You may be engaging in self-injurious behaviors as a way to deal with trauma, gain control over your body, or as a symptom of a personality disorder such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Impulsiveness, chronic boredom, mood swings, and self-harm are all signs of adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder. If your teen is experiencing these behaviors, you may want to have him or her screened for BPD.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been shown to be highly effective in treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and is an essential component in any successful BPD treatment program.
Anger is one of the key symptoms of BPD, and it can often lead to self-injurious behavior such as cutting or burning. While it can feel like your anger is impossible to control, there are ways that you can manage your anger even if you have been diagnosed with BPD.
A recent study shows that medications can effectively treat the core symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) but not the disorder’s overall severity.
In honor of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month, here are some things you should know about the disorder.
BPD treatment programs and therapists abound, but it is crucial (especially with a complex disorder such as BPD) that you and your family seek out facilities that specialize in treating borderline personalities.
BPD accounts for roughly one out of five psychiatric hospitalizations. Although BPD symptoms may first appear during adolescence, diagnosis is rarely made before the age of 18.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex mental illness that is often difficult to diagnose because it generally co-occurs with other disorders. These other disorders can mask the symptoms of BPD, often leaving the underlying BPD untreated.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that is characterized by extreme emotional and psychological distress. People who are diagnosed with BPD have difficulty controlling their moods and emotions, and often have ongoing problems with interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior.