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‘Splitting’ – What BPD Sufferers And 18 – 36 Month Old Infants Have In Common

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Infants and toddlers (aged from approximately eighteen months to thirty-six months old) find it extremely hard to tolerate ambiguity and ambivalence. For this reason, their perception of features of the external world become polarized, or, as it is often, informally… Read more

When Is BPD Diagnosed? The Continuum Of Personality Problems.

The Nine Personality Problems Associated With Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) : There is no clear demarcation between those who have borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those who do not ; this is because the personality problems that contribute to a… Read more

BPD Sufferers Need To Be ‘Held’ According To Theory

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Buie And Adler : Buie and Adler propose that the pathology displayed by sufferers of borderline personality disorder (BPD) such as instability, uncontrolled rage and anger, can be attributed, primarily, to early dysfunction in the relationship between the individual as… Read more

BPD Sufferers May Avoid ‘Mentalising’ Due To Parental Rejection

Peter Fonagy, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and expert in borderline psychopathology and early attachment relationships, and who has produced some of the most influential work relating to this field, has stressed the importance of MENTALISING (or, more precisely,… Read more

What Are The Differences Between BPD And Complex PTSD? : A Study

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Because there is a considerable overlap in symptoms between those suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those suffering from complex posttraumatic disorder (complex PTSD) , those with the latter condition can be misdiagnosed as suffering from the former condition… Read more

‘Amygdala Hijack’ And BPD

One of the main, and most problematic, symptoms that those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) suffer from is the experiencing of disproportionately intense emotional responses when under stress and an inability to control them or efficiently recover and calm down… Read more

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 memory… Read more

BPD – A Masked Illness : And Why It’s Hard To Identify

We have seen from other posts how childhood trauma, especially multiple and cumulative trauma, is strongly associated with the development of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adult life. However, many BPD sufferers are at risk of going undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.… Read more

Brain Areas That May Be Adversely Affected By Childhood Trauma

We have already seen in other posts that I have published on this site that, if we have been unfortunate enough to have been subjected to severe and chronic childhood trauma, it is possible that this adversely affected how our… Read more

Nine Key Recovery Targets For BPD Sufferers

We have already seen from other articles published on this site that those of us who suffered severe childhood trauma are at much increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) as adults than average. We have also examined the… Read more

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 more

The Injustice Of Prejudice Against BPD Sufferers.

It is indeed a tragedy and injustice that many people who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD), a condition which can inflict excruciating mental pain on the suffer (10℅ eventually kill themselves), are not only not helped by others, but… Read more

High and Low Functioning In BPD Sufferers.

I have looked in detail at the association between childhood trauma and its role in contributing to the development of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) elsewhere on this site, and, in this article, I intend to examine two different types of… Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder And Childhood Trauma

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 … Read more

Signs That A Parent May Have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an extremely complex psychological condition. Indeed, it is not infrequently misdiagnosed as some other type of disorder, such as bipolar disorder. For these reasons there is likely to be a very large number of individuals… Read more
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