In: personality

Breaking Up without Depression
January 12, 2016

Some people seem to find it much easier to weather the breaking up of a romantic relationship than others. Sure they may…

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Kathy Leichter and Here One Day
February 23, 2015

We had the absolute pleasure of talking with director Kathy Leichter about her experience of making her movie, Here One Day….

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On the Borderline
March 17, 2013

I am writing a presentation for the UCSF Bipolar Program on the topic of the relationship between Borderline Personality Disorder and…

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Needing to be Perfect
February 26, 2013

The need to be perfect is one of the “dangerous ideas” that can destroy a life. It often comes from the…

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Borderline Emotions
January 17, 2013

Originally, the label “borderline personality disorder” was applied to patients who were thought to somewhere  between patients with neurotic and psychotic…

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In Memoriam
November 1, 2012

In memoriam. He was brilliant, a creative artist and writer with a strong and clear voice. He was impulsive and he…

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Self Confirming Beliefs
September 18, 2012

There are dangerous ideas that can shape an entire life. Ideas that suggest that “no one will ever really love me”…

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Misunderstandings: Feeling and Thinking
September 12, 2012

Misunderstandings. There are so many ways that we can misunderstand each other. We like the Myers Briggs for its non-pathologizing approach…

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Narcissism
July 17, 2012

“You’re such a narcissist!” It’s easy to see why people with moods are often accused of being narcissistic. When we are…

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