Women with personality disorder talking with therapist

Combination Treatment Holds Promise for Borderline Personality Disorder

A study published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics shows that a combination of individualized therapy and good psychiatric management may improve treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). The study was led by Ueli Kramer, Ph.D., a visiting professor at the University of Windsor and a researcher/clinician at the hospital of the University of Lausanne.…

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5 Dangerous Side Effects of Molly

‘Molly’ is a popular club drug. It’s the crystal or powder form of MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy. Ecstasy or ‘Es’ comes in pill form and may be cut with harmful chemicals or other drugs such as amphetamine (‘speed’). Molly, however, is meant to be pure MDMA. People selling and taking Molly may believe…

4 Reasons to Change Your Sponsor

One of the first things you have to do when you are newly sober is to choose a sponsor. A sponsor is often your closest friend or mentor in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. He or she is the person you are most likely to turn to in order to ask questions or share your…

Clinicians of Varying Backgrounds Can Successfully Deliver Prolonged Exposure Therapy

While professional experience has some impact on the course of prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD, all well-trained practitioners can effectively administer this form of treatment, according to recent findings from a team of American researchers. A form of change-oriented psychotherapy called prolonged exposure therapy (PE therapy) has verified usefulness as a treatment for people affected…