borderline personality disorder

How Common Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health issue that causes relationship instability, erratic behavior and fears of abandonment. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1.4% of U.S. adults experience BPD, and 75% of people diagnosed with this disorder are women.  The first mental health professionals to identify this...


ocd physical symptoms

OCD Physical Symptoms

OCD, also known as obsessive-compulsive disorder, causes severe anxiety in people who have it. When someone has this condition, they experience the same thought repeatedly. This "obsession" can lead to compulsive behaviors ("compulsions"), such as cleaning, doing the same task a specific number of times, and other activities, in...


cluster c personality disorders

Cluster C Personality Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment

Most people have heard of borderline personality disorder, if only in passing. BPD is characterized by reckless behavior, mood swings and chronic feelings of emptiness and/or entitlement. Another symptom is alienating others, who frequently see only intolerable behavior and not an illness. Such is the case with most “personality disorders”:...