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Re: GOOD reading for borderline type disorder

Posted by violette on January 23, 2011, at 21:46:41

In reply to Re: GOOD reading for borderline type disorder pegasus, posted by floatingbridge on January 21, 2011, at 11:36:43

> used to be afraid of BPD. And I don't think BDP people are all 'nasty' are they?

> Is that a way of saying they habitually and maladaptively project hurt outward? (I do the opposite; hence niceness. I told my therapist not to use that word with me.

FB, hi, if you had a passive temperment as a child-you'd probably turn anger against yourself and thus would not sound like Borderline nor would you meet the criteria of a Borderline PD diagnosis as it currently is described in the DSM. I had a very passive temperment as a child, was quiet and was never given a Borderline diagnosis either. some people are just less aggressive than others.

The diagnostic criteria of BPD-is only a list of symptoms for those with severe cases (and is also laregly responsible for the misunderstandings and stigma). Currently there is no diagnosis of mild-moderate Borderline, but it is a concept that has been recognized in psychodynamic literature for decades. The symptoms of C-PTSD are written more vaugely-so the description may sound like it better fits those who might be mild to moderately Borderline. These are the types of things I've been trying to tell people on this forum for over a year now.

Complex PTSD describes the same traits of those who have Borderline type personalities. Identity, emotional dysregulation, cognitive problems etc. I wouldn't worry that you didn't have the traumas that are part of C-PTSD..the symptoms are the same, just described in a 'nicer' way and might be more helpful for those uncomfortable with the term Borderline.

I've also read Peter Walker's site; what he writes about are the same concepts contained in a huge body of psychodynamic literature about Borderline. So if you didn't have trauma, that doesn't mean you don't have the symptoms described by the concept of C-PTSD. Hope that helps.




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