Borderline Personality Disorder – a mental illness that causes dramatic mood swings impulsive behavior and serious problems with relationships and self-respect. People with this disorder often have other problems such as depression, eating disorders or abuse of alcohol or drugs.
Treatment depends on how bad the condition is. When diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, most likely your treatment will begin with a professional counseling (psychotherapy). The first goal of therapy is to assist you in controlling the destructive behavior, especially if you have suicidal tendency or get self-destructive.
Types of counseling, which are widely used to treat disorders include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on changing certain thoughts and behavior patterns to control the symptoms of the disorder
- Dialectic behavioral therapy, which helps reduce destructive behaviors by teaching healthy ways to adapt and treatment of dissatisfaction or lack of power
- Psychodynamic therapy, which focuses on disclosure or understanding your past for insights into your actions and current behavior. This technique implies that the causes of behavioral problems are internal conflicts, which does not know your mind
- Family therapy, which can help your family to get knowledge about your condition and provide support for you and those who care about you, and who affect your condition. For example, sometimes for a parent with borderline personality disorder it is important to be careful when they are with their own child
- Support Group, where you and the people who you care about, have the opportunity to meet other people who share the same problems.
Techniques that can help you cope with the symptoms of borderline personality disorder, such as stress or anxiety include:
- Getting enough sleep and going to bed at about the same time daily
- Getting a balanced diet
- Regular exercise such as walking or swimming
- Avoiding alcohol, drugs prohibited by law, and the use of drugs that have not been assigned to you. All these substances may aggravate your symptoms of borderline personality disorder and may be incompatible with the prescribed medication.