Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has meant a number of things since the '70s. BPD - A brief history It was first brought to light in 1938 by Adolph Stern. He called those with the disorder "the border line group" - on the border of neurosis and psychosis. In the 1940s it was described as a … Continue reading What does ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ mean?
When I say I have BPD, people tend to assume I mean bipolar disorder. There isn't a lot of information circulated about BPD, possibly because it occurs in less than 1% of the population. So today I thought I'd answer a few questions - from my perspective with a sprinkle of evidence-based research. Can BPD … Continue reading Is there a cure for BPD?
You know that moment when you hear a song and, suddenly, you're somewhere else. Earworms Earworms are those catchy songs you just can't get out of your head. Sometimes it's something silly like The Wheels on the Bus. Or it's that new Little Mix song that's constantly on the radio. Most of the time it's … Continue reading Earworms and memories
Everyone is individual; so is the reason that brings a person to the psychiatrist's office. Some people are not there by choice. I, however, was very much there by choice. What brought me there? My reason ... December 2017... which I only partly remember. My best friend came to visit with her partner. I've known … Continue reading Flashback to: Diagnosis day…
Today I read that although there are 9 number of BPD symptoms, they can manifest in over 250 possible combinations. These 9 symptoms are commonly quoted as the symptoms of BPD: … but they are outdated (and pretty vague tbh). They were replaced by the DSM-5 criteria in 2011 (sorry, guys...). Originally I was going … Continue reading BPD – Know your symptoms