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Being diagnosed with BPD is a scary thing for many individuals, but for some it provides clarification and a framework to understand your thoughts, feelings, and actions about you and the world around you. This video is designed to help with the steps after you’ve found out you have been given a BPD diagnosis.
In this video Shauna asks me why I decide to become a psychologist? What is it about personality that interests me and I tell her a bit about my story. We also discuss the difference between the 'surface structure' and the 'core structure' of BPD, how finding positive coping mechanisms to an emotional response is key to changing 'your role' in the emotional cycle-- although one will be tempted to go back to their normal response pattern. We discuss some of my past cases and that it is very possible to beat BPD, and I share some of these success stories with Shauna.
How accurately can you read someone’s mind by looking at their face and judging their body language? This video is going to talk about this very thing and how it relates to those with and without BPD.
The goal of this video is to help you identify how well you can or cannot determine someone thoughts, emotions, and intent based upon their facial expression and body language. We also have to be wary of cognitive distortions, and in this case we’re going to talk about the distortion of mindreading.
How can you be sad and mad at the same time? It’s called agitated depression or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) with anxious distress. Depression is not just a sense of sadness and lack of motivation and feeling hopeless, helpless, and worthless. It can also include feeling anxious, tense, and keyed up. Understanding these difference can help you better understand yourself, your symptoms, and your BPD.
Approximately 78% of those with BPD also have a substance abuse disorder or addition some time in their life. Substance abuse significantly negatively impacts BPD symptoms and treatment.
Knowledge will help you understand and seek treatment to manage your substance abuse and BPD issues. These are both treatable issues, and the power of knowledge is the first step.
It is not uncommon for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder to have comorbid/co-occurring substance abuse issues. In this video I discuss treatment tips and techniques to help you manage your addiction issues so you are better able to address those personality disorder or other issues that underlie the drive to use and abuse drugs and alcohol.
Covert narcissism can occur in anyone, that includes your parents, friends, coworkers, bosses, or significant others.
In this video I discuss the 4 components that make up covert narcissism to help you identify it in others, or perhaps in yourself; these include self-concept, interpersonal, social, and ethical aspects.
All people experience anger, but those with BPD and BPD traits have specific triggers that can set them off into an anger or rage episode. Knowing these triggers can help you learn to identify and control your anger and rage.
Anger or rage is likely to be seen from those with BPD when they feel like a failure, feel neglected, alone, rejected, or abandoned. Once triggered, the individual with BPD tends to wonder whether the caregiver, or love object or favorite person, cares and gives enough.
We all experience anger but do we all understand it? Learning more about your anger can help you recognize and control it. I will tell you about an anger questionnaire I created to help you at the end, as well provide a link to another video on anger reduction techniques.
Link to Anger Questionnaire: https://www.drdfox.com/worksheets
We all experience anger and feel controlled by it, but we don’t have to and this video is going to help you reduce your anger and help you empower yourself through greater personal control. Learning to control and manage your anger will empower you with choice that your anger takes away.
What is anger? Anger is a feeling, or a cluster of feelings, but how you use it, understand it, and act on it is up to you – even when it feels like you have no choice, you do. Check out the 7 anger types to learn to identify it (https://youtu.be/JucB-FwvoFg).
The International Classification of Sleep Disorders distinguishes more than 80 different disorders, which can be effectively treated. Problems with falling asleep or daytime sleepiness affect approximately 35 to 40% of the U.S. adult population. Individuals with BPD experience significantly greater instances of nightmares, increased levels of dream anxiety, and disturbed sleep.