Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder that affects mood. It is thought that less than 1% of the population are diagnosed with BPD and of those diagnosed 3/4 are women.

Symptoms:

  • Emotional instability
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Worry of abandonment
  • Very intense emotions
  • Don’t have a strong sense of who you are
  • Feelings of emptiness and loneliness.
  • Struggle to control anger

There are many more symptoms and people who have BPD, may or may not experience some of these symptoms.

Causes of BPD:

Some schools of thought believe that BPD can develop after significant trauma or after a dysfunctional childhood. However, there are other triggers such as a combination of biological and environmental factors.

Treating BPD:

Individual and group psychological therapies can be carried out by trained professionals.

 

References:

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/borderline-personality-disorder-bpd/#.WA5js5MrK9Y

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Borderline-personality-disorder/Pages/Introduction.aspx

http://www.bpdworld.org/theories-and-causes.html

 

 

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