The 9 Diagnostic Criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder

There are nine (9) diagnostic criteria for getting a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis which I will be outlining in today’s blog post, however, I want to add a few disclaimers which I have outlined below. These symptoms come straight from the...

8-Week DBT Therapy At West 5th, Hamilton: REVIEW

Introduction I think after nine years of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) through multiple in/outpatient programs across the province (Ontario) I have earned the ability to review different programs. The most recent program I have embarked on is the intensive West...

DBT: Check the Facts

Introduction Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is the most effective treatment for people suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), even before medication. However, the entire DBT booklet and practices can be really tough to learn, hard to follow, and...
Is self-harm really about the attention?

Is self-harm really about the attention?

Self-harm can be a really sensitive topic, especially when it comes to the argument about whether or not it’s for attention. Some people might not agree with me, but I do believe that self-harm can sometimes be for attention, but not necessarily in a negative...
The Depressed Side of Borderline

The Depressed Side of Borderline

A lot of the time I talk about the extreme mood swings, poor interpersonal skills, and impulse control issues when I talk about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which are all valid but today I want to shed light on something that is a little less talked about,...