BPD Quiz

Answering 5 or more of the questions with a ‘yes’ suggests a possible (NOT definite) diagnosis of BPD (Source: NHS). However, This quiz is NOT for diagnosis and is for information purposes only. It is in no way intended as an alternative to a consultation with a doctor, psychiatrist or other health professional. Loading…

The Link Between Borderline Personality Disorder And Chronic Pain

Pain is not a purely physical phenomenon but also has emotional, biological and psychological components. This mind-body connection means that not only can psychological difficulties contribute to the experience of physical pain but also the reverse, physical pain can lead to emotional and psychological problems.

Study Suggests Emotional Abuse And Neglect Most Directly Linked To BPD

A recent study carried out at Manchester University analyzed data obtained from a number of previous studies (42 studies in all involving over 5000 participants) on how childhood trauma affects mental health (this type of study is known as a meta-analysis). The study found that: 71.1 %of individuals who had received a diagnosis of borderline …

A Possible Explanation For BPD Diagnosis In Absence Of Child Trauma History

As we have seen from previous articles that I have published on this site, there is a very strong link between having suffered severe and protracted, interpersonal childhood trauma and later being diagnosed as suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) or, to put it more simply, there now exists overwhelming evidence that serious childhood trauma …

Cognitive Problems At 8 Years-Old Linked To BPD Symptoms At 12

A longitudinal study (i.e. a study that is observational and carried out over a period of time, sometimes many years) carried out by Morales-Muñoz et al. The study involved just under 14,000 children all of whom were of relatively similar age (born between April 1991 and December 1992).  One of its key findings was that …

Childhood Trauma And Secondary Psychopathy

It has been argued (e.g. Cleckley, 1988) that there exist two types of psychopaths: Primary (also referred to as ‘true’) psychopaths Secondary psychopaths Primary psychopaths have been defined as those who commit antisocial acts because of an idiopathic lack of fear and empathy (Dean et al.). According to Karpman, primary psychopathy is largely the result …