BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER Borderline Personality Disorder is a condition in which peopledemonstrate long-term patterns of unstable emotions aboutthemselves and others.
CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS • Abandonment in Childhood or adolescence • A disruption in family life • Poor communication in the family • Sexual Abuse Tends to affect women more than men and among psychiatric patients with this disorder.
SYMPTOMS Uncertain about their identity, as a result their values and interests can rapidlychange. See things in extremes whether good or bad. Views of others may change quickly Fear of being abandoned Feelings of emptiness and boredom Frequent displays of inappropriate anger Impulsiveness with money, drugs, sexual relationships, binge eating, and stealing.
OTHER SIGNS OF BPD Very manipulative Does not deal with rejection well at all, drives them to a point ofbeing physically ill (they see it as the end of the world) Likes to be the victim of a situation just for the attention Intolerance of being alone Repeated crises and acts of self-injury like overdosing for example
COMPLICATIONS Drug Abuse Depression Problems with work, social, and family relationships. Suicide Attempts
TREATMENT Group Therapy Dialectical behavioral therapy One on one with a psychologist