Isolation and heartbreak: Inside BPD

An inspiring article about the mother of a daughter afflicted with borderline personality disorder. As you may understand, BPD is a serious mental disorder that can cause the sufferer's loved ones enormous emotional suffering. Chloe is the name used to identity the sufferer of borderline personality disorder was adopted by…

Classes of mental illness

There are many classes of mental illnesses recognized: Neurodevelopmental disorders-This covers a wide range of issues and problems begin in infancy or childhood. The child often shows symptoms of these disorders before starting grade school. ex) Autism, ADHD, Learning Disorder Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders -People who suffer from…

A few good friends or lots of friends?

Very interesting article on how our socioeconomic status influences the way we want to connect with other people. Whether one has a small, cozy group of friends or a larger, more boisterous gaggle may depend on individual personalities and circumstances, but new research suggests when deciding which type is best,…

What is sense of self?

Sense of Self: What is A Sense of Self? By Oliver JR Cooper It has been said that a sense of self is an illusion and that it is simply an idea. Regardless of this viewpoint and any other point of view that is similar; it is clear that having…

Aderall for depression is off-label

I've been interested in aderall as I can't seem to get over the lethargic feeling. My friend who suffers from ADHD does take aderall and I wonder if her extreme energy comes from the effects of Aderall. Literally she works 60 hours a week and can still go to concerts,…

When it is time to let go..

"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it." ~Ann Landers This is a very powerful quote. It takes so much energy to hold onto…

Sensitivity to others’ emotions

I think this is an excellent article which explains what causes people with BPD to be terrified of abandonment and rejection. Not all people with BPD are traumatized but many sufferers report severe childhood abuse and neglect and they are extra sensitive to other people's facial expressions, both positive and…
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