Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that is indicated and identified by emotional dysregulation, unstable moods, impulsive behaviour and unhealthy relationships. Symptoms begin during teenage years, or as a young adult. BPD is a condition of the brain and mind.

If someone has BPD, it is not their fault and they did not cause it. While we cannot identify the root cause of BPD, it can be diagnosed by understanding and identifying the symptoms, enabling the right approach to providing therapy.

The people who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder feel empty, worthless, insecure, consider themselves incapable of being loved, and demonstrate impulsive behaviours and emotional instability. They can easily take offence at things other people do or say, showing intense reactions, anger, and mood swings. Some people with BPD self-harm

They might struggle with painful thoughts and beliefs about themselves and other people, which can cause distress in their work, family, and social life. They sometimes tend to alienate themselves from society and their beliefs may become self-fulfilling prophecies.

If you have thoughts of harming yourself, or suspect someone to have BPD, it is important to seek professional support as soon as possible. The Wise Mind uses Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to treat clients with Borderline Personality Disorder:  it is a proven therapy with notable success in treatment.

 Our therapists have worked with a range of BPD clients in a variety of settings and will continue to provide support on your journey of reclaiming your self-worth and creating a life worth living.

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