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
• 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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