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Podcast: Boys Have Borderline Personality Disorder Too

July 10, 2019

Today, Trevor is joined by Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD, director of McLean’s 3East Boys Intensive Program, to discuss gender as it relates to borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Alan talks about the differences in how BPD presents itself in men vs. women. He also notes that there is work to do in the clinical community to guide thinking about the occurrence of BPD in young men.

Episode Highlights

  • Trevor and Alan discuss the creation of McLean’s boys dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program (05:37)
  • Alan shares that 20% of male inmates in Swedish prisons have BPD (18:58)
  • The two delve into Dr. John Gunderson’s impact on DBT and examine how males who seek treatment for BPD actually show less aggressive behaviors (40:18)

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