Category Archives: Bpd

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

Read the rest

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) Read the rest

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 Read the rest

LGBTIQ+ Individuals More Likely To Be Diagnosed With BPD

We know that the effects of parenting, particularly mothering (e.g. Kohut) on the individuals are connected with the later development of borderline personality disorder but these adverse psychological effects can, of course, be exacerbated by other stressors in the individual’s Read the rest

Do Gay And Bisexual 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, Read the rest

Neuroplasticity And Emotional Regulation


The way in which the brain is shaped and develops depends, to a large degree, upon our early life experiences; this is because of a quality of Read the rest

Problems With Emotional Regulation.

Problems With Emotional Regulation.

Our emotional regulation system determines how well we are able to control our emotions and neuroscientific studies strongly suggest that there are three subsystems in the brain that comprise this system; these three systems are as Read the rest

Test Your Knowledge About BPD (Multiple Choice Quiz).




The Irrefutable Link Between Borderline Personality Disorder And Childhood Trauma: Click the image above Read the rest

BPD Prognosis Infographic


Read the rest

Did Your Parent Only Show Love When You Were Sad, Upset Or Ill?

According to the interpersonal psychotherapist Lorna Smith Benjamin (born 1934 and renowned for her innovative therapy for working with clients suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other personality disorders who have proved treatment-resistant in relation to more traditional types Read the rest

Evolutionary Model for Personality Disorders

We have seen that severe and protracted childhood, interpersonal trauma can increase our risk of developing various personality disorders as adults (with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, having received the most interest from researchers).

Personality disorders are (in theory, at Read the rest

Psychogenic Pain And BPD

We have seen from other articles that I have already published on this site that many professionals who work within the field of mental health consider borderline personality disorder (BPD) to be the most psychologically and emotionally painful psychiatric condition Read the rest

BPD Sufferers And Difficulties Getting Adequate Professional Help

A recent study carried out by Proctor et al., 2020, has produced further evidence that BPD sufferers frequently find it highly problematic gaining access to effective treatment such as dialectical behaviour therapy, or DBT. (In relation to this problem, you Read the rest

BPD Sufferers’ ‘Faster Time Perception Linked To Impulsivity.’


A study conducted by Berlin et al., 2004, found that individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) appear to perceive the passing of time as faster than non-BPD individuals. The BPD sufferers in the study all self-harmed (an impulsive Read the rest

Depression: Components Of The Mental Pain Experienced By Sufferers

We have seen from numerous other articles that I’ve published on this site that if we experienced severe and chronic interpersonal childhood trauma we are, as adults, at an elevated risk of developing clinical depression (as well as a plethora Read the rest

Follow by Email