Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder:
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex, controversial and widely misunderstood mental illness. Millions of people – and their families – 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