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Month: July 2016

Visions – Borderline Personality Disorder | Here to Help

Visions – Borderline Personality Disorder | Here to Help

An excellent issue of the publication which focuses on BPD: Abstract: This issue of Visions explores borderline personality disorder (BPD). The term “borderline” comes from early researchers who felt that people were “on the borderline” of psychosis and neuroses like anxiety and depression. It was once considered a diagnosis for anyone who didn’t seem to fit into other diagnostic categories, didn’t respond well to treatment, or seemed “difficult.” But our understanding of BPD is changing and there is reason to…

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Borderline Personality and Externalized Aggression

Borderline Personality and Externalized Aggression

An Interesting article: Abstract Individuals with borderline personality disorder are diagnostically and clinically characterized by self-harm behavior, as indicated by the criterion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, “recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior.” However, individuals with borderline personality disorder can display externalized aggressive behavior, as well. In an area characterized by considerably less research, empirical evidence indicates that individuals with borderline personality disorder may exhibit physical violence toward partners,…

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Visions: BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal

Visions: BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal

An incredibly helpful site for those who interested in mental health: Visions is an award-winning quarterly magazine that brings together many views on mental health and substance use. Source: Visions: BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal

Resources for Clients & Families | Behavioral Tech

Resources for Clients & Families | Behavioral Tech

A very useful website for those who may be affected by BPD or perhaps other Personality Disorders. A Directory of DBT therapists in multiple countries. Resources to support clients and family seeking Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment Source: Resources for Clients & Families | Behavioral Tech

Why BPD relationships are so complicated – BPD Central

Why BPD relationships are so complicated – BPD Central

Another interesting article, including some ways to be of help and some things to look out for: Abstract: If you care about someone with borderline personality disorder, keep these four facts in mind: To Help Your Family Member, You Must Help Yourself First Your physical and emotional health, and the health of your relationship, partly depends upon your willingness to look after your own needs, such as taking time away, setting limits with love, and having a hearty life of…

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) : DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) : DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria

An interesting article regarding NPD. Narcissistic Personality Disorder: While grandiosity is the diagnostic hallmark of pathological narcissism, there is research evidence that pathological narcissism occurs in two forms, (a) a grandiose state of mind in young adults that can be corrected by life experiences, and (b) the stable disorder described in DSM-IV, which is defined less by grandiosity than by severely disturbed interpersonal relations. The preferred theory seems to be that narcissism is caused by very early affective deprivation, yet…

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Violence and personality disorders: Clinical and forensic implications

Violence and personality disorders: Clinical and forensic implications

A very interesting paper available for download (click the link below the abstract): Abstract: Several studies have provided strong evidence that personality disorders (PD) represent a significant clinical risk for violence. This review has aimed to examine the relationship of greater risk for violence among persons with certain PD in terms of four fundamental personality dimensions: 1) impulse control; 2) affect regulation; 3) threatened egotism or narcissism; and 4) paranoid cognitive personality style. Two of these dimensions -impulse control and…

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Black & White Thought Process — Characteristics & Traits of Borderline Personality…

Black & White Thought Process — Characteristics & Traits of Borderline Personality…

An interesting article which lists personality attributes and actions of which to be aware.

Compulsive Lying and Borderline Personality Disorder – Borderline Personality Treatment | Borderline Personality Treatment

Compulsive Lying and Borderline Personality Disorder – Borderline Personality Treatment | Borderline Personality Treatment

The situation is tragic, a person who suffers from a personality disorder is not able to live a normal life, and in a reported 87% of cases the disorder is caused at least in part through abuse inflicted on them as children. Very little of what she said was the truth. Sometimes it would be a lie in that she would knowingly say something which was not true in order to achieve a specific result.  This she would do to…

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False Accusations and Distortion Campaigns — Out of the FOG

False Accusations and Distortion Campaigns — Out of the FOG

An excellent Article Definition:False Accusations – Patterns of unwarranted or exaggerated criticism directed towards someone else.The pointed fingerAlmost everyone has felt the injustice of being unfairly accused at one time or another. However, for some people who are close to a Personality-Disordered individual, being falsely accused can be a frequent, almost routine experience.False Accusations, Distortion Campaigns and Smear Campaigns can all be used with or without a grain of truth, and have the potential to cause enormous emotional hurt to…

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