Now that more is known about Borderline Personality Disorder, there has been a recent movement in the therapeutic community to rename the disorder to something more accurate.
Educating yourself about mental illness can help to get rid of stigmas and allow you to provide better support to people living with an anxiety disorder, mood disorder, personality disorder, or other psychiatric disorder.
Because BPD is such a complex disorder, instead of guessing that you have it based on your own research, you should seek the advice and treatment of a mental health professional. Only a licensed clinician or therapist should be relied upon to accurately diagnose BPD.
In a study published in the journal Psychiatry Research, French psychologists and psychiatrists determined that Darth Vader had six of the nine criteria used for a BPD diagnosis.
The American Psychiatric Association is preparing a major revision to the DSM that will represent a considerable change in how personality disorders such as BPD will be defined and diagnosed.
It used to be that a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) came with it little hope for recovery. These days, however, the right treatment can result in a long-lasting remission from BPD symptoms.
Many family members struggle with understanding the behaviors and symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. Family therapy can help you have a better understanding of BPD and learn to better cope with how you handle it.
The seminar will focus on the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing and psychiatric management to treat the disorders.
Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D., coordinator of the Eating Disorders Program at Clearview Treatment Programs in Los Angeles, discusses how the symptoms of BPD overlap with those of an eating disorder.
It is usually clear whether a person has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Bipolar Disorder, but due to the similarity in symptoms between the two disorders, misdiagnosis is common.