Borderline Personality Disorder

We Need to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder for What it Really is – a Response to Trauma

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a highly stigmatised and misunderstood condition. Australians with BPD face considerable barriers to accessing high-quality and affordable care, according to new research published today. For every 100 patients we treat in inpatient psychiatric wards, 43 will have BPD. People with this condition are vulnerable, impulsive, and highly susceptible to criticism …

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The Social Struggles of People with Borderline Personality

That people with borderline personality disorder are particularly sensitive to rejection seems to be part and parcel of their psychological makeup. An insecure attachment style, in which people constantly fear being abandoned or neglected, is regarded as one of the most critical factors at play in leading to the instability and identity difficulties they face as adults. If …

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Why the Coronavirus Is Triggering My Fear of Abandonment

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by a new-to-humans viral strain in the coronavirus family, has led to the pandemic we are currently experiencing. For many of us with mental disorders, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), we may be disproportionately impacted. Sudden changes in plans. Social distancing. Isolation. Loss of structure and routine. Canceled …

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