Saturday 22 February 2014 – Bpd global is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Zetumer, M.D., to speak to us about Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP). TFP is an evidence-based therapy designed for patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
TFP is a rarity here on the west coast. There are many more TFP therapists in Europe and parts of Canada, where it has been proven to be popular due to its effectiveness in treating BPD.
…Behaviors associated with BPD are annoying, disruptive, inconvenient and even infuriating. Unfortunately, ignoring the disease will only amplify the symptoms and create greater collateral damage amongst all with whom the afflicted comes in contact. Sadly, if left untreated, the symptoms may become dangerous and can realistically result in murder in addition to suicide!…
… We moved to another state in 1986 and one day my Kimberly came home crying. When I asked her what was wrong, she said, “The bank teller yelled at me!” About one percent of the people in California have a mean attitude but in our new state it seemed to be about three percent. Given the weather and stress there, it is no wonder. But that was a 300 percent increase in meanness….
… Not only did subjects with borderline personality disorder misread facial emotions, the studies showed, but they also took more time to interpret facial emotions than others. And when they perceived anger, it induced stronger reactions than in healthy control subjects, Ruocco’s team found…
…The bottom line is, everyone should know that people with BPD can successfully marry or live with a partner in a stable relationship and become parents. However, if they do these things while they are still acutely ill and when they are young, it is not as likely to turn out as well as if they wait until they symptomatically and psychosocially improve quite a bit, and get a bit older and calmer—[in which case]it is quite likely to turn out well.”…
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People who interface closely with those suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder have several unique needs. The most important amongst these are:
1. A comprehensive understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder.
2. A functional knowledge of effective techniques for communicating with afflicted people…….
…..professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Antonia New discusses recovery and borderline personality disorder. She specializes in borderline personality disorder, exploring the neurobiological underpinnings of this disorder as well as the implications of these findings on treatment. Her research focus is on impulsive aggression and she uses neuroimaging techniques….
… The study by Boston Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic has revealed that ADHD doesn’t just “go away” but in fact, follows children into adulthood. Children with ADHD are more likely to have additional psychiatric disorders as adults. They also appear more likely to commit suicide and are often incarcerated as adults…..
…… I have collaborated with the founder of Bpd global for many years and have directly observed their workshops. I am very impressed with their ability to balance compassion with practical advice. The family members of many patients at my clinic have found Bpd global to be an extremely useful source of education and support……
(CBS News) An international group of scientists have identified genetic links between five major psychiatric disorders, including autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia…….”
We have all had nightmares. Almost everyone gets them once in a while; adults as well as children however, people suffering with BPD report them in abundance and to a degree that they become negative, life impacting events. Just the thought of another night disturbed by a hair curling nightmare is enough to cause dread of going to sleep. A quick Google search using “nightmares in Borderline Personality Disorder” will verify this fact……
“I enthusiastically endorse Bpdglobal as an important source of education and support for those whose family members suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I have collaborated with Sandy Boone, the President, since 2001. We have worked together for the past 11 years to provide education about BPD and available treatment…….”
“We know breathing is life sustaining, can’t live long without breathing however, you might not know that we can use breathing as a tool to feel calmer, more in control of emotions. Just take one or two deep breathes right now and exhale slowly each time – notice how you feel. Research at the National Institutes of Health suggests that breathing slowly for a few minutes a day is enough to be a health benefit…”
“…When we’re bombarded, often on a daily basis, with negative episodes associated with BPD it’s hard to believe happiness is possible. Isn’t that rather like looking for happiness while engaging in an all out war?
If you have been diagnosed with BPD or if you feel you may have this disorder you probably feel extremely frightened about the future. You may even feel hopeless…”
“…Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) teaches that the proper use of positive reinforcement can produce near miraculous results when interfacing with BPD sufferers. In practice, positive reinforcement is far more effective than negative reinforcement when dealing with virtually any creature, be it human, canine, etcetera (Cats are excluded from this generalization as it would appear they just don’t give a crap about anything we say or do)….”
“…In the video Sapp calls Marshall a “retard” and Smith said that Marshall has multiple personalities.
“Our goal is to break these stigmas,” Marshall said to the assembled audience. “Borderline Personality Disorder is the most stigmatized disorder. I think it’s a shame. If we raise awareness, we will see a change in our communities and in our lives…”
“According to Shirley S. Wang of The Wall Street Journal there has been significant controversy in the committee-like compilation of the upcoming, new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or DSM for short.
Among the contentious issues is the defining of a new children’s disease,….”