personality disorder

Personality disorders are as complex as they are misunderstood; delve into this diagnosis and learn the typical cognitions, behaviors, and inner experience of those inflicted.

Denise Willisa month ago
Mental Illness
I have a master's degree in psychology, and yet I am at a loss as to what is wrong with my roommate. Perhaps this is because we have been roommates for over three years, and I am too emotionally invol...
Samantha Clarke2 months ago
A Look Behind the Mask
Facing the reality that the person you fell deeply in love with never actually existed is unbelievably painful. While you were preoccupied with loving them and shapeshifting to please them, they were ...
andrea wainer2 months ago
In the Beginning, Narcissists Do These Things
Narcissists do not come with a warning on their forehead. They do come with a deeply limited repertoire of behaviors and interaction styles that are not glaringly obvious, yet are present from the beg...
Michelle Champagne2 months ago
Hurdles and Harvard
People with BPD Making a Difference
Alyssa Horn3 months ago
Being Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
What is Borderline Personality Disorder? It is a mental illness that causes varying mood swings, issues with one's self-image, and behavior problems. BPD can also cause very impulsive behavior… making...
Jehn Kubiak4 months ago
How My OCPD Turned into an Eating Disorder
I told myself I would never be that person; you know, the girl who’s extremely stick-thin? The one whose ribs show beneath her shirt? The one who only eats a morsel here and there? Except my story dif...
Ashley Peterson6 months ago
Borderline Unhelpful
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has tremendous stigma associated with it. That stigma doesn't just come from people who have limited knowledge of the condition, it can also come from health care...
Marie Osuamoh6 months ago
Wahalalafia (Pt. 7)
Hey all. I’m feeling hungry, but I’m also feeling optimistic. I think Opty has given me an optimism sandwich. I really should stop talking about food, it’s making me crazy I think I’ll visit an art ga...
Jocelyn Ponce7 months ago
I’m trapped. I’m lost. I can't escape the demons in my mind. I haven’t really felt like myself lately. I look in the mirror and I don’t recognize the person I see. Someone help. For years I contemplat...
Laura Bruns9 months ago
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
I was 18 the first time I saw a psychiatrist. He was a man in a button-up shirt with glasses and frazzled hair. Everyone said he was one of the best in Minnesota and he would be able to help me with a...
Rich Monetti9 months ago
Family Connections in White Plains Helps Families Through Borderline Personality Disorder
Imagine that the island stranding Tom Hanks in the film Castaway triggered a genetic predisposition to borderline personality disorder. The possibility of symptoms manifesting would be about as likely...
Kimberly Beier10 months ago
What It's Really like Having Borderline Personality Disorder
At first, I though I was just crazy. From the mood swings to the impulsive behaviors to the distorted self image and excess sensitivity, I thought I was losing my mind. It took many visits to the doct...
Nicola P. Young10 months ago
Myths About Borderline Personality Disorder You Probably Believe
Although a full 1.6 percent of people in the United States—over 4 million people—live with Borderline Personality Disorder, it remains one of the least understood and discussed mental health issues in...
Abigail Brooke10 months ago
6 years ago, I started to notice a different voice in my head. A man's voice, the sweetest tune you could think of. He only really showed up when I was alone, I thought how nice it was that someone wa...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is on the OCD spectrum but at the same time, it is a separate personality issue. Obsessive-compulsive people are, well, obsessed, with things like maintaining...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
Dependent Personality Disorder
Dependent personality disorder is not defined as being on the sociopathy spectrum such as the others excluding avoidant personality. Dependent people are dependent on other people, having no personali...
Abigail Brooke10 months ago
Three in the morning, I've wrested with the fears of someone breaking in. Maybe they're outside your window right now, finding a way in. I'm tired, so when I see the tall, broad, dark shadow in the co...