Friday, July 27, 2012

Self-Harm in Mood Disorders

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Why Self Harm Feels Good In The Brain
Self harm is present in a wide variety of mental disorders and in many different forms from cutting,burning,hitting and banging your body against hard surfaces to picking your skin ,pulling out your hair and poisoning yourself.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

9 Things you probably didn't know about BPD

1) Borderlines are more likely to have a stuffed toy (teddy bear) than people without the diagnosis they also reported more childhood trauma, rated their early caregivers as less supportive, and had more attachment problems as adults.

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Teddy bears a BPD's best friend
2)BPD patients suffered a significantly greater rate of nightmares, elevated levels of dream anxiety, and disturbed sleep quality than did controls. In the borderline group,
heightened dream anxiety was correlated with higher rates of early traumatic experiences and dissociative symptoms, and impaired sleep quality.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Anger Management

                               Things to avoid

File:Angry Penguin.svgventing
saying things you will regret
throwing objects
self-harming (you are just re-enforcing the self-hate)

16 Things You Can Do
Seek Warmth-take a hot shower,hold a hot water bottle,hold a cup of tea in your hands(but not so warm that its uncomfortable)

Delay-helps arousal decrease