Borderline Personality Disorder And The Physically Damaged Brain

Nobody chooses to suffer from borderline personality disorder; this is obvious. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is probably the most tormenting and agonizing psychiatric condition known to man. One in ten sufferers ends up killing themselves after years, or even decades, of appalling mental suffering. Due to the disturbing behavior that accompanies BPD,  sufferers may become […]

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 […]

Explaining BPD In Terms Of The Diathesis-Stress Model

What Does ‘Diathesis’ Mean? The medical definition of ‘diathesis’ is ‘a hereditary or constitutional predisposition to a disease or other disorder.‘ (The word ‘diathesis’ itself derives from the Greek word for ‘disposition). What Is The Diathesis-Stress Model? The diathesis-stress model is a psychological theory that proposes that a psychiatric disorder is caused not by hereditary […]

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 […]

‘Distress Intolerance’ : Do Your Feelings Sometimes Feel Unbearable?

The term DISTRESS INTOLERANCE refers to a frame of mind in which we consider the mental pain, anguish or discomfort we are experiencing to be UTTERLY INTOLERABLE AND UNBEARABLE so that we become frantic and desperate to avoid it/escape it. The emotions we feel unable to tolerate usually belong to three main categories; these are: […]

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 […]