A study conducted by Zachirini et al. (2013)investigated the prevalence of disturbed thought in 290 in-patients who had been diagnosed with BPD (borderline personality disorder). The quality of disordered thinking measured in these 290 BPD in-patients was compared to the … Read the rest
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the unconscious defence mechanisms we employ to help us deal with stress can be split into four main types; these are :
- psychotic defence mechanisms.
- immature defence mechanisms.
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 the rest
One of the (myriad) symptoms of my illness can, perhaps, be best conveyed by the following example: I would look at a beautiful view, such as the sun setting on the horizon of the sea near where I live, … Read the rest