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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Interventions Helpful In Preventing Suicide Attempts

Findings revealed that all three of the treatments made a significant difference in these women’s lives, reducing the severity of intentional self-injury, the number of suicide attempts and overall reason for living.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Interventions Helpful In Preventing Suicide Attempts

Kathleen Lees

First Posted: Mar 25, 2015 06:15 PM EDT

New findings published in JAMA Psychiatry have shown that a variety of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) interventions have be found helpful in preventing suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury acts when reviewed in a randomized clinical trial of women who were dealing with a borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Women who are suffering with BPD oftentimes have a heightened fear of abandonment, frequent mood swings, self-harming behaviors and chronic feelings of emptiness that may lead to suicidal tendencies.

Previous research has shown that DBT, a multicomponent therapy for individuals at high risk for suicide and with similar or multiple severe mental disorders, can particularly benefit from this kind of help as it works to regulate irrational thoughts and stabilize emotions.
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Methadone: A mother’s search for answers

Bonnie also struggled with mental illness, including borderline personality disorder, which is marked by unstable moods and difficulty controlling emotions.

Methadone: A mother’s search for answers

By Ella Nilsen

Outside the Keene Metro Treatment Center on Route 10 in Swanzey, Kathy White of Fitzwilliam shook her head and steeled herself against the brisk winter air. Before getting back into the car, she took a quick puff on a cigarette to calm her nerves.

It was early March, nearly eight months after Kathy, 58, first requested her daughter Bonnie White’s medical records from the clinic, which dispenses methadone to people who say they want to get clean from opiates, including heroin and OxyContin.

Kathy had shown up in person to try to get the records several times. Each time, she was turned away empty-handed.

Bonnie, a former patient at Keene Metro, died of a drug overdose on June 13 at age 35. The N.H. Medical Examiner’s Office attributed her death to methadone.

It wasn’t Bonnie’s first overdose on methadone. She started attending the clinic on April 24, unbeknownst to her doctors or family. A week later, emergency responders found her unresponsive on the floor of her Keene cabin, vomit in her hair.

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Mom is not crazy

Suffering from borderline personality disorder, Amira Raanan was constantly in danger, yet her decision to go public with her illness may have saved her life.

Mom is not crazy

By ADINA HERSHBERG

Michael Raanan, 46, knows the quickest route to the emergency room at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, as well as to its closed psychiatric ward. It’s a matter of life and death for his 39-year-old wife, Amira.

I met Amira more than 12 years ago when we moved to the community of Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion. Other than seeing her from time to time on the street, in the local grocery store, at the weekly Shabbat shiur (talk) that she sometimes delivers and at our home for a Shabbat meal, I didn’t know what lay below the surface of this extremely intelligent, artistic and creative woman.

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Rejection sensitivity and symptom severity in patients with borderline personality disorder

Both acute and remitted BPD patients had higher scores on the Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire than did healthy controls.

Rejection sensitivity and symptom severity in patients with borderline personality disorder: effects of childhood maltreatment and self-esteem

Interpersonal dysfunction in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by an anxious preoccupation with real or imagined abandonment'(DSM-5). This symptom description bears a close resemblance to that of rejection sensitivity, a cognitive affective disposition that affects perceptions, emotions and behavior in the context of social rejection.

The present study investigates the level of rejection sensitivity in acute and remitted BPD patients and its relation to BPD symptom severity, childhood maltreatment, and self-esteem.

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Brandon Marshall Talks Jets, Cutler and His Personality

I think it’s people who are going to accept me for who I am and see that it’s a personality, not a character issue.

Brandon Marshall Talks Jets, Cutler and His Personality
Pro-Bowl receiver expects Jets to make him their top receiving target in 2015

By STU WOO
March 13, 2015 5:09 p.m. ET

In his first conversation with reporters since being acquired by the Jets in a trade with the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Brandon Marshall on Friday addressed his past off-field issues and joined the rest of the team’s fan base in wondering who will be the starting quarterback when the season begins.

“This is a great organization with great people,” said Marshall, the five-time Pro-Bowler who has found himself in plenty of legal and disciplinary trouble during his nine-year career. “I think it’s people who are going to accept me for who I am and see that it’s a personality, not a character issue.”

Marshall conceded that fans’ perceptions of his first five years in the NFL, a drama-filled time with the Denver Broncos and then the Miami Dolphins, were pretty much accurate. “I was lost getting in and didn’t cope with things,” he said.

Marshall was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2011, his final year with the Dolphins, and he said he changed his life in Miami. But after he was traded to the Bears in March of 2012, Marshall continued to clash with coaches and teammates, mostly notably during a postgame tirade following a Bears loss to Miami this past season in which he criticized quarterback Jay Cutler.

On Friday, Marshall didn’t exactly deny that he had a messy relationship in Cutler, but said the two remain very close. “I’ve always described this relationship this way, and it hasn’t changed: We’re brothers,” Marshall said. “We love each other and we also get into it…I love him. I love his family. I love his sons. I wish him the best.”

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Video Explanation of I-AM-MAD Communication Skill

Explaining the I-AM-MAD communication skill by Bon Dobbs. A skill for interacting with emotionally sensitive people, like those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).