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Possible treatment/relief for people with Borderline Personality Disorder?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pewep, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. pewep

    pewep Power Member

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    BPD is a pretty serious mental/emotional disorder that affects every single facet of someone afflicted by it. I don't know how many people have come across or been in a relationship individuals suffering from it, but they the stereotypical "crazy" dude/chick - no emotional control whatsoever. An example: getting stabbed by the B**** during one of her fits of jealousy, seemingly sociopathic behavior, can go from periods of intense attraction and love to a spouse to intense hatred and disgust on the flip of a dime.

    The thing is, it can really mess up with kids/families and cause psychological scars that last a lifetime. Now, mainstream medicine, in its myopic stance that everything can be cured by a magical pill, generally stuffs them full of serotonin and various other concoctions - never mind the fact that there is no clinical evidence whatsoever that doing so has any long term benefits to them.

    I came across an article by Drs. Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen on their book regarding mindfulness meditation and the effect that it has on people suffering from personality disorders. Here's a short summary: https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/how-mindfulness-changes-bpd-brain

    TL;DR - There is evidence to suggest that the practice of mindfulness has a very significant positive influence on the lives of people suffering from this condition. These types of meditation exercise the prefrontal cortex and amygdala, however two things to note: different types of mindfulness meditations work the prefrontal cortex in different areas and ways. Furthermore, the effects seem to be most apparent in people who train for 2.5 hours. This confirms a suspicion I always had that any kind of meditation needs to be varied and needs to be for at a minimum or 3 hours a day otherwise it's practically useless.

    Thoughts? I'm sure someone out here has a story or two about dealing with them (I do lol), and may even possibly have a family member with the condition. I just thought it's interesting that the more I look into meditation, more and more benefits keep popping up.
     
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    Set them on fire with your mind. That solves everything.
     
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    tl;dr'd the tl;dr version
     
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    pewep Power Member

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    My magical, psionic supernatual gifts -given to me by The One herself - aren't for terrorizing people. They are strictly for my entertainment only :D.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That sounds like something that would be in a Clickbank e-book.
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    By the way, you should post this in the Borderline Personality Disorder Sub-Forum of the Psych Forums. I'm actually curious to see how they would react to it.
     
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    Just posted it on a BPD forum, I'll post it on the psyc forum too to see what the general consensus is.
     
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    Army.

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    The army won't help much if you have a neurological disorder.
     
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    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    Such "disorders" become self-justification for those low-bred cads who just werent taught how to control him/herself by their parents. Serving in army treats such disorders well. When you do another 60 push-ups or run 3kms wearing
    gas mask for your lack of control, and not just you, but all your platoon as well, you will start control yourself quite fast. If the parents didn't teach a boy how to control himself, then his comrades, who don't want to do these push-ups and runs because of him, would teach him how to control yourself at night in the barracs.

    Believe me, such therapy works with 100% success agains so called "aspergers", "adhd" and similar simulants, seen this myself.
     
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    This is a very cold hearted approach. Just because you force someone with a mental illness to behave that way (by threat of violence - psychological or physical) does not mean you have cured anything. You just made a ticking time bomb waiting to blow up on some unlucky sap down the road. Keep in mind these people have PHYSICAL differences in their brain that makes them act the way they do.

    Ur a dickhead bro, sorry.
     
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    I'm going to side with Pewep on this one. I'm diagnosed with autism myself, and I've had people try to "treat" me over the years using various methods (lighting me on fire when I didn't act normal, shooting me with pellet guns when I took something too literally, etcetera) and none of them ever worked. The only thing that happened was that I learnt how to fake different personalties to blend in more and became more aloof and reticent as a result.

    Although, there is some merit to what bartholomew said (not much, but some). I've read quite a few articles about neuroplasticity-based approaches to treating disorders such as ADHD and autism (mostly with children since their brains are malleable and still developing), although I personally wouldn't want to be "cured" or "treated" since I do not have an issue with the way I am.

    Regardless, to me that army approach is tantamount to sending someone to the military to treat their epilepsy or paralysis.
     
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  13. pewep

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    Damn, I'm sorry to hear that bro. People are fucking straight up retarded when it comes to mental illnesses. That reminds me of how my friend (who suffers from horrible, horrible migraines to the point where he is vomiting and can't move for 2 days) was "treated" by people in his country. They used all kinds of weird herbs, etc... and of course that shit didn't work at all and was painful like a motherf*****. Finally he got some of the medication he needed and he's doing a lot better now. Still gets 'em but he's managing it.

    It makes me feel like shit when I think about all those poor sick people in history who were treated like shit by mainstream society just because they were born a certain way. Terrible! In case you didn't know I have a soft spot for mental illnesses lol