Beauty and the Borderline

Researchers at my own alma mater, the University of Toronto, pinpoint two key differences in the brain activity of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, reports the NEA-BPD (you can find this article, and links to NEA-BPD’s main site, in my “Blogs about BPD” section below):

heightened subjective perception + insufficient regulation = stormy emotional life

mental illnessPhiladelphia, PA, January 15, 2013 – Originally, the label “borderline personality disorder” was applied to patients who were thought to represent a middle ground between patients with neurotic and psychotic disorders. Increasingly, though, this area of research has focused on the heightened emotional reactivity observed in patients carrying this diagnosis, as well as the high rates with which they also meet diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder and mood disorders.

New research now published in Biological Psychiatry from Dr. Anthony Ruocco at the University of Toronto and his colleagues paints perhaps the sharpest picture we…

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  1. Hi Hawkruh,
    That is a very interesting article to me. Thanks for reblogging it. Interesting timing too…I just did a post at my blog about these issues of neurological wiring….the wrong kind or the lack of the right kind.

    Bette (my neuro-developemental movement therapist) said that the kind of over-stimulation and the struggle to integrate all the information in my brain is due to a lack of very early neurological patterns being established …… Which would ideally have been ‘hardwired’ into my brain at the early ages of 1 to 2 years old. …..part of the struggles I have is that I’m constantly trying to ‘fix’ these inner challenges with cognitive-level solutions, when that does not address the SOURCE of the deficit. It ends up that I’m always coping with strategies that don’t fix the root of the problem.

    Peace of mind to you!

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