Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Everyday Noticing Of What It Is Like Living With BPD & HPD

Preamble In my blog Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Anger & Lettin’ Loose & How BPD Am I? I wonder how BPD I am and how I have looked out there in the world. I also write about how I let myself sink into BPD intense emotions – but at that time…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Anxious – Ambivalent (Preoccupied) Attachment Style

Jennifer May, PhD – Great DBT Resource on YouTube As I prepare for more focused Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) sessions with my therapist, I found a fantastic DBT resource on YouTube – Jennifer May, PhD. She has so many videos on DBT, as well as many other helpful videos such as attachment styles that I…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Owning The Chaos – It Has Made My Life Interesting

If I Could Go Back and Do It Over Again… Would I? I think everyone has either had this thought or been asked this question. Recently, while eating my morning snack in the staff room, a teacher suddenly asked me if I would go back and do my life over again… I started to answer,…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – In Need of A Reset

Anger From the Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Mudslinging Trial I can’t even really type this without filling with anger. All I know is that, according to the news, Johnny Depp hired a psychiatrist to determine her state of mind – it being she has Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder. I’m sure his…

Histrionic Personality Disorder – This One’s Hard To Process – Gonna Be Baby Steps

Books About HPD Are Scarce Basically, there seems to be very few books published specifically about Histrionic Personality Disorder. Lots of Information on HPD Via DSM 5 When I Google DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR)) and Histrionic Personality Disorder, there is more selection. According to Therapedia: Histrionic Personality Disorder is a DSM-5…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – The Pros and Cons of Medical THC & CBD

First Then Last – If You Struggle With Addiction Like I Do – Beware But, I will come to this. Open License to Find My Own Dosage I began taking medically prescribed CBD for anxiety. I had open license – at a significant financial cost as medically prescribed THC and CBD is not covered under…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – The Start of EMDR – Creating New Pathways to Calm

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing First, I am not going to spend a lot of time telling you specifically how EMDR works. My reasoning for this is that I can spend a lot of time trying to understand a process rather than letting the process happen. For me, this can be an avoidance tactic…

Borderline Personality Disorder – Practicing Non-Judgement & Finding Synthesis Between Opposites

Idea for Practicing Effectiveness – With Anger & Hostility Ideas for practicing effectiveness is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) mindfulness technique from DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, by Marsha M. Linehan. There is a step-by-step process outlined in the above mentioned worksheets that, as I applied it, truly helped me begin to observe…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – The Stigma & Non-Social Acceptance

The Stigma and Non-Social Acceptance of Complicated Mental Illness I first want to say that from my heart, I do not mean to diminish the life changing journey anyone has to face when diagnosed with a serious physical illness. Serious physical illnesses like cancer kills people. However, some people who get serious physical illness do…

Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder – Anger & Lettin’ Loose & How BPD Am I?

Processing Processing Processing I’ve been processing- thinking a lot about how BPD and HPD manifest in me. I realize just how much emotions and thoughts I have been keeping inside me. For a variety of reasons. Mainly, my level of emotional intensity does not match most people and conventional social environments. I was told (or…