This is my second post as I read, chapter by chapter, through Professor Peter Tyrer’s new book on personality disorder. The story begins In his preface to the book, that author tells us clearly that experts on personality disorder have “failed the subject”. He wants to challenge misconceptions about personality, personality difficulties and personality disorder… Continue reading Rediscovering personality disorder (part 2): Pluto and Pluto
Professor Peter Tyrer’s new book on personality disorder was published recently. Fool that I am, I have decided to blog on it, chapter by chapter as I read it. Not because I have any great insight on the issue, but because blogging is my way of continuous learning, updating and re-learning. I try and summarise… Continue reading Rediscovering personality disorder (part 1): into the minefield
Can the impact of poor reciprocal communication between a child and its care-givers appear the same as autism?
Introduction This blogpost contains brief notes by me (Juline) from a clinical perspective on the paper cited below. The notes are made for my personal use, but posted here in case they are of interest or use to others. Kealy, D., Spidel, A. & Ogrodniczuk, J. (2017). Self‐conscious emotions and suicidal ideation among women with… Continue reading Guilt, shame and suicidal ideation: childhood sexual abuse as a mediating factor
I am sometimes asked whether meditation can help in dealing with anger, anxiety or trauma. Here's my reply....
Thoughts on one man's account of his childhood experiences of abuse in post-war England.
Introduction This blog post contains my short summary of an article “Borderline Personality Disorder - A Diagnosis Of Invalidation” by Dr Jay Watts, with an element of my own interpretation. I am not setting out to make my own commentary on the psychiatric system separate from the author's. Instead, what follows is a selection of… Continue reading Borderline personality – my notes on a Huffington Post UK article