What does ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ mean?

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?

Alcohol and Mental Health: Becoming Sober

The time has come (the walrus said...) to talk about alcohol and mental health. Not something I thought I would touch on, but this week I decided I am going to call time on my relationship with alcohol. Alcohol has been in my life, all my life. It is not something that has ever had … Continue reading Alcohol and Mental Health: Becoming Sober

Is there a cure for BPD?

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?

How estrangement feels

When you're estranged, special events can be a complete cobweb of emotions. An even bigger cobweb than just having BPD on a day-to-day basis (if you can believe)! I have been estranged from several members of my family including a parent for a while now.  Here's a brief insight into my childhood for a snippet … Continue reading How estrangement feels

*Eating disorders awareness week*

I can't pinpoint where it began. My memory jumps from eating pizza, pasta and cheese to feeling really guilty after eating a carrot. Looking back at old diaries I had tracked my weight for years, which is possibly where it began - did that just become too obsessive? Secondary school As a teenager in school, … Continue reading *Eating disorders awareness week*