Category Archives: Bpd

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

Babies Of BPD Mothers Have Problems Regulating Stress Even At 2-Months-Old.

 

Babies Of BPD Mothers Have Problems Regulating Stress Even At 2-Months-Old.

A study published in the British Journal Of Psychiatry (2003) was conducted to investigate differences between the quality of interaction between and the effects of such differences upon Read the rest

The Possible Effects Of Genes On Development Of Borderline Personality Disorder

 

There exists overwhelming evidence from research into the causes of borderline personality disorder (BPD) that the condition is far more likely to occur in those who have experienced severe and protracted developmental trauma than those who have been fortunate Read the rest

Desperation To Escape Mental Anguish Caused By Childhood Trauma

Extreme Mental Pain

We have seen in other articles that I have previously published on this site that, if we have suffered severe and long-lasting childhood trauma, and, in particular, were brought up by parents who were emotionally disconnected from Read the rest

Why BPD Sufferers Often See Others As Malevolent

This article is based on ‘Object Relations Theory’ (Fairbairn, 1952). which places crucial importance upon interpersonal relationships, most of all interfamilial relationships, especially between the mother and the child. The theory, in particular, concerns itself with how we develop. in Read the rest

Three Important Theories On Why Some Develop BPD And Others Do Not.

 

Although most people who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) report having experienced childhood trauma, this is not invariably the case (although, of course, just because a person does not report having suffered childhood trauma does not mean Read the rest

Reducing Risk Of Intergenerational Transmission Of BPD

A study conducted by Stepp et al. (2012) adds further evidence in support of the theory that children of mothers with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are at increased risk of developing their own psychosocial problems (i.e. impaired mental health and Read the rest

Odd, Quasi-Psychotic And True Psychotic Thinking In BPD Sufferers

A study conducted by Zachirini et al. (2013)investigated the prevalence of disturbed thought in 290 in-patients who had been diagnosed with BPD (borderline personality disorder). The quality of disordered thinking measured in these 290 BPD in-patients was compared to the Read the rest

3 Types Of Childhood Stress : Positive, Tolerable And Toxic

 

Stress can be defined as ‘a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances’ and is, of course, an inevitable part of life. Whilst we often complain about stress due to the Read the rest

Childhood Trauma Can Make Us Terrified Of Accepting Love In Adulthood.

 

 

It is well documented that severe and protracted childhood trauma greatly increases our risk of experiencing relationship difficulties in our adult lives. In some cases, this can result in fear, or even terror, of close, loving relationships in Read the rest

Which Factors Of The ‘5 Factor Model Of Personality’ Predict BPD?

 

 

The diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is predicated upon the notion that those who suffer from it have aspects of their personalities which are problematic, self-defeating and dysfunctional so, in the first instance, it is useful to Read the rest

Abnormal Brain Chemistry In BPD Sufferers And Its Effect On Behaviour.

Abnormal Brain Chemistry In BPD Sufferers And Its Effect On Behaviour.

Various research studies have provided evidence to suggest that borderline personality disorder (BPD) sufferers may have abnormal levels of the following brain chemicals (also called neurotransmitters), blood fats and Read the rest

BPD And The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a complex network of nerves that interconnect :

  • the hypothalamus
  • the pituitary gland
  • the adrenal glands

What are the functions of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal glands?

Their functions are as follows :

  1. The
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