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Learning about  the    individual   By:  Katelyn  Stone  

Focus on  Borderline  Personality   Disorder  exclusively  at  Emerson  College   Raise  awareness  for  BPD   Stop  labeling  and  sCgmaCzing  people   with  disorders   Make  students  more  accepCng  and   willing  to  learn  about  others   Open  communicaCon  between   students  

•  Emerson students  living  on-­‐campus   •  Specifically  freshman     •  May  not  be  aware  of  Borderline  Personality   Disorder   •  Quick  to  label  and  categorize  instead  of   learning  about  the  individual  

Borderline personality  disorder  is  defined  in  DSM-­‐ IV  (American  Psychiatric  AssociaCon  1994)  as  a   pervasive  paVern  of  instability  of  interpersonal   relaConships,  self-­‐image,  and  affects,  and  marked   impulsivity .    

A. Inborn  BiogeneCc  Temperaments     B.  Psychological  Factors   C.  Social  &  Cultural  Factors    

1. Abandonment  Fears   2.Unstable  Intense  RelaConships   3.  IdenCty  Disturbance   4.  Impulsivity   5.  Suicidal  or  Self-­‐Injurious  Behaviors   6.  EmoConal  Instability   7.  EmpCness   8.  Anger   9.  PsychoCc-­‐like  Perceptual   DistorCons    

Many individuals  with  the  condiCon  have   abandonment  fears  with  people  they  are   daCng  or  close  to  and  are  constantly  judging   themselves  on  how  to  avoid  it.    They  have   bouts  with  feelings  of  extreme  highs  like  a   euphoric  feel,  and  extreme  lows  such  as   depression.    

Borderline Personality   Disorder     Psychotherapy  


Family IntervenCons  


Group Therapies    

•  SCcking to  your  treatment  plan   •  AVending  all  therapy  sessions   •  PracCcing  healthy  ways  to  ease  painful  emoCons,  rather  than  inflicCng   self-­‐injury   •  Not  blaming  yourself  for  having  the  disorder  but  recognizing  your   responsibility  to  get  it  treated   •  Learning  what  things  may  trigger  angry  outbursts  or  impulsive  behavior   •  Not  being  embarrassed  by  the  condiCon   •  Geeng  treatment  for  related  problems,  such  as  substance  abuse   •  EducaCng  yourself  about  the  disorder  so  that  you  understand  its  causes   and  treatments   •  Reaching  out  to  others  with  the  disorder  to  share  insights  and  experiences    

The outlook  depends  on  how   severe  the  condiCon  is  and   whether  the  person  is  willing  to   accept  help.  With  long-­‐term  talk   therapy,  the  person  will  ogen   improve.    

With nine  possible   symptoms,  there  are   over  200  ways  for  the   disorder  to  present  itself  

High rate  of  co-­‐ occurrence  exists  with   other  disorders,   including  major   depression,  bi-­‐polar   disorder,  substance   abuse,  eaCng  disorders,   and  anxiety  disorders.    

BPD is  ogen  missed  or   ignored  

Five years  elapse  before   BPD  is  accurately   diagnosed    

•  Researchers studied  family  members  to  see   how  much  they  knew  about  their  relaCves   suffering  from  BPD.    And  looked  at  the  levels  of   depression,  distress,  and  emoCons  of  family   members  dealing  with  members  suffering  from   BPD.         •  36%  received  a  low  score  on  their  level  of   knowledge  pertaining  to  the  condiCon.       •  This  shows  that  research  needs  to  be  beVer   complied  and  distributed  so  individuals  can   become  beVer  educated  on  the  topic.  

In Australia  mental  health   advocates  are  coming   together  to  create  BPD   awareness  day  at  a  local   college.      

Goal: Educate  more   people  about  the  disorder   since  many  people  suffer   from  the  condiCon,  but   liVle  is  said  about  it.    

Provide  informaCon  to   students  and  staff  about   BPD  and  its  treatment.    

•  Emerson class  of  2016  Facebook  page   •  Post  a  small  video  about  yourself  for  the   Emerson  community  to  learn  about  you.   •  Raise  awareness  in  a  discussion  board  on  your   class  page   •  Submit  to  the  Undergraduate  Admission  Blog      

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Admission Blog.  (n.d.).  Emerson  Undergraduate  Admission  Blog.  Retrieved  November  30,  2011,  from   About  Borderline  Personality  Disorder.  (n.d.).  Na4onal  Educa4on  Alliance  for  Borderline  Personality  Disorder.  Retrieved   October  10,  2011,  from   Borderline  personality  disorder  (psychology).  (n.d).  Retrieved  from  EBSCOhost.   Borderline  Personality  Disorder  Awareness  Day.  (n.d).  Targeted  News  Service,  Retrieved  from  EBSCOhost.   Borderline  personality  disorder  -­‐  (2010,  May  19).  Mayo  Clinic.  Retrieved  October  10,  2011,  from   hVp://­‐personality-­‐disorder/DS00442   Borderline  personality  disorder:  MedlinePlus  Medical  Encyclopedia.  (n.d.).  Na4onal  Library  of  Medicine  -­‐  Na4onal  Ins4tutes   of  Health.  Retrieved  October  10,  2011,  from  hVp://   Hoffman,  P.  (n.d.).  Borderline  Personality  Disorder:  A  Most  Misunderstood  Illness.  Borderline  Personality  Disorder.  Retrieved   October  10,  2011,  from­‐arCcle.shtml   Hoffman,  P.,  Buteau,  E.,  Hooley,  J.,  Fruzzee,  A.,  &  Bruce,  M.  (n.d.).  Family  Members Knowledge  about  Borderline   Personality  Disorder:  Correspondence  with  their  Levels  of  Depression,  Burden,  Distress,  and  Expressed  EmoCon.  Borderline   Personality  Disorder.  Retrieved  October  10,  2011,  from   hVp://   OrientaCon  Week.  (n.d.).  Emerson  College  Orienta4on  Week  20111-­‐2012.  Retrieved  November  30,  2011,  from­‐week   Perkins,  C.  (2011,  July  31).  Marshall  opens  up  about  personality  disorder  .  Florida  Sports  News,  Video  &  Photos  â€  Retrieved  October  10,  2011,  from   hVp://­‐improving-­‐life-­‐play-­‐should-­‐foll/landing_dolphins.html? blockID=543095&feedID=3720    

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