Borderline Personality Disorder

quote-marks-beginFor somebody with Borderline Personality Disorder, if the part of the brain that says ‘I’m hurt by that,’ doesn’t then kick in and stop the intensity of that emotion, that emotion becomes overwhelming.

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Antonia New, MD
Causes of BPD

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Coming Soon! We’re working with leading expert Robert Friedel, MD on a video about the use of medications in the treatment of BPD. Signup and we’ll let you know to when it’s available.

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These scenes from A Family Guide to BPD provide a look into the lives of people who faced and overcame the many challenges of Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Borderline Personality Disorder Support
Family Support

Are you searching for information about BPD? If you are, you’re not alone. Millions of people and their loved ones are severely affected by this disorder.

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatments
BPD Treatments

Borderline Personality Disorder is a treatable illness. There are now therapies that have been developed specifically to treat BPD.

Borderline Personality DIsorder
BPD Facts

Borderline Personality Disorder is complex and confusing. Separating fact from myth is critical to understanding this greatly misunderstood disorder.

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Absolutely wonderful. The people in these videos explain what it’s like to have Borderline Personality Disorder better than I ever could.”

Marsha Linehan, PhD Developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy



What Makes You Happy?

PsyBlog, a website dedicated to human psychology, reports the results of a recent research study that looked into the relationship between generosity and happiness. The research team use MRI brain scans to monitor activity in the ventral striatum, an area of the brain that is important in the feeling of happiness. People were asked about their happiness levels before and after the experiment.  Those who had been more generous during the experiment were happier. It turns out that even the smallest amount of generosity enhances feelings of happiness in the giving person. In fact, people just making a promise to be more generous was enough to trigger activity in the brain that increased their feelings of happiness. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications. Dr Philippe Tobler, one of the study’s authors, wrote: “It is remarkable that intent alone generates a neural change before the action is actually implemented. You don’t need to become a self-sacrificing martyr to feel happier. Just being a little more generous will suffice.”... read more
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Alan Fruzzetti, PhD
Co-developer of Family Connections