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Borderline Personality


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You're
not alone
with
borderline personality
Borderline personality
is the
7th
most common reason
for therapy

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12/08/2020
375
males

with borderline personality
talk to therapists

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12/08/2020
845
females

with borderline personality
talk to therapists

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12/08/2020
Borderline personality is a mental health condition. It is also known as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
45
Abandonment
avoided, imagined or real
27
Paranoia
33
Self-image
33
Suicidality
recurrent gestures, threats or self-harm
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Feelings
34
Anger
intense, recurrent or difficult to control
42
Anxiety
or dissatisfaction or irritability,
36
Emptiness
chronic
32
Instability
in relationships, with alternating devaluation and idealisation
Behaviours
41
Impulsivity
significant

Causes

7
Genes
relative with bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder
24
Events
triggers include abuse, neglect
13
Brain
activity, development, chemical imbalance
6
Traits
14
Combination
of causes

Diagnosis

Adults

5 (or more) ofAbandonment
avoided, imagined or real
Anger
intense, recurrent or difficult to control
Anxiety
or dissatisfaction or irritability,
2-48 hour episodes
Emptiness
chronic
Impulsivity
significant
Instability
in relationships, with alternating devaluation and idealisation
Paranoia
Self-image
Suicidality
recurrent gestures, threats or self-harm
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Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


nice.org.uk recommends
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
for borderline personality

For personal dynamicsFocus on the past or presentAdults 52 sessions
Therapists

5 therapists
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12/08/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Mentalisation Based Therapy
for borderline personality

Focus on the past or presentFor Adults
Therapists

4 therapists
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12/08/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon
Updated 12 August 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources

Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Dialectical Behaviour Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Mentalisation Based Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence