Book reviews, Mental health

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 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

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Mental health

Do Medications Help 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… Continue reading Do Medications Help Borderline Personality Disorder?

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Emerging blogger, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Tigerchelle

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

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Mental health

Borderline Personality Disorder: Are the helpers actually hurting?

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?