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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder: Fact vs Fiction

McLean Hospital | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Blaise Aguirre, MD So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? Think again. Many of us have seen Fat...

'My Sister Is Ruining My Parents' Lives'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.09.2017 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

I feel like that isn't fair, as it will probably lead to their financial ruin. What is wrong with my sister? My parents have done nothing but try to help and support her!

5 Simple Steps To Coping With Daily Stress

Toby Nwazor | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Image Credit Unfortunately, stress is a natural part of modern life. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. You may even feel like there is nothing th...

The Indispensable Cornerman

Alaina Baker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Alaina Baker

In boxing, one of the fundamental necessities of the sport is the presence of a good cornerman. In an article written a few years ago providing insight into and describing the sine qua non of the cornerman, the author declared, "he [the cornerman] must be a psychologist, able to assist the fighter through the emotional minefield that is the preparation for combat.

Why Do Teens Cut and What Can Parents Do To Help?

McLean Hospital | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Michael R. Hollander, PhD Approximately 14 to 18 percent of high school students and between 12 to 35 percent of colleg...

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.


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 12.16.2016 | 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 12.11.2016 | 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 12.02.2016 | 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 11.12.2016 | 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 10.19.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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.


Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.23.2016 | 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 09.08.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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...