Borderline Personality Disorder – Part 2

This post is a continuation of Borderline Personality Disorder – Part 1. In this second post, Dr. Beamish discusses the management of BPD in the emergency department and shares some valuable resources. Borderline Personality Disorder – Part 2 Case 2 A 22 year old female with chronic suicidal ideation is brought to the ED by police after her roommates called […]

Borderline Personality Disorder – Part 1

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder that describes the emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, recurrent self-harm and suicidal behaviour experienced by many individuals. People suffering from this personality disorder frequently live chaotic lives characterized by extreme stress, interpersonal conflict and maladaptive behaviours – leading them to frequent emergency department visits. BPD prevalence varies between 1.6  to 5.9% of the general population, […]