BPD Sufferers Need To Be ‘Held’ According To Theory

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 a young child and his/her mother. More specifically, Buie and Adler hypothesize that, as a young […]

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

Because there is 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. In order to help clarify the differences between the two conditions and help show how they are […]

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 that involves the processing of complex information. However, such problems tend to be subtle […]

BPD And Genetics : Does BPD Run In Families?

  DOES BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER RUN IN FAMILIES? The short answer is yes. If a first degree relative (such as our mother or father) has BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), our chances of developing the disorder are about 1,000% greater than the average person’s (i.e. ten times greater). Does This Mean The Disorder Is Genetic? This […]

Brain Areas That May Be Adversely Affected By Childhood Trauma

      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 brain physically developed during our early life. And, if we have been particularly unlucky, this disrupted brain development could have made us highly susceptible to developing borderline […]

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 a much-increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) as adults than average. We have also examined the symptoms of BPD in other posts so there is no need to repeat that here. […]

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 blamed for the symptoms they display as a result of their illness. This can result […]

Effective and Simple Self-Help For Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) :

  In this article, I will suggest some very simple, yet highly effective, things that individuals who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD) can carry out to alleviate symptoms of the condition. It should first be stated that it is extremely important, as far as is possible, for sufferers of BPD to avoid, or minimize […]

How Self-Esteem Is Damaged And Key Elements That Help Recovery

Our Self-Esteem: Branden’s (1994) 6 Key Elements. Branden (1994) identified six key foundations upon which the development of a healthy level of self-esteem is built; these six building blocks of self-esteem are as follows: THE SIX KEY FACTORS THAT UNDERPIN A HEALTHY LEVEL OF SELF-ESTEEM: 1) Being consciously engaged with the present 2) Being accepting […]