Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder

Loved ones are often too close to a relative or friend to accurately understand their behaviors. However, these individuals are often the first to notice that something seems not quite right and can help connect a loved one with the help they need to get treatment. read more

Men With Borderline Personality Disorder

In the past, researchers concluded that more women suffered from borderline personality disorder (BPD) than men, but more current peer-reviewed research reveals that there are no gender differences in terms of prevalence; both men and women present with BPD in roughly equal numbers. There are, however, differences in the way men and women present with […] read more

The Ripple Effect of Borderline Personality Disorder

When a person is diagnosed with a mental disorder like borderline personality disorder (BPD), the diagnosis often affects more than just the person who received it. In most cases, it affects the loved ones in that person’s life as well. read more

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

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Those with Borderline Personality Disorder Aren’t Just Being Emotional

There are many challenges associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD), but perhaps the hardest to accommodate is the sufferer’s emotional sensitivity. A person with BPD is emotionally vulnerable in a way that makes them unpredictable. Their feelings burst forth with incredible force and ferocity, triggered by what seems like a whisper. read more

Freedom From the FOG of Emotional Manipulation

In their 1997 book, Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation and Guilt to Manipulate You, authors Susan Forward and Donna Frazier described the fear, obligation and guilt (aptly referred to as FOG) that the loved ones of emotional manipulators must contend with. read more

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that affects around two percent of Americans. The disorder affects women three times more often than men. It can be the cause of broken relationships, difficulty with employment and a higher than average risk for self-harm. read more

How to Navigate Your Partner’s Borderline Personality

When Tim and Wendy first met, they hit it off incredibly well. Tim said looking at Wendy felt like looking at a female version of himself – she loved all the same things he loved, and even shared the same aversions. She was passionate and talented and had a rapier wit that Tim admired, and the […] read more

Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be a lonely life. Friends and family may dismiss the relationship, rather than trying to understand the symptoms and behaviors. Even if a strong support system is in place, dealing with social stigma may increase the challenges of a debilitating mental disorder. One challenge in diagnosis is that the symptoms […] read more

Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

As personality disorders go, borderline personality disorder (BPD) sufferers arguably experience some of the most painful symptoms – an unstable sense of self; a pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships; emotional instability; impulsivity; suicidal tendencies; intense, inappropriate anger; chronic feelings of emptiness; and paranoid thoughts. And yet, this disorder is also looked at as […] read more