sufferers of BPD to avoid, or minimize …

How Distant, Aloof, Uninvolved Parents Can Affect Child

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421 word article The psychologists Baumrind, Maccobyand, and Martin have, between them, identified four main types of parenting styles. These are a) Authoritarian, b) Authoritative, c) Permissive and, d) Uninvolved. In this article, I wish to concentrate on the fourth parenting style – UNINVOLVED, ¬†as the research indicates that it is this one that does …

The Long-Term Effects of Parental Rejection

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My father walked out on my mother when I was eight. Always highly disturbed, my mother became yet worse and threw me out of the house when I was thirteen. This made it necessary for me to go and live with my father and his new wife, where I was not wanted. Indeed, the sense …

Childhood Trauma : Early Signs of Psychopathy

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Child Psychopaths First, it is important to state that diagnosing childhood psychological disturbance is fraught with difficulties as, once the child enters adolescence, behavioural problems are very far from uncommon, especially irritability, mood fluctuations, boundary testing/defiance and breaking social rules. However, the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) does list six conditions related to childhood conduct problems. …