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The Most Painful of All Disorders: Borderline Personality Disorder

Excerpt from The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap (2018)<p>Borderline Personality Disorder – or “BPD” – may be among the most …

Five major psychiatric disorders have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

The Brain

Here’s what it’s like to be in a relationship with someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

<b>One of the main criteria of diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is difficulty maintaining relationships.</b><p>If you’re not familiar with BPD, …

On Schizophrenia: Father and son discuss battling mental illness and the art it inspires

My son Henry was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was a 20-year-old art student in Brighton in 2002. He had tried to swim across the estuary at …

7 Apps That Will Help Boost Your Mental Health

<i>This story was originally published on Collective Hub</i><p>In the fast-paced 24/7 world we live in, it can be tricky to find even five minutes to take a …

This woman wanted to show what mental illness is really like, so she created a videogame

You don't normally think of mental illness as the stuff of games, but Alana Zablocki believes bringing the two together can be a powerful force for …

What It’s Really Like To Date Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s complicated... but what relationship isn’t?<p>Imagine being stigmatized as crazy. Imagine your partner’s friends warning them to steer clear of you. On top of this, imagine experiencing exhausting mood swings and an unavoidable fear of being abandoned. Welcome to the world of Borderline …

A food addiction has defined my entire life. And it is slowly killing me

Food is the great love of my life. I’ve forsaken everything else for it. I’ve chosen it over lovers, over experiences, over family, over my career<p>A food addiction is able to flourish, unjudged, when you live on your own. It’s the chocolate thickshake spilled on the back seat of the car – getting …

Mayo Clinic

Border _ | A compassionate documentary on BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)

<b>Welcome, and please enjoy viewing the documentary "Border _"</b><p>This compassionate film on Borderline Personality Disorder and (and the hopeful …

Two-Book Tango: Curious Affair of the Somnambulist & the Psychic Thief

Welcome to another installment of Two-Book Tango: an ongoing series in which Unbound Worlds pairs two books we think go well together. Today’s …

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, …

9 Slow Cooker Hacks That'll Come in Handy This Fall

You could just set it and forget it, but these tips are going to completely up your slow cooking game.<p>Now that fall is in full swing, it's the ideal time to start firing up your slow cooker on the regular. It's a lifesaver on busy weeknights, especially when you're craving comfort food on a chilly …

Slow Cookers