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.
The rising toll of self-harm and suicide attempts by teenagers in the U.S. is justifiably alarming. Help in addressing this crisis may be coming from a tried and true therapy that is widely available: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT.
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.
Throughout the month we have offered people a free screening online of our 30 minute program “Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder from the 5 part series “If Only We Had Known: A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder”
This is fifth day of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. On Day 4 we wrote about the five-part video series we produced: “If Only We Had Known: A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder”. Today we are pleased to tell you that you can stream the first program in the series, “Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder” online for free.
Borderline Personality Disorder was first introduced into the Psychiatric literature in the 1930’s. Since that time, people with BPD have been misdiagnosed, maligned, stigmatized, marginalized and frequently avoided by mental health providers as