BPD in Adolescents: A Jump Start on Treatment by Dr. Blaise Aguirre

December 15, 2011


A Jump Start on Treatment (as published on Psychology Today blog)

As the medical director of McLean’s Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, every day I work with teenagers who have been misdiagnosed with bipolar, conduct disorders, and other conditions because they’re “too young” to have BPD. As a result of this misdiagnosis, not only are they not getting the right treatment, they’re often on medications that may do no good, or in some instances, made things worse. Read full article here:  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells/201006/borderline-personality-disorder-in-adolescents

Megan’s note:  Dr. Aguiree has made tremendous strides in helping mental health professionals understand that BPD can be present in adolescents. This is a significant advancement in the treatment of BPD and will help countless thousands.

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