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What are the Signs of Self-Harm in Someone with BPD?

Wondering if your loved one with BPD is engaging in self-harm? Here are some things to keep an eye out for.

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Do SSRIs Increase Self-Harm in People with Borderline Personality Disorder?

A recent study examines the relationship between SSRIs and self-harmful behaviors in people diagnosed with BPD and depression.

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Managing BPD Symptoms: Resisting the Urge to Cut

Resisting the urge to cut can be a major challenge when you have Borderline Personality Disorder. Here are some ways to resist the urge.

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How to Commit to Change when Coping with Borderline Personality Disorder

They say every journey begins with one step, but that first step — committing to change — is a doozy.

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Study Examines Intentional Self-Injury in Women with Borderline Personality Disorder

People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) frequently engage in self-harmful behaviors, such as cutting and burning. A recent study by researchers at the University of Washington and Alliant International University aimed to find out what triggers these self-harmful behaviors, as well as suicide attempts.

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Recognizing Self-Harmful Behaviors: Signs of Cutting

Cutting is one form of self-harmful behavior that someone with Borderline Personality Disorder may engage in. Because it can be easy to hide, people with BPD are more likely to engage in cutting than in other self-harmful behaviors. And, unless you know what to look for, you may never realize that your loved one is intentionally harming themselves.

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New Book Explores the ‘Hidden World’ of Self-Injury

In their book The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury, ethnographers Patricia and Peter Adler aimed to go beyond people who had been in treatment or hospitalized for their self-harmful behaviors and explore the “hidden population” of people who self-injure in their natural settings.

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How Mentalization-Based Therapy Works to Treat BPD

Mentalization-Based Therapy is centered around improving the mentalizing skills of people with Borderline Personality Disorder. Mentalization is a psychodynamic approach that helps people with BPD better analyze their thoughts and figure out how they’re different from others.

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Disturbing Trend: Videos Depicting Self-harm Gaining Popularity

Hundreds of explicit videos and photographs on YouTube, which often don’t come with warnings about their subject matter, show people inflicting self-harm on all parts of their bodies.

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You Can Stop Harming Yourself: Effective Treatment for Self-harm

If you have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, you may feel that the only way to release your emotions is through engaging in self-harm. But you can get treatment for self-harm so that you stop hurting yourself and learn more productive ways to cope with and express your emotions.

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