Health News

Better Mental Health, Less Crime
People with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims of crimes than to commit violent crimes. But there remain some outliers among those with psychiatric disorders who do commit violent crimes.
Bipolar Disorder Versus Borderline Personality Disorder
Depression can be a symptom of both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Because of a patient's depressive symptoms, these two conditions may often be misdiagnosed or confused.
Mixing Mental Health and Substance Use
If you're treating a teen for mental health, it's important to understand the big picture. The big picture includes how much they drink, smoke or use marijuana.
Defending Against Unpleasant Feelings
People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) often have trouble dealing with emotions. The way people with BPD deal with unpleasant emotions may affect their recovery.
Some Mental Illness may Hinder Work
Depression may get in the way of a person’s ability to work. A recent study asked people with depression about their work history.
Emotion Regulation Training Falls Short
There are many types of therapy out there. It can be hard to know which one to choose. A recent study looked at emotion regulation training for teens with borderline personality symptoms.
I Just Called to Say I'm Okay
If making an appointment to see the psychiatrist or therapist for your regular therapy is a hassle, here's some good news. A phone therapy session may be just as helpful.
Can Re-Runs Re-Charge Us?
Doesn’t watching TV make people couch potatoes? But it feels so good to sit and chill out for a while. Maybe it’s not all bad and there’s something to enjoying the occasional re-run.
Borderline Personality Linked to Obesity
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) features can interfere with relationships and work. Those same features may also affect general health.
Patient Views of BPD Treatments
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a common treatment for borderline personality disorder  (BPD) and reduces symptoms. New research asked for the patient perspectives about how the treatments were working.