Okay, so the letter after A happens to be B. It's a mental health dictionary, the letter B.
Now I've opened a new playlist on the channel, surprisingly called Mental Health Dictionary. I'm going to upload there, I'm going to add all the various letters, A, B, C, D.
You see, I know the alphabet, and when it's all done, I'm going to issue a single video compilation of all the letters so that you can download it and have your own personal Wackenin Mental Health Dictionary.
Okay, my name is Sam Vaknin, I'm the author of "Alignant Self-Love: Narcissism, Revisited." I'm a former visiting professor of psychology and currently on the faculty of SIAS, and straight to the letter B. That is, if I find it.
Okay, here we are. Blocking, halted, frequently interrupted speech to the point of incoherence indicates a parallel disruption of thought processes. The patient appears to try hard to remember what it was that he or she was saying or thinking as if they lost the thread of conversation.
And the big one, borderline personality disorder, also abbreviated as BPD, a controversial mental health diagnosis in the cluster B of personality disorders, the erratic, dramatic cluster.
Borderlines are characterized by stormy, short-lived and unstable relationships matched by wildly fluctuating labile self-image and emotional expression, unstable affect.
Some scholars suggest that BPD is merely Emotionally Disregulated Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Emotionally Disregulated Complex Trauma.
Borderlines are impulsive and reckless. Their sexual conduct is frequently unsafe. They binge eat, gamble, drive or shop carelessly and/or are substance abusers. There is recklessness present.
Borderlines also display self-destructive and self-defeating behaviors such as suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, gestures or threats and self-mutilation or self-injury.
The spectre of abandonment provokes anxiety in the borderline as do feelings of engulfment or enmeshment.
Borderlines make frantic and usually counterproductive efforts to preempt or prevent both conditions, abandonment and engulfment.
Codependent acts are followed by idealization and then by an abrupt devaluation of the borderline's partner and this is known as approachavoidancerepetitioncompulsion and splitting.
Borderlines have pronounced mood swings, shifting between dysphoria, sadness or depression and euphoria, manic self-confidence and paralyzing anxiety, irritability and then indifference.
Borderlines are often angry and violent, usually getting into physical fights. They throw temper tantrums and have frightening rage attacks.
Under stress, some borderlines become briefly psychotic or develop transient paranoid ideations and ideas of reference, the erroneous conviction that one is the focus of derision and malicious gossip.
Dissociative symptoms such as amnesia, derialization and depersonalization are common, losing stretches of time or objects and forgetting events or facts with emotional content.
Borderline Personality Organization Scale (BPO) a diagnostic test developed in 1985. It sorts the responses of respondents into 30 relevant scales. It indicates the existence of identity disturbance, primitive defenses and deficient reality testing and that is all for today in the letter B.
Looking forward to the letter C which follows even in my world the letter B.
To be or not to be, that is the C section.