Controlling Emotions : The Emotional Regulation System

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¬† If, as children, we experienced, significant and protracted trauma we are at increased risk of developing various psychological difficulties as adults, including an increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder. One of the hallmarks of BPD, as we have also seen from other articles, is that the sufferer …

Should BPD Be Renamed ‘Emotional Intensity Disorder?’

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  Many who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (a condition strongly associated with a history of significant and long-lasting childhood trauma) resent the label, preferring instead to consider themselves as having complex posttraumatic stress disorder (there is a very large overlap between symptoms of BPD and symptoms of complex PTSD) or for BPD …

How Emotionally Unstable Parents Can Affect Their Children

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  The intense and constantly and dramatically fluctuating moods of the emotionally unstable parent permeate and dominate the household and can overwhelm the child, particularly when the intense emotions the parent is expressing are especially destructive ones such as hatred or suicidal despair. Because the parent’s intense, destructive emotions are so unpredictable and can emerge …

3 Types Of Emotional Control Difficulties Resulting From Childhood Trauma

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We know that those who suffer significant childhood trauma are more likely to suffer from¬†emotional dysregulation¬†(i.e. problems controlling their emotions) in adulthood compared to those who had a relatively stable upbringing. This is especially true, of course, if they develop borderline personality disorder (BPD) as a result of their childhood experiences (BPD is strongly associated …