Resiliency in BPD Treatment

Why is resiliency important for patients with borderline personality disorder—and the clinicians who treat them?

About 14 million Americans will be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) at some point in their lives. In this Mental Health Minute video, Karen L. Jacob, PhD, program director of the Gunderson Residence and assistant professor of psychology in the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, discusses BPD and how clinicians can integrate resiliency into the treatment process for patients with BPD.

Dr Jacob is program director of the Gunderson Residence, a personality disorders program at McLean Hospital, and an assistant professor of psychology in the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry.