This thorough and in-depth Psychology Today article from Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA, delves into the ever-improving treatment for BPD:

” Though awareness is increasing and stigma decreasing, BPD often is unrecognized and may be associated with great suffering (as well as positive experiences). According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, about 1.4 percent of people have BPD, 75 percent of whom are women, though estimates of rates change over time with recognition and public awareness.

BPD overlaps with other conditions, including complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD), and may have dissociative features, while being distinct from Dissociative Identity Disorder. BPD may be associated with depression, eating problems, substance and alcohol use problems and relationship difficulties.

These conditions share core features, including attachment difficulties and impaired self-awareness, which often interfere with day-to-day function and therapeutic goals. Attachment, the quality of how we relate, whether secure or insecure, is increasingly found to be a core feature in illness and health…”

You can read the full article here

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