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Cover image for lecture: Treatment Options for Borderline Personality Disorder

Lecture Overview

Engaging presenter, Geoff Ahern, reviews a range of treatment options for people living with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Based on the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines, Geoff explains the evidence behind primary treatments, including medication, exercise, nutrition, good quality sleep and stress management.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


16 Total Rating(s)
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Harrison Land
11 Nov 2019


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Glenda Goodwin
09 Nov 2019

No ads very engaging facilitator

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Gladys Chelangat
07 Nov 2019

Very informative

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Sarah McInnes
07 Nov 2019

Lots of interesting new research. Great topics for application to nursing planning and implementation. Keeping up with the times considering the very new environmental impacts on our mental health and overall health.

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Jennifer O'Hara
07 Nov 2019

An excellent lecture.

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Amanda Marriott
30 Oct 2019

Enjoyed lecture. Well structured strategies shared eloquently to ensure best practise guidelines for individuals with BPD.

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Karen Mackaway
28 Oct 2019

Very well presented with a great insight on current management practices for borderline personality disorder. Very informative with a lot of new knowledge gained.

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Andrew Markula
26 Oct 2019

Brilliant perspective,very well rounded and through. I really enjoyed the presentation.

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24 Oct 2019