1. Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder
This program explains what Borderline Personality Disorder is through the personal experiences of people who have BPD, their family members and leading BPD experts. This is the first in a five part series on BPD and families.
Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder. Do you have a loved one who’s always angry, depressed or anxious. Are they impulsive, abuse drugs or quickly drop in or out of relationships? Do they feel lost and alone? Do they cut or burn themselves? Attempt suicide? Do you wonder why? They may be suffering from borderline personality disorder, or BPD. BPD is complex, controversial and widely misunderstood mental illness. Using personal stories of Borderline Personality Disorder this video explains BPD in ways that are clear and easy to understand.
Run Time: 39 minutes
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See what some of the experts say in this video
Marsha Linehan, PhD"If you are dealing with a person who meets criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder, most of the time, they're doing the best they can."Marsha Linehan, PhDDeveloper of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Alan Fruzzetti, PhD"Clearly, it's a common feature in BPD for people to be relationship troubled."Alan Fruzzetti, PhDClinical Psychologist/Family Advocate
Alec Miller, PsyD"We find that people with BPD have higher emotional sensitivity. So things that they feel... get under their skin much faster than their peers or their siblings."Alec Miller, PsyDClinical Psychologist