Emotional Regulation: Depressive Disorder vs. Borderline Personality

In this article, I provide my bi-weekly research summary on a topic I think may help others in some way. This week I focused on depression, borderline personality, and different types of emotional regulation. I read the research so you don't have to

Emotional Regulation: Depressive Disorder vs. Borderline Personality


What is Emotion Regulation?

Emotion regulation is the process of managing our emotional responses to events and situations. It is a complex process that involves a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and physiological mechanisms. Emotion regulation can be adaptive or maladaptive. Adaptive emotion regulation helps us to cope with stress and to maintain emotional balance. Maladaptive emotion regulation can lead to problems such as anxiety, depression, and aggression.

Today I'm going to summarize for you the following article

Title: Daily Emotion Regulation in Major Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder

Author/s: Ulrike Zetsche,...

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Loneliness is a Public Health Crisis

Loneliness is a Public Health Crisis

On May 2, 2023, the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued an advisory that declared loneliness a public health crisis. That's right, loneliness is now considered a serious health problem that can have a negative impact on your physical and mental well-being.

Loneliness is the feeling of being alone or isolated from others. It's not the same as being alone, which can be a good thing and sometimes even preferred (we see you introverts and fellow neurodivergent humans). Loneliness is when you feel like you don't have meaningful connections with other people.

Dr. Vivek Murthy

Within his advisory, Dr. Murthy called on individuals, communities, and organizations to take steps to address loneliness. He suggested that people reach out to friends and family, get involved in their communities, and volunteer. And, he also reached out to social media health creators to help spread this important message.

To do this, on May 1st (the...

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