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Borderline Personality Disorder


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

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
372
males

with borderline personality
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
826
females

with borderline personality
talk to therapists

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20/01/2020

Causes

Genes
Events
abuse, neglect
Brain
activity, development, chemical imbalance
Personality
Combination
of causes
nhs.uk

Symptoms

Thoughts
Abandonment
avoided, imagined or real
Paranoia
Self-image
Suicidality
recurrent gestures, threats or self-harmvisit samaritans.org
Feelings
Anger
intense, recurrent or difficult to control
Anxiety
or dissatisfaction or irritability,
Emptiness
chronic
Instability
in relationships, with alternating devaluation and idealisation
Behaviours
Impulsivity
significant
psychiatry.org

Diagnosis

Adults
Primary Symptoms
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


Symptoms are not due to another condition or a substance

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

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

10 therapists
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20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Mentalisation Based Therapy
for borderline personality


Focus on the past or present
For Adults

5 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 20 January 2020
Next check 01 January 2021