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Category Archives: Borderline Personality Disorder And Its Link To Childhood Trauma

Articles about how severe and protracted childhood trauma is linked to borderline personality disorder (BPD), symptoms of which include : unstable relationships, fear of abandonment, impulse control problems, unclear self-image, emotional dysregulation, explosive anger and chronic feelings of emptiness.

The Importance Of Limbic Resonance In Early Life

One way of describing the brain is to represent it as comprising three parts which developed at different times during our evolutionary history : The reptilian brain (this is the most primitive part of the brain) : this part of… Read more

Managing Relationships With BPD Parents

Children Of Parents With BPD: Some of us experienced childhood trauma due to a parent being unstable. As has been described in previous posts, BPD causes great instability in individuals, which can have a very serious impact on that individual’s… Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder And Psychosis

If we are unfortunate enough to develop BPD following a traumatic childhood, in some cases (NOT all) we may, especially during periods of acute stress, be prone to what psychologists and psychiatrists refer to as brief psychotic episodes. Such brief… Read more

How Childhood Trauma Can Profoundly Damage Our View Of Ourselves

If we have experienced childhood trauma to a significant degree, we may irrationally blame ourselves for it which, in turn, may well seriously, negatively, distort our self-perception; in other words, adversely affect our view of ourselves. Our ENVIRONMENT has a… Read more

Self-Defeating Personality Disorder And Its Link To Childhood Trauma

Self-defeating personality disorder (also sometimes referred to as masochistic personality disorder), whilst not included in the current edition (fifth) of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), is still frequently referred to by mental health professionals to help… Read more

‘Splitting’ – What BPD Sufferers And 18 – 36 Month Old Infants Have In Common

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Infants and toddlers (aged from approximately eighteen months to thirty-six months old) find it extremely hard to tolerate ambiguity and ambivalence. For this reason, their perception of features of the external world become polarized, or, as it is often, informally… Read more

Identity Disturbance And Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

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BPD And Identity Disturbance : We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site that one of the defining symptoms of borderline personality disorder (a condition strongly associated with childhood trauma) is identity disturbance. In other… Read more

Overcoming Feelings Of Shame With Counseling

We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site that those of us who have experienced significant and protracted childhood trauma often experience irrational, deep feelings of shame as adults which can severely disrupt our lives… Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder Test

Controversy Surrounding The Diagnosis Of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) : Diagnosing borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often regarded as controversial. There are several reasons for this which you can read about by clicking on the links that I provide at… Read more

When Is BPD Diagnosed? The Continuum Of Personality Problems.

The Nine Personality Problems Associated With Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) : There is no clear demarcation between those who have borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those who do not ; this is because the personality problems that contribute to a… Read more

Arrested Psychological Development and Age Regression

Arrested Psychological Development Traumatic life events can cause the child to become ‘stuck’ at a particular level of psychological development for an extended period of time – s/he may, therefore, often seem immature as development was frozen at an earlier… Read more

Splitting, Denial And Flooding : The Inter-relationship

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‘SPLITTING’ : This is an unconscious defense mechanism that involves us seeing things in extreme and exaggerated ways, either as ALL GOOD or ALL BAD ; this unconscious strategy is often seen in people suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD). … Read more

Deep Feelings Of Shame Resulting From Emotionally Impoverished Relationships With Parents

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According to DeYoung, author of the excellent book : ‘Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame : A Relational / Neurobiological Approach‘, the experience of shame comes about as a result of dysfunctional relationships with other people (in particular, of course, with… Read more

BPD And Rigid Thinking

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One of the main hallmarks of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is the pronounced tendency of those who suffer from it to display marked rigidity in relation to both their thought processes and behaviors.  This means that, when events occur, the… Read more

Do BPD Sufferers Have A ‘Split Personality’?

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In terms of symptoms, there exists a clear overlap between the psychiatric conditions of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and dissociative identity disorder (DID). DID used to be referred to multiple-personality disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder And ‘Splitting’ ‘Splitting’… Read more
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