Which Treatments Help Suicidal People With Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a potentially severe form of mental illness that seriously destabilizes affected individuals’ ability to maintain a sense of well-being, control mood fluctuations, act in socially appropriate ways and/or cultivate strong social bonds with others. Unfortunately, suicidal thought and conduct are quite common among people affected by this illness. In an […] read more

On April 15th, 2015, posted in: Mental Health by Tags:

Borderline Personality Disorder Often Overlaps With Other Mental Illnesses

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have a range of symptoms that significantly damage their ability to maintain stable relationships, control their emotions and control their impulsive tendencies. Anyone affected by this condition may also have symptoms of other mental illnesses. In a study published in December 2014 in the Journal of Affective Disorders, a […] read more

On April 1st, 2015, posted in: Mental Health by Tags:

Types of Personality Disorders

Everyone can easily name a person in their extended family, workplace or social network who rubs them the wrong way. Personality conflicts are a normal part of social interactions. In some cases, however, a person may be so volatile that nearly everything that a friend says is met with scorn. Another person may seem deliberately […] read more

On September 9th, 2014, posted in: Mental Health by Tags: , ,

Therapy Helps Patients with BPD Learn New Habits

One of the key struggles for a person with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is forming and maintaining good relationships. At the core of this struggle is the person’s overpowering fear of being abandoned. That anxiety leads to out-of-bounds behaviors that make stable, healthy relationships a challenge. And with every collapsing human connection, the person’s anxiety […] read more

On September 2nd, 2014, posted in: Mental Health by Tags: ,

BPD Recovery: Healing Broken Relationships

Mental health professionals and borderline personality disorder (BPD) sufferers agree: there is no other mental illness that is quite so maligned. Among mental health professionals, people diagnosed with BPD are considered some of the most difficult patients; and among family, friends, and co-workers, they’re thought of as some of the most difficult people to deal […] read more

Unstable Moods, Stormy Relationships Can Signal BPD

There are many illnesses that affect a person’s mind and behavior. Some are more common than others. Depression is one of the most common examples of these types of disorders, but the root of depression can sometimes be borderline personality disorder (BPD). read more

Borderline Issues Make College Harder, but Not Impossible

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) causes highly unstable emotions, which can be hard on relationships and impede success at work and at school. Since many career paths depend on higher levels of education, managing BPD symptoms so that college goals can be reached is a matter of significant consequence. It is possible to cope with the […] read more

The Borderline Personality Disordered Family

Declan’s sister and parents sometimes felt like they’d been fighting a war, one in which they had neither adequate training nor defense. Declan was 14 when signs of his personality disorder surfaced, beginning with fits of rage. He wasn’t a particularly big kid then, but he was strong and his uncontrollable anger frightened even him. […] read more

On July 23rd, 2014, posted in: Mental Health by Tags: , ,

Suicide Attempts by Borderline Patients Must Be Taken Seriously

Borderline personality disorder is characterized by difficulty with interpersonal relationships, a tendency toward explosiveness and unstable moods. Those with borderline personality disorder tend to have difficulty regulating moods and thoughts, exhibit impulsive behaviors and struggle to get along with others. read more

On June 18th, 2014, posted in: Mental Health by Tags: ,

Helping an Older Loved One With a Personality Disorder

Personality disorders can improve with treatment. However, sometimes when people are extremely stressed they may fall back into former habits of thought and behavior. This sort of off-and-on pattern is not uncommon. read more

On June 11th, 2014, posted in: Mental Health by Tags: , ,