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Despite the wide prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder - some 15 million Americans have met the diagnostic criteria - BPD remains one of the least understood and most stigmatized mental illness. Characterized by wide mood swings, emotional instability, self harm and irrational thinking, people with BPD confound their families, friends and most mental health professionals. Until the advent of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the 1980's and other advances since then, the stigma surrounding BPD remains and people suffer needlessly. BPDvideo.com is an informational hub that supports patients, families and providers, designed to improve awareness, reduce stigma and offer hope about BPD.


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As many as 15 million people in the US have met criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder, yet very few people know much about BPD and the impact it has on consumers and their families. There is also a great deal of stigma associated with BPD- someone once called it the "leprosy of mental illness". We are dedicated to offering hope regarding BPD  — Kevin


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