Category Archives: Bpd

Severe Mental Pain And Anguish : BPD And Algopsychalia

 

For several years, unremittingly, I was in a constant state of intense psychological torment. I realize this sounds melodramatic or exaggerated. It isn’t. In fact, no words can fully convey the intensity of the mental anguish from which I Read the rest

BPD Sufferers May Have Subtle Learning Difficulties

 

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) And Learning Difficulties :

Research suggests that individuals who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD) may have mild to moderate dysfunctions in certain areas of cognitive processing, in particular in the area of learning and Read the rest

Vital Environmental Factors That Can Prevent Recovery From PTSD And BPD

 

If, as a result of childhood trauma, we have developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or borderline personality disorder (BPD) our post-traumatic environment can have an extremely strong impact upon our chances of recovery. I list some particularly important factors Read the rest

BPD : How It Affects Men And Women Differently

 

We have seen that those who have experienced significant childhood trauma are more likely than the average person to develop borderline personality disorder (BPD) in their adult lives.

It is now known that borderline personality disorder (BPD) affects men Read the rest

Shame Caused By Childhood Trauma, How We Try To Repress It And Health Effects

 

Effects Of Repressed Shame :

We have seen in other articles published on this site that if we have experienced significant childhood trauma we may, as adults, develop profound feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, self-hatred, rock-bottom self-esteem, feelings of being Read the rest

Five Types Of Dysregulation Linked To Childhood Trauma.

I have written extensively on this site about the link between the experience of significant childhood trauma and the possible later development of borderline personality disorder (BPD).

One of the leading experts on borderline personality disorder is Martha Linehan (who Read the rest

How Trauma Can Profoundly Alter Our Worldview

 

Severe and protracted trauma, as we have seen, can lead to the development of complex PTSD. Often, however, this does not become clearly apparent until some way into adulthood, by which time compounding stressors have pushed us ‘over Read the rest

Those In Grip Of BPD Do NOT Deserve Blame For Their Actions

 

 

We have seen in many other articles that I have posted on this site that there is a strong association between the experience of childhood trauma and the development of BPD.

Sadly, compounding their problem, those suffering from BPD Read the rest

Childhood Trauma Link To Excessive Dreaming During Sleep.

I have written, elsewhere on this site, how, at its worst, my insomnia was causing me to wake up extremely frequently at night and how I had great difficulty getting to sleep. Also, however, the small snatches of sleep I Read the rest

Do You Feel You Got Psychologically ‘Stuck’ At The Time Of Your Trauma?

If we experienced significant trauma in the past we may find we became intensely, psychologically caught up in it, and it retains such a mental hold over us, that it now feels we are almost ‘trapped in time’, unable Read the rest

Identity Problems And Their Link To Childhood Trauma

 

How are identity problems linked to childhood trauma?

Our identity (ie how we define ourselves) is based upon our beliefs, values, memories, behaviours and how we go about living our lives in general. It comprises, for example, our likes Read the rest

Have Effects Of Trauma Made You Afraid Of Going To Sleep?

 

Are You Afraid Of Going To Sleep?

My so-called ‘sleep’ (it’s stretching things to dignify it with that word, actually, even in inverted commas), in the past, has been appalling: it would take me at least three hours to Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder And Childhood Trauma

 

We can say, with a very considerable degree of confidence indeed, that there exists a strong link between borderline personality disorder and childhood trauma; a large body of research has shown that individuals who have suffered childhood trauma and/or Read the rest

Erotomania: Its Origins In Childhood Trauma

 

de_clerambaults_syndromeErotomania is also sometimes known as de Clerambault’s Syndrome and refers to a psychotic delusion held by the person suffering from it that someone else is deeply in love with them. This ‘someone else’ usually has an elevated social Read the rest

Childhood Trauma, BPD, Carl Jung and ‘The Peter Pan Syndrome.’

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What Is Peter Pan Syndrome?

First, it should be stated that the so-called ‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ is not an official psychiatric term and will not be found in the DSM (diagnostic statistical manual). However, many psychologists find it Read the rest