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Psychology Personality Disorders

Borderline Personality Disorder

An Information Guide for Families

by (author) CAMH

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Initial publish date
Mar 2009
Personality Disorders, General, General
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2009
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People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have difficulty dealing with relationships and social situations, handling emotions and thoughts, and in controlling their impulses. They may also have trouble understanding why their behaviour is causing problems. Having a family member or friend who has BPD presents unique challenges.

This booklet is for people who want to better understand and support someone who has BPD. The guide describes the symptoms and what it feels like to have BPD, and also the causes and treatment of BPD. It provides valuable guidance on how to support someone who has BPD and on self care for family and friends. Other topics include prevalence and stigma, recovery and hope.

Information about treatment resources, and suggestions of further resources are also included.

About the author

Le Centre de toxicomanie et de santé mentale (CAMH) est l’une des plus grandes organisations de toxicomanie et de santé mentale en Amérique du nord et le plus grand hôpital d’enseignement dans les domaines de la toxicomanie et de la santé mentale au Canada. CAMH est un Centre collaborateur de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé et de l’Organisation panaméricaine de la santé. Il est affilié à part entière à l’Université de Toronto. CAMH intègre les soins cliniques, la recherche scientifique ainsi que les activités d’éducation, d’élaboration de politiques et de promotion de la santé afin de transformer la vie des personnes touchées par des questions liées à la toxicomanie et à la santé mentale.

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