NEA BPD (National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder)
The Mission of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) is to raise public awareness, provide education, promote research on borderline personality disorder, and enhance the quality of life of those affected by this serious mental illness.
Dr. Heller indicates in his book “Life at the Border,” that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a medical disorder and that the “right medications in the right sequence, combined with the right therapy and brain retraining works for those who want it.”
Dr. Heller regularly answers questions about the borderline personality disorder and other disorders at www.BiologicalUnhappiness.com
The Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center (BPDRC) at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College has been set up specifically to help those impacted by the disorder find the most current and accurate information on the nature of BPD, and on sources of available treatment.
Founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan. She trains mental health care providers and treatment teams who work with complex and severely disordered populations to use compassionate, scientifically valid treatments and to implement and evaluate these treatments in their practice setting.
EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). Shapiros (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nations voice on mental illness. As the nations largest grassroots mental health organization, it is dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and as well as their families, through advocacy, research, support, and education
The National Institute of Mental Health is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders, and is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIMH is actively involved in strategic planning and priority-setting for the Institute as whole as well as for specific research areas.
Pat Ogden’s outstanding work in sensorimotor psychotherapy focuses not just on the devastating effects of trauma-induced alterations on mind, but also on body and brain. Asserting that the body has been left out of the “talking cure,” she offers a scholarly review of very recent advances in the trauma, neurobiology, developmental, and psychodynamic literatures that strongly suggests that bodily-based behaviors, affects, and cognitions must be brought to the forefront of the clinical encounter. Amply filled with extremely interesting case material, this gifted therapist’s creative work on somatically-focused treatment is essential reading for clinicians of all schools of psychotherapy.”
Allan N. Schore, Ph.D., Dpt. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medic