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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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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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.

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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 Happens to Men Who Have BPD?

Is the mental health profession failing men by diagnosing them with borderline personality disorder? The experiences of men who meet criteria for borderline personality are no less difficult and distressing than a female in similar circumstances. Or are they? Conventional wisdom regarding the prevalence of BPD holds that the gender ratio of females compared with males is estimated to be 3:1. While that ratio has long been considered the norm, more recent research suggests there might actually be an equal distribution of BPD among men and women. What are the ramifications of that? The question is addressed in a thoughtful article written by digital journalist Farahnaz Mohammed that recently appeared in the online news outlet . Farahnaz recounts the experiences of two men who have faced the challenges of BPD for years and suffered numerous negative consequences along the way. Regardless of the varying BPD prevalence among women and men, a number of those consequences are gender unique. Ms. Mohammed notes that men may suffer from BPD in a number of different ways than women do. “Unfortunately for men, traditional concepts of masculinity are often incongruent with mental stability”. You can read the entire article here Image courtesy of read more
Families need to know that they matter. They make an enormous difference in what’s going to happen to their loved one.”

Alan Fruzzetti, PhD
Co-developer of Family Connections