Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

March 1, 2012
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has been found to commonly co-occur with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Many young men or women have experienced early interpersonal trauma. PTSD is triggered by these traumatic experiences, and can develop at any stage of life.

Since BPD typically begins to develop in childhood, the frequency with which PTSD and trauma-related conditions co-occurs with BPD is not surprising. Young adults with both disorders often experience trauma much earlier in life than those who have PTSD only. The stormy relationships, impulsivity, recklessness that are typical of BPD can also increase the risk of traumatic events and the later development of PTSD.

If you have gone through a traumatic experience or suffered trauma, you may be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger that you just can’t kick. Or the trauma may have left you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people.

OPI Intensive draws from the latest neurobiologic understanding of trauma and traumatic attachment, the impact of trauma on the body, and the psychology of mindfulness. An understanding of how trauma influences you and your interpersonal relationships in the present, and how it intersects with borderline conditions is supported in treatment through our evidence-based treatments and experiential-mindfulness therapeutic modalities.