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BPD Distortion Campaigns

December 29th, 2008 87 comments

One of the classic behaviors of a person suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder is the vilification campaign. The target is the person against whom the perpetrator Borderline conducts the vilification.  The intent is to destroy the target’s reputation and thereby destroy the target’s relationships with family and friends, employers, co-workers, doctors, teachers, therapists, and others. The intent may even be to force the target to leave the community, put the target in prison, or even kill the target.  As with so many things involving Borderlines and their typical inability to understand or respect boundaries, there really are no limits. They will use basically any means available to them to cause damage to their target, including denigration, endless disparaging remarks, fabrication, false accusations, and even teaching others (including their children!) to lie on their behalf as part of their vilification campaign.

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BPD Linked to Human Chromosome 9

December 29th, 2008 No comments

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Child abuse is known to be a common factor in development of personality disorders. Many, perhaps most, of those who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) were abused extensively as children. Consequently, it is commonly believed that long duration and/or severe child abuse is a major factor in development of personality disorders related to BPD, particularly the DSM-IV Axis 2 Cluster B personality disorders which are Borderline, Antisocial, Narcissistic, and Histrionic. Yet one of the mysteries of BPD has been that some who develop it were not abused or traumatized during childhood. Further, not all severely abused children develop personality disorders. So it has been suspected for years that there may be a genetic basis for these mental illnesses.

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