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 […]

BPD Quiz

Answering 5 or more of the questions with a ‘yes’ suggests a possible (NOT definite) diagnosis of BPD (Source: NHS). However, This quiz is NOT for diagnosis and is for information purposes only. It is in no way intended as an alternative to a consultation with a doctor, psychiatrist or other health professional. Loading… David […]

The Link Between Borderline Personality Disorder And Chronic Pain

Pain is not a purely physical phenomenon but also has emotional, biological and psychological components. This mind-body connection means that not only can psychological difficulties contribute to the experience of physical pain but also the reverse, physical pain can lead to emotional and psychological problems. David Hosier BSc Hons; MSc; PGDE(FAHE)David Hosier MSc holds two […]

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 life and one such stressor may be one’s sexual or gender identity. Silverstein argues that […]

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, it is worth very briefly reminding ourselves of the most well-known study on the effects […]

Test Your Knowledge About BPD (Multiple Choice Quiz).

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