10 Core Beliefs of Personality Disorders

10 Core Beliefs of Personality Disorders

“Schema” are enduring thought patterns learned early on that filter our view of the world and how to interact with it.
Understanding the maladaptive schema of personality-disordered people can help put their behaviors into perspective.
Personality-disorder-related core schema include abandonment, incompetence, control, belonging, suspiciousness, entitlement, and status.

Talking About BPD: Rosie Cappuccino’s Book (PART 2)

Talking About BPD: Rosie Cappuccino’s Book (PART 2)

In the most recent BPDvideo Blog we presented the first of two parts of an interview we did with Rosie Cappuccino. Rosie has been writing about borderline personality disorder for years, both on her own blog – Talking About BPD– and for several mental...
If You Find Validation Confusing, This May Help

If You Find Validation Confusing, This May Help

In the early 1980’s Marsha Linehan, PhD, developed a breakthrough treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other psychological difficulties. She called it Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). A key component in DBT is a set of social skills that...
Emotional Truths of Borderline Personality Disorder

Emotional Truths of Borderline Personality Disorder

Some of borderline personality disorder’s reputation of being difficult to treat comes from the antiquated idea that BPD is intractable and that people with BPD have a character problem that makes them attention-seeking and help-rejecting