Identity Problems In BPD Linked To Inability To Mentally ‘Time Travel’

According to Gold et al. (2017), one of the underpinning reasons for a person with BPD to suffer from identity issues and a lack of a stable sense of self stem partly from a disrupted episodic memory making it harder for them to mentally revisit the past (Gold et al.  refer to this problem as …

Metacognitive Therapy For Borderline Personality Disorder And Other Conditions

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931-word article METACOGNITIVE THERAPY (MCT) Metacognitive therapy (MCT) was developed by Dr. Adrian Wells and Dr. Gerald Matthews in the early 1990s.  It shares elements in common with but is distinct from, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The main difference is that whilst CBT concentrates upon the negative CONTENT of a person’s thoughts and strives to alter that …

Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy Audios For Relief Of Mental Pain

My Personal Experience Of Pain: The pain I experienced was not wholly physical or wholly mental but something in between. This is perhaps not surprising as both physical and mental pain are processed by the same brain regions, so emotional and physical pain are closely interrelated.  Maddeningly, such pain is extremely difficult to articulate. So, …

How We View Our Childhood Trauma Crucial To Our Mental Health

478 word article Is it what happens to us in childhood that affects our mental health or is it how we PERCEIVE what happened to us as being the crucial factor? To help answer this question a study was undertaken by Danese and Widom (2020) The study involved  two groups: GROUP ONE: 908 individuals who …

Severity Of BPD Symptoms And Human Touch Negatively Correlated.

Research (Field, 2010)  suggests that the severity of borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms and human touch are negatively correlated. In other words, those suffering from severe symptoms of BPD experience less physical contact with other human beings than do ‘BPD sufferers with less severe symptoms (all else being equal). This finding provides further evidence in …

4 Types Of Borderline Mother : Witch, Hermit, Waif And Queen.

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    For those of us who grew up with mothers who suffered from a borderline personality disorder (BPD), our childhoods were often painful and anguished. We found ourselves living in a world that was contradictory and confusing; it is likely that we suffered chronic anxiety as we did not know how our mother would …

Do Gay People Have More Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)?

A study conducted by Anderson and Blosnich (2013) was carried out in order to investigate whether or not gay and bisexual individuals had, on average, experienced more adverse childhood experiences than their heterosexual counterparts. Before we look at the study, it is worth very briefly reminding ourselves of the most well-known study on the effects …

The Link Between BPD And Pace-Of-Life-Syndrome (PoLS)

Research by Otto et al., 2021) suggests that borderline personality disorder represents a fast ‘Pace-of-Life-Syndrome (PoLS). To explain what is meant by this, it is first necessary to explain ‘Life History Theory’ in relation to elucidating mental illness. ‘Life History Theory’ is an evolutionary theory that is increasingly being used to help explain symptoms of …

Rapper Talks About How Making Music Has Reduced His BPD Symptoms

A rapper from Bristol, Wayne Webster, has recently been reported by the BBC as explaining how music has helped him deal with his BPD and stopped him from harming himself. The rapper stated that by the age of 28 he realized ‘something wasn’t right’ with him and that he was not only hurting himself but …

BPD Mothers’ Unrealistic Needs And Resulting Resentment Of Children

It is well known that those suffering from BPD find it very hard to maintain healthy relationships with others and this includes relationships with their own children. Why is this? Mothers with BPD are very likely indeed to have many unmet needs deriving from their own traumatic childhoods which, in turn, can act as an …

Do BPD Sufferers And Psychopaths Have Things In Common?

In the U.S. has been estimated that up to 30 % of those in prison suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD) compared to 1-2% in the general population, about 20% in psychiatric institutions.and about 10% of psychiatric outpatients.(American Psychiatric Association). Given the disproportionate number of individuals with BPD in prison, it seems reasonable to ask …

The Dangers Of Early Onset BPD, Risk Factors And Treatments

Many clinicians are reluctant to diagnose BPD in young people due to a variety of reasons including the fact that their personalities and their brains themselves are still developing (the human brain is not fully developed until about the age of 25 years) and, sadly, the stigma that is still attached to a diagnosis of …

Recovery From BPD And The Importance Of Insight

Borderline personality disorder can lead to people acting in alarmingly dysfunctional ways, both to the detriment of their own lives and of those around them. however, the good news is that many sufferers can and do recover. There are many factors that aid such recovery including the love and support of those close to the …

Do People With BPD Divorce More And Remarry Less?

Because some of the hallmarks of borderline personality disorder (a personality disorder closely associated with severe and protracted, interpersonal childhood trauma) are extreme difficulty in forming and maintaining relationships (dramatically fluctuating between idealizing and then demonizing and discarding others) wildly fluctuating emotions, and a tendency to fly into intense rages one might reasonably predict that …

BPD Behaviors Interpreted As ‘Manipulative’ Driven By Mental Agony

Sadly, many individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) are stigmatized by others and, amongst other pejorative terms, are frequently described as ‘manipulative’. However, in recent years, it has been increasingly recognized that intentionally manipulative behavior is, in fact, NOT a defining characteristic of BPD sufferers after all; this shift in attitude is best exemplified …