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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder also known as BPD is a mental illness. It develops during adolescence or early adulthood. It includes self-image issues, difficulty managing emotions and behavior. And shows up in a pattern of unstable relationships. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, adults reached 1.6 % in the United States have Borderline Personality Disorder. And require borderline personality treatment.

A personality disorder is a pattern of feelings and behavior that seem appropriate and justified to the person experiencing them. Even though these feelings and behaviors cause many problems in that person’s life. 

Borderline Personality Treatment & Symptoms

  • Individuals need to make efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment.
  • Intense bouts of anger, depression, or anxiety that may last only hours or, at most, a few days.
  • A person having unstable or dysfunctional self-image or a distorted sense of self.
  • A person has unstable career plans, goals, and achievements.
  • Recurrent suicidal behavior

You may be experiencing one or more of the above symptoms daily. A person with borderline personality disorder will experience many of the symptoms listed above consistently throughout adulthood.

You are extremely sensitive to rejection, reacting with anger and distress to mild separations. These fears of abandonment seem to be related to difficulties feeling emotionally connected to important people when they are physically absent, leaving the individual with Borderline Personality disorder feeling lost or worthless.

Borderline Personality Disorder Complications

You may suffer emotional harm in many areas of your life. This can spill over to a negative impact to your intimate relationships, school, job, self-image and social activities. This can result in repeated job losses, or failing to complete your education. That you can see with multiple legal issues, resulting in jail time, conflict-filled relationships, marital stress or divorce. Also BPD can show in self-injury, involvement in abusive relationships. Also in unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, motor vehicle accidents and physical fights. These BPD behaviors are due to impulsive and risky behavior which can lead to attempted or even actual suicide. Furthermore, mental health disorders can be result from depression, alcohol or other substance abuse. In addition to anxiety disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other personality disorders.

Borderline Personality Disorder Causes

Borderline Personality disorder is currently being studied. Some aspects causes of BPD illness are unknown. But can perhaps relate to child abuse or neglect. And could also be lead to the need for Borderline Personality Treatment in your adulthood.

Genetics are another cause of Borderline Personality disorder. One can possibly inherit BPD related genes. We already understand that generics have strong association with other mental health disorders among family members.

In addition, Brain abnormalities are also possible causes for Borderline Personality disorder. Based on research, BPD shows changes in certain areas of the brain. These are sections of the brain that involve emotion regulation, impulsivity, and aggression. Brain chemicals that help regulate mood, such as serotonin, may not function properly.

Finally, environmental, cultural, and social factors whereas you might experience traumatic life events are contributors. These include abandonment, or adversity during childhood, exposed to unstable invalidating relationships, and hostile conflicts.

If you notice signs or symptoms in a family member or friend, please do not hesitate to talk to a person about seeing a doctor or mental health provider. If your relationship causes significant stress, you may find it helpful to see a therapist yourself.

BPD Treatments and Therapies

Many people with the disorder experience fewer or less severe symptoms, and an improved quality of life. Most important with Borderline Personality disorder receive evidence based, specialized treatment from an appropriately trained provider. It is wise to take caution that other BPD treatment programs by a doctor or therapist that are not appropriately trained may not benefit you. More likely to develop other chronic medical or mental illnesses and less likely to make healthy lifestyle choices. Borderline Personality disorder is also associated with a significantly higher rate of self-harm and suicidal behavior than the general public.

Psychotherapy is the first-line treatment for people with borderline personality disorder. The very nature of borderline personality disorder can make it difficult for people with the disorder to maintain a comfortable and trusting bond with their therapist.

Examples of Psychotherapies used to treat Borderline Personality disorder

Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT, is the type of therapy was developed for individuals with borderline personality disorder. DBT uses concepts of mindfulness and acceptance or being aware of and attentive to the current situation and emotional state. Dialectical Behavior Therapy also teaches skills that can help:

  • Control intense emotions
  • Reduce self-destructive behaviours
  • Improve relationships

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the type of therapy can help people with borderline personality disorder identify and change core beliefs and behaviours that underlie inaccurate perceptions of themselves and others, and problems interacting with others. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may help reduce a range of mood and anxiety symptoms and reduce the number of suicidal or self-harming behaviours.

BPD Medications

In some cases medications are not typically used as the primary treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment. However, We Level Up recommends using a psychiatrist, group, peer therapy, and family support to treat specific symptoms like:

  • Mood wings
  • Depression
  • Other co-occurring mental disorders

Treatment with medications may require care from more than one medical professional.

Elements of Borderline Personality Disorder Care

If you experience severe symptoms and need intensive, often inpatient care. Others may use some outpatient treatments but never need hospitalization or emergency care.

Here at We Level Up Treatment Facility, we provide proper care with our round the clock physicians available to help you cope and be successful with your recovery. Reclaim your life, call us to speak with one of our treatment specialists. Our counselors know what you are going through and will answer any of your questions.

Your call is private and confidential and there is never any obligation.

Sources:

National Institute of Mental Health