Borderline Personality Disorder
Perceptions of mental illness have developed far from being deemed as ‘weaknesses’ but have lagged behind when considering Borderline Personality Disorder.
The condition is noticeably common affecting between 1%-4% of Australians. For every 100 patients in inpatient psychiatric wards, 43 are affected by Borderline Personality Disorder.
The framework and naming of illnesses like this greatly impacts the experience of sufferers. The way the Borderline Personality Disorder is interpreted and treated can have range of consequences on those affected by it.
We had Jayashri Kulkarni, a Professor of Psychiatry at the Alfred and Monash University, on the show to discuss the condition and the potential implications for sufferers.