Therapists are classified as mental health professionals; as such, they must complete significant education and training to receive a license to practice.

At minimum, most therapists hold a master’s degree and have completed a substantial amount of supervised clinical hours before ever independently seeing a client.

People who want to work in the mental health field may be unsure of the similarities and differences between psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists.

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The material you'll be reading here has been over two decades in the making, as looking back over my career, I'd always used a core trauma approach with my severely depressed clients as a Marriage and Family Therapy intern, before I'd learned anything about Borderline pathology.

Whether you're a Borderline or a clinician who's attempting to help one, this literature may help you gain deeper insights into BPD, and perhaps assist you with revising some long-standing beliefs or assumptions you've held about this disorder.

In my view, BPD is a heart issue, which is why psychotherapeutic treatment has for many, remained an unfruitful or disappointing endeavor.

Borderline Personality Disorder is not a "mental illness." Yes, it's listed in the DSM-IV and V~ but so are a lot of other clinical issues (ADD/ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, etc.) that have nothing whatsoever to do with mental illness or incapacity!

Victims of medically unexplainable fatigue, however, still scored higher in neuroticism scores than people without fatigue.

The researchers also found a reverse pattern with extraversion, one’s level of activity and sociability.

The reduced levels of extraversion may indeed be a result of fatigue rather than a risk factor for fatigue.

It is possible that neuroticism is also either a result of the fatigue itself or a result of the same factors which are causing the fatigue.

Studies suggest that chronic fatigue may not only have the power to change a person’s personality but that certain personality traits may also put a person at higher risk of developing chronic fatigue.

One recent study, in particular, examined the personalities of both people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and victims of medically unexplainable chronic fatigue not meeting criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome.

It will also point you to other CDI pages and CDI products that can help you to improve your child’s or teenager’s self-esteem.