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Pilot Study Assesses Online Education as First Step for BPD Treatment

Psychoeducation is a common feature of effective treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD), as patients need to understand the illness and the problems for which their treatments are prescribed. Lois W. Choi-Kain, MD, MEd , director of the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute at...

Video: How Is Borderline Personality Disorder Treated?

What are the common treatments for BPD? McLean’s Dr. Lois Choi-Kain talks about different treatment options including first-line therapies like general psychiatric management, dialectical behavior therapy, and more. Treatment for BPD According to Choi-Kain, “What we know works in the treatment of...

Podcast: Expert Answers to Questions About BPD

Jenn talks to Dr. Lois Choi-Kain about the intricacies of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Lois discusses signs and symptoms of BPD, explains the differences between treatment options, and answers audience questions about borderline personality disorder. Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD , is the...

Video: Learn More About BPD: What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

What is borderline personality disorder? How do you recognize the signs and symptoms of BPD? McLean’s Dr. Lois Choi-Kain answers common questions to help us better understand this disorder. What Is BPD? Borderline personality disorder is a problem of pervasive instability in many areas of...

Video: Expert Answers to Questions About BPD

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) can make everything about a person feel unstable. Whether it’s variations in mood, behavior, relationships, or thoughts, it can cause people with this condition to be quickly triggered by things others may not notice or react to. But it can also be treated...

Podcast: Ask Me Anything About Emotional Regulation

Jenn talks to Dr. Lois W. Choi-Kain. Lois offers tactics to overcome challenges with emotional regulation, provides tips to improve interpersonal hypersensitivity, and shares information about the connection between emotions and borderline personality disorder. Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD , is the...

In the Media: A New Name for BPD?

“I don’t think the term itself is pejorative. But I think that associations with the term have been very stigmatizing.” – Dr. Lois W. Choi-Kain

Podcast: What BPD Can Teach You About Managing Emotions

In this episode, Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD , provides tips on managing emotions that she has learned from treating patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD)—including ways to manage crises through emotional regulation. Dr. Lois Choi-Kain is the director of the Gunderson Personality...

Video: Ask Me Anything About Emotional Regulation and BPD

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is fundamentally a disorder of instability, whether in relationships, emotions, behavior, or self-regulation. These instabilities can impact not just our day-to-day, but our relationship with our loved ones. So how can we acknowledge our vulnerabilities, control...

Video: Remaining in Control of Our Emotions

Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, discusses lessons learned from borderline personality disorder (BPD) treatment that help us to manage high emotions, embrace key components of your personality, and become more comfortable with uncertainty. Dr. Choi-Kain shares techniques to be collaborative in high...

Training the Next Generation to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder

Alexandra Yogman, LICSW, recalls the first time she talked alone with a patient with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It was 2015, and as part of her social work master’s degree program, she was interning on McLean’s Short Term Unit. She had spent several months shadowing experienced...

Video: Compassion Fatigue – Helping Family Members Cope With BPD

Hosted by Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD , McLean Hospital Compassion fatigue is a term that describes the way in which caregivers who are constantly giving are frequently at risk for mental instability and illness. Compassion fatigue symptoms are displays of chronic stress including isolation from...

Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute

The Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute at McLean Hospital was founded in 2013 to elevate awareness and training for evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and accompanying psychiatric conditions. Led by director Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD , the Gunderson Institute...