A personality Disorder is a prototype of feelings and human behavior that looks appropriate and acceptable to the person experiencing them. In this situation a person behavior causes a great deal of problems in that person’s life. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a type of Depression that typically consists of the following:
- Highly impetuous behaviors.
- Relationship instability.
- Unfortunate and tremendous emotional react.
Normally in this disorder a person has different mood swings like impulsive behavior, intense mood swings, and many other extreme reactions. People suffering Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) suffer difficulty to maintain their jobs, complete schooling, and relationships.
Major Sign of Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder is more common in women as compare to men. The signs of Borderline Personality Disorder vary person to person. The most common symptoms of this disorder are given below:
- A person has dysfunctional and unstable image or a very indistinct sense of self.
- Have world weariness, emptiness, sadness and isolation.
- Difficult to understand others.
- Make history of unstable relationships.
- Relationships affected due to intense love or understanding of intense hate.
- A continuous fear of rejection.
- Appears extreme emotional reactions.
- Mood swing that may last for few hours, minutes or may for a week.
- Strongly feel that I am in Depression, Anxiety or any other Worry.
- Have unsafe sex, drugs and alcohol abuse.
- Behavior may be very dangerous and self destructive.
- Unidirectional and unstable career goals and plans.
From this list of symptoms normally each person face one or more. But a person having Borderline Personality Disorder may have all these symptoms. Borderline terms mean people who are suffering BPD may crave closeness. But their unstable emotional and intense response tends to alienate other people. This causes the long term feelings of isolation.
One of the ironies of this disorder is that people in this condition tend towards a permanent mental health condition including Psychosis.
Therapies Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Historically it is very difficult to treat Borderline Personality Disorder. But research shows that treat and therapies may less the many sever symptoms and improve the quality of life. People who are suffering this should treat by an appropriate trained. Those therapist who are not well trained or expert cannot treat very well. That’s why you have to be careful while taking treatment.
It takes time when a specialist starts this treatment to improve health synonyms. So while taking this treatment be patient and consistent and receive appropriate treatment support.
Tests and Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder
A professional mental health specialist like Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Clinical Social worker may diagnose this mental illness. An expert starts your treat by analyzing following symptoms:
- By taking a thorough interview and deep analysis of symptoms.
- Perform a careful medical exam and configure out other possible signs.
- Ask about family history or any other medical history of mental illness.
Take proper medication
NIMH-funded study shows that if people with this disorder not receive proper treatment are:
- Develop many other mental illness and chronic medical diseases.
- They cannot choose healthy life style.
Two Main therapies for BPD
Mostly these two therapies are used to treat BPD:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: This therapy helps a person to identify and change the negative beliefs. Also move out a person from negative behavior that underlies inappropriate perceptions of themselves and with others. CBT reduce anxiety and decrease the suicidal or self harming thoughts.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): It consists of mindfulness, acceptance and awareness of the current situation and emotions. DBT therapy helps to you in following ways:
- Improve relationship status.
- Control self destructive behaviors.
- Manage intense emotions.
Other Disorders due to BPD
In BPD you may have some other mental illnesses like:
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Other personality disorders
- Bipolar disorder