By Eva Weston
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a very serious matter. The term borderline has been thrown around a lot lately and it is important to always see a trained and licensed therapist who specializes in BPD before trying to self diagnose or diagnose other friends you know with this troublesome malady.
Nearly eight million Americans have antisocial personality disorder. If you're uninformed about this condition you can be ignoring the obvious signs of it in you and the people around you. Back before the miracle of psychology it seemed right to pin the loser label on a person who consistently gets into fights, lies, steals, and lacks responsibility. Truth is those are some of the numerous symptoms of antisocial personality disorder. To pass judgment on these people is as immoral as it is ignorant. I mean imagine if you had a personality disorder that caused you to have unfavorable habits. You wouldn't want to be looked at differently because of something you have little control over. The only thing that can prevent ignorance is knowledge so I'm going to school you. Welcome to ASPD 101. Let's begin with the history of this personality disorder.
Randy Withers, MA, NCC, LPCA
As a kid, I just figured that we'd all have flying cars by 2015. That has not happened, though if wishing made it so... Instead of hovercrafts we got cameras built into every piece of technology known to man, so I guess that's progress. Perhaps it is no surprise then that social media giants like Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and SnapChat have exploded in popularity, as their very existence hinges on people’s ability to take pictures of anything from anywhere by anything they have on them. Facebook, the social media juggernaut that is home to some 1.4 billion people from around the globe, is hardly the only site that offers people with impulse control issues the ability to send questionable photos of themselves – or their body parts – to pretty much anyone with an Internet connection.