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What to Do When Your Teen Is Self-Injuring

Posted by Candace on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Adolescents 


 Have you recently discovered that your son or daughter is engaging in self-injury behaviors?  

It's a shocking, confusing, anxiety-producing time when you first learn about it, and of course you have many emotions and questions about how to best handle the situation.  Self-injury is a way that many teens (and adults) are coping with intense emotions.  The sooner you notice it, talk about it and get help for it, the better. Of course, many teens do not want to talk about it with their parents,...

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Do I have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Posted by Candace Smith, LCSW on Friday, February 17, 2012,

I get asked this question many times per week in my psychotherapy practice.  It's hard to give an easy answer to people who ask, since there are many parts to this disorder and a lot of people do meet some of the criteria.

Most people who have borderline personality disorder suffer from:

  • Problems with regulating emotions and thoughts
  • Impulsive and destructive behavior
  • Unstable relationships with other people

According to the DSM, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), to be diagno...


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Showing Tag: "borderline" (Show all posts)

What to Do When Your Teen Is Self-Injuring

Posted by Candace on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Adolescents 


 Have you recently discovered that your son or daughter is engaging in self-injury behaviors?  

It's a shocking, confusing, anxiety-producing time when you first learn about it, and of course you have many emotions and questions about how to best handle the situation.  Self-injury is a way that many teens (and adults) are coping with intense emotions.  The sooner you notice it, talk about it and get help for it, the better. Of course, many teens do not want to talk about it with their parents,...

Continue reading ...
 

Do I have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Posted by Candace Smith, LCSW on Friday, February 17, 2012,

I get asked this question many times per week in my psychotherapy practice.  It's hard to give an easy answer to people who ask, since there are many parts to this disorder and a lot of people do meet some of the criteria.

Most people who have borderline personality disorder suffer from:

  • Problems with regulating emotions and thoughts
  • Impulsive and destructive behavior
  • Unstable relationships with other people

According to the DSM, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), to be diagno...


Continue reading ...