From Marsha Linehan’s Biosocial Theory of the Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder; Marsha Linehan’s Biosocial Theory of the Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder Linehan developed the biosocial theory of the causes of BPD.
It reveals that while the causes of the disorder are beyond the person’s control, they can overcome the self-destructive behaviors and emotional suffering with the right help. Linehan sees three causes of Borderline Personality Disorder: biological, social, and the interaction between these two factors. When a child expresses upset, the family does not pay attention, or tells him he’s making a big deal about it.
The technique has been devised by Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington in Seattle and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in a wealth of research in the past decade.
Werner and Gross indicate that problems with emotional regulation account for upwards of 75% of disorders in the , making the biosocial theory widely adaptable.
In concert with the biosocial theory, it follows that dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) interventions should serve to regulate emotions and validate experience to initiate change.
Parents use punishment to control behavior, from criticism up to physical and sexual abuse.
A history of sexual abuse is seen in approximately 75% of people with Borderline Personality Disorder Some of the elements of the invalidating environment (but not abuse) can actually be useful and helpful to some children at some times.
This is one reason why people with Borderline Personality Disorder may experience panic attacks and other mood swings.