What you will learn

  • 1

    What Are The Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder?

    • Introduction

    • Symptoms of borderline personality disorder

    • Clinical presentation

    • Prevalence

    • How to measure & monitor symptoms

    • Level 2 Anger (pdf version)

    • PID-5-BF (pdf version)

    • BPD Severity Rating Scale (pdf version)

  • 2

    Why do I have this problem?

    • Introduction

    • Rate causes of BPD

    • Your environment: Attachment theory

    • Trauma and other negative experiences

    • Biological factors in BPD: The role of your genes

    • Brain connectivity, neural networks, and the borderline experience

  • 3

    Treatment of borderline personality disorder

    • Introduction

    • Rate treatments for BPD

    • Harm reduction

    • Two diverging positions on the use of medication

    • Medication use: a modest proposal

    • Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic therapy/psychoanalytic therapy

    • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

    • The therapist-client relationship: General principles

  • 4

    Summary

    • Summary

    • References