Tag Archives: Borderline Personality Disorder

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. […]

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.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Found Effective for Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an illness characterized by stormy relationships, low self-regard and problems managing strong emotions. People with BPD are more frequently hospitalized for psychiatric care than patients with other kinds of personality disorders or those with major depression. How to successfully reduce the number of required inpatient services was the subject of […]

Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Bipolar Disorder

Standing in the fluorescent light of the shopping mall, it can be difficult to tell whether a piece of fabric is white or off-white….is it eggshell? Ecru? Ivory? Or white? There is a difference, but sometimes it can be really difficult to determine what it is that you are seeing. In much the same way, […]