Mclean Hospital

“Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Boys and Young Men: An Underserved Population”

“Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Boys and Young Men: An Underserved Population”

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Hosted by Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD, Program Director, 3East Intensive Boys Program; Director of Family Services, 3East Continuum

Although males comprise about half of the population of people with BPD, the vast majority go undiagnosed, and as a consequence our mental health system fails to provide optimal treatment for them. In fact, evidence suggests that many males with BPD end up, often incorrectly, diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and often problematically shunted into the criminal justice system. Frequency and origins of the illness, along with sticky assessment issues will be discussed, and recommendations for optimal treatment will be suggested.