The Strange History of Borderline Personality Disorder

How the world’s worst mental health label came into existence and why it matters.

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1900s-1950s:

Brain Damage and Birth Defects

On the Border of Insanity

Chaos all around

1960s-1990s

A Divided Self a Broken Heart

The Biosocial Theory of BPD

Mentalising for Mental Health

As of Today

Brainscans and Genomes

Mental Health Heroes and Villains

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