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By Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, PhD

Updated Articles and Resources
  • The McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder (MSI-BPD) Created: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    The McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder is designed to screen for borderline personality." itemprop="description">> Thursday, December 24, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    While psychotherapy is considered the central aspect of treatment for personality disorder (BPD), many people are prescribed antidepressants for BPD. No medication is FDA approved to treat BPD, but...
  • Transference Focused Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Transference focused therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD) is another form of psychotherapy that has recently been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of BPD. Learn more about th...
  • Coping with Shame Created: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Coping with shame can be very difficult; intense, chronic, and pervasive shame can destroy relationships, lead to high risk behaviors such as deliberate self-harm, and may make life seem painful an...
  • BPD and Career Choices - Do Your Symptoms Matter? Created: Monday, December 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    BPD often impacts every area of a person's life, including their career. BPD and career success are possible, but here are some things to consider if you have BPD and career questions.
  • Building a Coping Skills Toolbox Created: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    If you are struggling with intense emotions, impulsive behavior, self harm, or suicidality, you need to find ways to cope when your emotions start to take over. Building a coping skills toolbox is ...
  • Coping Skills for Borderline Personality Disorder Created: Sunday, May 11, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Skills from social support to relaxation exercises to mindful meditation help you manage the symptoms of BPD" itemprop="description"> Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    What effects do symptoms of borderline personality disorder have on the family? Learn more about life in the BPD family." itemprop="description">>
  • Who Am I? Borderline Personality Disorder and Identity Problems Created: Sunday, May 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Do you ever find yourself asking, who am I? What do I believe in? What is my place in this world? If you do, you are not alone. Many people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) struggle with ...
  • What is Splitting? Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    What is splitting? Learn more about splitting in borderline personality disorder (BPD).
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Borderline personality disorder treatment options include medications, psychotherapy, and intensive treatment programs. Learn more about the various treatments for BPD." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
  • Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder Created: Thursday, May 22, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Are bipolar and borderline personality disorder (BPD) related? Learn more about the similarities and differences between bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.
  • Understanding Borderline Relationships Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Borderline relationships are chaotic; they can feel like a roller coaster of emotion and conflict. Learning to manage these relationships is very difficult, but it is possible for borderline relati...
  • Suppressing Emotions Created: Friday, December 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Suppressing emotions does not work, and it may even end up causing you to feel worse in the long run. Learn more about why suppressing emotions can get you in trouble." ite#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ...
  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Created: Friday, March 21, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    What is borderline personality disorder (BPD)? What are the symptoms of BPD? How is BPD treated? Learn more about the basics of borderline personality disorder." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
  • Understanding Romantic BPD Relationships Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    BPD relationships are often chaotic, intense, and conflict-laden. This can be especially true for romantic BPD relationships. Many people have been hurt in their romantic relationships with borderline personality partners, but others have found a way to make the relationships work.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Created: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that targets the “cognitive” (thinking-related) and “behavioral” (action-related) aspects of a psychological co...
  • Borderline Personality Symptoms in Teens Created: Friday, September 12, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    What are borderline personality symptoms in teens? Are borderline personality symptoms different in teens and adults?" itemprop="description">> Thursday, January 27, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Behavioral and psychological problems are often described in terms of their degrees of internalizing versus externalizing presentation. Learn more about externalizing here.
  • Finding Meaning Created: Sunday, May 24, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    This is one exercise that is designed to help you identify what is meaningful to you. Of course, finding meaning is not an easy process, and no one exercise will get you there; finding meaning take...
  • BPD and Shame Created: Thursday, November 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    There is a strong relationships between BPD and shame -- so much so that some experts consider BPD to be a disorder of chronic shame. Individuals with BPD often experience themselves as unacceptabl...
  • Retrospective Research Created: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Retrospective research is a frequently used research method with some particular drawbacks related to recall bias.
  • How to Find BPD Support Created: Friday, July 25, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Borderline personality disorder support can be hard to find. Learn more about how to find BPD support." itemprop="description"> Thursday, January 27, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Behavioral and psychological problems are often described in terms of their degrees of internalizing versus externalizing presentation. Learn more about internalizing here.
  • What Is the Parasympathetic Nervous System? Created: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    What is the parasympathetic nervous system, and how does it interact with the sympathetic nervous system to mitigate the arousal response? Learn the definition and function of the parasympathetic n...
  • Learning to Identify Emotions Created: Friday, July 23, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    The ability to identify emotions (to know what you are feeling, and why you are having that feeling) is a key aspect of good emotion regulation. Learn why some people struggle to identify emotions ...
  • What is Shame? Created: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    What is shame? Learn the definition of shame and how this emotion is different than guilt.
  • Distress Tolerance Skills for BPD Created: Monday, May 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Distress tolerance skills training is a core feature of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD). The distress tolerance skills are meant to reduce impulsive behavior,...
  • What Is Multi-Axial Diagnosis? Created: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    The current diagnostic system for psychiatric disorders, the DSM-IV-TR, uses a multi-axial system of diagnosis. But what is multi-axial diagnosis, and how can you interpret the multi-axial system? ...
  • Hypomania Created: Thursday, May 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    A definition of hypomania or a hypomanic episode
  • Psychoeducation Created: Monday, July 07, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    A definition of psychoeducation in borderline personality disorder.
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Assessment Created: Thursday, April 03, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    What should you expect from the borderline personality disorder assessment process? Learn about each step of the process, from finding a provider to getting a diagnosis." i--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --...

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