January 2, 2019

BPD Demystified

TOP 10: Patient Site.

Borderline Personality Disorders Demystified is intended for people with borderline personality disorder, for those who think they may suffer from it, for their families, and for psychiatrists and other mental health care providers who strive to help them. The site was started in 2006 and is listed by Alexa/Yahoo as the eighth most popular website for personality disorders and fifth for Borderline personality disorder.

Robert Friedel, MD sister suffered from borderline disorder. He has selected information about the disorder that will provide readers with an increased understanding of the symptoms, history, causes, and nature of borderline disorder. Friedel says it is important to be aware of the various methods of treatment now available for borderline disorder, as well as of their effectiveness and risks. He says that it is also useful to know how to locate resources and other information that will provide you with additional help.

Friedel tells patients that there is good reason to be encouraged. He points to scientific articles have been written about borderline disorder over the past decade than in all previous decades combined and the facts that there are new technologies of modern medical research now being used to study the disorder. Information from this research sheds new light on the causes, nature, symptoms, and treatments of borderline personality disorder. More psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are becoming aware of the clinical significance of borderline disorder and learning how to treat it effectively.

Friedel advised, if you have borderline disorder, do not lose hope. Persist in your efforts to find a psychiatrist, or another physician or mental health professional that understands and is trained to treat patients with borderline disorder. Participate actively in the development of your treatment program, and then stick to it. If the treatment program does not appear to be effective in some way, or if you are experiencing side effects to medications, discuss these problems with your doctor. Ask for and accept the help and support of your family and friends. Work with them because they are an important part of your life and can play a significant role in your continued improvement.

It takes great courage to struggle with the symptoms of borderline personality disorder, but do so with the knowledge that others with the disorder have gained much more control over their lives than they ever believed possible.

This is an excellent information site.


  1. Thanks for providing this website and this recommendation.

  2. The myth busting page is really interesting...

    1. Borderline Personality Disorder is Not a Valid Psychiatric Diagnosis
    2. Almost Everyone Who Has Borderline Disorder is a Woman
    3. Borderline Disorder Cannot be Diagnosed Accurately Before Age Eighteen
    4. Borderline Disorder Does Not Respond Well to Treatment
    5. Medications Have Limited Use in the Treatment of Borderline Disorder
    6. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the Psychotherapy of Choice in Borderline Disorder
    7. It is Disruptive to Include Families in the Treatment Process of Patients With Borderline Disorder

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