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Male Teens with Borderline Personality Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

Male Teens with Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s common to associate Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with females. And if BPD shows up in adolescence, it’s even more likely to assume that the teen is female. Yet, one clinician and author recently wrote a book highlighting men who have BPD as well as pointing out the severe neglect of this topic.   Joseph…

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Therapy That Includes Mindfulness For Teen Borderline Personality Disorder

Mindfulness is the practice of becoming conscious of your internal and external environment. It is a mental state achieved by focusing on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting the existing feelings, thoughts, bodily sensations, and surrounding activity. Today, it is often used as a therapeutic practice among therapists and psychologists.   There is a…

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How Teen Borderline Personality Disorder and Teen Bipolar Disorder Differ

There are some very close similarities between Teen Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. And although this is true, these mental illnesses also have significant differences that are worth noting. For instance, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder. Personality Disorders are those mental illnesses that include deep-seated and long-lasting character traits that cause…

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Impulsivity in Adolescents and Related Teen Mental Illnesses

It’s true that teenagers can be impulsive. It’s the way they are wired. Although some might say that their impulsivity is simply characteristic of being adolescents because, in a way, they’re still lingering in childhood as they make their way towards adulthood. However, the impulsivity of adolescents is in fact mostly due to how their…

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Borderline Personality Disorder Teens | ParadigmMalibu.com

Establishing Healthy Boundaries for BPD Teens

It’s easy for teens with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to have virtually no sexual, emotional, physical, or psychological boundaries. Especially if an adolescent has experienced sexual or physical abuse, the ability to establish firm healthy boundaries in relationships can feel completely foreign.   A teen with Bipolar Personality Disorder will typically have a swing of…

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Avoidant Personality Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

Teen Borderline Personality Disorder: Signs to Look For

Sarah is known among her friends as being very impulsive. Her emotions are erratic and she can get easily angered. She tends to flirt with the males in her class, often exhibiting promiscuity. She tends to believe that that having sex with men is the only way that she finds her sense of self-worth. Her…

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