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If Only We Had Known: A Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder video series was created to help individuals, families, and loved ones who live with Borderline Personality Disorder. Using the personal stories of families and insights from leading experts in the field, the disorder is explained in ways that are clear and easy to understand. Each of the five videos focuses on a critical aspect of BPD and provides information that can help families learn how to cope with BPD and rebuild fractured relationships. The five videos in the series are: 1. Understanding BPD, 2.Causes of BPD, 3. Diagnosing BPD, 4. Treatment of BPD, and 5. Coping with BPD.

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1.Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

This program explains what Borderline Personality Disorder is through the personal experiences of people who have BPD, their family members and leading BPD experts. This is the first in a five part series on BPD.

2. Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder

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? This program, the second in the series of five, explains the delicate interplay of a person’s inborn personality and their social environment.

3. Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder

This program, the third in the five part series discusses the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder and explains how getting a diagnosis can be the first step on the road to recovery.

4. Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

This program, the fourth in the five part series, 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.

5. Coping with Borderline Personality Disorder

This program, the last in a series, 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, showing how relationships with loved ones who have BPD can be repaired and restored.