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Month: November 2016

Borderline Personality Disorder In a Loved One

Borderline Personality Disorder In a Loved One

  We live in a world where we are challenged to maintain our mental health everyday. It can be hard to know where we end and the next person begins, even if we are relatively balanced people. This is especially true in cases of mental illness. When someone has a distorted view of reality that causes him or her to see the world in unhealthy ways, it can be easy for that perception to negatively affect everyone that person touches….

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How to Help a Loved One with Borderline Personality Disorder, Part 1 | Psych Central

How to Help a Loved One with Borderline Personality Disorder, Part 1 | Psych Central

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. ~ 4 min read Borderline personality disorder (BPD) can seem like an enigma, even to family and friends, who are often at a loss for how to help. Many feel overwhelmed, exhausted and confused. Fortunately, there are specific strategies you can use to support your loved one, improve your relationship and feel better yourself. In Part 1 of our interview, Shari Manning, Ph.D, a licensed professional counselor in private practice who specializes in treating BPD, shares…

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6 Obstacles to a Relationship With a Psychopath | Psychology Today

6 Obstacles to a Relationship With a Psychopath | Psychology Today

  We learn about others and ourselves through our intimate relationship experiences. What if an experience was traumatic, and left behind psychological scars that require healing or professional intervention? This is the reality for many who have found themselves in an intimate relationship with a psychopath. Psychopathy is such a commonly used word online and in the media, making the symptoms for the general public ambiguous. Psychopathy is a disorder related to specific faulty brain functions. A few such areas include…

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How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

  An eating disorder is characterized by an extreme disruption in regular eating habits, whether it is eating too little or eating too much. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a person may start out eating less or more than usual, and then the habit spirals out of control. Someone with an eating disorder may also be overly concerned or distressed about weight or body shape. Some types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge…

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Borderline Personality Disorder How It Feels From the Inside – Center For Discovery Blog

Borderline Personality Disorder How It Feels From the Inside – Center For Discovery Blog

An interesting article: Borderline Personality Disorder How It Feels From the Inside It’s easy for teens and adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder to feel like they are the victims of a very cruel curse. This personality disorder is often characterized by an intense fear of abandonment, unstable relationships, and impulsive behavior that ultimately drives people away. “BPD makes me lash out, allowing some of the cruelest things to tumble from my mouth. And believe me, there are only so many…

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Why BPD Relationships are So, So Tough… And How to Make it Smoother

Why BPD Relationships are So, So Tough… And How to Make it Smoother

Personality disorders are a unique category in the world of mental illness. While someone with depression or anxiety may feel that they are experiencing symptoms that are different from their normal state, people with personality disorders often fail to realize that their emotions and reactions depart from the typical human experience. People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) struggle to understand how wives, husbands, friends, and other family members experience their intense reactions, mood swings, and risky behavior.Needless to say, if…

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ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER – Antisocial Personality Disorder – National Library of Medicine – PubMed Health

ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER – Antisocial Personality Disorder – National Library of Medicine – PubMed Health

An Interesting, albeit long, article. 2 ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER 2.1. INTRODUCTION This guideline is concerned with the treatment and management of people with antisocial personality disorder in primary, secondary and tertiary care. Various terms have been used to describe those who consistently exploit others and infringe society’s rules for personal gain as a consequence of their personality traits, including antisocial personality disorder, sociopathy and psychopathy. Both the current editions of the major classificatory systems—the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision…

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Borderline Personality Disorder – How To Cope and Help – Dr Kathy Nickerson

Borderline Personality Disorder – How To Cope and Help – Dr Kathy Nickerson

More and more, people are coming to talk to me about a spouse or a loved one who is suffering from a personality disorder, usually borderline personality disorder (BPD). If someone you love has been diagnosed with BPD, or if you suspect that they may be suffering from BPD, this page is for you! I have tremendous sympathy for the people who live with BPD and for their family members. Family members typically describe feeling “crazy, out of control, manipulated,…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy — Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

Dialectical Behavior Therapy — Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

  An Interesting article   Dialectical Behavior Therapy — Treating Borderline Personality Disorder By Christina Olenchek Social Work Today Vol. 8 No. 6 P. 22 Discover why DBT has shown promise in treating borderline personality disorder and read what supporters and critics of this therapy are saying about it. Treating someone with borderline personality disorder can be one of the toughest challenges a social worker encounters. Life for such a client is like trying to drive a car that is…

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Family Guidelines – Borderline Personality Disorder

Family Guidelines – Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Family Guidelines by John G. Gunderson, M.D. and Cynthia Berkowitz, M.D To print these Guidelines, select the format / language you prefer: English PDF (8.5″ x 11″) –  English 16 Page Booklet Format – Spanish – French – Italian GOALS: GO SLOWLY Remember that change is difficult to achieve and fraught with fears. Be cautious about suggesting that “great” progress has been made or giving “You can do it” reassurances. Progress evokes fears of abandonment. The families of people with Borderline Personality Disorder…

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