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This report examined the experiences of carers and people we care for with a diagnosis of BPD, and their perspectives on emergency care when a crisis arises.
It was an Honours project supported by the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group, and undertaken in consultation with the Sanctuary BPD Carers Support Group, SA.
From Family Trauma to Family Support System Harriet P. Lefley, Phd Families’ Experiences With Mental Illness The body of research on families’ experience when one member has a mental illness suggests pervasive problems across diagnoses. There are...
Family Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder Dixianne Penney, Dr. P.H. Patricia Woodward, M.A.T. A first encounter with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is likely to leave one reeling: a call from the emergency room or a counsellor at school...
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...
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...
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...
Dr Chris Wurm is a counsellor and a GP Psychotherapist in Private Practice.
Two of his many areas of interest are working with people who have Drug and Alcohol issues and also adolescents diagnosed with Mental Illness
The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council published this Clinical Practice Guideline
to assist health professionals to diagnose, treat and manage BPD in adolescents and adults.
Download the guideline for free
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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