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Impulse Control : Study Showing Its Vital Importance

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We have already seen that those who suffer such severe, protracted childhood trauma that they go on to develop borderline personality disorder (BPD) have very significant problems regarding self-regulation (i.e, controlling intense emotions) and with IMPULSE CONTROL (along with a… Read more

Early Trauma Can ‘Shut Down’ Prefrontal Cortex

THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX : First, I will describe the main functions of the brain’s prefrontal cortex ; they are as follows : modulates feelings of fear associated with threat (eg calms us down if a raised alarm turns out to… Read more

Complex PTSD

  Complex PTSD: There has been some controversy regarding the difference between post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD amongst researchers. During the early 1990s, the psychologist Judith Herman noted that individuals who had suffered severe, long-lasting, interpersonal trauma,… Read more

BPD, Alcoholism and Impulsivity

It is not uncommon for alcoholism and borderline personality disorder (BPD) to go hand-in-hand (click here to read my article on the relationship between alcoholism and childhood trauma). Those suffering from both alcoholism and BPD are particularly likely to have… Read more