BPD: what does recovery look like?

Academic research can be hard to understand. SANE’s Plain English research series translates important research into everyday language, to connect you with the latest information from the psychological field.

One of the most persistent myths about borderline personality disorder (BPD) is that it can’t be treated. In fact, BPD can respond well to evidence-based treatments, and those treatments are improving.

But how do you define recovery from BPD? Is it just not having symptoms anymore? Or are there more useful ways to think about recovery?

Researchers from the University of Wollongong looked at how recovery is currently defined, and how thinking about it differently could help improve treatments and outcomes for people experiencing BPD.

Here’s the research itself, our plain-English explanation and how you can add your voice to a new approach to BPD recovery.

Read the full article: https://www.sane.org/information-stories/facts-and-guides/bpd-what-does-recovery-look-like

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