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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

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

Explaining BPD In Terms Of The Diathesis-Stress Model

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What Does ‘Diathesis’ Mean? The medical definition of ‘diathesis’ is ‘a heriditary 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… Read more

Do BPD Sufferers Have A ‘Split Personality’?

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In terms of symptoms, there exists a clear overlap between the psychiatric conditions of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and dissociative identity disorder (DID). DID used to be referred to multiple-personality disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder And ‘Splitting’ ‘Splitting’… Read more

Four Types Of ‘Dysregulation’ Displayed By BPD Sufferers

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BPD And Dysregulation : We have already seen from many other articles that I have published on this site that those who have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma are at greatly increased risk of going on to develop borderline… Read more

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

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

Thin-Skinned? Its Link To BPD.

Do people ever accuse you of being thin-skinned? If we have developed borderline personality disorder (BPD) as a result of our traumatic childhood, then one of the main symptoms we are likely to have developed is difficulties with interpersonal relationships.… Read more

Early Trauma’s Effect On Development Of Id And Ego

  According to psychodynamic theory, originally associated with Sigmund Freud (but modernized by various psychologists since), the most crucial part of our psychological development takes place in the earliest years of our lives, between birth and about five years old… 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

‘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.… Read more

BPD Sufferers Do Not Choose To Be Self-Absorbed.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) And Self-Absorption : We have seen in many, many articles on this site, how childhood trauma can lead us to experience great mental distress and anguish in our adulthood; indeed, some who experience high levels of… Read more

BPD And Objects Relations Theory

What Is Meant By Objects Relations Theory? In broad terms, it is the theory of how people interact and relate to others, especially within the family and, more especially still, how the child and mother relate to one another.  The… 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