"Tami Green is living proof what our research states: that those with BPD can and do get better and stay better. Her encouragement to others to expect positive results from treatment is to be applauded."

— JOHN GUNDERSON, MD Harvard Medical School

Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD, Research

Ten-Year Course of Borderline Personality Disorder--Eighty-five percent of patients with BPD remitted. 

Dialectical behavior therapy was associated with better outcomes in the intent-to-treat analysis than community treatment by experts in most target areas.

Nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness.

Patients with BPD...account for 10% of outpatients. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has historically been seen as a lifelong, highly disabling disorder. Research during the past 2 decades has challenged this assumption.

...studies found that most patients with BPD improve with time.

Although the diagnostic criteria for BPD are well-accepted, it continues to be a misunderstood and sometimes neglected condition; many psychiatrists actively avoid making the diagnosis.

BPD has a suicide rate that is 400 times the national average...70 percent living with BPD who attempts suicide...10 percent who died by her own hand.

Note:

While I was greatly helped by DBT therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy does not work for all individuals and also, not all therapists who use DBT can properly validate the experience or understand the therapy. Further, in my personal experience, the missing component of all therapies was helping with the symptom of "unstable self-image" which, for me, was core to all other symptoms.

Each of our journeys are different, but what I hope remains is that we each ardently follow our own path, never-ever give up, and that we continue to seek (with our very lives) the answers. 

Have hope, my friend. Let me know how I can support you. And greatest thanks to Dr. John Gunderson at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Anthony Bateman and Dr. Peter Fonagy, co-founders of Mentalization Based Therapy, and Dr. Marsha Linehan, founder of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. 

Lastly to Dr. Perry Hoffman, who has dedicated her life to the support and education of family members. Please visit her site for more information.

Please email us at team@controlthefuture.tech with your experiences and research citations to include.