Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is highly misunderstood and, as a result, highly stigmatized. This series will help you understand the disorder, avoid the ever-too-common misdiagnosis, improve your relationships, and ultimately live a better life.
In the first session, Dr. Ramani breaks down how the brain of someone with BPD works - and dispels the common misconceptions. Not all behaviors of BPD are equal - like any mental health disorder, there are different levels of severity of borderline personality disorder in terms of how it affects the sufferer’s day-to-day life. Dr. Ramani also walks through the demographics most affected, at what age you can spot the signs of BPD, and whether there are common co-occurring disorders.
The causes and risk factors of borderline personality disorder are complex. In Session 2, Dr. Ramani explains the biological, environmental, temperamental, and social factors at play when it comes to the development of BPD.
Those with borderline personality disorder display specific interpersonal patterns of behavior. But these behaviors are often mistaken for symptoms of other more common mental health disorders. In Session 3, Dr. Ramani explains how to spot the signs in teenagers and adults, how the symptoms differ in men versus women, and more.
Diagnosing BPD goes hand-in-hand with spotting the signs of the disorder - so in Session 4, Dr. Ramani paints an in-depth picture of each framework used to diagnose the condition from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). She explains what each framework means, what the behaviors in each framework look like, and how these behaviors affect someone’s day to day life.
You or your loved one needs to find a professional in order to get diagnosed in the first place. And taking the right steps to see the right professional and get the right diagnosis is difficult. But what’s even more difficult is convincing someone else to do so. In our fifth Session, Dr. Ramani explains what steps to take, and how to persuade your loved one to see a professional.
What comes next? Treatment. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to effectively treating borderline personality disorder. In our sixth Session, Dr. Ramani explains all of the treatment options, how to tell if it’s working, and how to measure the progress of a treatment plan.
Once you or your loved one finds the right treatment plan, how do you manage it in the long-term? And what are some self-help strategies that sufferers of borderline personality disorder can use at home? Dr. Ramani answers these questions and more in our final Session.
This breakthrough series paints the right picture of borderline personality disorder and will not only improve your relationships... it will give you the tools to improve your life.