2. Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder
From the homes of families coping with the disorder to researcher labs using high tech brain imaging technology, the question of what causes is BPD is explained.
Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder. Why are some people vulnerable to developing borderline personality disorder? What is different about them that puts them at risk? Do their brains work in a different way?
This program, the second of a series of five on BPD and families, explains the delicate interplay of a person’s inborn personality and their social environment.
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See what some of the experts say in this video
Marsha Linehan, PhD"There is no doubt that there is a biological vunerablity."Marsha Linehan, PhDDeveloper of DBT Therapy
John Gunderson, MD"There is a heritability factor... for Borderline Personality Disorder that is about the same magnitude as it is for every other major psychiatric illness."John Gunderson, MDPsychiatrist
Perry Hoffman, PhD"We know now that there is something in the brain that's different in people with BPD."Perry Hoffman, PhDClinical Psychologist/Family Advocate
Valerie Porr"When the families see there's something neuro- biologically not working, compassion starts to come."Valerie PorrFamily Advocate