Case Study 1: Anakin Skywalker

Back in 2007, an article in wired (https://www.livescience.com/10679-psychology-darth-vader-revealed.html) described our favourite star wars angsty tragic hero as having BPD. Since then medical students have been using him as an example of how to identify and diagnose the disorder. Here’s what I found in my own investigation: Remember, you only need to show at least 5…

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Somewhere you’ve heard the term, perhaps from a friend or a doctor or social media: Borderline Personality Disorder. It’s a mysterious and misunderstood disorder and there are many myths and misinformation floating around out there. So what is it? What makes this diagnosis so difficult to manage? What can be done to help those suffering?…

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