Borderline Personality Disorder Related Content

A Guide to General Psychiatric Management

General psychiatric management (GPM), also known as good psychiatric management, is a treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is a complex condition that can make everything about a person’s life feel unstable, including their emotions, sense of self, and relationships. While BPD is...

Video: How Is Borderline Personality Disorder Treated?

What are the common treatments for BPD? McLean’s Dr. Lois Choi-Kain talks about different treatment options including first-line therapies like general psychiatric management, dialectical behavior therapy, and more. Treatment for BPD According to Choi-Kain, “What we know works in the treatment of...

Podcast: Expert Answers to Questions About BPD

Jenn talks to Dr. Lois Choi-Kain about the intricacies of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Lois discusses signs and symptoms of BPD, explains the differences between treatment options, and answers audience questions about borderline personality disorder. Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, is the...

Podcast: Courtney Cook Is Living Her Life With BPD

Jenn talks to Courtney Cook about her illustrated memoir, “The Way She Feels: My Life on the Borderline in Pictures and Pieces.” Courtney shares highs and lows of navigating her BPD diagnosis, talks about how to embrace the ups and downs of the condition, and explains how writing has been an outlet...

Everything You Need To Know About Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex condition. It affects how a person feels about themselves and others. BPD is characterized by intense, unstable emotions and relationships as well as insecurity and self-doubt. BPD makes everything about a person feel unstable, ranging from moods...

Understanding Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

People living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) often struggle with self-image, emotional stability, and relationships with others. Transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) treats BPD by concentrating on the relationship between the therapist and patient. Transference refers to feelings a...

Deconstructing Stigma: Remember to Live in the Moment

The following story features Meghan, a 27-year-old nanny in Massachusetts and participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Learn more at DeconstructingStigma.org. A trip to the local market could send Meg into a severe state...

Paying It Forward Through a Paycheck

Sue Callori needs only to glance at her arms to remember the tools she uses when the going gets tough. On her right arm her tattoos read: “Challenge your thoughts,” “Radical acceptance,” and “Distraction,” and on her left: “This too shall pass.” The writings remind her of what she learned during her...

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens

Being a teenager is difficult. Teens go through many changes, including social and educational changes and hormonal mood swings. Sometimes teens act without thinking if they will get into trouble, with out-of-character actions, thoughts, and feelings all being part of the typical teen experience...

Video: Courtney Cook Is Living Her Life With BPD

Courtney Cook showed every classic symptom of borderline personality disorder as a child—but wasn’t diagnosed until years later because many believed she’d “grow out of it.” She’s not alone in this experience—many other people in the United States with BPD feel as if their experience with the...

Video: Learn More About BPD: What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

What is borderline personality disorder? How do you recognize the signs and symptoms of BPD? McLean’s Dr. Lois Choi-Kain answers common questions to help us better understand this disorder. What Is BPD? Borderline personality disorder is a problem of pervasive instability in many areas of...

Video: Expert Answers to Questions About BPD

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) can make everything about a person feel unstable. Whether it’s variations in mood, behavior, relationships, or thoughts, it can cause people with this condition to be quickly triggered by things others may not notice or react to. But it can also be treated...

Podcast: Ask Me Anything About Emotional Regulation

Jenn talks to Dr. Lois W. Choi-Kain. Lois offers tactics to overcome challenges with emotional regulation, provides tips to improve interpersonal hypersensitivity, and shares information about the connection between emotions and borderline personality disorder. Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, is the...

In the Media: A New Name for BPD?

“I don’t think the term itself is pejorative. But I think that associations with the term have been very stigmatizing.” – Dr. Lois W. Choi-Kain