The sound of lifting heavy baggage

I really like this! I have a lot of issues with the stigma around bpd, and the diagnosis itself. I wish it was taken out of the DSM. Like the highlighted quote, BPD places the problem on the person who experienced the abuse while paying no attention to the reasons behind the issues that person faces… I have yet to meet an individual with a BPD dx that does not have a history of abuse or neglect as a child…


baggReblogged from a psychologist who writes about Borderline Personality Disorder in a non-judgmental way. This is so important, and I thank the author for this nuanced view of the psychological challenges people with BDP face.
Friday, 20 September 2013

Borderline personality disorder: Abandon the label, find the Person

Steven Coles
In 1980 the mental health industry invented a new diagnostic label, one of many, for the 3rd edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM III). The American Psychiatric Association (APA) presented DSM III to the world as a scientific revolBorderline Personality Disorder Awarenessution in psychiatric understanding. If people suffering emotional distress had accepted the APA’s statements about the new manual, they would have rejoiced that such a wealthy and powerful organisation had put its energies into making sense of psychological suffering. The vast majority of people receiving one of these new labels had experienced great…

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