1. Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (Instant Rental)
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TRAILER 1 – Understanding BPD
Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder:
This video was created for individuals and their loved ones. It explains what causes BPD in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex, controversial and widely misunderstood mental illness. Millions of people – and their loved ones – struggle with BPD, yet few understand what it is.
People who have BPD may exhibit uncontrolled anger, have troubled relationships, intensely fear abandonment, act impulsively, abuse drugs or alcohol, harm themselves, attempt suicide, experience profound loneliness or, at times, feel detached from the world around them.
This program, the first in a series of five on Borderline Personality Disorder, explains what BPD is through the personal experiences of four families who have a relative with BPD.
Experts In This Program.
These stories are further informed by insights and commentary from leading experts in the field of BPD including:
Marsha Linehan, PhD – developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Alan Fruzzetti, PhD – co-developer of the NEA-BPD Family Connections education program.
Alec Miller, PsyD – director of the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, at Montefiore Medical Center.
Run Time. 39 minutes
Sammy C –
This actually gave me a better understanding of my disorder.
I would have liked to see more about what to do when everyone’s emotions are out of control.
A partner from Ohio –
I still cannot say totally, “I understand how you feel,” but I think I have a much better handle on what is going on and the struggles she is dealing with after watching this. That should be good for both of us.
Because I learned more about others in this situation (both those with BPD and family members), I learned that I wasn’t alone, as well as a better understanding of what I might expect to experience. That helped me to be more understanding, I changed my reactions and interactions because of what I learned, which reduced my BPD spouse’s stress and anxieties. It’s not the relationship that I had envisioned when we got married, but it is better today than it was. I have fewer “expectations” and have become much more flexible in our relationship and in life. I am at peace with her and accept her for who she is.
This was great for me. It had a lot of information that you can’t find out there unless you are willing to read extensively. Dr. Fruzzetti was great.
Emmy with BPD –
Seeing people who have BPD and who are doing well is very good for those of us who aren’t doing so well.
A good overview of Borderline Personality Disorder that showed us that now we need more information about the skills and interventions that we could use to deal with our loved one who has Borderline. Where do we go for that?