Posted by: carolg1849 | May 5, 2009

Borderline Personality Disorder and Interpersonal Relationships: Where Does Attachment Fit In

attachement issues


Unstable relationships………  we all know what this means, the “ups” and “downs”  the roller coaster ride of emotions.  We all know it rooted in childhood and as a mother myself and to all mothers out their we all start off blaming oursleves, what did we do wrong, what could we have done better.  The link I have posted here is to a video or audio clip about attachment issues by Anthony Bateman, MA FRCPsych, a Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College and Royal Free Medical Schools, Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, and St Ann\’s Hospital, London. He is also a Visiting Consultant at the Menninger Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas and a Clinical Tutor at Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Care Trust.  What struck me big time was when he said NOT TO BLAME THE MOTHER , and went on to explain there were many, many factors contributing to  difficult attachment relationships.

This clip is one of several that formed a conference last year held in Minnesotta, USA. This conference is specifically designed to offer those persons whose lives are impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), professionals, relatives, and consumers, a forum to better understand this complex disorder from various perspectives. An internationally recognized faculty will presented up-to-date information on key issues pertaining to many aspects of the disorder. It covered the diagnosis and treatments across the life span, co-occurring disorders and medical issues, personal and social impact, new research, self-injury and suicide, longitudinal perspectives and current research, medications, and consumer/family perspectives.

Please click on this link and click on play


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