Support Group for Parents or Relatives Affected by a Loved One with Borderline Personality Disorder, 3rd Wednesday of the Month

March 12, 2020

We are forming a new support group for parents or relatives affected by a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder.

 

It meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 6-7:30 at 100 Plainfield Ave, Suite 8C, Edison NJ 08817.  If interested, please contact the names on the bottom of the flyer or e-mail namiofmiddlesex@gmail.com.

 

Borderline Personality Disorder is a  mental disorder consisting of extreme emotional dysregulation. In the past, it was difficult to diagnose and treat, but great strides have been made with Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (DBT), Mentalization, Cognitive Therapy etc.  With understanding of the illness and gaining control of their emotions, BPD can be overcome or effectively treated.  In 1980 BPD was formally recognized by the American Psychiatric Association and added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.  BPD affects about 5.9% of total the population but has a suicide rate that is 400% above the national average.  Four behavioral domains of BPD are 1.  poorly regulated emotions, 2. impulsivity, 3. impaired perception and reasoning, and 4. markedly disturbed relationships.(Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified, Robert O. Friedel, MD, Da Capo Press, 2018).

 

If you would like to find out more about this mental disorder, go to info@NAMI.org, look under "Learn More" and choose Borderline Personality Disorder.  Also, NEABPD.org and TARA4BPD.org.

 

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