What side of the brain do you use?
The interaction between both is a game of volleyball, a confusing element within its features, a comprehensive account of our genetics and memory processes…
Skills are what motivates us. Experience is what shapes us. Atoms. That’s all we are atoms.
I thought I’d do a post after seeing a post on Facebook about a kind hearted young girl taking her own life because of borderline personality disorder caused by abuse.
I just want to point out the effects of borderline personality disorder and how it may impact on caregivers:
- BPD are loving individuals
- They are not dangerous
- They are warm and caring
- They isolate themselves when they feel too overwhelmed, they become angry when they are afraid
- They experience extreme mood swings when faced with interpersonal trauma and/or distress
- They think with their heart
- Its one of the most commonly recognised personality disorders
- During a crisis the sufferer loses control – as a result this can lead to suicide or intense emotional reactions to triggers that relate to the sufferers interpersonal traumas.
- They have problems interacting with others and dissociate to mask their inner pain
- They feel lost and abandoned the majority of the time
- If intensely bullied/abused may experience delusions and hallucinations
- Is often confused with Histrionic Personality Disorder, dissociative identity disorder, bipolar disorder, ptsd and narcissistic personality disorder.
- It’s not a label, it’s neurological and affects the areas of the brain responsible for controlling mood
- Creativity, drama therapy and music therapy helps with restoring the individual to a normal level of functioning
- Can affect relationships and are at risk of further abuse
- Are often criticised by the healthcare professions who don’t understand during a crisis the illness can take over the mind of even the most high functioning borderline
- This needs to be removed from the personality disorders category because it’s the only personality disorder to have the highest suicide rates and personality disorders start before the age of four -bpd is the result of abuse.
I know how difficult it is to control, I know the intensity of your reactions, I know the stigma, that others should find reason to be scared of you. What society doesn’t appreciate is the way the brain can create abnormal connections through the neurotransmitters affecting the limbic system which needs specifically targeted treatment. You can get accused of being on illegal drugs. You react to the environmental stigmas when you try to explain the changes in your brain, you alienate and isolate yourself, you begin to become more avoidant, you sit and feel like no one understands. You get constantly criticised for having an illness but your true personality is rejected. We all have to make a contribution to society and it’s not mental health sufferers fault they have a mental health condition but to allow people with mental health conditions to get into work and work effectively treatment is essential or companies waste money on statuory sick pay. I think the government needs to introduce a mental health crisis payment which doesn’t affect businesses and companies but allows the sufferer to get the help that they need and allows them to be automatically signed a mental health key worker who works with them in their own home and with their families. So it’s combining sociology with mental health to be able to deliver change to society, to be able to allow the sufferer to demonstrate their capabilities for work and to be able to be a fully functioning member of society. We want to end austerity. We want to pay less taxes to the benefits system so we need to work together to allow people to recover, allow people to access mindfulness groups on the NHS and choose their own wellbeing plan, to choose the treatments they believe would suit them unless they fully lack capacity in which case a mental health professional would need to make that decision for them.