As a new organization, we have conducted extensive research on past and present studies on Borderline Personality Disorder and commonly co-occurring disorders. Prior to the public official recognition of BPD in 1980, borderline was just an assumption to occur on the border between psychotic and neurotic behavior. This is no longer considered a relevant analysis and the term itself, with its stigmatizing negative associations, has made diagnosing BPD problematic. Nevertheless, there has been considerable progress and success in the past 25 years in the understanding of and specialized treatment for BPD. It is, in fact, a diagnosis that has a lot of hope for resiliency.
On May 8, 2007, NEABPD organized Congressional Hearings to educate legislators about Borderline Personality Disorder.
Congressional Co-Sponsors for the event were
Tom Davis (R-VA) and Nita Lowey (D-NY)
On April 1, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 414-0, House Resolution 1005 which supports the month of May as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month.