From Outer Space to Inner Space

From Outer Space to Inner Space

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…

BPD Pioneer Passes

BPD Pioneer Passes

On January 11th, the Borderline Personality Disorder community lost a person who had as much impact on improving the lives of those with BPD as anyone. Dr. John Gunderson, MD, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director Emeritus of the affiliated McLean Hospital and a pioneer in the diagnosis, treatment, and research of borderline personality disorder (BPD) passed away. How important was John Gunderson and his work regarding BPD? Irreplaceable.

Guilt vs. Shame

Guilt vs. Shame

People who have Borderline Personality Disorder experience extremely strong emotional reactions. In fact, emotional dysregulation is one of the primary diagnostic descriptions for BPD. Marsha Linehan, PhD, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the most prevalent treatment available for people struggling with BPD, believes that among all emotions people with BPD struggle with, shame is the most powerful and difficult to deal with.

KonMari and BPD: Organizing Your Emotions

KonMari and BPD: Organizing Your Emotions

How does KonMari relate to Borderline Personality Disorder? Well, it brought to mind something that is a key element in the BPD treatment Dialectical Behavior Therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. She calls it Radical Acceptance

Improving Access to Care for People of Color

Improving Access to Care for People of Color

A recent article published in the online newspaper The Voice, describes the lack of access to mental health service in the UK among Black women, despite research showing that depression and self-harming behaviors are on the rise among these women…

AI in the ER? The Computer Will See You Now

AI in the ER? The Computer Will See You Now

An algorithm is a mathematical process for solving a problem or making a decision. . It’s a data, or information-based approach where one answer leads to another question based on that answer and ultimately to a solution. That AI, or artificial intelligence approach is coming to the hospital ER in the effort to prevent suicide.