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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental health condition marked by symptoms such as volatile moods and lack of a consistent or stable self-image. People struggling with the condition also frequently have additional tough mental health challenges. Treatment for borderline personality disorder typically includes dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). A dialectical behavior therapy program uses …

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Borderline Personality Disorder Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

People struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD) seem to forever pull the petals from flowers. Their black-and-white thinking can take them from “he loves me” to “he loves me not” almost as quickly as adolescent girls playing can pluck the blossoms clean. But this is no game for people struggling with BPD. Their feelings run …

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Untreated borderline personality disorder can be a complex disorder for people to understand and cope with. People with borderline personality disorder often have a history of chaotic and unstable relationships. They may also have difficulty controlling their emotions, leading to impulsive and self-destructive behaviors. Many people in their lives may misunderstand their behavior and be …

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What Causes Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder can be a very difficult disorder to live with. It can be hard to cope with the way your moods swings so much, and it can be hard to deal with the way you sometimes act impulsively. But it is important to remember that you are not alone. If you or a …

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Common Pitfalls in Recovery and How to Avoid Them

Recovery is a life-long journey. Anyone who has embraced lifelong sobriety will tell you that there are times where the road gets particularly rocky. Though you may go through periods of your life when you feel clear-headed and ready to take on the world, sometimes events in life can trigger temptations to return to drinking …

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Mental Illness Statistics

Mental illness statistics show that tens of millions of Americans struggle with a mental health condition each year. In 2018, 19.1% of Americans struggled with mental health problems, while another 11.4 million Americans battled a serious illness. Mental health disorders can be difficult to live with, especially if you don’t receive treatment. While mental health …

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Do I Have a Personality Disorder?

Do you notice thought patterns that make it uniquely challenging to relate to others? Do you agree that they’re mostly illogical? If so, you might wonder, “Do I have a personality disorder?” If you do, there’s hope. Do I Have a Personality Disorder if I’m Different from Everyone around Me? The American Psychiatric Association recognizes …

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How to Know If You Have Borderline Personality Disorder & How Treatment Helps

“I feel like I’m always making new friends or falling in love with a new guy, but then something goes really wrong in the relationship and they push me away. The people in my life are always either getting mad at me, breaking up with me or letting me down and I don’t know what …

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Some BPD Traits Run in Family Bloodlines

Recent findings from a Canadian and American research group indicate that certain traits possibly linked to the onset of borderline personality disorder run within family bloodlines. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is officially defined by the presence of at least five out of nine verified symptoms. However, people with the disorder may also share traits not …

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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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