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Personality Disorders

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A personality disorder is a condition that creates an unhealthy pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

Since your way of thinking and behaving seems natural to you, you may not even realize that you have a problem. Instead, you may blame others for the difficulties you face, which can cause even more problems in your interpersonal relationships.

Effective treatments and coping skills are available to help you feel better, take back control of your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and build fulfilling relationships.

 
 

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What is a personality disorder?

A personality disorder is a condition that creates an unhealthy pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Most people with a personality disorder experience chronic instability, especially in their relationships, moods, and behavior. You may feel like you’re unable to relate to the world around you or that your thoughts and impulses are out of control.

Since your way of thinking and behaving seems natural to you, you may not even realize that you have a problem. Instead, you may blame others for the difficulties you face, which can cause even more problems in your interpersonal relationships. With the right treatment and coping skills, though, you can regain control of your life.

 
 

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Borderline Personality Disorder: For people with BPD, almost everything is unstable: their relationships, their moods, their thinking, their behavior, and even their identity. But this guide to symptoms, treatment, and recovery can help. MORE »

Helping Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: BPD not only affects those with the diagnosis, it affects everyone who cares about them. These tips can help you take care of a loved one with BPD while also taking care of yourself. MORE »

Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You Heal: In order to reap the benefits of therapy, it’s important to choose the right therapist. These tips can help you make the right choice and get the most out of therapy and counseling. MORE »

 
 

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Anxiety

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is rarely diagnosed on its own but often co-occurring with disorders such as anxiety. When worries, fears, or panic attacks start to get in the way of your life, it may be the sign of an anxiety disorder.

But peace of mind may not be as far away as you think. There are many things you can do to get your anxiety in check and regain control of your life. MORE »

Relationships

If you have borderline personality disorder, you’ve probably struggled with maintaining stable, satisfying relationships, including those with lovers, co-workers, and friends. While all successful relationships require an investment in time and energy, there are also social and interpersonal skills that you can learn.

Even if you’ve had difficulties in the past, there are steps you can take to repair and rebuild meaningful connections. MORE »