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

The Long-Term Effects of Parental Rejection

 

 

My father walked out on my mother when I was eight. Always highly disturbed, my mother became yet worse and threw me out of the house when I was thirteen. This made it necessary for me to go 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

Signs of Dysfunctional Families

 

 

It has already been established in other articles that those who grow up in highly dysfunctional families are more likely than others to develop mental illness later in life (for example. borderline personality disorder. But what are the Read the rest

Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder In Men And Women

 

 

 

The most up-to-date research shows that there are a number of differences between the symptoms of borderline personality disorder in men compared to borderline personality disorder in women.

THE DIFFERENCES IN SYMPTOMS OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER IN Read the rest

The Brain, Neuroscience and Meditation

THE PHYSICAL BRAIN :

The brain – the most complex entity in the known universe – controls our thoughts, moods, behaviour and memories. It is clearly a physical entity, but neuroscientists are still a long way from being able to

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Childhood Trauma and Obsessive Love Disorder

 

 

 

Obsessions are a symptom of an underlying anxiety disorder and materialize as a result of great stress such as severe emotional injury during childhood. In order to escape a world of intolerable psychological pain, the person suffering 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

The Dysfunctional Family’s Scapegoat.

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I went to live with my father and obsessively religious step-mother when I was thirteen, having been thrown out of the house by my disturbed and highly unstable mother.

She and my father already had her own biological son living 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

Childhood Fame : The Downside And Cost Of Fame

 

‘I think every child star suffers through this period because you’re not the cute and charming child that you were. You start to grow, and they want to keep you little forever.’

-Michael Jackson on the perils of getting Read the rest

Emotional Torture? When Parents Put Kids in a Psychological Double-Bind.

 

 

I first came across the phrase ‘double-bind’ at university whilst studying for my first degree in psychology; it struck a chord immediately.

In its most simple terms, the child who is placed in a psychological double-bind, by parent/s Read the rest

Childhood Trauma Leading to Anhedonia (Inability to Experience Pleasure).

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There is an established relationship between having experienced trauma as a child and suffering from anhedonia (the inability to experience feelings of pleasure) as an adult.

Anhedonia drains the colour from life, rather like seeing a film in high-resolution Read the rest

Recovery of Repressed or Buried Memories of Abuse

 

There has been a long-standing debate about the reliability of recovered memories of trauma and abuse.

The psychologist Loftus draws our attention to the distinction between Type I and Type II traumas. Type I traumas relate to a single Read the rest

Possible Effects of Divorce on Children

My own parents divorced in the scorching summer of 1976 when I was 8 years old. At prep school, I was the only boy in the class with divorced parents. I was deeply ashamed of this fact, and I did Read the rest