what causes borderline personality disorder

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what causes borderline personality disorder here to answer that question is leading clinical psychologists Dr Romania. Everybody wants to know with such a complicated clinical condition like borderline personality disorder, how did this happen? That’s always the million dollar question with any mental illness, frankly. And if you look at the work of Dr Marshall in a hand, who’s done a lot of the research in this area. A lot of her work and other people’s work highlights this idea that it’s two things coming together, a biological vulnerability and coming from an invalidating early environment. So the biological vulnerability part that part, we’re not entirely clear what that’s about is genetic. Is it a neurotransmitter issue, but something biologically about that person has resulted in them being more hyperreactive, they sort of overreact with emotion with sadness with anger that couples with coming from an early environment, usually family environment that’s very invalidating where people are downright hostile, abusive. Negating critical in a chronic way, listen, no parent gets it right every time. This is the majority of the time that environment is invalidating. And you can see how that becomes a setup for assuming that all environments are going to be invalidating. So there’s a sort of hyper overreaction in the face of that now, where this work gets interesting is not everybody who comes from an invalidating environment. Develops borderline personalities and not everyone who has that biological vulnerability develops borderline personality disorder. Obviously, if you’ve got both, the probability goes way up now. An example of sort of the most extreme invalidating early environment is sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse that is an example where the child’s trust is betrayed. They’re confused, no one’s keeping the child safe. However, the majority of people who experienced childhood sexual abuse do not go on to develop borderline personality disorder. And a lot of people with borderline personality disorder did not experience sexual abuse as a child, so there’s no absolutes here, and I think that frustrates people because everyone wants to slam down. I was just going to say that. Yeah, I am frustrated. Just listening, yeah, it is so when we whenever we sort of uncoil or unspoiled. The history of somebody with borderline personality. We definitely see that something wasn’t quite right in that early environment in most cases. But I got to tell you the long run in this field, the more I hear tales of people who are borderline personalities. Adults, i’ve worked with the parents, and they’ll say, listen, we have racked our brains. And this is multiple people, so it’s not like one person could be deceiving and hiding, and there’s just no story there. There’s no neglect. There’s no abuse, there’s no bullying like there’s no smoking gun. So it really then comes down to in those cases, it probably was all biological vulnerability. The research right now is focusing on uncovering what that biological vulnerability is. Remember, as with all mental illnesses, the earlier we can intervene, the better the work we can do. So if we could identify some of these early soft signs. We might be able to work with people to give them better coping skills, particularly around managing emotion, and that is a common thread with all of the mental health issues we’ve been talking about early intervention and intervention is the key to almost anything, especially, and we often miss these things in childhood. That’s where it gets tricky for a lot of people. These patterns were apparent even in late childhood early adolescence, but nobody really jumps on it until they were well, and they say. Oh, yeah, he’s 16, so of course. You’ll go out, but if if we don’t know the biological component, that is could be causing this, the only way we’re coming to that conclusion is by, and by saying that everything else can’t be the cause, so it must be a biological. There’s no other historical kind of an issue that comes up. I mean, listen, we are born with a temperament. Every you ask any parent out there. Especially a parent who has multiple children. I’ll say one kid was a really easy baby, and they went on to become an easy grown up, and they had that kid. It was clenched up from the day they were born, they were clenched up as adults. We do have temperament, and there may be more vulnerable temperaments. Which are believed to be biological in origin too, until we can really unravel this. We’re not going to know until again. These behavioral patterns emerge, but what this also speaks, what we can do is hedge our bets. This means things like teaching people to parent that you know. Sometimes under a lot of stress, parenting is hard. This is not meant at all to blame parents, but it’s really about ensuring we have supports in place for parents, whether that’s daycare, whether that’s parent training, whether that’s pediatricians and other medical professionals that work with parents, so they can be the best parent possible. We put a lot of pressure on parents as individuals when really as communities we can be drawing together and supporting parents, especially parents who are in more vulnerable situations, high stress, job insecurity, other mental health issues, we should be supporting parents because that allows them to support kids. We put a lot of pressure on them and then no tools and no tools. So that’s one of the reasons that I love what we’re doing here because parents or anybody can go to Medicare circle dot com on a free digest, it doesn’t cost them any money and start to get the lessons, the knowledge, the resource, the actionable steps to take to say maybe my kids going through a phase. Or maybe there’s something more going on here, but either way. I’m going to do everything that I can’t move forward exactly. And the importance of creating very validating early environments for children at home at school that that children need to hear day in and day out, you’re okay now. Just okay, you’re terrific. Pay attention to them. However, you can do all of that. You can do all of that, and a person can still develop organized personality, so that’s where this gets tricky anyway, I also like to hear that, and i’m not three years old either. I like to hear how to do it right. That’s right. Just yeah, it can be understated of being a good person. Yeah, be a good person that will always help Dr Romney. Thank you for being here. Talking about this fascinating topic, ah, we’ll have more videos from you. I’m sure of it. Thank you. Thanks for watching your next step is to head on over to med circle dot com and sign up for the mead circle, digest. What is it. We’ll mead circle will send you the latest articles and the latest videos on the mental health topics that matter most to use of go to med circle dot com sign up for that digest. And let’s keep this journey on better mental health moving forward. 

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