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 the treatment of borderline personality disorder, but its usefulness is not limited to people with BPD. DBT is… Continue reading Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook
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… Continue reading Do Medications Help Borderline Personality Disorder?
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Tigerchelle of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Tigerchelle
The emerging blogger series is a way to give mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some new bloggers you may not have discovered yet. This week, we have Tina… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Tina
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is 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… Continue reading What is… invalidation
People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) face a lot of challenges. Unhelpful treatment providers shouldn't be one of them, but I suspect this is the case more often than it should be. One of my jobs is at a mental health and addictions transitional program. While some of the staff are licensed mental health professionals,… Continue reading Borderline Personality Disorder: Are the helpers actually hurting?