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Webinar 1: What is BPD?

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Through an exploration of Borderline Personality Disorder, the webinar provides participants with the opportunity to:
•identify Borderline Personality Disorder and its underlying causes and describe appropriate assessment tools
•outline how to discuss the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder with patients and their families
•recognise prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder and understand stigma, shame and discrimination experienced by people living with BPD.
Panel:
•Dr. Lyn O’Grady - Facilitator (VIC Community Psychologist)
•A/Prof. Josephine Beatson (VIC – Psychiatrist)
•Ms. Janne McMahon OAM (SA – Advocate)
•Dr. Christopher Wurm (SA – GP)
•Mr. Julian Browne (VIC – Psychologist)

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Recommended reading


Aetiology and Risk Factors for BPD

Borderline personality disorder.
Klaus Lieb, Mary C. Zanarini, Christian Schmahl, Marsha M. Linehan, & Martin Bohus. The Lancet, 2004; 364(9432): 453-461.

Characteristics of borderline personality disorder in a community sample: Comorbidity, treatment utilization, and general functioning.
Rachel L. Tomko, Timothy J. Trull, Phillip K. Wood, & Kenneth J. Sher. Journal of Personality Disorders, 2014; 28(5): 734-750.

Prevalence rates of borderline personality disorder symptoms: A study based on the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study-2.
Margreet ten Have, Roel Verheul, Ad Kaasenbrood, Saskia van Dorsselaer, Marlous Tuithof, Marloes Kleinjan, et al. BMC Psychiatry, 2016; 16


Professor Ian Hickie: Introduction to National BPD Awareness Week Campaign.
Australian BPD Foundation, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Need for diagnosis, initial assessment and communicating the diagnosis

Diagnosing borderline personality disorder. 
Sathya Rao. In J. Beatson, S. Rao & C. Watson (Eds.), Borderline personality disorder: towards effective treatment (pp. 39-73). Fitzroy, Vic., 2010. Australian Postgraduate Medicine.

Diagnosing borderline personality disorder.
Robert S. Biskin, & Joel Paris. CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2012; 184(16): 1789-1794.

Treatment for BPD

Borderline personality disorder.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2017.

Caring for people with borderline personality disorder: a reference guide for health professionals. 
National Health and Medical Research Council. Melbourne: National Health and Medical Research Council, 2013.  

FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: PART 2- Consumers: experiences of consumers with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) 2017 Update.
S. Lawn, J. McMahon,  S. Zabeen.  Marden, South Australia: Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Ltd, 2017.

FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: PART 2- Carers: Experiences of carers supporting someone with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) 2017 Update.
S. Lawn, J. McMahon, S. Zabeen. Marden, South Australia: Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Ltd, 2017.

(The raw data  for the above reports can be provided with the approval of the Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Ltd for research purposes. Please contact Ms Janne McMahon Chair and Executive Officer, jmcmahon@senet.com.au)

Sonia Neale talks about her lived experience & working with health professionals. [video]
Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders. Wollongong, NSW: Project Air Strategy, University of Wollongong, 2016. 

Stigma associated with the BPD diagnosis (emanating from mental health professionals in particular)

Borderline personality disorder, stigma, and treatment implications.
Ron B. Aviram, Beth S. Brodsky, & Barbara Stanley. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 2006; 14(5): 249-256.


Youth and the BPD diagnosis

Borderline Personality Disorder in Young People: Are We There Yet?
A. M. Chanen. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2015; 71(8): 778-791.

Bridging the gap: the assessment and treatment of adolescent personality disorder in routine clinical care. 
Carla Sharp. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2017; 102(1): 103-108.

BPD in Old Age – emergence and changes in presentation

Missed diagnosis: The emerging crisis of borderline personality disorder in older people.
J. Beatson, J. H. Broadbear, H. Sivakumaran, K. George, E. Kotler, F. Moss, et al. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2016; 50(12): 1139-1145.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and BPD

Borderline personality disorder and polycystic ovary syndrome: A review of the literature.
Raelene Y. M. Tan, Jasmin Grigg, & Jayashri Kulkarni. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2017.

Incidence of polycystic ovaries and androgen serum levels in women with borderline personality disorder.
Stefan Roepke, Andreas Ziegenhorn, Julia Kronsbein, Angela Merkl, Scharif Bahri, Julia Lange, et al. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2010; 44(13): 847-852.

Ovarian hormones and borderline personality disorder features: Preliminary evidence for interactive effects of estradiol and progesterone. 
Tory Eisenlohr-Moul, C. N. DeWall, Susan S. Girdler, & Suzanne C. Segerstrom.  Biological Psychology, 2015; 10937-52.

Chronic Pain and BPD

Borderline Personality in the Medical Setting.
Randy A. Sansone, & Lori A. Sansone. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 2015; 17(3).

Depression and BPD

Depression and borderline personality disorder.
Josephine A. Beatson, & Sathya Rao. Medical Journal of Australia, 2013; 199(6 Suppl): 24.

Information about BPD for Families

For families, partners & carers: Understanding self-harm and suicidal thinking: what is self-harm and why do people do it?
Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders.  Wollongong, NSW: Project Air Strategy, University of Wollongong, 2017.

Parent-child relationship associated with the development of borderline personality disorder: A systematic review. 
MarieEve Boucher, Jessica Pugliese, Catherine Allard Chapais, Serge Lecours, Lola Ahoundova, Rachel Chouinard, et al. Personality and Mental Health, 2017.

Parenting when one has a Personality Disorder. [video]
Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders. Wollongong, NSW: Project Air Strategy, University of Wollongong, 2015.

Professor Alan Fruzzetti talks about families, carers & effective treatment. [video]
Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders.  Wollongong, NSW: Project Air Strategy, University of Wollongong, 2015

  


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