Mental Health

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What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, can be a difficult mental illness to understand. It is also a challenge to live with, but that’s just what 1 percent to 2 percent of the population does. BPD is as common as other more noteworthy mental illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and yet it gets little attention. […]

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Mindfulness: Why Every Addict Needs It

The addict has a restless brain, and substances or compulsive behaviors are used to self-regulate the overworked brain. That process eventually leads to a trail of destruction: lost jobs, failed marriages, neglected children, plundered fortunes.

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What Predicts Self-Harm in People With Borderline Personality Disorder?

The majority of people affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD) engage in a form of self-harm known as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Underlying reasons for this behavior can vary widely from person to person. In a study published in the journal Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation, researchers examined the factors that help predict non-suicidal self-injury […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder Hinders Recovery From Depression and Vice Versa

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and major depression are highly interactive conditions, a new study from Harvard University-affiliated McLean Hospital finds. Specifically, the presence of BPD hinders a timely recovery from major depression, while, conversely, the presence of major depression hinders a timely recovery from borderline personality disorder, researchers say.

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How to Help Your Teen Pick a College With Mental Health Resources

Adjusting to college life is difficult under the best of circumstances, but for young adults prone to mental or emotional disorders, navigating college can be overwhelming. If your child has struggled with mental health issues in the past, it’s important to select a school that offers accessible, affordable mental health support and to have a […]

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Gambling Addicts Beset With Alcohol, Drug, Mental Health Problems

Often overlooked in the pantheon of addictions, gambling dependency can destroy hopes, dreams and lives as thoroughly, quickly and efficiently as any other type of addiction. But as potent as it is when acting alone, gambling addiction is even more destructive when accompanied by other addictions and disorders—which it almost always is.

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What to Do When You Love Someone With a Personality Disorder

Most of us have had someone in our lives who stirs up trouble. Think of the co-worker who undermines colleagues. Or the parent who’s the master of emotional blackmail, alternately giving, then taking away love and approval. Or the perpetually hostile ex-wife who keeps dragging her former husband back into court.

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