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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


38 Total Rating(s)
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Joanne Helen Phillips
03 Apr 2020

This presentation was very helpful and provided me with good practical information to help patients, build therapeutic relationships and offer advise, and also had many ideas, backed up by evidence, to help my family and friends.

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Alejandro Ruiz
02 Apr 2020


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Shamiso Dzinavatonga
22 Mar 2020

Well presented

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Jennifer Ireland
17 Feb 2020

Great resource. Great link in with conventional therapies such a s diet and exercise.

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rebecca morrissey
16 Feb 2020

very informative and uselful

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Sharon O'Riely
09 Feb 2020

Great presenter and it was good to see the central focus of treatment not being medication driven

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Sonu merin james
02 Feb 2020


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Linda Mai
19 Jan 2020

Good resource!

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Michael Howard
19 Jan 2020

Very interesting and informative

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bronwyn ann beecroft
17 Dec 2019