Treatment for Adolescents With Borderline Personality Traits

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a challenging mental illness, both for the person diagnosed with it and those who love them. Many of the signs and symptoms of BPD are similar to behaviors seen in normal teenage development.  read more

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How Does Borderline Personality Develop in Adolescence?

Researchers have determined that certain childhood personality traits may indicate the development of borderline personality disorder symptoms in adolescence.  read more

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Child Abuse, Sensitivity to Rejection Linked to Borderline Personality Disorder

Recent findings from a team of American researchers indicate that people affected by child abuse or an unusual sensitivity to rejection may have increased chances of developing borderline personality disorder. read more

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Stop! You Can’t Be Your Borderline Mother’s Interventionist

It is decidedly unwise to find yourself serving as the primary mental health crisis care worker for your family members. Still, that is precisely the role in which I found myself for many years. It was hard for me to see all my hard and earnest work for what it was—codependency—as my mother would accept […] read more

Common Misconceptions About Borderline Personality Disorder

Through popular culture—in movies, TV, magazines, books, comics, Web series and social media—Americans view representations of mental illness on a daily basis: anxiety, OCD, hoarding, hearing voices, depression. But rarely does the media reveal accurate information about mental illness, or convey a more balanced story beyond the extremes. For example, many more people have heard […] read more

Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms Differ for Men and Women

The symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can differ substantially for men and women, according to the results of research conducted by two American universities. read more

Substance Abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder Share Genetic Factors

Under terms established in 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association, substance use disorder is the umbrella diagnosis used to identify all cases of substance addiction and impairing substance abuse. People affected by serious substance problems make up a large percentage of those individuals diagnosed with the mental health condition called borderline personality disorder. In a […] read more

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Study Reveals Distinctive Differences Between Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder

When two illnesses share several common symptoms it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the other. With this in mind, researchers in Australia looked at a small sample of patients, some with bipolar II and some with borderline personality disorder (BPD), to see what distinctions could be made between the two conditions, which […] read more

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What All That Drama Might Really Mean

We all know one; we may even be one: a person whose life seems dogged by drama. Relationships are turbulent, anger is fierce, actions are impulsive. Overreaction is the order of the day. Is it simply temperament, or is something deeper going on? read more

Treating Personality Disorders in the Elderly

When it comes to personality disorders (a broad category of mental disorders that includes paranoid, borderline and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder) there are a lot of factors that could potentially affect the intensity of the illness. Over time, personality disorders can change. Sometimes, the symptoms grow stronger, and other times they lessen. As a person suffering […] read more