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 … Read the rest
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… Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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
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
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
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
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
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
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BPD, YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN MY BOOK (PUBLISHED 2021) BELOW:
The Irrefutable Link Between Borderline Personality Disorder And Childhood Trauma: Click the image above … Read the rest
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
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