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Re: Lost in the translation

Posted by Helen36 on May 31, 2001, at 1:56:20

In reply to Re: Lost in the translation kazoo, posted by SLS on May 30, 2001, at 8:16:17

> BPD once stood for BiPolar Disorder. It is now used most often to mean Borderline Personality Disorder. (I really don't know why this term is used to describe the symptom cluster). Bipolar disorder has also sometimes been abbreviated as BAD - Bipolar Affective Disorder.
> - Scott

The term Borderline came from the early days of psychoanalytic 'talk' therapy, when some patients appeared to get radically worse during treatment on the couch -- moving from functionally 'neurotic' to 'psychotic' in Freudian terms. This puzzled the Freudians no end, and they dubbed these patients 'borderline' psychotics.
Today the theory is that Clusteer II personality disorders involve an emotional lack of development, and when discussed incidents trigger past trauma, primitive coping mechanisms are displayed; thus the failure of traditional'talk' therapy and the Victorians' assessment of psychosis.

I like the modern proposals "emotional dysregulation disorder" or even "extended post-traumatic stress disorder" *much* better.

A long and totally unnecessary answer in this thread, but thought I'd jump right in! ;)





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