Borderline Personality Disorder related counselling

What is borderline personality disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a developmental disorder that is characterised by intense emotional deregulations, impulsivity and unstable interpersonal relationships. Unfortunately, BPD can often be misdiagnosed. Some people with BPD are given the diagnosis of bipolar disorder when in BPD the mood changes are much more rapid as mood can fluctuate significantly often within the same day.

To be diagnosed with BPD the person must experience at least five of the following symptoms:

If you are worried that you are suffering from BPD, it is important that you have a specialist assessment to verify or exclude the diagnosis. There is often co-morbidity between BPD and other disorders such as depression, anxiety, substance misuse or eating disorders.

Treatment for BPD

BPD can be a serious condition and many people with the condition are at risk of attempting suicide at some point in their life. However, the outlook for BPD is positive over time, and specialist psychological therapy can be helpful.

There are several specialist psychological therapies that can be effective for treating BPD. Those are dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)family therapy and supportive therapy (ST).

At The Indira Mind Healing Centre, psychologists have specialist experience in the treatment of BPD.

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