The Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

The Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

This series on the 13 personality disorders is largely taken from the second volume of my book trilogy, Healing the Mind and Body. To learn more about personality disorders, including recognition signs and therapies, feel free to purchase my book online here. Perhaps it’s helpful to have certain movie characters in mind as we begin to look at Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We can recall Glen Close’s superb performance as...

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The Narcissist: It’s All About Me

The Narcissist: It’s All About Me

Do you know there are at least 13 documented and completely different forms of personality disorders? In the second volume of my book, Healing the Mind and Body, I cover all of the primary personality disorders, as well as the causes of disorders and how to recognize a personality disorder. (I’ve also written about the recognition signs in another blog article here.) Last month, I introduced you to the Histrionic Personality Disorder....

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Got a Histrionic in Your Life?

Got a Histrionic in Your Life?

Over these summer months, I’ll be addressing various personality disorders. Personality disorders are varied, for sure. When family or friends discern in someone they know the signs or symptoms of a disorder, they should assist that person in getting help as quickly as possible. In some cases, psychologists are reluctant to treat personality disorders because they can be difficult to treat and might require years of ongoing supervision to...

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Resisting Medication?

Resisting Medication?

If you’re resistant to trying medication on your doctor’s suggestion, you’re not alone. Every doctor has a number of patients who are reluctant to begin a “medication trial,” and some for good reason. There are people who have struggled to recover from addiction and alcoholism, and strongly resist taking any sort of pill that would alter their thinking or mood. Much has changed since the 1960s when the more...

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Treatments for Eating Disorders

Treatments for Eating Disorders

In the first part of this series on Eating Disorders, I’ve addressed the absolute seriousness of this disease, as well as some of the more subterfuge signs to look for. Treating eating disorders is a complicated process as it involves so many aspects of the human personality, chemical unevenness in the brain, mood disorders, OCD aspects and low self-confidence, to boot. The reason some of these patients cannot break free (it’s not...

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