Where his attitude differs from mine is how he assesses the possibility of real fundamental change.
P., undoubtedly used them too to get through the immediate tough times, outbursts in the hospital, irrational threats and impulsive self-destructive behavior.
Kreisman pretty much stops there, and doesn't seem to holdout much hope for a borderline being able to do much more than control the impact and behaviors of a pathological mindset.
If our community valued sensitivity, and understood our responses to pain, we could enjoy life; we'd want to be present for it." —Mary Hofert Flaherty "Depersonalization is basically a defense mechanism, usually after some kind of trauma, but when you get chronic depersonalization — like I did — you get caught in that state for months.
It's a sensitive brain combined with either trauma or invalidation.
The best way to describe it would be like this: When you're really high on marijuana, and your hands don't feel like they're yours, or you'll say something and you're like, Did I just say that?