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Preventing Obesity with Borderline Personality Disorder

If you’ve been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), you may be worried about the implications that it can have on your long-term health. You might be especially concerned about your weight. According to a study by Harvard Medical School, people living with Borderline Personality Disorder for 10 years or more had a 23 percent chance of being overweight and about 30 percent were considered obese.

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My Daughter Has BPD: What Can I Do?

If your daughter has Borderline Personality Disorder, it is important to keep certain guidelines in mind. Your daughter’s emotional vulnerability and difficulty with regulating her emotions can create feelings of helplessness in you. Don’t despair. There are steps you can take to help maintain a healthy relationship with your daughter.

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BPD Symptoms: Will I Outgrow Them?

If you are suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), you may experience a lessening of symptoms associated with the disorder as you get older. But don’t let this fool you into thinking that you can merely “grow out of” BPD. Although there is sometimes a reduction of Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms as a person ages, it is dangerous to assume that you can just wait out the disorder and hope to get better.

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Clearview Women’s Center to Hold Seminar on Mentalization-Based Therapy for BPD

The seminar, scheduled for Sept. 17, 2010, will focus on the theoretical foundation of Mentalization-Based Therapy and its application to treating patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

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1st International Congress on BPD Held in Berlin: Borderline Personality Treatment Highlighted

Scientists and clinicians from around the world participated in the congress and presented their latest findings on such topics as treating adolescent BPD, using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and teaching mindfulness.

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Educate Yourself: Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness

Educating yourself about mental illness can help to get rid of stigmas and allow you to provide better support to people living with an anxiety disorder, mood disorder, personality disorder, or other psychiatric disorder.

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Darth Vader Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

In a study published in the journal Psychiatry Research, French psychologists and psychiatrists determined that Darth Vader had six of the nine criteria used for a BPD diagnosis.

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How the Proposed Changes in the DSM Will Affect Diagnosis of BPD

The American Psychiatric Association is preparing a major revision to the DSM that will represent a considerable change in how personality disorders such as BPD will be defined and diagnosed.

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What’s the Prognosis for Someone with BPD?

It used to be that a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) came with it little hope for recovery. These days, however, the right treatment can result in a long-lasting remission from BPD symptoms.

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The Family’s Role in Treating BPD

Many family members struggle with understanding the behaviors and symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. Family therapy can help you have a better understanding of BPD and learn to better cope with how you handle it.

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