Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) : Latest Research Leads To New List Of Main Symptoms

    Main Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms : Recent research has led to an expansion of the description of the main borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms. Following the development of the Sheldern Western Assessment Procedure 200 (an assessment tool which includes 200 questions that aid in the diagnosis of BPD) experts, based on up-to-date research, […]

Childhood Trauma Leading to Excessive Need for Approval.

  If we did not receive approval from those close to us in childhood we may grow up to have an excessive need for it from others later in life as a kind of compensation and in order to raise our shattered self-esteem. This can make us vulnerable and excessively anxious to make everybody like […]

Trauma: How Cognitive Processing Therapy Can Help.

  It is always important to treat post-traumatic stress and this is particularly the case in relation to childhood trauma. This is because it is during childhood that we form our core beliefs about ourselves, others and the world in general. Childhood trauma can severely distort these beliefs in a highly destructive manner. Without treatment, […]

Controversies: Alarming Study – How Psychiatrists can Get It Wrong.

  We have seen from other articles that I have published on this site that those who have suffered severe and ongoing childhood trauma and have then, as adults, gone on to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) may be better served, in many cases, by being diagnosed with complex PTSD instead (in relation […]