Borderline Personality Disorder
Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
Symptoms of borderline personality disorder are very similar to symptoms of Bipolar Personality Disorder and Depression
- Unstable self image
- Dangerous behaviors
- Suicidal behaviors or threats
- Intensive changes in moods
- Paranoid thoughts
What Causes Borderline Personality Disorder?
- Most scientists agree that borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be caused by both genetics and the person's environment
- Social and cultural issues are shown to raise the risk for BPD
Diagnosis for Borderline Personality Disorder
- Most of the time, BPD is misdiagnosed
- 85% of people with borderline personality disorder have co-occuring disorders
- Professionals in diagnosing mental disorders test for BPD by having discussions with the patient
- There isn't a single test to diagnose BPD
- Scientists are looking for ways to improve the diagnosis for borderline personality disorder
- No medications exist to treat borderline personality disorder
- The types of therapy are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and schema-focused therapy
- Studies have shows that omega-3 fatty acids can also help reduce symptoms
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How Common is Borderline Personality Disorder?
- Borderline personality disorder is not very common, and is mostly found in people seeking help for another disorder
- It is estimated that 1%-2% of people in the United States have BPD
Can Borderline Personality Disorder Be Prevented?
- Keeping stable schedules
- Being present
- Being supportive and patient
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