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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
10/04/2020
370
males

with borderline personality
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
10/04/2020
832
females

with borderline personality
talk to therapists

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10/04/2020
Borderline personality is a mental health condition. It is also known as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
25
Abandonment
avoided, imagined or real
12
Paranoia
18
Self-image
19
Suicidality
recurrent gestures, threats or self-harm
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Feelings
16
Anger
intense, recurrent or difficult to control
19
Anxiety
or dissatisfaction or irritability,
19
Emptiness
chronic
16
Instability
in relationships, with alternating devaluation and idealisation
Behaviours
20
Impulsivity
significant

Causes

0
Genes
relative with bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder
14
Events
triggers include abuse, neglect
5
Brain
activity, development, chemical imbalance
2
Traits
5
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

6 therapists
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10/04/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Mentalisation Based Therapy
for borderline personality

Focus on the past or presentFor Adults
Therapists

4 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
10/04/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 10 April 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
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