Hannah Hilgeman is a contributor to the online health community The Mighty. She writes about her physical disability: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), her mental health disability: borderline personality disorder (BPD), and life at the intersection of these two chronic conditions.
Studies have shown that nearly half of people who die by suicide visited their primary health care provider in the month before their death. Routine screening for depression can uncover suicidal thoughts, but clearly that’s not effective enough…
Two authors propose that Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may, in fact, be one and the same thing. They argue this might also permit the controversial term Borderline Personality to be dropped from the diagnosis.
In addition to psychotherapy, medication and hospitalization another effective tool in the treatment of serious mental illness is peer support.
There has been a treasure trove of new expeditions that are exploring the mysteries of our Universe. Expeditions to the planets in our solar system and to the limits of our physical world have been launched or soon will be from nations around our planet.
Coincidentally, tremendous advances have also been made in the exploration of inner space- particularly the human brain…
His obituary in the NY Times this week describes Dr. John Gunderson’s life-long contributions to the study and understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder.