Using Wellness Journals with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Just read this and it felt like something worth reblogging. Maybe this is something I’ll be doing?

Treating Mood Disorders

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PREFACE:  Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is one of the most often misunderstood and difficult to treat disorders.  This difficulty may occur because it is so hard to isolate a cause or to nail down a specific definition. It is clear that there are genetic factors behind the presence of the disorder because BPD tends to run in families. 

Professionals also recognize that many individuals diagnosed with BPD struggle with PTSD, and there are movements among some camps to call it Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  As with other mental and emotional disorders, the presence of BPD is not something that the sufferer chooses. I believe, as do other professionals, that there is a complex set of causes and many factors that lead to the disorder.

TRADITIONAL TREATMENTS:  The most common therapy for treating BPD is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or DBT.  It is popular due to multiple studies demonstrating…

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