Therapy Isn’t Easy, And Sometimes You Have To Get Worse Before You Get Better
But there is hope – and while there is hope, anything is possible Therapy Isn’t Easy, And Sometimes You Have To Get Worse Before You Get Better Sarah Cardwell 24/01/2019 15:34 GMT This week I attended my second week of DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy and it was hard). The first week was hard, so I was expecting to feel safer this week, knowing the format, the room, the people and I thought I would be able to be more prepared and dive right in when it started . I was proud of myself for not following through on the excuses I had been planning all week. I had also thought…
What’s the difference between borderline personality disorder and bipolar?
People sometimes confuse borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder because they can have similar symptoms, such as intense emotional responses, depression, and impulsive behavior. Borderline personality disorder vs. bipolar disorder BPD is a type of personality disorder that causes people to feel, think, relate, and behave differently than people without the condition. Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder, which is a category of illnesses that can cause severe mood changes. People with BPD experience an ongoing cycle of varying self-image, moods, and behaviors. These patterns typically cause issues that affect a person’s life and relationships and the way in which they understand and relate to others. READ THE…
Compassion for People with Personality Disorders
A bit of a surprise from Bill Eddy, who has written a number of books about personality disorders. I don’t typically agree with his perspective, but this time I do agree. Worth a read. Bon Compassion for People with Personality Disorders Personality awareness should help us be more effective, not more judgmental. Posted Sep 22, 2018 Bill Eddy LCSW, JD In this blog series and in my books, my goal is to inform people about five types of personalities that can be difficult and sometimes dangerous to deal with. My hope is that by providing personality awareness, people will learn to communicate more effectively, protect themselves when necessary and use…
I post photos of myself smiling on Instagram but I never have a pain-free day
The truth about living with chronic pain I post photos of myself smiling on Instagram but I never have a pain-free day Lisa Harvey 5 September 2018 When was the last time you were in pain? Whatever it was – a stubbed toe, sore throat, kidney stones – chances are you recovered. Now, imagine waking up in agony most days, and knowing it probably won’t ever go away. That’s the reality for up to half of the UK’s population who live with chronic pain. And for many sufferers, life can be even more frustrating when your symptoms are often misunderstood, or worse dismissed because they’re ‘invisible’ to the naked eye.…
Similar Brain Changes Seen in Those with ADHD and Emotional Instability Disorders
We can call them sibling conditions, since they both involve partly overlapping underlying brain mechanisms, and therefore attention should be paid to both dimensions during diagnosis Similar Brain Changes Seen in Those with ADHD and Emotional Instability Disorders By Traci Pedersen Clinical observation has long shown that individuals with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have emotional problems, such as chaotic emotional responses, anxiety and depression. Yet the link between ADHD and impaired emotional regulation has not been identified, even though theories have proposed that both conditions are rooted in a dysfunction in how the brain processes information. Now a new Swedish study finds that the brains of people with ADHD…
Holiday Skills for Dealing with Difficult Relatives and Friends
Hello, all. Below are two posts from the past that deal with Holiday dynamics. As the Holiday season goes on and Christmas and New Year’s approach, perhaps it’s time to review these and see what you can do to be more effective during the Holiday season? Enjoy! Bon Just in time for the holidays Family Dynamics Around the Holiday Table No related posts.