Category Archives: Bpd

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

Traumatized As A Child And Wrongly Diagnosed With BPD?

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have seen that if a person has suffered significant and protracted childhood trauma, she or he is at greatly increased risk of being diagnosed, as an adult, with borderline personality disorder. According 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 Leading to The Inability to Trust

 

Do You Have An Inability To Trust?

One of the most harmful legacies of childhood trauma is the survivor’s incapacity to develop trust in others.

When we were children, in the face of abuse, we felt powerless. This may 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

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Sexuality

 

In several of my previous posts on the topic of borderline personality disorder (BPD), I have referred to how those who suffer from this serious condition tend to be highly impulsive, and, as might be anticipated, research now shows Read the rest

Childhood Trauma Linked to Homosexuality

 

It is a politically sensitive debate, but in the light of solid scientific findings, it is necessary to have the courage to address such matters. Childhood trauma has been linked in several research studies with sexual addiction/compulsion due to Read the rest

Why Asperger’s And Bipolar Can Be Misdiagnosed As BPD.

 

 

One of the main reasons that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is sometimes believed to be a misdiagnosis is that it has symptoms in common with other disorders, two of which of these are :

1) Asperger’s Syndrome (a Read the rest

4 Types Of Borderline Mother : Witch, Hermit, Waif And Queen.

 

 

For those of us who grew up with mothers who suffered from a borderline personality disorder (BPD), our childhoods were often painful and anguished. We found ourselves living in a world that was contradictory and confusing; it is Read the rest

Personality Disorder Clusters and Severity Questionnaire

 

It has been often stated in my posts that personality disorders are often linked to traumatic childhoods. I have already described several personality disorders, but I would like to introduce you to some we have not met before. I Read the rest

Childhood Trauma : Defense Mechanisms Resulting from Stress.

 

 

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In our response to stress resulting from our childhood trauma and other factors we often develop psychological DEFENSE MECHANISMS in an attempt to protect ourselves (though, very often, we are not consciously aware that many behaviours/defence mechanisms Read the rest

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) : Further Treatment Options.

Individuals suffering from psychiatric conditions such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) find there are a vast array of therapies on offer purporting to be able to effectively treat them. The choice can seem overwhelming and confusing.

In the case of Read the rest

Childhood Trauma: The Five Main Personality Disorders.

 

Because childhood trauma has frequently been linked to the later development of borderline personality disorder (BPD), I have devoted a whole category of this blog to the analysis of that particular condition (see CATEGORIES section). However, as childhood trauma Read the rest