What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder is a type of mental health problem that has effect on your attitudes, beliefs, behaviours that can have trouble your life. Many people experience this type of disorder, at different levels – effecting people differently. There are a number of symptoms that you can learn about and consequently put into action a number of tips, techniques and further help for yourself or a loved one.

What are the symptoms of BPD?

If you read these symptoms and find that you experience five or more, there is a chance you suffer from BPD. Pay particular attention if you feel that they have lasted for a long time or have a big impact on your daily life.

1. You have a common worry that people will abandon you, which hurts – making you feel like you would do anything to stop that happening.

2. Intense emotions that can last from a few hours to a few days at a time that could for example be in this particular pattern: Feeling very happy and confident in the morning to feeling low and sad in the

3. Your personality and feelings are changeable dependent on which people you’re with. You are unable to feel a strong sense of who you are.

4. It is of high difficulty to make and maintain stable relationships throughout life.

5. Impulse decisions and actions that could harm you, including but not limited to binge eating and
drinking, using drugs or driving dangerously.

6. You feel suicidal thoughts, or similar that involves self-harm related behaviour.

7. Emptiness and loneliness are common feelings throughout your life.

8. You are easily angered and when you are, you’ll struggle to contain and control it.

9. When you are stressed, you can begin to feel:

• Paranoia

• Have psychotic experiences, such as seeing or hearing things that others don’t

• You can feel numb, detached from yourself and not remember things after they’ve happened

You only need to experience five of these symptoms to be given a diagnosis, which would allow you to work towards combating some of the problems to make things easier throughout life. The disorder is very broad and there are different extremes of the disorder, of which you can receive help with.

Treatment for this comes in a number of forms, through self-care techniques, to going for therapy, with very successful and popular treatment such as DBT – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, MBT – Mentalisation Based Therapy and Therapeutic communities.

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