BPD Link To Mothers Who Fluctuate Between Nurturing And Abusive Behaviour

  As we have seen from other articles that I have published on this site, individuals who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (a very serious psychiatric disorder strongly associated with severe and protracted childhood trauma) have a strong tendency to see others and ‘black and white’ terms or as ‘all good’ and ‘all […]

Inconsistent Mothering Leading To The ‘Splitting’ Defense Mechanism.

‘Splitting’ is a primary defense mechanism for coping with identity disturbance and occurs when an individual is not able to integrate the range of positive and negative qualities that exist in the self and in other people into a realistic, cohesive, overall, mental representation. Because of this, the person prone to ‘splitting’ has a very […]

Splitting, Denial And Flooding : The Inter-relationship

‘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).  For example, those suffering from this disorder frequently vacillate between, at times, perceiving a friend or […]

BPD, Object Relations Theory And Splitting.

The OBJECTS RELATIONS THEORY of borderline personality disorder was proposed by Kohut at the beginning of the 1970s and is a modern psychoanalytic theory. Object Relations Theory states that BPD can be traced back to an individual’s early (from the age of approximately 18 months to 36 months) dysfunctional relationship with his/her mother. What Is […]

Splitting: Effects of BPD Parent Seeing The Child Only In Terms Of ‘All Good’ Or ‘All Bad’.

The BPD Parent And The Child Parents with borderline personality disorder (BPD) – click here to read one of my articles on signs that a parent may have BPD- have a pronounced tendency to project – click here to read one of my articles ‘projection and other defense mechanisms – aspects of their own self-view […]