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Guest Blog Post: College Life and Borderline Personality Disorder

Guest Blog Post: College Life and Borderline Personality Disorder

This is a guest post from the blog Never Ending Battle. Kimberly writes often about her struggles with her different mental illnesses including Borderline Personality Disorder and how they can affect different areas of life. Kimberly also struggles with Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder […]

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Details on Two Drug Trials for Borderline Personality Disorder

Details on Two Drug Trials for Borderline Personality Disorder

This follows a previous article with a general summary of the two medication studies for BPD presented here: http://www.pdan.org/drug-trials-encouraging-results-for-bpd/ SEROQUEL XR (OLANZAPINE) STUDY FOR BPD, 2010-2013 “Comparison of Low and Moderate Dosages of Extended- Release Quetiapine in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial”, by Donald Black, Mary Zanarini, Ann […]

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Drug Trials’ Encouraging Results for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder that develops slowly, usually in adolescence and young adults and resolves slowly. After 4 years about 50 percent of BPD sufferers will remit, and after 10 years nearly 85 percent. When treated with empirically-validated treatments, these figures are considerably […]

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Shall We Blame Our Parents

Shall We Blame Our Parents

“It’s not so easy to just move forward if you are held by back by psychological symptoms you don’t understand”… (From a comment on PDAN’s Facebook Page) I am one of several administrators for a wonderful Facebook Page called PDAN, which stands for “Personality Disorders Awareness Network” […]

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BPD Recovery with Kiera Van Gelder and Teresa Lynne

Did you miss the chat with Kiera Van Gelder and Teresa Lynne on recovery from BPD? No problem! We have uploaded the video so you can watch anytime! About our speakers: Kiera Van Gelder is the author of “The Buddha and the Borderline“. Teresa is a DBT […]

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What’s in a Name?

Recently, a lively debate arose in PDAN’s Facebook community about the names of personality disorders, especially Borderline Personality Disorder. We posted a controversial article and got a lot of passionate responses. All this feedback made us think and evolve. We decided to clarify PDAN’s position on this […]

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False Diagnosis and the Propagation of Stigma

A long time ago clinicians did not know what the condition now known as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) was. They were puzzled and frustrated by it. People presenting symptoms such as swiftly changing moods, suicidality, self-harm and intense emotional outbursts didn’t respond well to treatments for psychosis or neurosis […]

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Her by Felicia Johnson

We reviewed Atlanta author Felicia Johnson’s recent novel, Her,  about a teenage girl coming to terms with her diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. This book could be very helpful to those with BPD, people living with those who have BPD, or therapists and counselors because it helps give […]

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Don’t Call Me Crazy!

Have you been keeping up with the new BBC series on the teenage mental health unit in Manchester? Don’t Call Me Crazy follows a group of teenagers with their various disorders. Some kids are just starting to learn about their disorders and conditions, while some have been in […]

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