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

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: , ,

Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder: Similar to a Point

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) shares some similarities with bipolar disorder. The two conditions are frequently confused, especially since they are identified by symptoms rather than by measures such as an MRI scan or a blood test. Differentiating between the two is tricky but critical because what may work for one may not work for the […] 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

The Different Faces of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a form of mental illness that can make a person’s life a roller coaster of emotions with friends and families along for the ride. People with this condition have often experienced childhood abuse or other traumatic life events. The resulting cacophony of negative emotions and behaviors makes it very difficult […] read more

What Is a ‘Quiet’ Borderline?

Keisha had never been what anyone would call an extrovert. She was an observer and a listener, which can sometimes just be other words for shy. She rarely liked to put herself out there, but when she did, she went all-in. Her relationships were extremely important to her, far more than the people in them […] read more

On December 26th, 2013, posted in: Mental Health by Tags: ,

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: , ,