The Complexity of Borderline Personality Disorder Essay

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Even with the multiple enlightening Internet sources, educational websites, and scholarly articles that attempt to explain Borderline Personality Disorder, the complexity of BPD still remains. It may be easier to understand the nature of Borderline Personality Disorder by viewing documentaries of individuals experiencing the illness first hand. When reviewing websites on a mental illness such as BPD, it is important to analyze the validity of the information rather than automatically believing the content is updated and reliable. The video, Back From the Edge: Living With and Recovering From Borderline Personality Disorder (2012), created by the Borderline Personality Disorder at New York-Presbyterian (n.a), not only has an excellent…show more content…
Lastly, this website discusses the prevalence, complications, and the distress families experience when involved with BPD victims. The most appropriate target population for both Internet Sites appear to be for BPD victims as well their families trying to cope with the distress of the illness. Back to the Edge: Living with and Recovering From Borderline Personality Disorder (2012) illustrates documentaries of individuals diagnosed with BPD. The video helps the viewers that are diagnosed with BPD identify with those in the documentaries. Also included in the video, are interviews of family members, such as parents or spouses, who have loved ones diagnosed with BPD. Interviewing the families helps viewers understand the family perspective of BPD as well as ways they have coped with their distress. Similarly, Phillip Long’s (2011) article, “Borderline (Emotional Unstable) Personality Disorder,” on the Internet Mental Health Website, primarily targets families and victims of the mental illness. The website explains models of treatment, symptoms, and core features of the illness in hopes of educating both the victims of BPD and family members of those diagnosed with BPD. The Internet Mental Health website also includes YouTube video clips of personal documentaries of BPD victims as well as family members who are trying to cope with the distress of a loved one who has BPD. On the other hand, this website is also a good source of information for clinicians or
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