Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson

49 - When a family member or partner has Borderline Personality Disorder

49 -  When a family member or partner has Borderline Personality Disorder

What’s it like living with a family member or partner with Borderline Personality Disorder? On this episode, we take a look at the experiences of carers and the supports available to them. We start with the diagnostic criteria for BPD and a discussion of how the dynamic of worry and monitoring can have a negative impact on family members. Hunter then takes us through the impact of BPD on parenting before Amy talks about the experiences of partners. As always, we finish with TWCA, chatting about whether public shaming works to change behaviour and provide scientific evidence for why Hunter’s kids wouldn’t eat their dinner (food neophobia)Research:Expressed emotion and wellbeing for families are carers: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25195577Comprehensive review of the impact of BPD on parenting and subsequent impacts on offspring: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27261413 Parenting intervention for BPD: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18387357.2018.1464887Systematic of review of partner experiences and supports: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29975337TWCA:Food neophobia: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25862982Public shaming: https://digest.bps.org.uk/2019/11/13/the-paradox-of-viral-outrage-public-shaming-inspires-further-outrage-but-also-increases-sympathy-for-the-offender/Resources for family members:Spectrum information sheet: https://www.spectrumbpd.com.au/images/PDFs/WHEN_A_FAMILY_MEMBER_OR_FRIEND_HAS_BORDERLINE_PERSONALITY_DISORDER_brochure__29_Sept_2016.pdf MIND information sheet: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/borderline-personality-disorder-bpd/for-friends-and-family/#.Xe9HUbE7ZPY For partners: https://www.verywellmind.com/understanding-romantic-bpd-relationships-425217Supports in Australia:Support for kids and teens looking after parents with mental health issues in Victoria, Australia: https://www.bouverie.org.au/support-for-services/fapmi www.bpdfoundation.org.au Free, 12 week Family Connections course for family members, Australia wide:https://www.bpdaustralia.org/about-family-connections/ Supports internationally:Links and resources: https://www.projectairstrategy.org/mpalinks/index.html Free, 12 week Family Connections course for family members, USA: https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.org/family-connections/family-connections-pre-registration-form/Free, 12 week Family Connections course for family members, Canada: https://sashbear.org/en/family-connections/family-connections-2

Duration: 1 hr 12 min

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