According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences some type of mental health issue in their lifetime. Of those, 1.4% are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), which is often characterized by difficulty in regulating emotions, meaning emotions flare up and diminish rapidly for longer periods and make stabilizing
By: Lyndsey Karns, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Self-injury or self-mutilation, a seemingly paradoxical coping mechanism, has been widely misunderstood by the public and to some degree by mental health and medical professionals as it relates to trauma and dissociation. Self-injury can manifest in several forms and degrees of severity, with the object and goal to
Have you ever interacted with someone who on the outside appears happy, collected and participating in life, only to find out they have attempted suicide? What the person did not show what was on the inside, where they are in tremendous pain and suicide had become an option. People with this idea are usually waiting for the
Do you know someone who states their anxiety, depression or borderline personality disorder prevents them from being able to interact? It is frustrating to sit and watch while your loved ones miss out on activities and life’s special moments. Graduations, births, birthdays and weddings are just of few memories that can never be recreated. Unfortunately, some may use their
In 2008, Psychiatric News published an article using Mentalization-Based Therapy, MBT, with Borderline Personality Disorder. A working definition of MBT is the use of imaginative mental activity or perceiving and interpreting human behavior in terms of intentional mental states (needs, feelings, goals, purpose) based on research by Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy)
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