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

Borderline Personality Disorder Differences Between Adolescents and Adults

The earlier that symptoms are recognized, the earlier treatment can begin, whether that’s management or recovery. Two doctors took that well-known truth and applied it to helping recognize early symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescents and adults. read more

Borderline Personality Disorder: Stigma, Prejudice in Treatment World

When I was in training to become a psychotherapist, one of my field supervisors relayed a story about her own training at a major psychiatric facility. At the weekly team meeting, at which interns, supervisors and medical staff presented new cases, the medical director would often interrupt the presentations by making a gesture that stopped […] read more

Is It Just Teen Moodiness or Borderline Personality Disorder?

Somewhere during late middle school, that darling child who once lived in the home seems to change overnight into another person. For parents, it can seem like one night they put to bed an affectionate and open child, and the next day a moody stranger took over their child’s body.  Many parents are caught off-guard […] read more

Winning in the Workplace With Borderline Personality Disorder

Stella had loved animals since before she could walk. Her mother liked to tell the story of how, as a baby, she’d follow the family dog around the house, crawling as quickly as her little knees would carry her. Once, at age 4, she’d rescued a wounded bird and then refused to sleep until she […] read more

New Insights Into the ‘Borderline Personality’ Brain

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by symptoms that include mood instability, heightened impulsivity, and impaired self-awareness. Taken together, these symptoms can significantly diminish an affected individual’s capacity for fulfilling involvement in various aspects of his or her life. In the past, doctors and mental health researchers have had a fairly incomplete […] read more

Do You Have Borderline Personality Disorder? Here Are the Common Symptoms

Before the 1960s, borderline personality disorder (BPD) was not a recognized condition.  Thanks to the efforts of dedicated mental health professionals and family members, since that time the door has been opened to study and research about what is now recognized to be a significant public health issue. read more

On May 15th, 2013, posted in: Uncategorized by Tags: , ,

Bipolar Disorder Difficult to Diagnose

Just as one bandage cannot heal all wounds, psychological treatment must be specifically tailored for specific mental disorders in order for a person to completely heal. Recovery needs the proper treatment to be successful. read more

On August 21st, 2012, posted in: Borderline Personality Disorder Research by Tags:

Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnostic Criteria Still Puzzling Researchers

A recent review has found that most people with a condition known as Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, are not violent. The abundance of research has focused excessively on those people already in the criminal justice system, according to an online study. read more

On February 2nd, 2012, posted in: Borderline Personality Disorder Research by Tags:

Dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder in the Family

When there’s a family member diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD, it can be frustrating, difficult, chaotic and distressing for all concerned. Often, family members are at a total loss when first attempting to deal with their loved one with BPD. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are some effective ways to […] read more

On July 25th, 2011, posted in: Mental Health by Tags: ,