While there is no known medication that can target Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) on its own, prescription medications can address many of the common symptoms of BPD. Medications typically used in the treatment of BPD include antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, and antipsychotics.
The workplace can be an excellent source of consistency for someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), but it can also present a unique set of challenges. Here are some ways for a person with BPD to control their BPD symptoms and be more effective at work.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), about 75 percent of people who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are women. There are a lot of theories about why this might be.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are two personality disorders you wouldn’t necessarily associate with each other. But because the two disorders share the same “B cluster” grouping in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) – including erratic, dramatic, and emotional behaviors – they may be confused.
When it comes to brains, no two are alike. Variations in the structure and functioning of your brain can make you more prone to certain psychiatric disorders, such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and depression.
A large percentage of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) make attempts on their own life. About 70 percent of people with BPD will attempt suicide, and between 8 and 10 percent of people with BPD commit suicide. But, if you know the warning signs, suicide is preventable.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has a high rate of co-occurrence with various mental health disorders. High on that list is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Though BPD and PTSD are two distinct mental health disorders with their own set of diagnostic criteria, the two co-occur at surprisingly high rates.
Itai Danovitch, MD, director of addiction psychiatry clinical services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and supervising psychiatrist at Clearview Treatment Programs in Venice Beach, explains the core principles of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) treatment highlighted by the American Psychiatric Association guidelines and BPD experts.
Because individuals with BPD exhibit instability in many areas of their lives, it is often difficult to diagnose the disorder, especially since BPD symptoms can mimic those of other disorders (such as Bipolar Disorder). While this potential confusion between disorders may delay the diagnosis of BPD, the importance of accurately identifying the underlying psychiatric issues supersedes any inclination to reach a diagnosis quickly.
While family and loved ones generally feel compassion and desire recovery and lasting mental well-being for the person in their lives with Borderline Personality Disorder, the disorder can also cause great stress in your own life. Being in the presence of someone whose world is a rollercoaster of emotions can be taxing. In order to cope with the presence of a person with BPD in your life, it is important to figure out what you need to do to deal with what you’re feeling and how you react.