For many years, clinicians have been hesitant to diagnose adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder, believing it would be stigmatizing to a patient and that there was no clear treatment. Carla Sharp, professor of psychology and director of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Houston, begs to differ.

Read about her work on diagnosing BPD here

You can hear about the importance and utility of a proper diagnosis from people who have lived experience with BPD in this clip.

 

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