Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a significant psychiatric illness that affects one to two percent of the population and accounts for about a quarter of the utilization of mental health services.
University of Minnesota Physicians at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview treat BPD with a program that is unique and highly regarded because of its interdisciplinary team approach. This team integrates dialectical behavior therapy-trained psychologists and academic psychiatrists; further, the program provides clinical care and incorporates research – providing a better understanding of the illness as well as data on clinical interventions.
It is these unique aspects that make our program a destination for patients from around the region.
- Psychology staff trained in dialectical behavior therapy and meet all guidelines for delivering this major treatment
- Recognized as a leader in pharmacologic treatment
- Unique adolescent/young adult programs – not frequently offered
- Leaders in utilizing brain imaging to better understand borderline personality disorder and response to treatment
- Leaders in pharmacology and psychosocial treatment research