Borderline Personality Disorder is a profoundly challenging condition. Beyond being misdiagnosed as “bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety,” treating Borderline Personality Disorder is very complicated due to the need for extensive psychoeducation and family therapy work in many cases. Luckily I’ve had some tremendous training and great experiences in learning how to help young people with this condition. I wrote a summary for at educating patients and their families via NAMI–The National Alliance on Mental Illness–a number of years ago but it’s still relevant. Another article I wrote for NAMI that is worth checking out focuses on DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), the treatment of choice for patients with Borderline Personality Disorder as medications are not the primary treatment modality.
Here’s a recent article I wrote for Mishpacha Magazine about a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder. Thank G-d there are good treatments for young people with Borderline Personality Disorder that are available.