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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

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Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 7 years ago.
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Well, Boderline personality disorder , is also called as emotionally unstable personality , in which the person effected goes through variability / instability in mood , has emotional issues and vulnerability and is quite easily influenced by other people's comments or actions and start behaving to appease others . These people are unstable in maintaining relationships and always find difficulty to form reliable/ trusting relationships with family members , friends and others.

Some other features of Boderline personality disorder are--

1) Impulsive individuals , leading to self damage -- such as promiscuous sex , binge eating , substance abuse.

2) Suicidal tendencies are there or self injurng behaviour is there such as cutting , burning of self, interfering with wound healing,etc.

3) Unstable and inferior self image and continuous appeasement of others to gain importance .

4)Inappropriate or out of control anger without any justification or provocattion , which is more like an attention seeking tactic and throwing temper tantrums.

5)Feelings of low mood , emptiness , and worthlessness.

6)variation in mood.

So, the above mentioned are the main features of Boderline personality disorder.

Diagnosis of Boderline personality disorder can be done by Clincal evaluation by a Psychiatrist or Clinical psychologist .

Treatment of Borderline personality disorder mainly involves PSYCHOTHERAPY , THAT IS COUNSELING IN LAY TERMS , AND the various types of psychotheraies which can be used in treatment of Boderline personality disorder are -- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) , bEHAVIOUR THERAPY, Interpersonal psychotherapy, etc.

I am mentioning below a link which will throw more light on Boderline personality disorder .

http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-pe05.html

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