Although the educational, research-based information I found was invaluable, I was most grateful for all of the personal experiences people had shared online and in books that gave me a sense of profound gratitude in knowing that my family was not alone in our struggle.
While it is sometimes impossible to understand the motivations and behaviors of a person with BPD, educating yourself about the BPD experience will be an illuminating journey that ultimately will help both you and your loved one with BPD to develop a greater capacity for compassion and communication.
Borderline Personality Disorder is difficult to treat, and treatment for BPD is often an intensive process. However, it is possible to recover from BPD and begin living a more balanced, emotionally healthy life.
A marked and persistent fear of social interaction is often diagnosed as Social Anxiety Disorder, and it is a common co-occurring disorder for those with Borderline Personality Disorder.
It may be tempting for some with the diagnosis to attempt to manage Borderline Personality Disorder without the help of therapeutic intervention. However, despite dedication or the desire to recover, it is unlikely that a person with Borderline Personality Disorder will overcome BPD on their own without the guidance and insight that the therapeutic process can offer.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is considered the best available course of treatment for people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), but the lessons learned in DBT can be applied in your everyday life.
A look at how one Borderline Personality Disorder treatment program adapted traditional therapeutic approaches to BPD specifically for young people.
When adults enter treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, they generally have already experienced many years of dysfunction. Early intervention with young can address behavioral problems and their root causes before they become completely entrenched.
This article provides you some techniques and practical applications of mentalization for families struggling to overcome the constant misunderstandings and distress that poor familial interactions can cause.
In this article, we will examine how family communication that does not include mentalization can lead to a cycle of misunderstandings and dysfunction, and increase distress and vulnerability.