Bright Nights Community Forum: Borderline Personality Disorder, Debunking Myths, and Improving Hope
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:48pm
When: October 3, 2017 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room
Victor Hong, MD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan gives a brief presentation on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and its management, followed by a panel discussion.
BPD is a serious mental illness, but one that is sometimes not well understood by patients and families, clinicians, and society as a whole. It is perhaps the most stigmatized disorder in all of medicine, which creates confusion, poor outcomes, and a sense of hopelessness for everyone involved.
BPD affects an estimated 18 million Americans during their lifetimes and causes numerous stressful symptoms, including unstable mood, suicidal and self-harm thoughts and behaviors, and chaotic relationships. While the disorder causes great distress, treatment varies widely and research is lacking.
Recent research indicates that the prognosis for those with BPD is much better than previously thought, and existing and emerging treatments have demonstrated significant efficacy. The role of medications in those treatments has been further elucidated, the role of families has been made clear, and a better understanding of how to manage safety concerns has developed
This event is a partnership with the University of Michigan Depression Center. For more information about the Depression Center, visit [http://www.depressioncenter.org/|depressioncenter.org] or contact Stephanie Salazar, 232-0330, or email@example.com.