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…

A Breakthrough for Borderline Personalities: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Proves Effective

About thirty years ago a professor at the University of Washington was working with suicidal women, many of whom were borderline personalities. This group is notoriously difficult to treat. They usually have not just one but a large number of problems, such as self-injury behaviors, substance abuse and eating disorders, that “travel” with their personality…