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How to Be Friends With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder-Term Life

Borderline personality disorder is a monumental pain to live with, both for those of us diagnosed, and those trying to support us. The diagnostic criteria are absolutely huge, and if you were to sit 10 people with borderline in the same room, chances are symptoms would manifest differently for all of them. We can...

17 things to never say to a girl with Borderline Personality Disorder

1. Nothing. Going to bed on an argument isn’t our style. Whilst you’ve casually dismissed it as a minor disagreement and all but forgotten about it, we’re worrying that you hate us and will never speak to us again. So please, stay awake long enough to text us back and tell us it’s OK. 2. “Aren’t...

5 Weird Signs You Have Celiac Disease-Term Life

You probably associate Celiac disease—the autoimmune disorder where gluten (the protein in wheat, rye, and barley) damages the villi (small finger-link projections that line the small intestine)—with gastrointestinal awfulness like diarrhea and stomach pain. But brace yourself—there are actually close to 300 symptoms that Celiac can set off, according to The University of Chicago...

7 Black Celebrities You May Not Know Have Sickle Cell Anemia

Larenz Tate Actor Larenz Tate, who is best known for his role as O-Dog in the 1993 film Menace II Society, has sickle cell anemia. His other films include Dead Presidents, Love Jones, A Man Apart, Waist Deep, Biker Boyzand Ray. “It’s really important to know if you carry the disease,” Tate says. He stresses...

12 things you should know before dating someone with borderline personality disorder

In case you weren’t familiar, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health problem. When someone has it, their attitudes, beliefs and behaviour can cause longstanding problems in their (and your) life. It can be incredibly scary and incredibly daunting at the same time. You often struggle to deal with your own emotions yourself, let alone letting someone...

21 Things People With ADHD Want You To Know

“It’s not a disorder of not knowing what to do, it is a disorder of not doing what you know.” 1. First of all, ADHD is a legitimate neurobehavioral disorder — it’s not just feeling distracted and disorganized. TedED / Via teded.tumblr.com “ADHD is a bonafide neurological disorder recognized by the DSM and countless major institutions, and...

23 Nice Things You Can Do for Someone With Cancer: cancer insurance

Having cancer is hard and it is hard to keep up. With cancer treatments and care plans, everyday things like cooking and cleaning can fall through the cracks. Often times people will not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean it is not wanted or needed. We recently asked WhatNexters to share the most meaningful...

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Leaves Wheelchair To Walk after amazing medications

Doctors are “quite optimistic” about starting new research that could potentially repurpose HIV drugs. by Matthew Tharrett  Doctors in the UK are working to set up a clinical trial to administer antiretroviral medications designed for people living with HIV/AIDS to people suffering from multiple sclerosis after one woman claimed the drugs helped her walk again. The woman,...

Some major scoliosis surgeries can be avoided, look-back study suggests

In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases. “We have long thought this big final fusion surgery, after years of spine straightening treatment, was always necessary,...

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they enjoy could save NHS thousands, study finds -Term Life

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they used to enjoy such as phoning friends or going for a walk, could save NHS trusts thousands of pounds in more complex therapies, a study has shown. ‘Behavioural Activation’ is a simple form of therapy which encourages positive activities, such as waking up early, getting outdoors and...

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