Borderline Personality Disorder

This clip shows Becky, who has borderline personality disorder.


The disorder is briefly described. Becky discusses her interactions with others, including her need for physical contact from trusted friends and family, and her physical manifestation of her unhappiness self-mutilation (cutting).

Therapy has helped Becky develop healthier ways to cope with her anxiety. She discusses her self- versus public image and how they differ. Is self-mutilation common in those suffering from borderline personality disorder?

How do therapists practicing dialectical behavior therapy treat borderline personality disorder effectively?