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Re: Fascinating study on BPD... Stellabystarlight

Posted by twinleaf on August 19, 2008, at 19:40:00

In reply to Fascinating study on BPD... twinleaf, posted by Stellabystarlight on August 15, 2008, at 14:37:13

It seemed to me like a real milestone that this article was published in Science rather than in a less widely read psychiatric journal. Scientists in diverse fields tend to at least browse through all of the articles, and I think they were probably as pleased and surprised as I was to see it there.The article had beautiful graphs and elegant brain images with the insular cortex lit up in yellow and red- just like all the other articles! But I think it must be close to a first for psychoanalytic authors.

I don't exactly have BPD, but I do have at least one of the criteria- a fear of abandonment. The analyst I am going to now spends a great deal of time searching for miniscule misunderstandings on my part. If, for example, he needs to change the time of an appointment, he won't be satisfied with me being polite and co-operative about it; he wants to know about even the tiniest feelings of fear or abandonment. We often go through entire sessions working on little things like this. I find them tremendously helpful. It's wonderful to know that you can go over and over tiny aspects of the relationship, noting small ruptures and making small repairs- that you can revisit something as often as you need to.

twinleaf ("she")

 

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