BPD: Cured, Recovered Or In Remission?

BPD: Cured, Recovered Or In Remission?

In the past 30 years, several treatments have helped people with BPD “turn the corner” so to speak by reducing the impact of the disorder to a meaningful degree. But where do they hope to find themselves? Cured? Recovered? In remission?. And what do those words mean? Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer.

How to Feel Happier

How to Feel Happier

Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Theory for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder uses a simple phrase to describe the goal of her therapy: to help people create a life worth living.
How does that work?

The Power Of Peer Support

The Power Of Peer Support

In a sobering essay in a recent New York Times, staff writer David Brooks lays out a strategy for helping prevent the ever-increasing number of suicides in the United States.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

In addition to psychotherapy, medication and hospitalization another effective tool in the treatment of serious mental illness is peer support.

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…

A Very Good BPD Blog… IMHO

A Very Good BPD Blog… IMHO

There are a number of people who write about their BPD experiences on a personal blog. Writing a blog requires a sincere commitment to keeping it up, especially when a number of folks follow it. I just came across this one…

The Power of Peer Support

The Power of Peer Support

In addition to therapy, medication and hospitalization this research study on peer support shows that sharing “lived” experience with others is a powerful and highly effective tool in the mental health arsenal.

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.