My Writing English 99

I’m wanting to post all my writing I have done up to date since starting college. I want to post it so people can see the progress from when I started to now. I have kept most of my work. Not all but I’m want to post the writing I did for these classes I have taken.

Here are the different writings I turned in for when I took English 99 class. I thoroughly enjoyed taking this class. The teacher was extremely helpful and informative with everyone. She made she we understood everything and wanted us to always ask questions.  

In this class we read the book [(The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, But Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, But Does)] [Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky] published on (January, 2014): Sonja Lyubomirsky: AmazonSmile: Books

I cannot remember the films we watched they were on Netflix. If I remember the names or find the films, I will update this posting.  

Here is the writing I did when I first started English classes at Spokane Community College. I really enjoyed this class. I love to write but I didn’t really start learning rules about writing until I started college. I’m wanting to continue to learn the rules and understand them, so I can be a better writer in the future. These are how I turned them in when they were due. I want you to see the changes in my writing.  

I was the weird person who chose writing intense classes because I want to be a better writer. I enjoy writing in all aspects of it. I still need to learn writing when it comes to communicating with other people, but I am working on that.  

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Stephanie Morante 

English 99 

2 July 2019 

One thing I’m good at that makes me a good student is I try my best to be a good problem solver. When things tend to go wrong at home, I’m usually the one to figure out if we can or can’t do something. I’m in charge of the finances for the household. For example, our plumbing went out this past week, so I decided to take the laundry to the laundromat, take showers at the gym, and for the bathroom we used a portable potty chair that is used by the elderly. It wasn’t easy to do but we made it work. We washed the dishes in a pan then threw the water outside. Another thing I did to solve the problem of chores not getting done. I put up chore boards and said whoever gets the most points by the end of the month gets fifty dollars. So far everyone has been doing chores, including me, to try and get that reward. I was having a hard time keeping up with homework and appointments, so I got a planner to keep track of what I need to get done. So far, I’ve been on top of everything I need to do. I also help my mom keep track of things she needs to do with my planner as well. Sense for the most part we’re together all the time and do a lot of the same things. 

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Stephanie Morante 

English 99 

16 July 2019 

Melissa Moody was considered one of the most beautiful women, but it wasn’t till after her accident that she was able to find true happiness. I find her inspirational because she suffered but found true happiness through her family. She was proclaimed one of the most beautiful women at the Debutant Ball in 1969. She spent most of her time raising her three kids and taking care of her family’s ranch. It was July 4, 1992 that she got into a disagreement with her sister-in-law. During the disagreement her sister-in-law took off in the truck she was in and Melissa’s hand got stuck. She ran alongside the truck till her hand disengaged then she fell under the truck. She ended up having over thirty surgeries on her face alone. Her husband divorced her and became a severe alcoholic. The accident caused her to remember things from her past she had been in denial over, about her father abusing her. She wanted to kill herself but kept pushing it out for months cause of her children. She ended up meeting a new man that in named happy. He wasn’t afraid to talk to her about things and she really enjoyed that. She currently works as a practitioner for people who have suffered like her. She says she’s happier now then she has ever been. I find that she is beautiful during both phases of her life that they showed. I find it truly wonderful that she’s able to continue with her life; that she didn’t kill herself. I think this story resonated with me the most because she did consider killing herself but didn’t because she wanted to be there for her children. Through all that emotional pain she went through she found true happiness. 

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Stephanie Morante 

English 99 

17 July 2019 

One way for people can find happiness is trying to have positive emotions to outweigh the negative emotions. It is said that positive emotions are what empower us and serve as foils over negative emotions (55). “Fredrickson advises that we aim to experience at least three times as many positive as negative emotions in our lives” (56). Emotions play a tremendous role on people’s marriages. That the most troubled couples need to observe how much they, “blame and reject each other.” (58). Positive emotions can make people realize how much people hold onto the small things (58). The couples, “Who benefit the most are those who draw fewer sanguine inferences from each other’s bad behavior” (59). It is interesting how emotions can play such a role in a relationship. People should try not to hold onto the small things so the bigger things can be seen (58). People should, “strive to increase our positive emotions and positive interactions, but not at the cost of blinding ourselves to our problems.” (59). people should ask themselves how they can make their partners day better (57). People should try not to “catastrophizing forecasts” which can make problems with the couple worse (54). 

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Stephanie Morante 

English 99 

 17 July 2019 

My Readiness for College 

I moved around a great deal when I was younger. It wasn’t until I was fourteen when we finally settled down here in Spokane. My schooling suffered greatly with all the moving. I went to Havermale Alternative High School that helped me so I could graduate. When I was nineteen, I was diagnosed Bipolar. I spent several years in denial of my mental illness which caused me not to follow through with things. I was very disorganized mentally. I’ve only had two jobs in my life because of it. I met my husband when I was twenty-three and I tried to get a job during that time to no avail. I have panic attacks so bad they appear as seizures. After my husband proposed, I decided to be just a house wife. He has supported me financially up until now. Though, through therapy, I realized I wasn’t happy. I’ve been taking measures to get my life together so I can be happy. I want to feel good emotionally and physically. I’m hoping to get a job that I’m happy with after I graduate. I would give myself a C grade because the habits I do have is taking care of myself and I’m always prepared, but two habits I don’t have is communication and assertiveness.  

One of the habits I have for college readiness is taking care of myself mentally and physically. I’m currently going to Frontier Behavioral Health for my mental health. I go to counseling two times a week to learn healthy ways to take care of myself. Before I went to Frontier Behavioral Health, I was very unhealthy mentally. I didn’t realize how unhealthy my mind was until I came close to ending my life. Thanks to my husband talking me out of it and asking me to seek help. That was a couple years ago. I take my medications for my mental health religiously. My counselor is impressed with how much I’ve grown emotionally. I’m graduating from Frontier Behavioral Health classes that are for Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. They tell me that I’m doing great. That I can take a break from going to therapy. They tell me I have the tools I need to take care of my mental health. I also now take my physical health into consideration. I’ve had bariatric surgery done, April 25. I’ve had to learn how to eat healthy. I’m doing my best to drink an ounce of water every fifteen minutes. I must make sure I exercise. I got a gym membership to go to a couple times week. It was very frustrating when I had to heal from my surgery and couldn’t exercise. I plan to continue with taking care of my mental and physical health so I can be successful with my college career.  

Another college readiness skill I have is I’m always prepared. I always double check what I need the night before and pack it into my bag. If I don’t have what I need, I will leave earlier so I can make sure I can get the things needed. I’ll get papers, books, or addresses that is needed for school or doctors’ appointments. I will write things I need in a planner to keep track of what is I must do. I find being organized with my work and schedule helps a great deal to stay prepared for what I need to do. For example, I will look to see what is needed for a class, books or supplies, and I will buy them usually a month in advance.  For doctors’ appointments, I will make sure papers are filled out and we have the address in the GPS, so, we can make it to the correct location. I must make sure I put the address in the GPS on my phone or I’ll get lost. I have no sense of direction. If I’m not prepared, I will worry about getting in trouble. I’m pretty sure that worry stems from my father always getting mad at me when I wasn’t prepared. I will continue to work on always being ready, especially for college classes, and hope to have the same mentality for work.  

One habit I can work on is communication either with an instructor or fellow student. I suffer from severe anxiety. It’s only been recently that I started doing things for myself. My anxiety got so bad it gives me panic attacks. I’m getting better though, but I will say it’s easier for me to email than to call someone. Though, I try to push myself out of my comfort zone and make those phone calls. My anxiety has been a hindrance since a young age. It always kept me from getting the homework I needed. My teachers have always told me to talk to them to get homework and ask for help. My father was the reason I have such severe anxiety, and he always got mad at me when I asked for help. Even when I tried expressing myself in any way, and he would get mad at me. When I tried to tell him of how I felt in regard to asking for help, and he would tell me I don’t know what I’m feeling. He would always tell me that I didn’t know what I was talking about. When I told him, I didn’t understand something he would get mad and say, “You’re not that stupid.” The emotional damage he’s done to me has been tremendous. I know it’s something I’m going to have to work on for years to come. It’s because of him getting mad at me that caused me to not say anything to teachers. The only time I would talk to them was when they spoke to me but even then, I’d try to talk as quick as possible. I always felt like I was going to get in trouble. I know now that my teachers wouldn’t get mad at me asking for help. It’s the reason I want to write children’s books to let kids know what they’re feeling emotionally and that being different is okay. I will work on this by talking to my teachers when I need to inform them of an absence. I’m going to try and talk to fellow students about notes and homework for a class.  

Another college readiness habit that I need to work on is being assertive. Like communication, I’ve never been assertive with myself. I’ve always just stayed in a corner and said, “I’ll try and figure out what I need to do.” When I was younger, if I told the teacher I didn‘t know something, they just told me what the answer was. Even if they told me the answer I still wouldn’t understand. I wouldn’t tell them I didn’t understand, but I just let them assume that I did. I’m not sure why they always just told me the answer. They didn’t let me work for what I needed to learn. I know in elementary I started school late, and I was put in special Ed. I don’t know if that’s the reason the teachers always gave me the answer. I was in special Ed up until first year of high school. I had to have my mom come in to tell them I didn’t want to be in it. After I was no longer in special Ed I started to excel at my work. Though, I still lacked being assertive. When I didn’t know or understand something. I know the teachers didn’t know about me being in special Ed growing up. That they would help me to understand the work. The classes at Havermale Alternative High School were small. The teacher could spend the extra time with me. I’m going to do my best to try and be assertive when I don’t know or understand something. The only way for me to follow through with college is to have that assertiveness, so I can succeed. 

The habits I have in my life are taking care of myself and I’m always prepared, but I need to work on my communication and with being assertive. That’s why I gave myself a C grade. My life has had its ups and downs especially when it comes to my mental health. I’m working hard to make sure I continue to take care of my mental and physical health. I’m going to do my best to stay grounded emotionally. I’m doing my best to be settled down in one place, so my schooling does not suffer. I will continue to work on being prepared with school, doctors, and work. The things I’ll have to work on the most is with communication and with being assertive. I’ll have to ask questions and seek the answers in school and in a job. I want to improve my life and bring my grade up from a C to an A. I know it’s going to take a great deal of work to get where I want to be. 

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Stephanie Morante 

English 99 

30 July 2019 

Finding Happiness in One’s Life 

The myths of happiness is an intriguing book. About how people hedonically adapt to the situation’s life hands them. When people hedonically adapt, they become used to or accustomed to what has happened in their life. About adapting to the emotions in relationship and how that relationship affects children. By seeking happiness within a relationship people will be able to become a better partner. If they can’t find happiness in the relationship separating from their spouse is okay. People can find happiness outside of being in a relationship. It also talks about how career and money can hinder our own happiness. That people don’t need to be rich to be happy. Though, if you happen to have a lot of money it’s best to spend that money on experiences and others. It has been found people were more content with their life after they had spent their money on those things. Spending money to make others happy will in turn make themselves happy. It also talks about how a person can find happiness when faced with a life changing illness. People can find more meaning in life while fighting those illnesses. Illness is not the end of all happiness rather in a way it can become the beginning. Three ways for people to find happiness is to realize their feelings in a relationship, change their view on their career, money, and that illness isn’t the end of happiness.  

One way people can find happiness is to realize their feelings and how they act in a relationship. It is said that positive emotions are what empower us and serve as foils over negative emotions (55). “Fredrickson advises that we aim to experience at least three times as many positive as negative emotions in our lives” (56). Emotions play a tremendous role on people’s marriages. That the most troubled couples need to observe how much they, “…blame and reject each other” (58). Positive emotions can make people realize how much people hold onto the small things (58). The couples, “…who benefit the most are those who draw fewer sanguine inferences from each other’s bad behavior” (59). It is interesting how emotions can play such a role in a relationship. People shouldn’t try to hold onto the small things, so the bigger things can be seen (58). People should, “strive to increase our positive emotions and positive interactions, but not at the cost of blinding ourselves to our problems” (59). Ask themselves how they can make their partners day better (57). People shouldn’t try to “…catastrophizing forecasts…” which can make problems with the couple worse (54). So, to increase our affection and admiration for one another they should try to keep themselves aware of how they treat their partners. It’s fascinating how the simple things in a relationship can help to improve it.  

Being aware of how people treat their partners and how they feel about their relationship can have a big impact on the relationship. People should not only want to be happy in a relationship but also should want their partner to be happy as well. “To show interest and enthusiasm for our partner can keep the connection between the couple” (57). The enthusiasm can be simple things such as talking to each other, notes and messages for one another, and appreciation. It also helps relationships to not make the whole partnership about sex. “studies show that a simple touch can activate the reward regions of our brains…” (46) Feeling that sense of reward can help with igniting the passion once again with one another. It might rekindle those feelings they once had by reminding each other how they truly feel each other. To nurture a relationship is to increase happiness with couples. “…we can use positive emotions, positive thoughts, and positive behaviors to neutralize those negatives” (52). To have negative feelings in a relationship can be toxic to the relationship (54). People should also remember that a relationship is a partnership, and it’s not a one-sided thing. There can be a great deal of happiness in a relationship it just takes work to keep it going. So, to work on the negative emotions and how people treat each other in a relationship can be a big thing that can either make it or break it. 

Another way for people to find happiness is to do a career that is worth doing and money isn’t everything. So many people get bored with their job and often forget to value it. Like personal relationships people tend to hedonically adapt to their work life (116). People will become tired of their job and end up wanting something new or more exciting. To have a job that is intrinsic is when a person can find real happiness and a job worth doing (139). So many people want a job that’ll they’ll be happy with. What better way than to do something that they’re truly passionate about. When people do a job that is extrinsic, they won’t do the work happily and to their full potential (139). More often people tend to just go through the motions of a job that bores them, or they feel that they must do. “…understand that everyone becomes habituated to the novelty, excitement, and challenges of a new job or venture” (142). It’s amazing how people will jump at the first opportunity for a new job once they’ve become bored of the one. If someone is truly unhappy in their line of work they should, “…identify what you are passionate about and to take action to pursue it.” (136). This is when someone can investigate what they want in a career. What will truly make them happy and want to pursue for years to come.  

Money can be a great thing but if it’s the only thing a person strives for they won’t find true happiness. “The more money we have, the more we get used to it, and the more we want” (170). People who focus on money tend to become materialistic “…we are spending it to keep up with the neighbors, validate our wealth, or flaunt our looks, power, and status” (173). If people don’t focus on the material things in life, they can find happiness “…money can buy happiness, but only if it’s spent pro-socially—that is, when we invest in others rather than in ourselves” (175). When we spend on others “we are distracted from our own petty problems and ruminations” (176). When a person ruminates on things, they forget about all the good that has come their way in life. Taking the time to focus on things that make people the happiest that “…will yield the greatest emotional benefit…” will help them find happiness (173). To spend money on “autonomy” will help a person with feeling they have control over their life (173). A person who feels they have control in their life decreases anxiety and worry about the things that are essential for “…basic human needs…” (173). When a person wants to make purchases that are materialistic “…wait forty-eight hours whenever you have an itch to shop or revisit that desire later.” (180). So, it’s best for a person to remember life doesn’t need to revolve around money and that people can find happiness outside of it. Happiness is the result in selfless acts when it comes to money. People who focus on career and money will be able to find happiness so long as they focus on the right things.  

Another way for people to find happiness is to remember that Illness isn’t the end of the road to happiness. People should realize that “…When bad things happen to us, it turns out that we have a lot more control over our realities than we believe” (186). What we focus on will determine how we go through life in other words “… the world if determined by what we concentrate on” (187). It boils down to radically accepting the illness for what it is and now people need to change their focus on to the positive. “When we pay attention to one thing, we necessarily cannot pay attention to other things” (188). To help people change their focus it helps to spend time around nature itself (191). Because, “it’s not surprising, then, that unnatural (typically urban) environments, with all their powerful and ubiquitous distractions, are not very peaceful or relaxing “(191). Nature can be peaceful and helpful for people to be mindful of their thoughts especially when it comes to illness. That’s why being in nature can help with people with their focus. People who also focus on meditation will have positive thoughts about their circumstances in life. It’s “another way for us to develop the ability to redirect our attention…” (192). That is why when facing illness or somethings we feel is life altering, “…what we choose to attend to governs, in large part, the quality of our life” (193). Having an illness isn’t the end of all things it, in a sense, can be the beginning. 

When looking at an illness of any sort it helps to ask three questions then deciding the appropriate actions to follow thereafter. Those questions being “Is the diagnosis severe? Are negative consequences likely to occur? Are the consequences controllable?” (202). “If your situation is to some extent controllable…” then the person should control that part (204). A person must remember that they can’t control everything about a situation and that’s when a person should radically accept that reality. After a person has accepted what can and can’t be changed, so they should seek out social support (206). “In sum, if there ever was a magic pill for health and happiness, social support would be it” (206). Another thing that can help while illness has affected a person is to find meaning “…something outside ourselves” (208). “Such personal life meaning can be gained in numerous ways and will depend on the fit between our preferences and values…” (209). Illness isn’t the end to our happiness and we can find it when we look for it. Gaining control of a situation helps with taking control of our lives especially when it comes to illness. People must always remember that they’re not alone in the battle with illness. 

In sum The Myths of Happiness is a very well written book and has a great deal of information. The information in the book is based off of scientific evidence and has the references to support that evidence. It’s wonderful how the information in the book is so well written. The book is a wonderful way to find new and innovative ways to increase happiness in a person’s life. 

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Being aware of how people treat their partners and how they feel about their relationship can have a big impact on the relationship. People should not only want to be happy in a relationship but also should want their partner to be happy as well. “To show interest and enthusiasm for our partner can keep the connection between the couple” (57). The enthusiasm can be simple things such as talking to each other, notes and messages for one another, and appreciation for one another. It also helps to not make the whole relationship about sex. “studies show that a simple touch can activate the reward regions of our brains…” (46) Feeling that sense of reward can help with igniting the passion once again with one another. It might rekindle those feelings they once had by reminding each other how they truly feel about one another. To nurture a relationship is to increase happiness with couples. “…we can use positive emotions, positive thoughts, and positive behaviors to neutralize those negatives” (52). People want to increase the positivity in a relationship to help us improve it (52). To have those negative feelings in a relationship can be toxic to the relationship (54). “positive emotions have a remarkable properties, which empower them to serve as foils to negative states” (55). To increase these emotions can help increase the couple’s pride in the relationship and help it to “…triggering healthful upward spirals” (55). “Our love grows when we recognize how much our spouse cares for us and is striving to support and encourage us” (44) People should continuously praise their partners to help increase happiness in the relationship. Partners will be more eager to show that praise back if they’re receiving it too. “…the most troubled couples need to observe how much they have been blaming and rejecting each other” (58). People shouldn’t hold on to every little thing in the relationship, but they should also be understanding when their partner is upset. To observe how people nurture and treat their relationship determines the happiness they will experience in the relationship. People should also remember that a relationship is a partnership that it is not a one-sided thing. There takes work and understanding of one another. There can be a great deal of happiness in a relationship it just takes work to keep it going. So, to work on the negative emotions in a relationship can be a big thing that can either make it or break it. 

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What I found interesting in the Myths of Happiness was about marriage. That you can be intimate without being sexual with one another. That a simple touch or a look to your partner can be intimate. I may have been with my husband for 9 years, but we don’t have that kind of intimacy. To think intimacy can be something so simple made me think of how I can be that way.  That thinking about divorce and not following through with it can release those feelings of wanting to follow through with it. Marriage is only in the honeymoon stage for about two years before it starts to dwindle and become dull. That things can become very stagenant after about two years.      

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Stephanie Morante 

English 99 

13 August 2019  

Borderline Personality Disorder Can Be Managed 

Borderline personality disorder, also known as BPD, is a mental disorder stemming from childhood trauma. People with BPD have a fear of abandonment, impulsiveness, self-harm, and either trying to commit suicide or considering it. “Suicide attempts are common, and one in ten patients eventually kills himself or herself” (Talan 2). People should always take it seriously when someone talks or even considers the idea of suicide. BPD is an emotional dysregulation disorder, in other words people with BPD have a very hard time regulating their emotions. Especially when they grow up in an invalidating environment. They don’t learn what emotions they’re feeling, so they end up disassociating mentally. Which means they basically check out mentally and aren’t aware of their situations or surroundings. People with BPD can also be impulsive in turn will cause them to act on things without thinking. That includes acting out illicit activities with random people. People with BPD can be found in risky situations without regard of their own safety. People with borderline personality disorder would benefit with psychotherapy and medications.  

BPD is a psychological disorder that can be chaotic if not properly treated or properly diagnosed. It was considered untreatable for a long time and mental health professionals would withhold the diagnosis, believing the patients were better off (Steiner 1). But it has been found people fare better after they receive a proper diagnosis. “…In men, it is often misdiagnosed as depression or PTSD” (Avramchuk 2). “BPD has a high comorbidity…” which means that other mental illnesses can coincide with BPD making it very difficult to diagnose (Avramchuk 5). Clinicians should remember that BPD “…is equally prevalent in men and women, and is heritable” (Nelson 1). Also, with the comorbidity “…complicates medical care compared to other individuals” (Kulacaoglu 1). Clinicians have to take other mental illnesses into consideration when planning treatments.  

Psychotherapy wasn’t found to be able to treat BPD until recently. It wasn’t until the last decade that it has been found to be treatable with dialectical behavior therapy or DBT (Steiner 1).  Marsha Linehan and her colleagues created DBT to help with suicidal patients so they’re able to slow down or stop impulsive behavior (Talan 3). It was through treating these patients they were able to see improvement with patients with BPD. BPD is usually misdiagnosed causing symptoms to appear as other illnesses. It’s only when all the symptoms are pooled together when it is finally seen as BPD. It wasn’t till it was published in the DSM-III that there was a set criteria for what was BPD (Schulz 1). “The new diagnostic strategies were helpful…” (Schulz 1). People were treated with antipsychotics before they were treated with therapy. Medications developed for BPD have been slow (Schulz 1). It wasn’t till recently that people were being treated with psychotherapy. DBT is the most common form of psychotherapy patients are treated with, and that usually lasts twelve months (Steiner 2).  

The main type of psychotherapy used to treat people with BPD is DBT. DBT usually consist of individual therapy, and group meetings where people are taught new skills to better regulate emotions (Arlo 4). It’s in the group meeting that skills are taught the most. The skills taught are put in four categories: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance (Arlo 4). The skills are tracked on a paper known as a diary card that has different skills typed up on to it. The other things tacked on the diary card is if there has been an attempt for someone to commit suicide (diary card). If someone has hurt themselves, used illegal drugs, taken medications as prescribed, and lastly the ups and downs of one’s emotions throughout the day (diary card). What has been tracked on the diary card is shared with a counselor privately, and the skills used throughout the week is shared in group sessions. During which the person is validated for their feelings but also helped with finding solutions to problems (Arlo 3). “Mindfulness practice helps to increase awareness and participation in the here and now and to identify areas of struggle that include tendencies to ruminate, dissociate…” (Arlo 5 & 6). “Patients are accepted as they are while also encouraged to make changes” (Arlo 6). The groups are a place where someone knows they’re not alone in the diagnosis. It helps that “therapists are trained to approach patients nonjudgmentally” (Nelson 3). Therapy is a good way to find a road to recovery, and to help someone educate themselves on the illness.  

Another thing that can help someone with BPD is medications. Though, as stated before it can be difficult to treat especially with the comorbidity of other illnesses clinicians tend to treat the symptoms that the person is feeling. Some of the medications that were used to treat BPD was traditional antipsychotic’s that is used for people with schizophrenia but after so long it became clear that people with BPD couldn’t tolerate even small doses of these medications (Schulz 2). One of the other ones was an antipsychotic quetiapine or known as seroquel (Schulz 3). “…A report the quetuapine reduced symptoms and also improved cognitive measures…” (Schulz 3). In another trial lamotigine an anticonvulsant has also been successful (Schulz 3). Prozac and xanax have been shown to be successful with people who have BPD (Schulz 4). They help to treat the persons depression as well as their anxiety. So, there is no one medication that is specifically for BPD but it has been found medications that target symptoms can be beneficial (Kulacaoglu 5). Having medications can help a mental illness, and it’s no different than taking a medication for the flu. The medications treat the sickness of the mind just like flu medications treat symptoms of the body.   

So, in all treatment can be very beneficial to those suffering with borderline personality disorder. “When an individual understands where their behavior comes from, it can be the key to recovery” (Steiner 4). It helps when the family also learns about the illness so the person with BPD doesn’t feel so alone. Having a network of friends and family that support and try to understand what is going on with that person mentally can be very beneficial. Taking medications can help to ease symptoms to help with the quality of life.  

Works Cited 

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