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May 27, 2020
In an era of heightened uncertainty and unprecedented circumstances, many struggle to manage shifting emotions and intense moods. For individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) already facing significant baseline emotional and interpersonal instability, the COVID-19 pandemic creates a host of new challenges.
According to Brandon Unruh, MD, medical director of the Gunderson Residence, the coronavirus pandemic is uniquely difficult for those with BPD. It challenges the way these individuals feel held together and supported on a basic level.
Dr. Unruh offers strategies to support individuals with BPD during the pandemic.
In a presentation on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Dr. Brandon Unruh discussed BPD in the time of the pandemic, how to find stability in unstable moments, and how to create an emotionally safe environment for you and your loved ones during these trying times.
Watch on demand. The webinar is available with English captions and subtitles in Spanish.
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Brandon Unruh, MD, is the assistant medical director of the Gunderson Residence, an intensive, specialized residential program for women with severe personality disorders. His clinical approach is anchored in the integration of evidence-based treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy, mentalization-based treatment, and general psychiatric management.
Learn more about Dr. Unruh.
It’s important to think about ways to manage your mental health during these difficult times. McLean is committed to providing mental health and self-care resources for all who may need them. You and your family may find these strategies from McLean experts helpful to feel mentally balanced and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.