Borderline Personality Disorder for Family and Friends

This is a link to an interesting site… bpdfamily.com

It offers practical and emotional support to loved ones / family members who are living with an individual who may have the symptoms, and/or a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
The comments regarding diagnosis of BPD sadly mirrors the judgment of some of my peers who fall into the category of clinicians hesitant to acknowledge / diagnose this particular personality disorder.
Working with clients who have BPD can be testing,however, the roots of the disorder and treatment plans are far from complicated thanks to the emergence of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy.  BPD does not have to be a life sentence and some  individuals can and do recover. Challenging historical perceptions of the disorder would go a long way to improving the lives of many individuals and their families.

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