For 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.
Antonia New, MD
Causes of BPD
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 is a treatable illness. There are now therapies that have been developed specifically to treat BPD.
“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
BPD QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“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
Hannah Hilgeman is a contributor to the online health community The Mighty. She writes about her physical disability: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), her mental health disability: borderline personality disorder (BPD), and life at the intersection of these two chronic conditions.read more
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