Meets five or more of the following DSM-IV criteria: extreme measures to avoid abandonment, volatile relationships, unstable self-image, impulsive behaviors, suicidal behavior, self-mutilation, rapid mood changes, feelings of emptiness, extreme anger, and paranoia/dissociation.
Some of the major known symptoms of BPD are unstable relationships, self-identity issues, dangerous emotions, self harm, and extreme reactions to real or imagined abandonment.
Black and white thinking is a true reality for BPD people.
BPD is often accompanied by depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, rage, and other mental illnesses.,
According to Marsha Linehan, an expert psychologist who specializes in BPD and a survivor of BPD, the sensitivity, intensity, and duration with which BPD people feel emotions have both positive and negative effects. BPD people are often exceptionally enthusiastic, idealistic, joyful, and loving. But they can also be overwhelmed with negative emotions, such as anger, anxiety, depression, rage, worry, or guilt/shame.
I am currently writing a book about Borderline Personality Disorder called "The Real Person's Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder".
The primary treatment for BPD is psychotherapy.
Some treatments are more rigorous than others, but the effects of both are basically the same. There are six kinds of treatment available for BPD. They are DDP (Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy), MBT (Mentalization-based treatment), transference-focused psychotherapy, general psychiatric management, schema-focused therapy, and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).
DBT is the most widely-used treatment, although most of these types of therapies have some positive affect on BPD.
DBT includes, using Mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
There are no medications for BPD. But you can use medications to treat the symptoms.
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