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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder
by Paul J. Hannig, Ph.D., MFCC, CCMHC, NCC Sections AbstractSome Characteristics of Borderline PersonalitiesOther Aspects of Borderline PersonalitiesBehavior of Borderline Personalities Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder The Process of TherapyReferences ABSTRACT: This paper is a narrative, exploratory, descriptive, and investigative profile of Borderline Personality Disorder (BP). Its purpose is to expand the existing description of behavioral characteristics of this disorder and to include a deeper emotional and interpersonal understanding of borderline symptomatology. This article presents a profile of the Borderline Personality Disorder (BP). Some Characteristics of Borderline Personalities Borderline Personality Disorder clients cannot sustain emotional commitment. This dysfunctional cycle has its roots in early childhood. The BP feels eternally alone and abandoned. Many borderlines have a perfectly working, pleasant, alluring, seductive, competent, superman/woman facade.

Borderline personality disorder Photo by: kentoh Definition Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder characterized by disturbed and unstable interpersonal relationships and self-image, along with impulsive, reckless, and often self-destructive behavior. Description Individuals with BPD have a history of unstable interpersonal relationships. The term "borderline" was originally used by psychologist Adolf Stern in the 1930s to describe patients whose condition bordered somewhere between psychosis and neurosis . Causes and symptoms Causes Adults with borderline personalities often have a history of significant childhood traumas such as emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse and parental neglect or loss. Symptoms The handbook used by mental health professionals to diagnose mental disorders is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Demographics Diagnosis Borderline personality disorder typically first appears in early adulthood. Treatment Prognosis Resources

UCL Psychoanalysis What is mentalization? What is mentalization-based treatment? Research evidence for treatment focusing on mentalizing Randomized controlled trial of MBT for BPD Follow-up study of MBT for BPD Cost-effectiveness study of MBT References What is mentalization? Mentalization is the capacity to make sense of self and other in terms of subjective states and mental processes. Back to Top What is mentalization-based treatment? Mentalization-based treatment is a model of psychodynamic therapy rooted in attachment theory that aims to enhance the individual’s capacity to represent thoughts, feelings, wishes, beliefs and desires in themselves and in others in the context of attachment relationships. Research evidence for treatment focusing on mentalizing Our programme of mentalization based treatment was developed and implemented by a team of generically-trained mental health professionals. Randomized controlled trial of MBT for BPD Follow-up study of MBT for BPD Cost-effectiveness study of MBT References

How to Deal with Borderline Personality Disorder Steps Method 1 of 4: Understand "Borderline Personality Disorder" (BPD) 1Expect some of these character traits in the person with "Borderline Personality Disorder" (BPD), such as:Poor, or lack of, control over emotions.Sudden changes in mood.Poor follow-through. Frequently changing opinions and plans.Inability to maintain normal emotional relationships, throwing temper tantrums, arguing over insignificant events, fits of rage, at times "for no clear reason".Or the opposite, called "flat affect", often unable to feel or express anger.Fear of loneliness and isolation: yet, often at the same time, showing a tendency to avoid people, keeping them away.Fear of abandonment. 2See some characteristics on the positive side:Can be highly creative.Have a quick wit and are sometimes considered the life of the party.Are often talented and particularly intelligent. Method 2 of 4: Causes of BPD 1Understand the causes of BPD. Method 3 of 4: Seek professional assistance Method 4 of 4: Dealing with it all Ad

UCL Psychoanalysis - Homepage The Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL was established by the late Professor Joseph Sandler, the previous holder of the Freud Memorial Chair in Psychoanalysis. Professor Peter Fonagy, the current holder of the Chair, directs the unit. The mission of the Psychoanalysis Unit is to strengthen the links between psychoanalysis and other academic disciplines. The unit is principally involved in the MPhil/PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies, and has over twenty doctoral students. These students undertake work of a conceptual or theoretical nature, as well as empirical investigations of psychoanalytic outcome and constructs.

How to deal with people with BPD Joanna Wald's image for: "How to Deal with People with Borderline Personality Disorder" Caption: Location: Image by: Dealing with someone suffering from BPD takes good personal boundaries and more patience than you ever thought you had in you. The first thing to learn is that you cannot give anyone a sense of self-worth. Your loved one will probably have sudden and violent mood swings. Your loved one will also probably hate you sometimes. These next two are where good personal boundaries are especially important. Your loved one will probably do things that seem strange, rude or irresponsible. Your loved one may make dramatic gestures, like threatening to leave you or commit suicide, expecting you to prove your love or save him or her. Dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder can be exhausting, but people with this disorder appreciate it more than they can express.

L’écran du narcissisme En préambule, une petite vignette clinique qui m'a beaucoup amusé en préparant cette intervention. Un analysant, originaire d'un continent lointain, me faisait part l'autre jour d'une de ses petites blessures narcissiques auxquelles il se montre particulièrement intolérant. C'était un dimanche soir, tard, les enfants étaient couchés, il s'apprêtait à dormir. Il reçoit alors un coup de téléphone de sa famille, restée au pays, et rendez-vous est pris aussitôt pour converser sur le net de visu, via les Webcams, comme d'habitude. Le voilà donc tranmutté dans le salon de la demeure familiale, où par la grâce des décalages horaires, se termine le repas dominical, avec l'ensemble de la fratrie, leurs enfants, et tout le toutim. Il échange quelques amabilités, tiens quelques courtes conversations avec l'un ou l'autre. Si des mutations sont en cours dans le champ social, l'extraordinaire essor des technologies de l'information, des machines communicantes y participent. Share and Enjoy

BPD Videos by Topic | Borderline Personality Disorder Free Monthly Family Education Workshops: McLean Hospital and NEA.BPD May 15th Moderator and patient panelists 6pm Belmont, Mass., Thursday evenings 6pm. See below for 2013-2014 schedule. Family Education Workshops -2013-2014 Schedule Thursdays 6:00 pm-7:15 pm DeMarneffe Building, Room 132 Made possible through generous philanthropic support, these workshops are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC ___________________________________________________________________ September 19, 2013 Family Connections from NEA-BPD (www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com) Parent’s presentation of Family Connections curriculum and […] NASSPD Conference Videos Videos from the NASSPD conference are posted 9th Annual Yale NEA.BPD Conference May 10, 2013: Borderline Personality Disorder and Managing Related Cognitive Challenges: Dissociation, Psychosis, and Intellectual Impairments Bessel vander Kolk, MD, Julie Brown, LICSW

Antisocial and borderline personali... [Compr Psychiatry. 1997 Jul-Aug ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER - Antisocial Personality Disorder - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center The despair of Borderline Personality Disorder patients is usually associated with self-destructive and impulsive behaviors, and therefore BPD patients almost always have coexisting mental health problems that lead to an exacerbation of the patient's psychological and physical health. These most often include: Major Depressive Disorder: Approximately 60% Dysthymia (chronic, mild to moderate depression): Approximately 70% Substance abuse: Approximately 35% Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating) : Approximately 25% Bipolar disorder: Approximately 15% Antisocial Personality Disorder: Approximately 25% Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Approximately 25% Self-Injury: Approximately 55%-85% People with BPD may also have issues with Compulsive spending and/or gambling Compulsive and risky sexual behavior Suicidal ideation Deceptiveness

Borderline Personality Disorder - symptoms, nature, and treatment are outlined and explored How to Locate a Psychiatrist and Therapist Experienced in Borderline Disorder After taking the online test, you may believe that you have borderline disorder, or traits of borderline disorder. Your question may then be, “How can I locate a psychiatrist and mental health clinician in my area who are experienced in diagnosing and treating borderline disorder?” The following referral source is the most likely to be of help to you: Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center 21 Bloomingdale Road White Plains, NY 10605 Office: 888-694-2273info@bpdresourcecenter.orgwww.bpdresourcecenter.org If you are still unable to locate suitable help from the BPD Resource Center, you may wish to contact your local district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), or the American Academy of Child and Adoloescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and ask if they can direct you to several psychiatrists or other clinicians in your community who are skilled in the area of borderline disorder. For Loved Ones >

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified - written by Dr. Friedel Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified (the book) was written by Dr. Friedel to provide a comprehensive and authoritative source of information for people who have, or think they may have, borderline disorder, and for their families. The material in this book is considerably more extensive and detailed than that which can be provided on this website. It is likely that you will need much of this information as you seek and progress in treatment. Since the book was published in 2004, it has sold over 70,000 copies worldwide. Purchase this book online by clicking on any of the following links: Book Reviews Excerpts from several of the reviews of the book follow: “For readers who suspect that they or someone they love suffers from BPD, this guide is a good place to start learning how to find help.” “Dr. Book Contents Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. There are a number of misconceptions about the causes of borderline disorder. Chapter 5.

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