Many people who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality who exhibit a high degree of emotional sensitivity along with what is described as a genetic vulnerability to emotional dysregulation might actually possess a form of giftedness. Which begs the question: “If this is a gift, why does it hurt so much?”
Throughout the month we have offered people a free screening online of our 30 minute program “Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder from the 5 part series “If Only We Had Known: A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder”
For many years after borderline personality disorder was first defined in 1938, the conventional wisdom among mental health providers was that BPD was a permanent condition. The poor response by patients to existing psychotherapies and medications created a belief that the disorder was incurable.
The five-part video series “If Only We Had Known: A Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder” is a comprehensive exploration of BPD and the impact it has on individuals, families and society. The series was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) explores the nature of BPD,
Here’s the good news: more people in the Chicago, Illinois area are seeking out treatment for their mental health problems than ever before. Now, here’s the bad: there are not nearly enough psychiatrists to meet the demand. And it’s getting worse.