Category Archives: Bpd

Very Early Life Trauma can ‘Burn’ Memories into The Brain that are not Consciously Recollectable

MEMORY AND EARLY LIFE

Most of us have no conscious memory of our experiences that occur before the age of two or older (I myself remember nothing that happened to me before the age of five and only very little Read the rest

Unable To Live In The Present? Therapy And Dual Awareness Can Help

 

 

Many people who have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma and, as a result, go on to develop complex posttraumatic stress disorder or related conditions often feel permanently stuck in the past and unable to live in the Read the rest

Labelling People As Having BPD May Adversely Affect Their Treatment

 

 

 

A study conducted at Bath University in the United Kingdom has found that labelling an individual as suffering from BPD can lower the standard of treatment they receive.

THE STUDY:

The study involved 3 groups of mental Read the rest

How Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms Reinforce Each Other

How Borderline Personality Symptoms Reinforce
Each Other.


One of the greatest difficulties of managing borderline personality disorder
(BPD) is that the symptoms it creates tend to feed off, and intensify, each
other; often this will end in a crisis point
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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 Read the rest

How Childhood Trauma Can Speed Up The Ageing Of The Brain

 

We have already seen from other articles that I have published on this site that, according to major studies, severe and protracted childhood trauma can dramatically increase our risk in adulthood of suffering from various physical illnesses (e,g, Read the rest

7 Fundamental Aspects Of Personality Childhood Trauma Can Profoundly Affect

 

We have seen from other posts I have published on this site that severe and protracted interpersonal (i.e. resulting from the child’s interaction pattern of interaction with parent/s or primary caregiver/s) trauma experienced during childhood greatly increases an individual’s Read the rest

Problems Those With BPD May Encounter In The Workplace

 

There is a very strong link between the experience of severe and protracted childhood trauma and being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in later life. As we have seen in other articles I have published on this site, Read the rest

Unhappy With BPD Diagnosis? Is ‘Formulation’ The Answer?

 

Increasingly, many individuals who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and who have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma are starting to question whether the BPD diagnosis is the correct and most appropriate one. One of the Read the rest

Trauma Involving Betrayal More Likely To Lead To BPD And PTSD

 

We have seen from numerous other articles that I have published on this site that those of us who experienced severe and protracted childhood trauma are at a highly increased risk of being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and/or Read the rest

Some BPD Traits May Have Been Adaptive For Our Ancestors And Helped Them Survive

Certain studies have suggested that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is up to 67 per cent heritable (e.g. Torgenson et al. 2000 and 2012). In other words, these studies suggest there is a large genetic component that contributes to an individual’s Read the rest

‘Upper’ And ‘Lower’ BPD: Kernberg’s Theory

 

According to Kernberg, the symptoms of BPD can be divided up into four major categories. These categories are as follows:

  • DIFFUSE ANXIETY
  • MULTIPLE PHOBIAS
  • LITTLE CONSTANCY IN SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
  • IMPULSIVITY OR ADDICTION PROBLEMS OR BOTH

Additionally, Kernberg asserts that Read the rest

Unwanted: Effects Of Being Born To A Mother Denied Abortion.

What are the effects on the child of being born unwanted because his/her mother wanted an abortion but was prevented from having one? A Czechoslovakian study, known as The Prague Study, spanning over thirty years and involving 220 children was … Read the rest

Dysfunctional Tension Reduction Activities Complex PTSD and BPD Sufferers May Use

 

One of the hallmarks of both complex PTSD and borderline persona; disorder (BPD) is a feeling of constant anxiety, agitation and apprehensiveness, As a result of feeling trapped and imprisoned in this distressing state, individuals become desperate to escape Read the rest

How ‘Malignant Alienation’ May Impoverish Care BPD Sufferers Receive

Because many sufferers of BPD have been so betrayed and hurt by their childhoods they may frequently have developed psychological defences that do not immediately endear them to others such as deep mistrust of people in general and, in particular, … Read the rest