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An Interesting Mix: Male Borderline Personality Disorder

This post originally featured on Psych Central. Typically Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is viewed as a female disorder but it is not. Just like their female counterparts, males also have an intense and persistent fear of abandonment that permeants nearly every relationship. It could manifest in a marital or partner relationship,

Why Art Therapy?

This post originally featured on Psych Central. There are a number of different forms of therapy and choosing which one is the best choice may prove to be a daunting task, especially when faced with low motivation and affect as a symptom of your mental illness. Typical therapies* include those where

What Is It Like to Date When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

This post originally featured on Vice. For those dealing with BPD, the trust and patience required by relationships can be a complicated issue. Most people first encounter borderline personality disorder (BPD) on screen: It's the condition behind Glenn Close's character in Fatal Attraction. It's what Winona Ryder's character was diagnosed with in

DBT Evidence Based Treatment for BPD!

This article was written by Peter King - Specialist therapist & educator in DBT, Somatic Trauma Therapy & Mindfulness. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, also known as DBT, is often seen as an option for GPs and mental health professionals seeking referral options for individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Managing Chronic Pain

This article originally appeared on Clinical Pain Advisor. SAN ANTONIO — Still a recent form of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) combines dialectics and mindfulness meditation for therapeutic purposes.1 The goal with this method is to help patients “gain insight and skills to manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.” A

Smartphone Questionnaire Effective for Long-Term Monitoring of Mood Instability

December 07, 2016 This article originally appeared on Clinical Advisor. Share this content: The Mood Zoom questionnaire asks users to rate anxiety, elation, sadness, anger, irritability, and energy on a 7-point Likert scale. A new, compact smartphone questionnaire could be effective for long-term daily monitoring of mood instability in clinical psychiatric practice, according to

Stigmatizing Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

This post was originally published on this site by Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW Ms. G, a 29-year-old cashier, consulted a psychiatrist about "mood swings," volatility, depression, and loneliness. Initially, the psychiatrist was empathetic. Encouraged by the psychiatrist's accepting attitude, Ms. G revealed that during a recent hospitalization, she received a diagnosis of