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We need to treat borderline personality disorder for what it really is – a response to trauma

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a highly stigmatised and misunderstood condition.

Australians with BPD face considerable barriers to accessing high-quality and affordable care, according to new research published today.

  • Jayashri Kulkarni and Patrick Walker
  • The Conversation

For every 100 patients we treat in inpatient psychiatric wards, 43 will have BPD.

People with this condition are vulnerable, impulsive, and highly susceptible to criticism – yet they continue to face stigma and discrimination when seeking care.

We have come a long way since the days of viewing mental illness as a sign of weakness, but we are lagging behind in our attitude towards…

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