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Treatment Options for Borderline Personality Disorder

 In Mental Health, Recovery

Borderline Personality Disorder, also known as “BPD,” is thought to be one of the most challenging mental health disorders to treat. However, newer evidence-based treatment has proven to be more effective in improving the lives of people with borderline personality disorder. BPD can make life and relationships extremely hard to manage. People with BPD may experience mood swings, self-image issues, and even suicidal behavior. Occasionally, borderline personality disorder occurs along with other mental illnesses. Co-occurring mental can make it more difficult to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, but not impossible. Patients need to receive the best care possible for the treatment of BPD. Inpatient or Outpatient rehabilitation may be beneficial if symptoms of BPD have become difficult to manage. 

Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder 

The cause of borderline personality disorder is not entirely clear. Genetics, environmental factors, and brain abnormalities are all likely linked to the cause. 

Symptoms of BPD

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder can be extremely difficult at times. The disorder obstructs the way those diagnosed see themselves, others, and the world around them, leading to unstable relationships and major instability issues for people with borderline personality. 

Some of the other BPD symptoms and risk factors may include: 

  • Fear of abandonment
  • Intense emotions
  • Mood swings
  • Self-image issues 
  • Self-destructive or reckless behavior
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Self-destructive behavior 
  • Suicidal behavior 
  • Intense mood swings 
  • Continually feeling empty 
  • Short temper 
  • Reckless driving 
  • Violent outbursts 
  • Inappropriate behavior 
  • Unstable relationships (idolizing someone one minute, hating them the next)
  • Trouble keeping a job
  • Self-sabotage 

Treatments for BPD 

When suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, it is easy to feel like life is spiraling out of control. Finding and sticking with a treatment plan is significant. There are many therapies for BPD, including psychotherapy, medications, inpatient or outpatient care, behavioral therapy, talking therapy, etc. Health professionals can work with you to create an individualized treatment plan. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation offer focused care for the patient. The staff’s main priority is to help the patient live life to the best of their ability. It can be hard to manage this illness on your own. If you feel like you are experiencing symptoms of BPD, talk to a trusted healthcare professional or mental health professional to receive medical advice about the best course of action for treating BPD.

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