“With its symptoms involving longstanding and deep-seated difficulties in identity, relationships, and coping with emotions, it might seem that borderline personality disorder (BPD) might be baked into an individual’s ability to manage in everyday life. If you know someone with this disorder, you’re undoubtedly well aware of these challenges in situations in which they become afraid of losing control, unable to distinguish their own inner experiences from those of other people, and are convinced of their own worthlessness. Even after going through psychotherapy, this person may soon revert back to their prior mode of functioning, maybe stimulated by rejection in the form of a bad relationship breakup or even loss of employment.”

This Psychology Today article by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D, focuses on how new research on borderline personality disorder shows what can lead to change.

You can read the article in its the entirety here

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