Personality disorders are mental health disorders that cause difficulty functioning in everyday life. They can affect the way a person thinks and their behavior. Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the ten types of personality disorders.
BPD is a disorder that affects how a person thinks and feels about themselves. It also affects their relationships with others and their behavior. It involves distorted self-image, impulsive behavior, and emotional instability. There is also a pattern of unstable relationships. It tends to develop around adolescence through early adulthood. Though it may seem worse in the beginning, the symptoms may ease with maturity.
Signs and symptoms of BPD include:
The causes of BPD aren't fully understood. There are, however, some possible factors.
Some factors may increase the risk of developing BPD. Some possible factors include:
The process of being diagnosed may entail:
In most cases, only adults are diagnosed, not children or teens. What appears as symptoms of BPD may go away with maturity.
Treatment for BPD involves learning skills to manage and cope with the condition. Treatment may include psychotherapy, medication, hospitalization, or a combination.
Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counseling, is the main treatment option provided by professionals such as psychiatrists. There are a few different types of counseling:
Medication is added to counseling in some cases. While there are no medications approved specifically for BPD, certain kinds can help relieve symptoms of co-occurring problems. Some types of medications often used are:
Being hospitalized is an option when more intense treatment is needed. Being hospitalized can keep you safe when you're displaying extreme symptoms. These can be symptoms such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, harming yourself or others.
It's important to remember that, though recovery takes time, it can improve your ability to function. The best chance for success is working with a professional with experience treating BPD.
The prognosis for BPD varies. You may face lifelong challenges with symptoms, such as struggling with self-harm or suicidal thoughts. It's important to follow your prescribed treatment plan. It can reduce the severity of your symptoms.
At MidValley Healthcare, we specialize in behavioral health. Our team of experienced, compassionate healthcare providers provides specialized treatment that includes counseling, medication management, and more. If you'd like to make an appointment, please contact us.
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