Men, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Breakups
It's been a while since I've seen seen article by a psychiatrist (or anyone with mental health credentials) that addresses the issues that people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) face when it comes to romantic breakups -- particularly the struggles unique to emotionally sensitive men in our society.
This week, I refer you to a blog post called "Men & BPD: The Breakdown after the Breakup" by Robert Fischer, M.D. of Optimum Performance Institute and the Roanne Program, the only residential treatment center in the U.S. that serves both young women and men with Borderline Personality Disorder and BPD traits.
In the article, Dr. Fischer speaks about the stigma and other issues that men face when they seek help for coping with emotionally dysregulating issues such as a breakup when their diagnosis is BPD.
It's an excellent read. Check it out, and let me know your thoughts!
Thanks for reading.
After you've read Dr. Fischer's article in a separate tab/window, check out these posts here on Healing From BPD on Men and BPD:
Resources: Men and Borderline Personality Disorder
Help Wanted: Men Have BPD, Too!
The Guy with BPD: Life as a Man Living With And Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder