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The Clincial Myth Of BPD

“What is BPD?” I remember asking this question when walking into my first presentation as a Marriage and Family Therapy trainee. As the presenter went on to describe Borderline Personality Disorder as a diagnosis, I began wonder, “What does diagnosing someone with BPD mean for the individuals, and moreover what does that mean for me […]

The Shifting Chameleon: Identity Disturbance and BPD

Hello, Dear HFBPD Community!  Please help me welcome guest blogger Robert Fischer, M.D. with this excellent post on identity disturbance and Borderline Personality Disorder.  “Dr. Bob” is a psychiatrist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA, School Of Medicine Dept. Of Psychoneuroimmunology, Mindful Awareness Research Center, and he is the Executive Director at Optimum Performance Institute and […]

Quiet Borderlines – Guest Post by Joyce Savage

Dear HealingFromBPD community, please welcome again, guest blogger Joyce Savage of the Make BPD Stigma-Free community. Let’s give her a warm welcome back!  – Debbie  Hello – my name is Joyce, and I have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I am passionate about raising awareness and fighting stigma associated with Borderline Personality Disorder – especially for men, […]

Emotional First Aid Kit – Self-Soothing (DBT)

Do you have an emotional first aid kit that you can turn to when you’re feeling emotionally distressed.  Check out this lovely video by  Youtuber “Life in Recovery.”  She goes through self-soothing through the five senses –  one of my very favorite DBT skills! Let me know what you think! Thanks for reading. More soon. […]

Men and Borderline Personality Disorder

May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness month.  As a woman in recovery from BPD, I share my story to encourage others that this is a disorder that can be overcome!  Yes, you may still meet some of the criteria (I still do!), but you can get to the point where this disorder no longer rules your […]

Not Everyone is an Emotional Exhibitionist (Review of Welcome to Me)

I wondered how much I would relate to the character of Alice, played by Kristen Wiig in the new movie Welcome to Me.  In the movie, Alice says that she was thought to have bipolar rapid cycling  but was later told she had borderline personality disorder. I could relate to that. She disclosed this while […]

Bus Stop Disclosure: Boundaries and BPD

Recently in my online DBT class, I shared a story from back in my early twenties when I had a very difficult time with boundaries.  I call the story “Bus Stop Disclosure,” a play on the phrase “doorknob disclosure,” which therapist use to describe the major disclosure bomb that some patients wait until the very end […]

BPD: Why do we seem so needy?

So many of you resonated with my recent article “BPD: Why Do We Sabotage?” that I thought I’d cover another topic that many of us with Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD traits, or who are in recovery can relate to: Why do we seem so needy? There was a time in my life, both before I […]

BPD: Why Do We Sabotage?

Maybe you’ve been accused of being manipulative because you behave in certain ways due to having borderline personality disorder.  Maybe you’ve heard the term “Drama Queen” thrown in your direction.   Both of these labels and accusations imply that you are deliberately behaving in ways that are upsetting to others or inappropriate to the circumstances.  But […]

My Journey With Medication (Now in Recovery from BPD)

I have had a long journey with psychiatric medications the predates my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.   As a young teenager (age 15), I was put on Zoloft for depression after entering a residential group home for girls.  I would remain on Zoloft (other than those impulsive cold turkey stops and those times when […]