Borderline Personality Disorder, Stigma, and Treatment Implications

@article{Aviram2006BorderlinePD,
  title={Borderline Personality Disorder, Stigma, and Treatment Implications},
  author={Ron B. Aviram and Beth S. Brodsky and Barbara H Stanley},
  journal={Harvard Review of Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={249–256}
}
&NA; Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often viewed in negative terms by mental health practitioners and the public. The disorder may have a stigma associated with it that goes beyond those associated with other mental illnesses. The stigma associated with BPD may affect how practitioners tolerate the actions, thoughts, and emotional reactions of these individuals. It may also lead to minimizing symptoms and overlooking strengths. In society, people tend to distance themselves from… 

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