Subtypes of BPD - What Does the Research Tell Us?
In order to be diagnosed with BPD, an individual must meet just five out of a total of nine diagnostic criteria, meaning that BPD in one person can look very different from BPD in another. This has led some experts to wonder whether there are actually distinct types of borderline personalities.
|Understanding Shame in BPD |
Shame, a self-conscious emotion associated with a sense of worthlessness, self-contempt, or self-loathing, may in part explain the high rates of self-harm and suicidal behavior in people with BPD.
|Self-Embedding - Is Self-Harm Taking a New Form? |
Although I have worked with clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) for many years, I have never had a patient that (to my knowledge) engaged in self-embedding. In fact, I... Read more
|Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder |
Understand the various treatment options for borderline personality disorder. Treatments for BPD include medication, hospitalization, self-help strategies, and many forms of psychotherapy. Learn more about the treatments that are available and the effectiveness of these treatments here.