borderline personality disorder
May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. The condition, which is also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder, is often misunderstood and, unlike many other mental health diagnoses, carries a stigma.
To mark the month we have brought together a series of related articles from Mental Health Practice and other RCNi journals. We hope that they will raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with the feelings and behaviours associated with the condition and support your practice.
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A critique of this diagnosis and interventions, care and approaches that may be beneficial
How a mental health trust undertook a ‘managing distress pathway’ pilot project
Hollie Berrigan discusses the sometimes devastating effects of a BPD diagnosis
People perceived as having ‘complex needs’ often face exclusion from effective treatment
Complexities involved in diagnosing and managing people with co-morbid BPD and ASD
Jodie Alder explains why she chose to work in secure services for men
A hospital’s ‘open door’ helps people with emotionally unstable personality disorder to cope
Marsha McAdam describes how appropriate support helped her to cope in a crisis
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