Emotional Dysregulation and an Invalidating Environment

Individuals with BPD know all to well how it feels.  Extreme sensitivity coupled with an invalidating environment = extreme reactions and a slow return to baseline. Our poster for May Awareness illustrates what it feels like. This poster was donated and we want to thank everyone who helped put it together.

It is also validating to have an expert like Dr. Miller, Psy.D. explain these symptoms of emotional dysregulation and comforting to know there are professionals who get it. Thank you Dr. Miller.

poster May awareness

Introductory Remarks from Our LA Conference: Early Detection and Intervention

Dr. Robin Kissell Director of the BPD Initiatve at UCLA http://www.semel.ucla.edu/bpd
began the conference by discussing cutting edge research being conducted to diagnose BPD in younger populations. Previously a BPD diagnosis was reserved for adults. BPD diagnosis and treatment in the lives of adolescents, gives us hope that it will positively affect the course of their lives and the quality of the lives of their families.