“Some of borderline personality disorder’s reputation of being difficult to treat comes from the antiquated idea that BPD is intractable and that people with BPD have a character problem that makes them attention-seeking and help-rejecting,” says Nicole Cardona of Boston Univerity’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and the lead author of the research. “That said, advancements in BPD research over the last 30 years have begun changing this reputation. There are currently several evidence-based treatments for BPD that have been shown to reduce symptoms and greatly improve quality of life.”

This Psychology Today article from Mark Travers, Ph.D. highlights how understanding patterns of emotions and responses are key to treating BPD.

You can read the full article here

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