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Self-harm and BPD, from Gunderson and Hoffman Publication

Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behaviour in Borderline Personality Disorder Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. Beth S. Brodsky, Ph.D.   Deliberately inflicted self-harm in the context of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be disturbing, frightening, and shame provoking to...

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Busting Myths about BPD

This offering comes from the 2018 BPD Awareness Week campaign, from the Australian BPD Foundation collaborating with many other groups that support Australians with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

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A Beep from the Border

Are you curious ... what is BPD?   Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD (or The Beep when it is interfering with my plans) This offering comes from the 2018 BPD Awareness Week campaign, from the Australian BPD Foundation collaborating with many other...

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Causes of BPD, by Robert O Friedel MD

by Robert O Friedel MD For many years, it was commonly believed that the main cause of borderline disorder was poor or uninformed parenting. It now seems most likely that biological factors, especially genetic ones, are necessary to place a person at risk...

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Causes of BPD, by John G Gunderson MD

Hi again. Here is what John Gunderson says about the causes of BPD. While I know that many consumers have been abused, I feel that what Gunderson says, is much closer to the truth for many of us. I do not want to downplay emotional and/or physical abuse...

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NMHRC Guideline for Borderline Personality Disorder (2012)

From the Australian National Mental Health Research Council (NMHRC) 2012:

Borderline personality is the most common and serious of the personality disorders, affecting many in the general population.

The Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder (2012) will assist health professionals to diagnose, treat and manage BPD in adolescents and adults.

This guideline will also improve understanding and recognition of BPD in health services and the community.

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Some Thoughts on Loving Someone with BPD

Recently added to the website from the archives.

As carers, we may experience some of these feelings at different times, and we are not alone. These feelings are common to most of us and perfectly understandable

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