How Borderline Personality Disorder can look like PND

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Mistaking Postnatal Depression for Borderline Personality Disorder - It's more common than you might think. Borderline Personality disorder comes with a lot of stigma. Yet Dr Anne Sved-WIlliams began to see themes from many of the new mothers who were coming into her treatment centre for Post Natal Depression and Anxiety and a bell went off. Together with a team from Helen Mayo House in South Australia, they looked closer and discovered many of the mothers showed traits of this mental illness which was being misdiagnosed as Post Natal Depression. After a number of years they developed a program for women that has just run it’s pilot program to outstanding success. Here Kimberley Lipschus finds out more from our guest Dr Anne Sved Williams. REFERENCES. For more information on Dr Anne Sved-William’s book, Meltdown Moments, go to: https://wchfoundation.org.au/meltdownmoments/ Fore more about Helen Mayo House generally:http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/services/az/divisions/mentalhealth/helenmayo/index.html Although MI-DBT is a research-based group, there is more information to be found here. http://bpdsa.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Central-Adelaide-1.pdf If you feel this conversation has triggered something for you, please contact PBB media directly and we’ll endeavour to find you a therapist near you. You can also contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 and Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636. +++++++++++ First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay on 8 October 2018 Copyright PBB Media and Kimberley Lipschus 2018 www.pbbmedia.org www.kimberleylipschus.com ++++++ If you would like to support our volunteer-run and not for profit project, head over to www.patreon.com/pbbmedia and you can pledge as little as $2 per month. Or you can review us on iTunes or at Facebook: Pregnancy Birth and Beyond Media Thank you for your support!

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