Take a Breather: A Mindful Tactic for Borderline Dysphoria
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 18, Number 6&7, June 2020
Topics: Agitation | Behavior therapy | Borderline Personality Disorder | BPD | Crisis intervention | Mindfulness | Psychotherapy | Self-injury | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management
Greg Sazima, MD.
Senior Behavioral Faculty, Stanford/O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program, San Jose, CA.
Dr. Sazima has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Dysphoric states cause intense anxiety and an urgent need to get relief. They can drive patients to self-harm, substance abuse, and suicide. Greg Sazima describes a breathing technique that helps patients pass safely through these crises.