The Pain Paradox: BPD and Health

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Borderline Personality Disorder has created a medical mystery, not only for psychologists, but for doctors & physicians as well.

Visceral Pain Unexperienced

‘Many patients claim to “feel nothing,” seemingly immune to the body’s experience and acknowledgement of tissue destruction’ Randy A. Samson, MD

Scars That Run Deep

‘Emotional memory is stored throughout the body […] The connection between emotions and health is more than folklore’ Professor Gordon Turnbull

‘How many mental health problems, from drug addiction to self-injurious behaviour, start as attempts to cope with the unbearable physical pain of our emotions?’ Bessel Van Der Kolk MD

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