The conclusions reached through Dr Downey’s research is that there is empirical support for the clinical notion that rage in BPD is substantially rejection-contingent. Go here to listen: Downey conclusion
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.
Check out this video, an exclusive look at different psycho-therapeutic treatments for BPD on a clinical level. A “Clinical Roundtable” with panelists Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., Frank E. Yeomans, M.D., and Jeffrey E. Young, Ph.D. (moderated by Kenneth Silk, M.D.) is a fascinating conversation about effective behavioral modification/treatment methods and why. The clinical understanding of BPD and related mental health disorders is constantly evolving; an exciting and hopeful time.
What people with BPD need most is HOPE. The HOPE that there is a treatment that will help them to live a life worth living. Early detection is key and the more stigma is reduced, the sooner people will learn about the disorder and get treatment.
Please share your experience with HOPE here on our blog.