Borderline Personality Disorder

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What is borderline personality disorder, and why did doctors think it disproportionately affected women? Cristen and Caroline examine the history and emerging treatments of this mental health condition that continues to puzzle practitioners.

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Academic Insights:

"Axis I Comorbidity of Borderline Personality Disorder." Mary C. Zanarini et al. The American Journal of Psychiatry. Vol. 155, Iss. 12. December 1998.

"Borderline Personality Disorder: Ontogeny of a Diagnosis." John G. Gunderson. American Journal of Psychiatry. Vol. 166. July 28, 2011.

"Borderline Personality Disorder." National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence. 2009.

"Women and Borderline Personality Disorder: Symptoms and Stories." Janet Wirth-Cauchon. Rutgers University Press. 2001.

"Gender Patterns in Borderline Personality Disorder." Randy A. Sansone and Lori A. Sansone. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. Vol. 8, Iss. 5. May 2011.

"The Impact of Education and Gender on Perception of Borderline Personality Disorder." Jennifer J. Noonan. Seton Hall University eRepository. Spring 2012.

"BPD tied to enhanced emotion recognition." S. Dingfelder. Monitor on Psychology. Vol. 37, No. 11. December 2006.

Topics in this Podcast: health, gender differences