TW: Discussion of suicide and self-harm

BPD knows no borders, it has no political affiliation, and its effects can be felt in families around the world. Today’s news article comes from South Africa, where Corne van Zyl talks with Dr. Aneshree Moodley and Linda Christensen about BPD, its causes symptoms, and potential treatments.

“The BPD patient’s response is not like a once-off reaction which could be explained or contextualized by a person being under more stress than usual, for example. This is a deep fear, a regular, frequent pattern of interpreting some small incident – such as a partner being a few minutes late for a date – as utter abandonment, resulting in accusations and angry outbursts that are disproportionate to the situation.”

You can read the full article in The South African here

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