Tag Archives: BPD

What is Covert Borderline Personality Disorder?

by on August 9, 2019

Brenda was having excessive panic attacks. The attacks were intense, erratic, and debilitating. They lasted anywhere from brief seconds to a longer incredulous 30 minutes. Worse yet, they came out of nowhere with unknown causes or triggers which kept her from fully functioning at home, work, and socially. She was embarrassed, ashamed, and defeated by… (more…)

7 Gifts of Borderline Personality Disorder

by on February 27, 2018

A diagnosis doesn’t have to be negative. The very thing that makes a person unique, special, different, and an individual might just fit within one of the diagnostic codes. A gift of music or a talent in sports is celebrated, but aren’t these also things the separate out people from the norm? By definition, a… (more…)

Difference between PTSD reactions and Borderline Personality Disorder

by on October 31, 2017

The first couple of therapy sessions with Trina were rollercoaster rides. One second she was excited about a new job and all of the possibilities it presented. The next she was anxious and overwhelmed from being a caretaker to her mother. Then she was nervous and depressed over the thought that her long-time partner might… (more…)

5 Environments the Distinguish Narcissists from Borderlines

by on May 11, 2017

There is a lot of crossover between Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). They share some of the same characteristics yet the underlying needs and motivations are extremely different. For a person unfamiliar with the subtitles, this can be quite confusing. Without an accurate understanding of the two, it is easy to… (more…)

The Basics of Borderline Personality Disorder

by on May 6, 2017

A person with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has an intense fear of abandonment, demonstrates dangerous and impulsive behaviors, has unstable personal relationships, and experiences extreme emotions. They can have severe depression, anger, anxiety, or rage followed by substance abuse and self-harming behaviors. Yet, they can be the most passionate loving people who are highly sensitive… (more…)

7 Stages of Healing for Those with Borderline Personality Disorder

by on April 11, 2017

Being diagnosed with a personality disorder can be discouraging at first. But if a person has to have one, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is the best. Of all the disorders, BPD has the highest rate of mindfulness and is even marked as having the ability to fully recovery. No other personality disorder can claim such… (more…)

An Interesting Mix: Male Borderline Personality Disorder

by on February 11, 2017

Typically Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is viewed as a female disorder but it is not. Just like their female counterparts, males also have an intense and persistent fear of abandonment that permeants nearly every relationship. It could manifest in a marital or partner relationship, a father to a child relationship, or an employer to an… (more…)

A Borderline’s Emotional Reaction Cycle

by on February 2, 2017

One minute everything seems fine, even happy, and then in an instant things turn. The joyful mood is quickly replaced by hurt, dramatic expression, and anger over what appears to be a small matter. After that, things escalate rapidly as accusations fly, feelings intensify, threats heighten, and absolutes accelerate. For those experiencing this for the… (more…)

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