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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

findatherapist.co.uk
25/05/2020
372
males

with borderline personality
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
25/05/2020
837
females

with borderline personality
talk to therapists

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25/05/2020
Borderline personality is a mental health condition. It is also known as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
34
Abandonment
avoided, imagined or real
21
Paranoia
25
Self-image
26
Suicidality
recurrent gestures, threats or self-harm
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Feelings
23
Anger
intense, recurrent or difficult to control
28
Anxiety
or dissatisfaction or irritability,
24
Emptiness
chronic
23
Instability
in relationships, with alternating devaluation and idealisation
Behaviours
30
Impulsivity
significant

Causes

3
Genes
relative with bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder
18
Events
triggers include abuse, neglect
7
Brain
activity, development, chemical imbalance
4
Traits
9
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

7 therapists
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25/05/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Mentalisation Based Therapy
for borderline personality

Focus on the past or presentFor Adults
Therapists

4 therapists
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25/05/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 25 May 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