Borderline Personality Disorder

Mental Health @ Home book review: Complex Borderline Personality Disorder by Daniel J. Fox

Book Review: Complex Borderline Personality Disorder

Complex Borderline Personality Disorder by Daniel J. Fox is aimed at people who have borderline personality disorder along with a co-occurring mental disorder. It describes how these combinations can present and how to manage them. The co-occurring conditions that it addresses are bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis, ADHD, and PTSD/complex PTSD. The author refers to BPD …

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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is… Mentalization

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week’s term is mentalization. Mentalizing is something you do, but probably haven’t heard of. My browser’s spell-checker tells me it’s not a word. Okay, so what is it? Well, that’s not the easiest thing to explain. Defining mentalism The American …

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Book Review: I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me

I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Strauss is the new third edition of a book that was first published in 1989. It’s probably one of the more widely recognized books about borderline personality disorder (BPD). There was a note to readers at the beginning …

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Serenity Integrated Mentoring: Suicide Attempt? Do Not Pass Go

When Skinny Hobbit shared an iNews article with me the other day about the mistreatment of high-service-needs people with mental illness, I had no idea just how deep of a rabbit hole the whole thing would be. The story of Serenity Integrated Mentoring, the NHS (the UK’s National Health Service), and the way the whole …

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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is… Borderline Personality Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week’s term is borderline personality disorder. I’ve contemplated writing this post for a while, but I was somewhat reluctant because there are quite a few bloggers out there with borderline personality disorder (BPD), who can certainly tell it a lot better …

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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is… Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI/Self-Harm)

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week’s term is nonsuicidal self-injury. Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a fancy way of saying self-harm behaviour that differentiates it from suicidality. Cutting and burning are the most common methods, but there are a variety of other methods people use, including …

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MH@H Book review: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley is a self-help workbook that covers the major skills involved in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is considered the gold standard for treating borderline personality disorder, but its usefulness isn’t limited to people with BPD. DBT is very skills-based, and many …

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The “Attention-Seeking” Label and the Stigma It Represents

The idea of labelling people as attention-seeking is not unique to mental illness, but it’s certainly something that seems to come up an awful lot. The labellers might be friends and family, but unfortunately, they may also be health care providers. One of the labels that comes up regularly is “attention-seeking.” Physical manifestations of mental …

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The role of medication for borderline personality disorder

The Role of Medications for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a hard-to-treat condition that can cause significant distress for those living with it. While the gold standard for treatment is psychotherapy, specifically dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), medications may also play a supporting role, and that’s what this post will focus on. Antidepressants Antidepressants, particularly SSRIs, are some of the most …

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The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home

The Worst and Most Painful BPD Trigger (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Tigerchelle of Borderline and Beyond writes about rejection/abandonment as the most painful borderline personality disorder (BPD) trigger. One of the things that all those suffering with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) deal with a variety of times throughout their life is just how insanel tough it is dealing with this element …

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