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Borderline Personality Disorder

An Instant With Borderline Personality Disorder

Risa Sugarman | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

The following is a direct example of the struggle of having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It has not been toned down or censored. This is what I go through almost daily. It is an ongoing battle that I will never stop fighting.

I Have Borderline Personality Disorder, And I Am Not Crazy

Risa Sugarman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

I have struggled with borderline personality disorder and depression for much of my life. The past two years in particular, I was severely ill with tr...

Trump Is Breaking Bad, Not Clinically Mad

Allen Frances | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Allen Frances

Now that Donald Trump is improbably close to becoming president, several frightened commentators are suggesting he receive psychiatric evaluation to ensure he is not mentally ill. The amateur diagnoses most often floated for Trump are Narcissistic Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder.

UnREAL KEEPS IT REAL ON MENTAL ILLNESS

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23, 2016: (From L to R) UnREAL Showrunner Carol Barbee, stars Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Constance Zimmer, Shiri Appleby...

'How Do I Recover From The Breakup Of A Toxic Relationship?'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

It is very painful to break up with a partner under the best of circumstances, but breaking up with a partner who exhibits borderline traits can be far worse.

'My Mother Acts Like A Toddler'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.09.2016 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Enabling Daughter writes, I am 41, married, with no children.  Only it feels like I have a toddler. I call her Mom, she is 63. Four years ag...

Donald Trump Channels Howard Beale

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Today, most movie fans remember "Network" for Peter Finch's searing portrayal of Howard Beale. Nonetheless, critics - who rate "Network" as one of America's classic movies - note the prophetic depiction of the descent of mainstream media from hard news into entertainment. Certainly, that trend helps explain the political emergence of Donald Trump, who is an entertainer, a narcissist consumed by his own interests and not those of the US.

Letter to My Depressed Self

Danielle Hark | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

Dear Self, If you are reading this, then you have fallen into that void of darkness once again. You're feeling sad, anxious, scared, alone. You don'...

The Likely Mental Illnesses Of Some Of History's Most Famous Figures

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.15.2016 | Science

Marilyn Monroe lives in our cultural imagination as one of the most iconic actresses in Hollywood history. But underneath the famous blonde curls and ...

The Emotional Vampire Holiday Survival Guide

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

This concept struck such a collective chord in my book Positive Energy that in Emotional Freedom I illustrate how it applies to protecting your emotions and not absorbing other people's negativity. In the book I discuss these vampires to watch for and ways to deal with them.

4 Reasons Why Banning Kids From Playing Football Is Wrong

Brandon Marshall | Posted 12.17.2015 | Sports
Brandon Marshall

For me, football was a lifeline. And for many other NFL players, it was a lifeline. If it wasn't for football, a lot of us would be dead, or lost, roaming the streets somewhere. With all due respect, Dr. Omalu, football doesn't give us an opportunity to play a game. It gives us a chance at life.

Working With Kids Is a No-Brainer

Brandon Marshall | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Marshall

Not enough people realize that three quarters of all psychiatric illness has its onset before the age of 24, and half before 14. And because kids are still developing, the earlier treatment is started, the better the prognosis.

Sowing #SeedsofHope for Mental Health

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Last week, Flawless had the pleasure of attending NAMI-NYC's annual Seeds of Hope Gala, one of our favorite benefits held every year honoring important work in mental health advocacy.

This Woman Documented Her Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes the best way to deal with something as serious as a mental illness is to get real about what it feels like to live with it. That's exactly w...

'Crazy Eyes' and Throwing Pies: Borderline Personality Disorder in Women's Prisons

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Chandra Bozelko

"Crazy Eyes," the nickname for character Suzanne Warren on Orange Is the New Black for which actress Uzo Aduba won her second Emmy last month, is probably the greatest lesson on the reality of mental illness in women behind bars.

The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy

Brandon Marshall | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Marshall

As a society, we may feel safer by believing the threat of violence can be ascribed to one group of people. Like human nature, however, the truth is more complicated.

Lost

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sophia Williams-Baugh

You ever see a stray cat and think about how it got outside by itself, how long it's been on it's own, and how it's surviving? You think to yourself, ...

Impacted by Suicide, Our Foundation Opens Fund to Help

Jim Luce | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Death. We don't like to discuss it in America. Suicide, even less. Fifteen years ago, when my mother Frances Alleman-Luce, a psychologist, starved her...

Warning: 6 Early Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 12.09.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

If you're seeing multiple warning signs or a progressive pattern develop, you should be concerned. Be wise, trust your instincts, and protect yourself. If something doesn't sound or feel right, do what's best for you and keep yourself safe.

'Highly-Sensitive' Mom Is Mean to Me

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

Black Sheep writes: My mom and siblings have "self-diagnosed" themselves as Highly-Sensitive People (HSPs), so they expect everyone to treat them as...

Self-Hate Attacks: What Are They?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

No matter what the etiology, the goal is to recognize the problem, learn from it, and extricate oneself as soon as possible to avoid loss of time and energy. If allowed to persist, the condition can result in inertia and hopelessness.

A Single Man Reveals Why Previous Relationships Have Failed

Joe Seldner | Posted 05.07.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When you get to be 50-plus, you've likely had more than a few relationships, and more than a few reasons why you haven't found that lifelong soulmate (who exists only in your mind). Have we failed? Not found the 'right' person? Sabotaged the relationships for reasons only shrinks can discern?

Don't Give Up On the Difficult Patient

Allen Frances | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Most therapists prefer 'easy' patients who don't make waves. Whenever things aren't going well in treatment, it is far too easy for the therapist to blame the patient, not himself or a bad match-up.

Is Bipolar Disorder Really the Cause of Your Mood Swings?

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

I believe the public has a major misconception regarding which symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder and which are not. It is evident when pat...

Go Ahead, Label Me

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Barnett

My labels aren't what make me who I am or how I experience my mental health or lack thereof. My labels just give my treatment team an idea of where I fall on the spectrum and help them to decide various strategies for recovery.