“Self-Love” is becoming more popular and the reinforcement of self love has hit mainstream media. While the increasing popularity of self love is a good, I’m finding that self love is being presented in a limited way. I often ask people, “What do you think self-love is?”
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a pervasive mental health disorder diagnosable to people over the age of 18 years old who experience a range of symptoms surrounding relationship problems, poor self-image, unstable moods, self- harm, and chronic feelings of abandonment and rejection. While BPD has been linked to biological and genetic factors the development of most personality disorders are the result of exposure to environmental stress specifically childhood trauma.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety based illness that affects 22 million people. OCD is characterized by the presence of uncontrollable, obsessive or compulsive thoughts and behaviors that often impact someone’s life in a negative way. Many people with OCD find that their thoughts influence the way that they act or behave.
Raquel Buchanan is a mental health profession in southern California who blogs about life and relationships. Raquel is on a mission to spread awareness about the impact of violence, abuse, and trauma. The information contained on this site is for entertainment purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional assistance. Contents contained in these blogs are based on true stories or the experiences of several several people and are fictional. Identifying information has been changed to protect the anonymity and confidentiality of therapy patients.