BPD and the risk factors for suicide

Most people who have been diagnosed with BPD are completely unaware that it is the only personality disorder in the DSM-5 which contains any kind of self-injurious behaviour among its diagnostic criteria. Many, if not all, patients diagnosed with BPD will make at least one suicide attempt in their lifetime and people with BPD are very high risk for completion of suicide

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How your brain changes when you meditate

For a person with Borderline Personality Disorder, meditating once a day for just 15 to 20 minutes can have profound changes on their brain. Scientists used to believe that people were born with one brain and it stayed that way forever. Now, research has proven that the brain is plastic and highly changeable. Meditation is one way this can happen.

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Lessons Learned From A Life Of Being Angry All The Time

I spent most of my adult life being angry, always churning with emotions that felt like they came from out of the blue and which I could not control. I would go from zero to absolute rage in a matter of moments. The price I paid for this was enormous. There was a huge wake of broken relationships and lost friendships in my path, my children lived in terror of my angry outbursts and my marriage was a disaster. I lived in a world of constant destruction and upheaval for myself and my loved ones.

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What I Learned After My Last Suicide Attempt

If you are feeling depressed and suicidal this story is for you. I learned some very important lessons after my last suicide attempt – things I never knew before.The moral of this story is: Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it. Or, in my case, almost get it.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

 

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Fear of Abandonment and BPD

One of the determining factors in the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder until recently was the the fear of abandonment.  That is all set to change in the DSM-5. But while abandonment issues have been officially removed from the diagnostic criteria involved in BPD, they remain a very large issue for many people who suffer from BPD.

One of the determining factors in the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder until recently was the the fear of abandonment.  That is all set to change in the DSM-5. But while abandonment issues have been officially removed from the diagnostic criteria involved in BPD, they remain a very large issue for many people who suffer from BPD.

 

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Learn how to give a real apology

It is extremely difficult for most people to offer up a real apology. Most of the time our apologies look like this, “I’m sorry but….” or “I’m sorry except….” or “I’m sorry however….” If you want to apologize to someone your statement should look more like “I’m sorry for saying …..” or “I’m sorry I hurt you when I did …..” If you qualify your apology or try to shift the cause of your bad behaviour onto the other person then it is not an authentic and genuine apology. Being able to give an authentic apology is very difficult. It requires that you take a good, hard

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