Many borderliners were regarded as a synonym for "difficult" in the past and the diagnosis was thus often negatively impacted by therapeutic workers. Patients concerned are sometimes considered as "therapy killers" or "manipulative". "Not again a borderliner," so say many psychiatrics, when a new borderline patient is announced.
"I am a borderliner" is a common saying of those affected. If I do not know who I am, then it's still better to be a “borderliner” than anything that is unthinkable. This attitude can be understood in the light of fundamental uncertainty of one's own identity.
“Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's 1,000 or 3,000 or 10. So much time you can bathe in it. So much time you can waste it. But for some of us, there's only today. And what you do today matters. In the moment, and maybe into infinity. But I didn't know any of that until right before I fell. The thing is, you don't get to know. You don't wake up with a bad feeling in your stomach or see shadows move. If you're like me, you wake up 24 minutes and 47 seconds before your best friend is supposed to be picking you up. If you're like me, your last day starts like this.
"Ellen: People say they love you. But what they mean is they love how loving you makes them feel about themselves or what they can take away from you. (...)
Ellen: I just don't see the point.
Dr. William Beckham: In what?
Dr. William Beckham: There is no point. Or, at least, big picture, we don't get to know what it is. Why we live... , why Megan lost the baby... , why that girl killed herself...
Ellen: You're not reassuring me doctor.
"A newly diagnosed brain disease that is infecting mostly young women may be behind some misdiagnosed psychological disorders, according to some experts.
Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, first identified in 2007, is an auto-immune disease that occurs when antibodies turn on the brain and cause it to swell, according to CBS station KYW in Philadelphia.
"Have you ever been trapped? Lost in your own body? Lost in your own mind? Lost in time? So desperate to escape, to just...get out. My name is Susannah Cahalan. I'm 21 year-old. And here I am with my dream job at the New York Post. Living in New York.. I don't know, we all have dreams, right? And don't laugh at me, but to work at the Post was mine(...)
I have my whole life in front of me. I was fearless. And I had absolutely no idea, what was waiting for me(...)
Free radicals are harmful molecules, which contain unpaired electrons—which is unusual because electrons typically come in pairs. "The unpaired electrons make free radicals highly reactive, and in this state, they can cause damage by attacking the components of our cells, and can even cause cancer," says Dr K. Sandeep Prabhu, Ph.D., Penn State, Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology.
If a diet high in the type of fats found in coconuts can slow down brain aging in mice, scientists suspect the fats might help children who are aging prematurely.
May help people living with Alzheimer’s disease
How best to deal with brain health problems such as Alzheimer’s disease is one of the major challenges facing contemporary medicine. Scientists know that one of the main energy sources for the brain comes from a substance called ketones. The type of acid found in coconut oil promotes the creation of ketones, and so researchers postulate that it could be helpful in the treatment of memory loss. Much additional research is needed in this area, but given the seriousness of these health issues, such leads have to be followed up.