Psychiatry: The Step-Child of Medicine

What makes psychiatry unique in the realm of other medical specialties

BPD and the Effective Therapist

What personal features predict better success in working with borderline patients?

BPD and the Effective Therapist

What personal features predict better success in working with Borderline patients?

Pride and Prejudice and Obesity

Prejudice against obesity recalls previous biases against individuals with depression, alcoholism, and compulsive behaviors. Understanding obesity as a disease must amend the need for personal responsibility.

Fear and Loathing in Ferguson

Is the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri another illustration of our Borderline Society?

Borderline Personality: The Promiscuous Diagnosis

Promiscuous Borderline Personality hangs out with many other diagnoses

The Borderline Grows Older

What is the difference between the younger and the older Borderline?

Whatever Happened to Courtesy?

Why we are losing the personal, courteous relationship between patient and doctor

Nature and Nurture and BPD

Genes and environment affect each other, and these changes affect how we react to our world.

Is Good Psychiatric Management Good Enough to Treat BPD?

DBT vs MBT vs SFT vs TFP...all are well-documented treatment approaches for Borderline Personality. But how do you help the borderline who can't commit to these intensive and expensive programs. Gunderson's description of "Good Psychiatric Management" may open up an approach more practical for more people.

Therapist Personality and Borderline Personality

How is the Therapist Feeling about the Borderline Patient's Feelings?

Bullying

Bullying affects both the perpetrator and victim in childhood, and society in adulthood

Sometimes I Act Crazy: Is it Borderline or Bipolar?

The importance of making the right diagnosis.

The Borderline Grows Older

What is the difference between the younger and the older Borderline?

Who Else Is In The Room With You And Your Doctor

How the demise of private practice is changing health care; and how changes in health care are destroying private practice

BPD & DSM

The official defining criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder in the new DSM-5 are no different from those used in DSM-IV, and only minimally different from those described in DSM-III. But an alternative proposal is included as a supplement, which takes a different view of BPD and all personality disorders.

Borderline Peronality and Violence

Are borderlines more dangerous to others than to themselves?

Whatever Happened to Courtesy?

Why we are losing the personal, courteous relationship between patient and doctor

What's in a Name: Titles, Labels, and Diagnoses

Diagnostic classifications are changing over the next year. How will these changes affect treatment?

Mary Kennedy: Tragedy of Borderline Personality Disorder

More tragedy for the Kennedy family.

Society's Changing View of Borderline Personality

How does society understand "Borderline"?

The Adult Borderline at Home

Setting limits for the adult borderline living home.

The Latest Information on BPD

The latest on BPD from the meetings of the American Psychiatric Association.

BPD: Borderline Political Discourse

Why are negative political ads successful? Candidates try to portray choices in extreme black-or-white terms, the way children or those with borderline personality characteristics may view the world.

Borderline Personality: The Promiscuous Diagnosis

Promiscuous Borderline Personality hangs out with many other diagnoses.

Whatever Happened to Intensive Mental Health Treatement?

Whatever Happened to Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment?

Pharmacotherapy of Borderline Personality: Medicine or Mayhem

When are medications helpful in treating Borderline Personality?

Sexual Spieling

"Power is the great aphrodisiac"

The ABC's of Psychotherapies for Borderline Personality

A review of the various psycho-therapeutic approaches to treating borderline personality.

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