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Can yoga and meditation fix sociopathy/BPD?

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Should I believe my wife? we have been married for 12 years and have no children. she is 43 years old. she says that she has endured mental problems since her teenage years as a result of childhood sexual abuse by an uncle? I agree that her behaviour has been horrific at times and from my research she displays many of the traits of sociopathy and/or BPD. I appreciate that self diagnosis is dangerous. recently she says that she has now come to terms with this with the aid of meditation and yoga and does not see the need to consult a professional therapist skilled in personality disorders. what do you think? should I believe her?
 
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Sometimes the seemingly randomest things help. Only time will tell if it helps her.
 
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As a practicing Buddhist I'd say no, metta can boost empathy and meditation will help but it won't cure it 100%.
 
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No harm in trying i tried laughter ball yoga its some weird shit i might try it again but meditation you just reminded me i need to start doing it ty anon
 
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Hey :)

As much as meditation and yoga is great for recovery, it's not a silver bullet for mental illness. A combined approach of medication, therapy and behavioural changes is the best method. I'd still go and see a GP and counsellor to get professional support x

Much love <3
 
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Hey :)

As much as meditation and yoga is great for recovery, it's not a silver bullet for mental illness. A combined approach of medication, therapy and behavioural changes is the best method. I'd still go and see a GP and counsellor to get professional support x

Much love <3
did you mean 'medication' or 'meditation'?
 
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Have been practicing regular (as I can manage) meditation for around a year now, however its only taken me so far, I do not get the impression it can compensate for other focused psychological support like therapy or support groups.
 
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did you mean 'medication' or 'meditation'?
Both! What I meant to say is, meditation is great for wellbeing but doesn't solve mental illness alone. You need a medication course, therapy and behavioural changes (such as meditating every day) to see best results. Sorry, I should have clarified!x
 
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