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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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Promotion to Recruit PDAN Advocates in Social Media

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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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Alienation as a Result of Therapy, by Mark S. Komrad M.D.

The following is an excerpt of advice from Mark S. Komrad M.D., author of: “You Need Help:  A Step-by-Step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling.”  The situation is one where a parent came to Dr. Komrad for advice on his child who is in therapy. In […]

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To Save a Life, by Pascale Kavanagh

   Forward by Frederic Bien; President of PDAN Several personality disorders are connected to depression, or have overlaps with it, during the lifetime of an individual. There can be a strong sense of isolation or inadequacy felt by people suffering from ailments, such as avoidant, paranoid, schizoid […]

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Emergency Room Visits for Self-Inflicted Injuries and Suicide Statistics in USA

Suicide, suicide attempts and self-inflicted injuries are much more common than we think they are. In the US, there were 38,364 suicide in 2010. That’s on average 105 suicides per day nationwide. If we could divide evenly per state, that’d be over 2 suicides per day on […]

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PDAN New Logo Announcement

Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce and share the launch of our new logo! The hands represent the help, the support and the love, not only by its pose but also by holding the puzzle piece. This piece has chaotic shapes and colors inside it to […]

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8 Tips To Go From End Of Year To A Great New Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With parties for hosting, marshmellows for toasting, etc. Constant images of big warm, huggy, happy families gathered around the fire with a Macy’s-esque tree in the background. This is how the holidays are defined for us by others and I, like […]

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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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