Category Archives: Bpd

Can Someone Suffer From More Than One Personality Disorder?

The short answer is yes.

We have seen from numerous other articles that I have previously published on this site that those who have been unfortunate enough to have suffered severe, protracted, interpersonal childhood trauma are at increased risk of Read the rest

‘Psychache’ And Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Shneidman coined the term ‘PSYCHACHE‘ and he used the word to refer to unbearable mental pain, inner torment and turmoil. He theorized that this terrible mental pain was caused by:

  • unmet psychological needs (see ‘UNMET CORE NEEDS’ below).
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A Study Into The Terrible Mental Pain Experienced By BPD SUfferers.

A large majority of borderline personality disorder (BPD) suffer at least one episode of major depression during their lifetime. However, does the kind of mental pain experienced by those with suffering from BPD and depressive disorder differ from the kind 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

Aaron Beck (American psychiatrist and professor emeritus, University of Pennsylvania) describes two therapists talking:

‘I’m having trouble with my patient with personality disorder.’

‘How do you know they have personality disorder?’

”Because I’m having trouble with them.’

The above tautological, 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

A Shattered Sense Of Self Due To Childhood Trauma

Severe, catastrophic, prolonged and/or repetitive childhood trauma can lead to a shattered, fractured, disintegrated and fragmented sense of self which can manifest itself in various ways including:

DAMAGE TO ‘SELF-STRUCTURE’:

According to Zepenic (2016), severe trauma can adversely affect what 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 main 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 PTSD 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 those Read the rest

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