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Parenting Teens and Young Adults with BPD

Posted by Candace Smith, LCSW on Monday, December 3, 2012,
“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes...
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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: "bpd" (Show all posts)

Parenting Teens and Young Adults with BPD

Posted by Candace Smith, LCSW on Monday, December 3, 2012,
“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes...
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 ...