Book review – Super-Women by Janina Scarlet

I was sent a copy of Super-Women (Superhero therapy for women battling depression, anxiety and trauma) by Janina Scarlet a few weeks ago via The Book Publicist to review. The book itself is very eye-catching, and I love the fact that the women on the cover are of different sizes, ethnicities, hairstyles and religions. Firstly, …

NHS Symptom – Unstable Relationships

Taken directly from the NHS website (2020) Unstable relationships If you have BPD, you may feel that other people abandon you when you most need them, or that they get too close and smother you. When people fear abandonment, it can lead to feelings of intense anxiety and anger. You may make frantic efforts to prevent being left alone, …

NHS Symptom of Impulsive Behaviour (*TRIGGER WARNING*)

TRIGGER WARNING: Self-harm, bullying, child abuse, sexual abuse Taken directly from the NHS website (2020): Impulsive behaviour If you have BPD, there are 2 main types of impulses you may find extremely difficult to control: an impulse to self-harm – such as cutting your arms with razors or burning your skin with cigarettes; in severe cases, especially if you …

NHS Symptom of Disturbed Patterns of Thinking

Taken directly from the NHS website (2020): Disturbed patterns of thinking Different types of thoughts can affect people with BPD, including: upsetting thoughts – such as thinking you’re a terrible person or feeling you do not exist. You may not be sure of these thoughts and may seek reassurance that they’re not true brief episodes of strange …

NHS Symptom of Emotional Instability

Taken directly from the NHS website (2020): If you have BPD, you may experience a range of often intense negative emotions, such as: rage sorrow shame panic terror long-term feelings of emptiness and loneliness You may have severe mood swings over a short space of time. It’s common for people with BPD to feel suicidal with despair, …