Did Your Parent Only Show Love When You Were Sad, Upset Or Ill?

According to the interpersonal psychotherapist Lorna Smith Benjamin (born 1934 and renowned for her innovative therapy for working with clients suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other personality disorders who have proved treatment-resistant in relation to more traditional types of therapy), families in which children develop borderline personality disorder (BPD) later in life commonly …

Evolutionary Model for Personality Disorders

We have seen that severe and protracted childhood, interpersonal trauma can increase our risk of developing various personality disorders as adults (with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, having received the most interest from researchers). Personality disorders are (in theory, at least) diagnosed by looking at a variety of an individual’s personality traits and determining if …

BPD And Extreme Mental Pain AKA Psychogenic Pain Or Psychalgia

We have seen from other articles that I have already published on this site that many professionals who work within the field of mental health consider borderline personality disorder (BPD) to be the most psychologically and emotionally painful psychiatric condition there is. On top of this terrible mental suffering, many individuals with BPD also must …

BPD Sufferers And Difficulties Getting Adequate Professional Help

A recent study carried out by Proctor et al., 2020, has produced further evidence that BPD sufferers frequently find it highly problematic gaining access to effective treatment such as dialectical behaviour therapy, or DBT. (In relation to this problem, you may wish to read my previously published articles: How¬† Malignant Alienation May Impoverish Care BPD …

BPD Sufferers’ ‘Faster Time Perception Linked To Impulsivity.’

  A study conducted by Berlin et al., 2004, found that individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) appear to perceive the passing of time as faster than non-BPD individuals. The BPD sufferers in the study all self-harmed (an impulsive behaviour). TIME PERCEPTION Participants in the study were asked to estimate how long each of …

Depression: Components Of The Mental Pain Experienced By Sufferers

We have seen from numerous other articles that I’ve published on this site that if we experienced severe and chronic interpersonal childhood trauma we are, as adults, at an elevated risk of developing clinical depression (as well as a plethora of other psychiatric and, indeed, physical conditions). We have also seen that, if we are …