List of Acronyms

There are a number of acronyms and abbreviations that you will encounter on this site. Here are some of the more commonly used ones:

BPD - Borderline Personality Disorder

BiPD - Bipolar Disorder

BF - Boyfriend

CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CPTSD - Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

CSA - Childhood sexual abuse

DBT - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

DD - Dear Daughter

DESNOS - Disorders of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified

DH - Dear husband

DIL - Daughter in law

DS - Dear Son

DSM - Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychological Association)

DV - Domestic Violence

DW - Dear Wife

EF's - Emotional Flashbacks

EMDR - Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing

FIL - Father in law

FOC - Family of Choice

FOG - Fear, Obligation and Guilt

FOO - Family of origin

FWIW - For what it's worth

GC - Golden Child

GF - Girlfriend

GP - General Physician

GrF - Grandfather

GrM - Grandmother

HSP - Highly Sensitive Person

IC - Inner child

ICr - Inner critic

IMO - In my opinion

IRL - In real life

JADE - Justify, Argue, Defend or Explain

LC - Lost Child

LC - Low Contact

MC - Medium Chill

MIL - Mother in law

NC - No Contact

NPD - Narcissistic Personality Disorder

OCr - Outer Critic

OOTF - Out of the FOG

OOTS - Out of the Storm

PD - Personality Disorder (See an extensive list of acronyms relating to PDs at Out of the FOG).

PNES/NEAD - Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures/Non Epileptic Attack Disorder

PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

SA - Social Anxiety

SG - Scapegoat

SIL - Sister in law

SnIL - Son in law

SO - Significant Other

TBA - To be announced

T - Therapist

Udx - Undiagnosed

WHO ICD-11 - World Health Organization International Classification of Diseases Edition 11