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Archives for October, 2016

Addiction

Stages of Addiction Treatment: Moving From Clinical Care to Self-Care

For psychotherapists who specialize in addiction, the ultimate goal is to move clients from clinical care to self-care, a process that means “working on my recovery” eventually becomes “working on enjoying my life.” This is true regardless of the addiction, be it substance abuse, compulsive gambling, spending addiction, video game addiction, or sex, porn, and love addiction. The hope is that over time an addict will blossom into...
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Part 2: 7 Challenges of Borderline Personality Disorder

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Last week I discussed 7 challenges of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) such as: dysphoria, attention-seeking, manipulating, controlling, emotional chaos and storms, internal emptiness and loneliness, relational chaos, denial, anger, rage, and progress in some ways and deterioration in other ways. BPD is a complex disorder that requires a supportive family, active treatment, and competent treatment providers. Without these things, recovering from BPD can seem almost impossible.

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Part 1: 7 Challenges of Borderline Personality Disorder

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the most complicating disorders for mental health professionals and researchers. Why? BPD is complicated based on many factors such as the environment (, upbringing, influences, etc.), temperament, genetic predisposition, age at which BPD was identified and treated, treatment recommendations, etc. So much goes into identifying, understanding, and coping with BPD. What makes matters more complicated is the unraveling of convoluted symptoms...
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