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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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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental health condition marked by symptoms such as highly unstable moods and lack of a consistent or stable self-image. People affected by the condition also frequently have additional serious mental health challenges. One of the forms of psychotherapy commonly used to help individuals with BPD is dialectical behavior …

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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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Borderline Personality Disorder Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) seem to be forever pulling the petals from a daisy. Their black-and-white thinking can take them from “he loves me” to “he loves me not” almost as quickly as the adolescent girl, sitting forlorn in a field of flowers, can pluck the blossom clean. But this is no game …

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How Does Emotion Regulation Group Therapy Help People With BPD?

Recent evidence from a group of American researchers indicates that a treatment called emotion regulation group therapy helps people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) avoid self-harming behavior by improving their emotional control. People with borderline personality disorder typically have a seriously reduced ability to control their emotional reactions to a wide range of daily circumstances. …

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Strength of Therapeutic Alliance Key in Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

New findings from a team of American researchers indicate that the strength of a client/therapist bond called the therapeutic alliance significantly impacts the success of treatment for borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often treated with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a form of psychotherapy specifically intended to reduce suicidal behavior in people affected …

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