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
Introduction Is Borderline Personality Disorder real? Is the use of that term as a label or diagnosis damaging? It is certainly a highly contested construct. This blog post contains my notes on a Huffington Post UK article: “Borderline Personality Disorder - A Diagnosis Of Invalidation” by Dr Jay Watts. It contains elements of my own… Continue reading Borderline personality disorder – is it real?
For clients reading this: as a counsellor, my approach to 'personality disorders' is to not be too concerned with the label, other than how it is affecting you to be labelled that way. For me, it is more important to understand what is driving the feelings or behaviours that are of concern to you, which… Continue reading ‘Personality disorders’ on-line and in the media