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Assessing Suicidal Youth With Antisocial, Borderline, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Assessing Suicidal Youth With Antisocial, Borderline, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

  Paul S Links, MD1, Brent Gould, MD2, Ruwan Ratnayake3 Objective: This paper has 3 objectives. First, we review the epidemiologic evidence for the association between suicidal behaviour and suicide in individuals diagnosed with antisocial, borderline, or narcissistic personality disorder. Second, we examine whether any potentially modifiable risk factors are associated with these diagnoses, based on existing empirical evidence. Last, we discuss clinical approaches to assessing youth with antisocial, borderline, or narcissistic personality disorder presenting at risk for suicide. Method:…

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A Biosocial Developmental Model of Borderline Personality: Elaborating and Extending Linehan’s Theory

A Biosocial Developmental Model of Borderline Personality: Elaborating and Extending Linehan’s Theory

Sheila E. Crowell, Theodore P. Beauchaine, and Marsha M. Linehan Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Psychol Bull See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract Over the past several decades, research has focused increasingly on developmental precursors to psychological disorders that were previously assumed to emerge only in adulthood. This change in focus follows from the recognition that complex transactions between biological vulnerabilities…

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Self-Victimization — Out of the FOG

Self-Victimization — Out of the FOG

Self-Victimization Definition: Self-Victimization – Casting oneself in the role of a victim. Tying Oneself to the Tracks We’ve all seen a small child do it – crying crocodile tears, pouting or sulking when they don’t get exactly what they want, when they want it. Some folks, however, never grow out of using the “poor me” strategy. Part of the passage to healthy adulthood is learning to take responsibility for our own situations and our own mistakes, and learning not to…

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Stockholm Syndrome: The Psychological Mystery of Loving an Abuser.

Stockholm Syndrome: The Psychological Mystery of Loving an Abuser.

If you’re in a controlling and abusive relationship, you may recognize several of the characteristics described in this article by Consulting Clinical Psychologist Dr Joseph M. Carver, PhD. Beginning with a description of how bonds form between victim and abuser, the article continues with observations about cognitive dissonance and offers suggestions for friends and family of victims. Introduction People are often amazed at their own psychological conditions and reactions. Those with depression are stunned when they remember they’ve thought of…

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How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker – Video | Big Think

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker – Video | Big Think

    Something lighter today, an intertesting talk by Steven Pinker about language. How is it that human beings have come to acquire language? Steven Pinker’s introduction to the field includes thoughts on the evolution of spoken language and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar, as well as an exploration of why language is such a fundamental part of social relationships, human biology, and human evolution. Finally, Pinker touches on the wide variety of applications for…

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Understanding borderline personality disorder

Understanding borderline personality disorder

3 Understanding borderline personality disorder   What is borderline personality disorder (BPD)? Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality disorder. Personality disorders are a type of mental health problem where your attitudes, beliefs and behaviours cause you longstanding problems in your life.   What are the symptoms of BPD? You might be given a diagnosis of BPD if you experience at least five of the following things, and they’ve lasted for a long time or have a big…

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BPD treatments and recovery | Mind, the mental health charity – help for mental health problems

BPD treatments and recovery | Mind, the mental health charity – help for mental health problems

What treatments can help? There is a range of treatments that might help you if you experience BPD. On this page you can find information about: talking treatments for BPD medication for BPD experiences of treatment and recovery Could I recover from BPD? Yes – when you find a treatment that works for you, there is a very good chance you could recover. In the past, doctors thought that BPD couldn’t be treated, but new research has proved this wrong….

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Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence | State-of-the-Art Review Articles | Pediatrics

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence | State-of-the-Art Review Articles | Pediatrics

Abstract Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a common and severe mental disorder that is associated with severe functional impairment and a high suicide rate. BPD is usually associated with other psychiatric and personality disorders, high burden on families and carers, continuing resource utilization, and high treatment costs. BPD has been a controversial diagnosis in adolescents, but this is no longer justified. Recent evidence demonstrates that BPD is as reliable and valid among adolescents as it is in adults and that…

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Externalized Aggressive Behaviors in Borderline Personality

Externalized Aggressive Behaviors in Borderline Personality

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Objective: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is commonly characterized by self-directed aggressive behavior, although the literature indicates that externalized aggressive behavior may be present. The simultaneous examination of multiple types of externalized aggressive behavior in individuals with BPD and the exploration of such relationships in a primary care population have not, to our knowledge, been undertaken; this is the focus of the present study. Methods: Using a cross-sectional approach in a consecutive sample of 335 internal medicine…

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Personality Disorders in the Workplace: The Impulsive, Divisive Employee | Managed Healthcare Executive

Personality Disorders in the Workplace: The Impulsive, Divisive Employee | Managed Healthcare Executive

By Mark P. Unterberg, MD Subtly influencing coworkers, employees with borderline personality traits can prove a real challenge for management. This is the fifth of seven articles that deal with personalities, personal style and trouble getting along in the workplace. Each of the personality disorders discussed includes at least three elements. First, the behavior patterns are both inappropriate and painful to the self or to others. Second, the maladaptive patterns are substantially unaffected by external inducements to change. And third,…

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