A mental illness marked by a pattern of emotional instability, impulsive behavior, distorted self-image and unstable relationships.
Till date, there are 4 types of BPD
Discouraged (quite) borderline
No exact cause is found yet. Though, some factors may have contributed to it:
Genetics: may be a genetic condition.
Environmental factors: may be caused by growing up in a unstable, abusive and neglectful environment.
Serotonin abnormalities: serotonin is a hormone that helps regulate mood. Abnormalities in it may be a cause.
You have a pattern of unstable relationships.
You have unstable self-image
You act impulsively in some areas of your life in ways that can be self-damaging
You have a history of self-harm or suicidal behaviour
Frequent mood swings
Severe and long-term feelings of emptiness
Difficulty in controlling your anger
You have periods of stress related paranoia or experience severe dissociation
Complications because of BPD
BPD may increase your risk of other disorders like…..
Depression, anxiety disorder, eating disorder, bipolar disorder and substance abuse
Cure of BPD
Your mental health professional may recommend you these :
Psychotherapy : There are 3 types
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
Schema focused therapy
Medicines doesn't completely cure BPD, but they help relieve symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe you medicines in addition with psychotherapy
Antidepressants : to treat depression
Anti-anxiety : to treat anxiety
Antipsychotics : to treat agressive symptoms
If your symptoms are very severe, that is if you have suicidal thoughts, suicidal behaviour and thinking about hurting yourself or other…your doctor may recommend you to temporarily stay in hospital for treatment.
If you or someone else is having symptoms or are already suffering from BPD or any other disorder, syndrome and disease, it is recommended to not self-diagnose or take any medicine without medical prescription.
Please know that there are people who love and care for you. You are strong and you'll make it. My prayers and best wishes for you
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