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.

What Is Complex PTSD?

What Is Complex PTSD?

Complex PTSD. or C-PTSD. C-PTSD occurs in people exposed to multiple traumatic episodes over a long period of time, sometimes years. These include episodes of repeated sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, domestic abuse or being held captive against one’s will…

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.

Pets and BPD: How They Help

Pets and BPD: How They Help

There are lots of research studies that support the value of including animals as part of a treatment plan for a wide range of health issues. But no studies have specifically looked at the experience of people who have borderline personality disorder and also own pets. Until now…

Pets & BPD

Pets & BPD

It’s no surprise to hear that having a pet can boost feelings of well-being in Tabby or Fido’s owner. Now there is scientific proof that this also occurs in people who have borderline personality disorder.