Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is a mental disorder affecting between 2 and 5% of the population. It is a complex condition thought to be caused by a combination of biological and life factors. BPD is about three times more common in women than in men, and seems to be linked to the sufferer having experienced trauma, abuse or neglect in their childhood.

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Borderline Personality Disorder is about three times more common in women than in men

Symptoms

  • Varied and distressing emotional states
  • Insecurity, especially a fear of abandonment
  • Holding others responsible for how they feel
  • Reckless behaviour, including alcohol and drug abuse
  • Self-harm, with or without the intention of suicide
  • Frequently changing attitudes towards others, and towards aspects of life such as career, family, life goals, and sexual orientation
  • People with BPD may also experience symptoms of other mental illnesses, such as depression.

 

Treatment

While it isn’t yet curable, BPD is fully treatable. Once diagnosed, this disorder is usually treated with a combination of psychological therapy, medication, and support. Specifically, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Dialectal Behaviour Therapy have been found to be effective, as they teach the person new ways to relate to others and how to handle their emotions more effectively.

How Delmont can help?

  • If an individual has a psychiatric concern, they may be referred to see one of our specialists in the consulting suites.
  • The Day Program provides therapy, relaxation classes and other group-based activities designed to support group mental health.
  • If it is established that the patients require full support, they can be then admitted as an inpatient.

Why Delmont

With over 40 years experience and an experienced multi disciplinary team at Delmont Private, our goal is to enable individuals with mental health concerns to gain a greater understanding of themselves and their difficulties in a safe relaxed and professional environment.  All patients are our highest priority.  Our holistic approach to treatment promotes long-term health and quality of life.

Your privacy and confidentiality are maintained at all times.

Need Help?

Visit your local GP or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 - More