Tag Archives: co-occurring disorders

Why Self-Diagnosis of BPD Doesn’t Work

For those who suffer from the debilitating symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), self-diagnosis is a particularly risky endeavor.

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Why Women Might Be at Greater Risk for PTSD

Studies have shown that, although on average men experience more traumatic events than women, women are more than twice as likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than men. Here’s why.

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Treating Depression When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder

Recent study looks at depression remission rates for those who also have Borderline Personality Disorder.

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What if I Recover from my Addiction and my Friends Don’t?

Keep in mind that your recovery from Borderline and Personality Disorder and substance abuse is your goal, and your health comes first. Social support can play a big part in that, but should not be a crutch.

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Are You Self-Medicating With an Eating Disorder?

The sense of control that comes with starving yourself, over-exercising, or purging must be understood as a temporary one that can have dire consequences.

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5 Tips for Combating Anxiety of an Upcoming Event

Life offers many of these anxiety-inducing occasions. If you find yourself feeling sick and biting your nails at the prospect of an upcoming event, there are ways you can try to ease your anxiety.

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Common Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder

Of the 6 million people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, nearly 70 percent abuse drugs and alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate.

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How to Prevent a Misdiagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder

In order to get the right kind of Borderline Personality Disorder treatment, you need to make sure you get a correct diagnosis of BPD.

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Summer Is Here: Get Moving To Beat Depression!

Summer is a time of year when we take vacations, attend BBQs, and hit the beach – which can all feel isolating when you’re feeling depressed and others appear carefree. Exercise in the fresh air and summer sun can be just the prescription for lifting your spirits and making you feel like yourself again.

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Signs of Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder

Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can often be confusing to differentiate for those who aren’t experts. Both BPD and Bipolar Disorder can cause marked mood changes and impulsive behavior, cause upheaval and strife in interpersonal relationships and both can be difficult to treat.

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