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Month: October 2016

Progression Obsession: Borderline Personality Disorder & Eating Disorders

Progression Obsession: Borderline Personality Disorder & Eating Disorders

  An Interesting article by kelsi cronkright   Borderline Personality Disorder & Eating Disorders One of my favorite people recently asked if I had ever written anything on the correlation between borderline personality disorder (BPD) and eating disorders. I told her I have not, but was also curious myself and quickly began doing a little research. Before I began reading up on it, I wasn’t exactly sure what BPD was, but the more I read, the more I started to…

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Eating Disorders and Borderline Personality

Eating Disorders and Borderline Personality

An interesting article By Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, PhD Updated April 13, 2016 Eating disorders and borderline personality disorder (BPD) frequently occur together, but until recently, very little was known about the relationship between the two. Recent research is revealing how often BPD and eating disorders co-occur, why they may be related and how to treat these two types of disorders when they do co-occur. What Are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are psychiatric disorders characterized by severe problems with eating behavior. The…

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Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD – WOMEN in RECOVERY

A Good article: Abstract: Do you have someone in your life that suffers behaviours that are completely out of control?  Do you have moments with this same person that are loving and heartwarming; then, twenty minutes later, this same person is threatening to kill you?  Does this person have moments of violent outbursts that make no sense to those around them?  Does this person cry at extremely inappropriate times with no reason for sadness that are apparent? The above symptoms…

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Personality Disorder Statistics — Out of the FOG

Personality Disorder Statistics — Out of the FOG

An interesting article Abstract: How Common Are Personality Disorders Study: Samuels et al., 2002 Crawford et al., 2005 Lenzenweger et al., 2007 Instrument Used: IPDE SCID-II IPDE Sample Size: (742) (644) (5692) -Paranoid 0.7% 5.1% 2.3% -Schizoid 0.9% 1.7% 4.9% -Schizotypal 0.6% 1.1% 3.3% -Antisocial 4.1% 1.2% 1.0% -Borderline 0.5% 3.9% 1.6% -Histrionic 0.2% 0.9% – -Narcissistic – 2.2% – -Avoidant 1.8% 6.4% 5.2% -Dependent 0.1% 0.8% 0.6% -Obsessive-Compulsive – 4.7% 2.4% PD Unspecified – – 1.6% Any PD 9.0%…

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma – Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma – Borderline Personality Disorder

  An interesting article The article (Sourced Cited): Borderline personality disorder is characterized by particular patterns of behavior, including instability of affect, interpersonal relationships, impulse control and self-image. This results in impairments in self-management and the achievement of goals, as well as deficits in social interactions. Approximately 15-20 percent of clinical patients have BPD, 10 percent of outpatients, and 2 percent of the general population. Due to the high prevalence of the disorder and the sociocultural factors associated with it,…

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Psychotherapy for People with Antisocial Personality Disorder

Psychotherapy for People with Antisocial Personality Disorder

An interesting article Abstract: Can individuals with psychopathy be treated? From its first conceptualization in modern psychiatry, psychopathy has been surrounded with therapeutic pessimism (Cleckley, 1941; D’Silva, Duggan, & McCarthy, 2004; Salekin, Worley, & Grimes, 2010). Psychopathy is a severe form of antisocial personality disorder characterized by a lack of empathy and remorse, self-aggrandizement, a manipulative interpersonal style and poor behavioral controls and can best be determined on the basis of a structured clinical rating scale such as the Psychopathy…

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Chronic complex dissociative disorders and borderline personality disorder: disorders of emotion dysregulation? | Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation | Full Text

Chronic complex dissociative disorders and borderline personality disorder: disorders of emotion dysregulation? | Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation | Full Text

A good article Abstract Emotion dysregulation is a core feature of chronic complex dissociative disorders (DD), as it is for borderline personality disorder (BPD). Chronic complex DD include dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the most common form of dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS, type 1), now known as Other Specified Dissociative Disorders (OSDD, type 1). BPD is a common comorbid disorder with DD, although preliminary research indicates the disorders have some distinguishing features as well as considerable overlap. This…

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Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder: Advice for Parents, Family Members, and Friends

Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder: Advice for Parents, Family Members, and Friends

An interesting and helpful article Abstract: Does someone you know have an eating disorder? These tips will help you address the issue and offer support. Understanding eating disorders Eating disorders involve extreme disturbances in eating behaviors—following rigid diets, bingeing on food in secret, throwing up after meals, obsessively counting calories. But eating disorders are more complicated than just unhealthy dietary habits. At their core, eating disorders involve distorted, self-critical attitudes about weight, food, and body image. It’s these negative thoughts…

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Comorbidities in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

Comorbidities in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

A very interesting article Abstract: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is frequently seen in clinical practice. Over the past 2 decades, research on BPD has increased substantially, with concomitant specialized psychotherapies that have been proved to be effective. A number of pharmacological agents have also been investigated, but results have been mixed.1One of the enduring challenges in treating patients with BPD is that only a minority have straightforward clinical presentations with no comorbidity. BPD typically coexists with depression, anxiety, and substance…

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Antisocial personality disorder – NHS Choices

Antisocial personality disorder – NHS Choices

An interesting article and additional material from the NHS. Abstract: Introduction Personality disorders are mental health conditions that affect how someone thinks, perceives, feels or relates to others. Antisocial personality disorder is a particularly challenging type of personality disorder, characterised by impulsive, irresponsible and often criminal behaviour. Someone with antisocial personality disorder will typically be manipulative, deceitful and reckless, and won’t care for other people’s feelings. Like other types of personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder is on a spectrum, which means it can range…

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