Borderline personality disorder · Therapy · Uncategorized

DBT: improving the lives of people with borderline personality disorder

"Having BPD is difficult, but not hopeless.  I've learned to use what makes me different to grow a beautiful person, a better person." --Anonymous Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) was created by Marsha Linehan, PhD, to help people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) improve the quality of their lives. Basically this therapy is an intensive 6-month… Continue reading DBT: improving the lives of people with borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder · Uncategorized

Understanding borderline personality disorder

"People with BPD are like [patients] with third degree burns over 90% of their bodies.  Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement." -- Dr. Marsha Linehan Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a perplexing disorder, partly because people with this illness tend to spark deeply positive or negative emotions in those… Continue reading Understanding borderline personality disorder

Mood and anxiety · Uncategorized

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also called manic depressive disorder, is a mental illness that produces unusual extremes of emotion.  These mood states are severe enough to cause problems in the sufferer’s life.  Read on for more information. Does having mood swings mean you have bipolar disorder?  Not necessarily. We all have natural fluctuations in our mood.  There’ll… Continue reading Bipolar Disorder

Medications · Mood and anxiety · Uncategorized

Medications for bipolar and mood swings

Medications are an essential part of the plan when it comes to bipolar disorder.  The right treatment can make a world of a difference. But figuring out which one is the right one can be challenging. Here’s a little information about mood-stabilizing medications to help you along. What are mood stabilizers used for? Mood stabilizers… Continue reading Medications for bipolar and mood swings