What’s the Difference Between a Personality Disorder and a Mood Disorder?

It’s often hard to tell the difference between mental health conditions—particularly for those untrained in psychology. Talking to your doctor or another treatment specialist can help. It’s also a good idea to read up on different disorders for more insight. If you’re unsure about mood disorders vs. personality disorders, read on to find out more.…

Borderline Personality and Identity: Understanding Yourself in Order to Heal

When experts discuss borderline personality disorder (BPD), they often discuss a “syndrome of identity diffusion.” Identity diffusion is one of the characteristics that sets borderline personality apart from what experts term “neurotic personality organization,” and is perhaps the part of borderline that makes it most confusing for those who suffer from it.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by the inability to control strong negative feelings or impulses that often result in destruction of, or interference with, interpersonal relationships. People with borderline personality disorder lack the ability to let things roll off their backs and often experience unwarranted paranoia and jealousy. People on…

Links Between Substance Abuse and Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)

Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is an officially recognized condition that belongs to a larger group of mental health disorders known as personality disorders. People with the condition have a persistent pattern of exploitative, manipulative behaviors that violate social norms, damage or impair relationships, and infringe upon aspects of other people’s personal rights. Some mental health…