July 29, 2018

Very Well

TOP 10: Patient Site.

Very Well has an excellent article expose' by Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, PhD. from the Boston University School of Medicine. This is an HonCode certified website. The site was started in 2016.

Salters-Pedneault is a psychologist whose research and clinical work focus on psychological trauma and trauma-linked conditions, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

"The symptoms of BPD can be terrifying and confusing", says Salters-Pedneault, "some people with BPD spend years thinking that they are "crazy" or will never get better. Fortunately, there is hope. Every day, research is proving that people with BPD can have normal and fulfilling lives. I hope that the knowledge and experience I share here will empower readers with BPD to get the help they need and deserve."

Dr. Salters-Pedneault has extensive training and experience treating individuals with BPD. She has been a research associate of the National Center for PTSD Behavioral Science Division at the VA Boston Healthcare System, as well as an instructor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Salters-Pedneault is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice.

In addition to her work with patients, she conducts research that focuses on emotional processing and fear learning in traumatized populations. She has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense, has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has presented her work at national and international conferences.

Dr. Salters-Pedneault earned a BA in psychology from American University and an MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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  1. I have been reading about BPD for years. I had no idea that this site even existed. It's very good. Thanks for recommending it!

  2. I do like this website, but I do challenge the bias in this article: https://www.verywell.com/are-people-with-bpd-more-likely-to-cheat-425228

    The author states that "70% of married men and women have cheated on their partners" and "those with BPD have the same likelihood of cheating as others".

    Both of these statements are off.

    The rate of adultery is not 70% of marriages. It's more like 50% in a lifetime, 20% in marriages.

    Promiscuity, impulsiveness, risky behavior, and not thinking through the consequence of actions are common characteristics in BPD.

    There are a lot of stigmatizing things posted about people with BPD. This is wrong.

    It doesn't help, however, to post material like this.