Can Borderline Personality be Treated Through Relationships?

Can Borderline Personality be Treated Through Relationships?

One variant of this approach involves family skills training in methods shown to work for individuals with BPD in traditional therapy, but there are no empirical studies demonstrating its effectiveness.

Lessons from the Shutdown: Why the Second Deal Worked

Lessons from the Shutdown: Why the Second Deal Worked

Some members of both parties suggested that more of the government could be opened, but the principals at the public negotiating table only talked in binary terms.

Dissociative Identity: Disorder or Literalized Metaphor?

Dissociative Identity: Disorder or Literalized Metaphor?

McHugh, M.D., Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry and former psychiatrist-in-chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital No diagnosis in the history of psychiatry has provoked more controversy—both inside and outside of the field—as dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

Is This Really a Crisis?

Is This Really a Crisis?

Ever since I began working with clients with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders over thirty years ago, it has been clear that they spend a great deal of time reacting to situations they perceive as crises that are really internal upsets projected onto others.

New Medication for Depression Approaching Approval

New Medication for Depression Approaching Approval

This week an advisory committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the approval of a new type of medication for treatment-resistant depression. The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for this new medication, specifically for treatment-resistant depression and major depressive disorder with imminent risk for suicide.

A "Crime" but Not an Arrestable Act

A "Crime" but Not an Arrestable Act

When Roland and Amy, his wife, decided to end their marriage, Mr. Thomas had no idea that nearly four years would pass until he could spend time with Mindy, his daughter.

What To Do When Your Adult Child Lies To You

What To Do When Your Adult Child Lies To You

Adult children who have patterns of lying are often likely deceptive because of they want to hide their struggles. Gaining a solid understanding of why your adult child lies is crucial to learning how to effectively respond.

When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

Be sure to find a mental health provider who has significant experience with anxious youth, who has training in evidence-based therapies in anxiety for children and adolescents, and who you and your child feel comfortable talking with during your first session.

15 best Valentine gifts online for women and men

15 best Valentine gifts online for women and men

Senfai Love Knot Bangle Bracelet $9 It's minimalistic, chic, inexpensive, comes with a box, and draws rave reviews — what more can you ask for in a simple, thoughtful jewelry gift when you don't want to spend a fortune?

What We Get Wrong About Psychopaths

What We Get Wrong About Psychopaths

Six myths about psychopaths Researchers like Jennifer Skeem and colleagues argue that psychopathy is widely misunderstood. The mythical psychopath snake Source: Jocie Juritz, used with permission Myth 1: Psychopathy is synonymous with violence. Myth 3: Psychopathy is synonymous with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD).

The best flower delivery services for Valentine's Day

The best flower delivery services for Valentine's Day

"Surprise Me" Rose Bouquet $68 This pretty mixture of pink, white and red roses is perfect for Valentine's Day. It also comes with pink Sugarfina candy .

'My narcissistic ex is destroying my life'

'My narcissistic ex is destroying my life'

And, a person you thought you thought you knew - someone you thought you loved, someone you married, someone you lived with for years, someone who became a father to your children and you shared a life with - turns out to be completely different to what you thought they were.

Dad loses limbs after nerve pain turned out to be flesh-eating bacteria

Dad loses limbs after nerve pain turned out to be flesh-eating bacteria

“Due to the infection, sepsis and strong blood pressure support medication, his hands and feet had died, and a few weeks ago Mick’s lower legs and arms were amputated,” Katharine told Yahoo7 News .

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

Examples of love-sustaining behaviors include investing time and effort in what will support and strengthen our loved one; sharing with him or her a significant part of our thoughts, hopes, and feelings, including those we usually don't share with strangers; doing together various activities; creating circumstances that would allow us to experience things together; emphasizing to our loved one that she or he are special to us; and helping our loved one cope with physical and emotional difficulties.

Debate Over Gaming Disorder Is Not All Fun and Games

Debate Over Gaming Disorder Is Not All Fun and Games

Gaming disorder, a diagnosis for individuals who excessively play video games, is now included in the substance use and addictive behavior disorders section of the manual.

Why We Shouldn't Ignore Oversleeping

Why We Shouldn't Ignore Oversleeping

A number of medications can cause hypersomnia, including: How to deal with an oversleeping issue It’s important to talk with your doctor if you’re sleeping excessively or feeling very tired during the day regardless of how much you sleep.

Are Psychiatric Disorders Related to Each Other?

Are Psychiatric Disorders Related to Each Other?

If further data support the concept of a p factor underlying the risk of a large variety of psychiatric disorders, what are the implications regarding diagnostic criteria for individual illnesses?

Queensland sex offender Robert John Fardon free to live without monitoring

Queensland sex offender Robert John Fardon free to live without monitoring

In 2003 he became the first person to be jailed in Queensland indefinitely under new laws targeting repeat sex offenders but was released five years ago on the supervision order.

The Imprinted Brain Theory in a Thousand Words

The Imprinted Brain Theory in a Thousand Words

Another class of genes which are also subject to highly asymmetric selection and expression in mammals are X chromosome ones thanks to the fact that females have two Xs but males only one.

Can We Better Predict Whether an Antidepressant Will Work?

Can We Better Predict Whether an Antidepressant Will Work?

A new study , published in the November issue of Behavioural Brain Research , suggests that positive changes in cognition (i.e., thinking and processing of information) may predict antidepressant responsiveness. Cognitive changes as predictive of antidepressant responsiveness Why might improvements in thinking processes occur before ones involving emotions and mood?

Specific Gene Variants May Increase Risk of Bipolar Disorder

Specific Gene Variants May Increase Risk of Bipolar Disorder

What makes this MIT study significant is that researchers have identified (for the first time) how specific mutations of the SYNE1 gene may undermine the expression of CPG2 in ways that might disrupt the connectivity of neural circuits and appear to be correlated with a higher risk of bipolar disorder.

The Two Types of Psychopath

The Two Types of Psychopath

Narcissistic personality disorder is, of course, named for the Greek myth of Narcissus, of which there are several versions. After being rejected by him, poor Echo had no self and no being outside of Narcissus, and "slowly withered away until there was nothing left of her but her voice." On another level, the myth is a warning against vanity and self-love.

New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

Uric Acid and Bipolar Disorder In this new study , scientists observed that people hospitalized with major depressive disorder who also happened to have higher levels of uric acid in their blood were more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the next eight to eleven years.

When Nightmares Disturb More Than Sleep

When Nightmares Disturb More Than Sleep

The Garden of Earthly Delights Source: Hieronymus Bosch [Public domain] Several years ago, while visiting Madrid, I had the opportunity to visit the Prado Museum , one of the finest art museums in the world.

What Happens in a Borderline Man's Brain When He Gets Mad?

What Happens in a Borderline Man's Brain When He Gets Mad?

Furthermore, the experimental manipulation involved comparing congruent and incongruent responses to happy or angry faces without determining the actual moods of the participants in the study at the time.

Antipsychotics Tied to Higher Risk of Death in Children

Antipsychotics Tied to Higher Risk of Death in Children

Of the three groups studied, it determined that the one receiving a higher dose of antipsychotic medication had a “ significantly increased risk of unexpected death compared with the group that received control medication.” Children taking a high dose of antipsychotics were found to be “1.8 times more likely to die of any cause,” medical reporter Peter Simons extrapolated, “3.5 times more likely to die of unexpected causes (not including overdose), and 4.29 times more likely to die of cardiovascular or metabolic problems.” The findings are certain to raise concern about continued off-label prescribing for children and teens.

How Much Would You Risk in a "Real" Witch Hunt?

How Much Would You Risk in a "Real" Witch Hunt?

Levitt, the son of two blacklisted screenwriters, used bits and pieces of history and of his own life to concoct a story of how McCarthy's witch hunt and the House Un-American Activities (HUAC) of the 1950s affected at least two generations. Q: What was your writing process during the years it took to complete The Wire Recorder ?

Social Anxiety's Newest Theory and the 7 Links to Depression

Social Anxiety's Newest Theory and the 7 Links to Depression

In modeling the relationship between symptoms of depression and social anxiety, the authors identified connections among irritability, feelings of worthlessness, mood instability, depressed mood, positive affect, social avoidance, and social fear.

I feel like I've no choice but to disown my son : daddit

I feel like I've no choice but to disown my son : daddit

It being Christmas, we decided to be lazy and order takeout. Unfortunately, the treat (and our relationship) has been ruined by my son ordering this monstrosity of a pizza .

Deep breaths: You can still get Christmas gifts at these 6 stores

Deep breaths: You can still get Christmas gifts at these 6 stores

Amazon Prime members can get free two-day shipping (with no order minimum) up until December 22. Bath Bombs Gift Set $27 Amazon Bath Bombs Gift Set $27 Amazon We love this thoughtful gift because it provides any giftee the full spa experience without ever having to leave home.

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