Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Sadder Face

Borderline personality disorder is a variable, hard-to-pin-down phenomenon. “These patients…are a heterogeneous group…Even the same patient will present with a wide variety of problems at different times,” says Arthur Freeman, editor of Comparative Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder. Another specialist, Robert G. … Continue reading

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Abuse as a Cause of BPD

Yesterday a friend and my sister and I attended an all-day seminar called Understanding Personality Disorders presented by Dr. Dennis A. Marikis and sponsored by the Institute for Brain Potential. I was amazed, being a teacher myself, at how well Dr. Marikis … Continue reading

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Hope (for Snacks) Springs Eternal

I look forward to walking my dog in the park on beautiful days like this — letting him off-leash to run wild and free through the grass, breathing the fresh air, unfettered as his wild canine ancestors. Instead, he sniffs the candy … Continue reading

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Another Kind of Missing

I’ve often wondered if people would have children if they actually comprehended the length and depth of the commitment. Before I had kids, I sort of thought that at age six, you patted them on the head and sent them off … Continue reading

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