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

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

Overlap Between Sex Addiction and Personality Disorders

Sex addiction is one of several terms used to describe an ongoing, dysfunctional and mentally distressing pattern of sex-based behaviors, thoughts or urges. Despite research findings that support its existence, this pattern has no official standing in the U.S. as a diagnosable disorder or condition. According to the results of a study published in 2013 […] read more

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How to Come Out of the Closet About Family Mental Illness

It’s the thing we don’t even want to think about, let alone discuss with others. It’s the addiction, the chronic depression, the agoraphobia, the stint in the psych ward. When mental illness invades our homes we tend to isolate and wall off, either out of shame, or fear, or from simply not knowing what to […] read more

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Key Differences Between Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder

Bipolar II disorder and borderline personality disorder share several common symptoms, enough that differentiating between the two conditions is tricky. Both are mood disorders, meaning that the emotions are severe enough to create disruptions in daily living. Yet there are key differences between the two. read more

When Being a Loner Isn’t a Choice: Schizoid Personality Disorder

Some people are just plain comfortable on their own. Maybe they were only children growing up, or maybe they had a big family and craved peace and solitude. Either way, some people seem to thrive when left to their own devices with plenty of privacy and independence. read more

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