California Tests a Digital “Fire Alarm” for Mental Distress
The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems. Last winter, several dozen people who were struggling with suicidal urges and bouts of intense emotion opened their lives to a company called Mindstrong, in what has become a closely watched experiment in Silicon Valley. Mindstrong, a venture co-founded by a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, promised something that no drug or talk therapy can provide: an early-warning system that would flag the user when an emotional crisis seemed imminent — a personal, digital “fire alarm.” For the past year, California state and county…
BPD Treatment Can Succeed for Patients Who Misuse Drugs
There was no significant interaction between having a problem with the use of alcohol or any drug and improvement of symptoms on any scales BPD Treatment Can Succeed for Patients Who Misuse Drugs SAN FRANCISCO—If patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and drug misuse are able to complete specialized personality disorder treatment, they will likely experience significant improvement, suggests a study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting. “Participants [in our personality disorder treatment program] having a problem with the use of drugs had a higher dropout rate compared to participants with no problem with any drugs,” wrote poster presenter Jonathan Lafontaine, MD, and coauthors Joel Paris, MD, Ronald…
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Therapy Isn’t Easy, And Sometimes You Have To Get Worse Before You Get Better
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What’s the difference between borderline personality disorder and bipolar?
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