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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 24 October 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020

UK Statistics
Source: findatherapist.co.uk

You're
not
alone
Borderline Personality
is the
7th
most common issue
people talk
to therapists about
370
males
with borderline personality
talk to therapists
822
females
with borderline personality
talk to therapists
Causes
geneticslife eventsneurotransmitterspersonal dynamics
Symptoms
Thoughts
abandonmentparanoiaself-imagesuicidalityvisit samaritans.org
Feelings
angeranxietyemptinessinstability
Behaviours
impulsivity
Diagnosis
Adults

Impulsivity and instability and 3 (or more) other symptoms.
Therapies
nice.org.uk recommend

Mentalisation Based Therapy
for Borderline Personality


Focus on the past or present
For Adults
nice.org.uk recommend

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
for Borderline Personality

For personal dynamics
Focus on the past or present
Adults 52 sessions