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“But whatever you do, between now and our next session, DON’T google Borderline Personality Disorder. Why? Because you aren’t going to like what you read. A lot of it will be misinformation, and it will make you out to be … Continue reading →
It’s time to rethink the ways we talk about borderline personality disorder. Here’s why.
Many clinicians are apprehensive about the risk associated with symptoms of BPD, such as self-harm and suicidal behavior.
This is why we need to make BPD stigma-free:
So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? Think again. Many of us have seen Fatal Attraction where the lead female character is described as having borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the diagnosis is not that Hollywood portrayal. In fact, despite great efforts through a number of organizations, including McLean Hospital, Project 375, and the Linehan Institute, there are still many misconceptions about BPD. And unfortunately, along with misconceptions, comes stigma.
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Neurological imaging studies suggest that people with BPD have an overactive amygdala, the part of the brain where emotions are processed, and an underactive pre-frontal cortex, that regulates those emotions. And among adolescents, it can be dismissed as a phase of normal adolescent development, and misdiagnosis poses an additional risk to these young people.
Borderline personality disorder: Study shows stigma a barrier to those seeking treatment – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A study shows people with borderline personality disorder often face stigma and even overt discrimination when seeking treatment.
Despite being more common than schizophrenia and bipolar disorder combined, borderline personality disorder remains one of the least understood and
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New Update on Rachel In Borderland! – Why I Choose to Speak Out Against (Rather than Hide from) Mental Health Stigmas & Why You Should Too!
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