Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder
There is a set of criteria for making a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Yet, despite clear evidence that BPD is likely the cause of their problems, it is extremely difficult for people to get that diagnosis
It is even harder to get a diagnosis of BPD for an adolescent. Waiting for young people to reach adulthood wastes valuable time in getting the right treatment and prolongs the suffering of the entire family.
This program, the third in a series of five on Borderline Personality Disorder and families, presents the diagnostic criteria for making a diagnosis of BPD and how getting a diagnosis is the first step on the road to recovery.
Experts In This Program. These experiences are informed by insights from leading experts in the field.
Peter Fonagy, PhD co-developer of Mentalization-Based Treatment
Mary Zanarini, EdD, professor, Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital
Perry Hoffman, PhD and Alan Fruzzetti, PhD, co-developers of the NEA-BPD Family Connections
Alec Miller, PsyD, Director of the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, at Montefiore Medical Center.
John Gunderson, MD, founder of the McLean Hospital Borderline Personality Disorder Center.
Valerie Porr, BPD advocate
Run Time: 38 minutes