When they say that BPD can be caused by a combination of genetic sensitivity coupled with trauma, abuse or inconsistent parenting, I think it’s important to think about the role of parents in this. Let us remove abuse from the equation for the moment and consider parental influence as a separate issue. Parenting has a… Read More Identity distortion 1: Parental influence
I am finding this socialising thing a tough challenge on so many levels. How do you socialise when you have BPD? To socialise successfully, you need a clear identity. Don’t you? A strong sense of self? Or is that just me? One of my warped perceptions? How do I know? What is real and what… Read More Identity distortion and socialising issues
Well if you are into the cold, harsh, clinical definitions check out the official diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder below. Doesn’t really sound that great from a lay person’s perspective, does it? And trust me, as a sufferer it’s horrible to recognise yourself in this. The diagnostic criteria are so dehumanising, and as someone… Read More Borderline Personality Disorder: What is it?