Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment
Borderline Personality disorder is best understood as a disorder of mood that affects a person’s ability to interact with others.
It is the most common personality disorder seen by healthcare professionals and is said to be more common in women. This may be because it is recognised less frequently in men, who may be less likely to seek treatment.
Symptoms of BPD include:-
-Emotional instability (a psychological term for this is ‘affective dysregulation’) – You can experience rage, sorrow, shame, panic and terror.
-Disturbed patterns of thinking or perception (psychological terms for these are cognitive or perceptual distortions)
-Intense but unstable relationships with others
Borderline Personality Disorder is often presented with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug misuse, and bi-polar disorder (the symptoms of which are often confused with borderline personality disorder).
It is now recognised that an estimated eight out of 10 people with BPD are now shown to have experienced parental neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse during their childhood.
Psychiatrists now refer to ‘high functioning borderline’ clients who compensate their underlying dynamic to various degrees, holding down jobs, forming and maintain relationships as opposed to those others with BPD whose lives are punctuated by frequent and severe crisis states.
There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection, and strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm.
People with BPD have often been excluded from health or social care services because staff lack the confidence and skills to work with this group of people.
At Khiron House
Our perspective at Khiron House is that BPD results from a chronic dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system, which means someone suffering from BPD cannot contain or defend him/herself. Traumatic events that occur during childhood are now strongly associated with developing BPD and as already stated an estimated eight out of 10 people with BPD are now shown to have experienced parental neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse during their childhood.
Call us on 020 3668 1606 to learn more about our Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment.