Complex posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sometimes referred to as disorder of extreme stress not otherwise specified (DESNOS), is thought to result from chronic interpersonal trauma in childhood.
Imaginal exposure is a component of cognitive behavioral therapy that is used to treat anxiety disorders and trauma-related symptoms. During imaginal exposure, you will work with your therapist to imagine and approach fear-provoking situations.
What is an evidence based practice in healthcare? Why is it important that I receive evidence based practices for my condition? How do I know that my provider is using evidence based practices?
Dependent personality disorder frequently co-occurs with borderline personality disorder. How are these two disorders similar, and why do they overlap so frequently? One answer may be in their shared symptoms related to relationship functioning.
Many people with borderline personality experience paranoid ideation (i.e., beliefs that others aim to harm them, despite evidence to the contrary) under conditions of stress. Paranoia in BP is different than in psychotic disorders, however.
Many people with borderline personality experience symptoms related to the process and content of their thinking, or cognition. These symptoms can include paranoid ideation, dissociation, and dichotomous thinking.
The McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder is designed to screen for borderline personality.