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Do Medications Help Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a difficult 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 … Continue reading Do Medications Help Borderline Personality Disorder?

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Mental Health @ Home Insights Into Psychiatry: invalidation

What is… invalidation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term: Invalidation According to Psychology Today, validation involves conveying acceptance, and recognizing that the person's thoughts/feelings/reactions are understandable.  It also serves to communicate that the relationship is important.  It doesn't necessarily mean agreeing or approving, something I think is a … Continue reading What is… invalidation

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