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If Only We Had Known: A Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder video series.
This five part video series was created to help families and loved ones living with Borderline Personality Disorder. Using the personal stories of four families coping with BPD and insights from leading BPD experts, the disorder is explained in ways that are clear and easy to understand. The videos focus on: understanding what BPD is; what causes it; how it is diagnosed; how it is treated; and how families can learn to cope with BPD and rebuild fractured relationships. GO→
Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder. (If Only We Had Known, Program 1).
Do you have a loved one who’s always angry, depressed or anxious. Are they impulsive, abuse drugs or quickly drop in or out of relationships? Do they feel lost and alone? Do they cut or burn themselves? Attempt suicide? Do you wonder why? They may be suffering from borderline personality disorder, or BPD. Using personal stories of Borderline Personality Disorder this video explains BPD in ways that are clear and easy to understand. Experts in this video include: Marsha Linehan, PhD, Alan Fruzzetti, PhD, and Alec Miller, PsyD. GO→
Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder. (If Only We Had Known, Program 2).
From the homes of families coping with the disorder to researchers using high tech brain imaging technology, the question of what causes BPD is explained. Why are some people vulnerable to developing borderline personality disorder? What is different about them that puts them at risk? Do their brains work in a different way? Experts in this video include: Antonia New, MD, John Gunderson, MD, Marsha Linehan, PhD, Perry Hoffman, PhD, Alec Miller, PsyD, and Valerie Porr. GO→
Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder. (If Only We Had Known, Program 3).
There is a set of criteria for making a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Why then, is it so difficult for many people to get that diagnosis? As difficult as it is with adults, why is it even harder to get a diagnosis of BPD for an adolescent? This program presents the criteria for making a diagnosis of BPD and how getting a diagnosis can be the first step on the road to recovery. Experts in these video include: Peter Fonagy, PhD, Mary Zanarini, EdD, Perry Hoffman, PhD, Alan Fruzzetti, PhD, and John Gunderson, MD. GO→
Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. (If Only We Had Known, Program 4).
Despite what many believe, borderline personality disorder is very treatable. There are a number of therapies specifically designed to treat BPD. This program presents several treatments for borderline personality disorder that have helped people throughout the world. Marsha Linehan discusses Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Peter Fonagy explains Mentalization Based Treatment and Frank Yeomans describes Transference Focused Psychotherapy. The use of medications in treating BPD is also examined. GO→
Coping with Borderline Personality Disorder. (If Only We Had Known, Program 5).
Borderline Personality Disorder affects not only the people who suffer from it, but everyone else in the family as well – particularly parents, siblings, children, spouses and partners. This program shows how family members can, and do, play a big role in the outcome of the person who has BPD. With proper treatment and family support people can recover. Family education and support programs are highlighted, illustrating how relationships with loved ones who have BPD can be repaired and restored. GO→