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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious condition categorised by long term patterns of unstable moods and emotions and problems in relationships and uncertainty about identity.

BPD is thought to affect less than 1% of the population and women more often than men. It can be difficult to diagnose and is often only diagnosed in adulthood.

How Can I find help for Borderline Personality Disorder?

By calling our counselling team on 0203 326 9160 we will recommend one of our clinical team who specialise in Personality Disorders.

Treatment will start with an initial assessment, in which you will chat with one of our Clinicians. If you decide that you are comfortable with them and that you can speak with them easily, you will start to work with them on your plan for moving forward with treatment.

Calls to us are completely confidential.

Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

 Clinical Partners approach is based on research which shows that given the right support and treatment, the prognosis has been scientifically proven to be a lot better than is commonly realized.

Treatment may involve medication alongside a psychotherapeutic approach. The psychological focus is on the absence of awareness, understanding, and acceptance of emotions. We also recognize the usual lack of access to healthy strategies for controlling intensity and duration of emotional responses.

A key problem is a marked unwillingness to experience the kind of emotional stress which is the price we tend to pay to attain difficult goals in life. This in itself means that the stress of entering therapy is a more major obstacle for this issue than most other disorders. Once in the right treatment though, relatives and friends are often amazed at how rapid progress can be.

The Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

Sufferers of BPD frequently fly into a rage, and they swing from being overly clingy and dependent in their relationships, to terrifying antagonism, in quite short periods. Deep down, it looks like what's really going on here is that desperate attempts are being made to avoid abandonment. Unfortunately this approach becomes a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy. These needs probably arose out of some disturbance back in early childhood, perhaps a troubled early family life.

So the unstable relationships, chronic sense of emptiness, impulsivity, suicidal feelings, self-mutilating, mood instability and inappropriate anger, are all really efforts to avoid abandonment, but produce even more isolation. A vicious cycle in ever decreasing and more traumatic circles ensues. This can be one of the most terrifying problems to witness as a friend or relative. Emotional blackmail with self harming and suicide as a bargaining chip can be a symptom of the illness.

How can Clinical Partners help?

BPD is a treatable illness but it is important to note that many individuals with BPD also suffer from depression and addictions to drugs and alcohol. It is therefore essential to seek professional help from a team who are able to provide a full assessment and address the illness as well as the associated addictions and depression.

Clinical Partners team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists are who trained and have experience in treating BPD, depression and addiction.

By calling our Clinical Team on 0203 326 9160 they will discuss your situation and recommend a specialist for you.

Contact us now to see how we can help

You don't need a GP referral to see one of our experts.

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