Selena Gomez and DBT

Selena Gomez and DBT

Popular singer Selena Gomez was twice hospitalized in the last few weeks for a low white blood cell count, a side effect of the kidney transplant she had in her long battle with the autoimmune disease Lupus. It was during the second visit that Gomez suffered a panic attack. Overwhelmed by anxiety and depression regarding her health issues she experienced an emotional breakdown and asked to undergo Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, to help her cope with the turmoil.

Ruminating: It Is Not Your (de)Fault

Ruminating: It Is Not Your (de)Fault

You know that moment when you are just falling asleep and an unpleasant thought pops into your head? It might be about a conversation you had with someone during the day that felt a bit awkward. You start to mull it over. “Why did I say that?” Or worse, “Why did they say that?” Suddenly your state of mind races from All Quiet on the Western Front to Armageddon.

The Global Tragedy That is Suicide

The Global Tragedy That is Suicide

It was an emotional week for many people. The death by suicide of Kate Spade, the highly regarded international fashion designer, was followed only days later by the similar death of acclaimed writer, TV documentarian and beloved food guru Anthony Bourdain.

How Many People With BPD Recover?

How Many People With BPD Recover?

For many years after borderline personality disorder was first defined in 1938, the conventional wisdom among mental health providers was that BPD was a permanent condition. The poor response by patients to existing psychotherapies and medications created a belief that the disorder was incurable.

Happy Thanksgiving Day (hopefully)

Happy Thanksgiving Day (hopefully)

Thanksgiving Day (in the U.S.) has once again arrived; evoking warm memories of past gatherings with family and friends feasting on bountiful amounts of good food and experiencing deep feelings of gratitude. Sometimes however, that idealized version of Thanksgiving...
Exploring Space: Outer and Inner

Exploring Space: Outer and Inner

In 1997 the spacecraft Cassini was launched by NASA from the United States. Cassini’s mission was to travel to Saturn and record as much information as possible about that distant planet. The campaign to explore the vast outer solar system was underway. Seven years...