3. Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder (Instant Rental)
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TRAILER 3 – Diagnosing BPD
Diagnosing 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.
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
John F, MSW –
Videos perhaps should distinguish between BPD and Bipolar. Many people are diagnosed with Bipolar in error, instead of borderline personality disorder.
During the part about the plethora of ‘diagnosis’ our children get at an early age (ADHD, ODD, OCD, separation anxiety, etc.) our whole family, including our daughter, kept nodding our heads. Now to see all these misdiagnosis were probably childhood indicators of Borderline is somewhat distressing. Why isn’t there more information in the professional community about Borderline.
It was good to see that the behaviors we see in our daughter are actually symptoms of the illness- and that she’s not just acting out.
George L –
For those of us who have children with the disorder it is difficult to know what is normal adolescent behavior and what is not. This helped explain it.