Many people believe that people struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) merely lack the willpower to overcome the behavioral and emotional problems associated with the disorder. However, this is a dangerous misconception.
If you are suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), you may experience a lessening of symptoms associated with the disorder as you get older. But don’t let this fool you into thinking that you can merely “grow out of” BPD. Although there is sometimes a reduction of Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms as a person ages, it is dangerous to assume that you can just wait out the disorder and hope to get better.
The seminar, scheduled for Sept. 17, 2010, will focus on the theoretical foundation of Mentalization-Based Therapy and its application to treating patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
A study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that people with personality disorders are 1.5 times more likely than people without personality disorders to relapse with major depression.
When it comes to treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), therapists most often turn to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT was developed as a way to help people with the disorder better manage their BPD symptoms.
You may have heard that insurers almost never cover Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) treatment because the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) classifies it as an Axis II personality disorder. However, depending on your insurance carrier and your plan, you may have some options.
Only relatively recently has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) been accepted by clinicians, therapists, and even insurance companies as a valid psychiatric diagnosis. The initial lack of diagnostic precision in determining the exact behavior and symptoms associated with BPD, combined with the fact that the disorder overlapped with a number of other psychiatric disorders, led many to question the validity of the diagnosis.
Any relationship takes a lot of work to maintain. A relationship with someone who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) may be even more challenging, and may leave you wondering if that person can ever become truly intimate with you.
“Back from the Edge” is a 48-minute documentary film that features compelling firsthand accounts of the struggle to overcome Borderline Personality Disorder, the experiences of family members, and the advice of BPD treatment experts.
Scientists and clinicians from around the world participated in the congress and presented their latest findings on such topics as treating adolescent BPD, using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and teaching mindfulness.