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Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Ways Families Can Worsen Symptoms

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Do you know someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD) who seems to worsen when an overly emotional or argumentative family member creates a problem, pushes a boundary, or becomes upset? Have you yourself experienced this unhealthy pattern?

Sadly, I have seen this pattern in so many families. In fact, there was a time, shortly after beginning my career 7-8 years ago, I became completely burned out by perplexing family dynamics in...
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Emotional Chaos: 5 Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

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Do you know someone with borderline personality disorder? Were you diagnosed yourself? If so,what has been one of the most unsettling features of the diagnosis? For many of my young female clients, the most terrifying part of the disorder, for them, is the emotional chaos and disconnectedness that can occur in moments of intense emotions.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a very challenging and complex disorder to treat. Dr. Blaise...
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Avoiding Toxic People: Gas-Lighting & Love-Bombing

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Do you know a toxic person? Have you experienced the condemnation, the confusion, the hurt, the blood-sucking behaviors and personalities, and the mind-games of the toxic person? If so, join the millions of people who have. Sadly, most people experience some kind of truly toxic person in their lives at some point. We're not immune from experiencing toxic people. In fact,...
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Suicide: Why You Should Re-Evaluate “13 Reasons Why”

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Have you heard about the new series"13 Reasons Why" which discusses adolescent suicide and could be seen as romanticizing the idea of suicide? If not, I discuss some of it in this article and encourage you to explore what it means for you.

One of the things I found myself frightened by, while training to be a psychotherapist, is the reality that so many within our population (primarily adolescents) seek...
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Toxic People: 15 Things You Need To Escape

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How would you describe a toxic person? How would you identify them in your life? For many of us, the toxicity of a person may not be evident until the last minute. Until the moment when the "honeymoon period" or "love-bombing" phases are over. In other words, the toxicity of an unhealthy person may not become visible to you until you and the other person within the relationship begin to relax...
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