My Dad and Dementia

Hello, everyone! Am Naaz (name changed), working as a writer in a reputed company. All am going to share is a few words about my lovely dad’s dementia. Like every other kid in this world, I too grew up by seeing my dad as a hero. His biggest plus is being nice to everyone without […]

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MORE THAN JUST A DISEASE RELAP...

Relapse can always bring a full stop to a refreshed curing therapy. What causes this to happen? As cited below through a few examples, are negative emotional states, physical discomfort, positive emotional states, conflicts with others etc.etc. Most important to remember is that relapse doesn’t mean that the treatment process is a failure or the […]

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ECT- A prompt and effective cu...

It’s a pity that even over 70 years after the first successful demonstration of its efficacy in the treatment of acute mental illnesses like schizophrenia, there is still very little informed public opinion about Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT. Although, it is a fact that ECT is one of the most effective method for treating severe […]

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Yoga and beating alcoholism

Alcoholism is the dependency on alcohol that has a physiological and psychological impact on a person’s life. According to WHO, about 30% of Indians consume alcohol, out of which 4-13% are daily consumers and up to 50% of these, fall under the category of hazardous drinking. Another worrying trend from India is that the average […]

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Beating Addiction Stigma and S...

Recent Post How to find the best psychiatric hospital in Bangalore? It also provides the facility for family members to stay along with the patient; who gives them a better understanding of the…….. Is Manic Depression Genetic/ Hereditary? A chemical known as serotonin in the brain, has strong affects on an individual’s mood. The abnormalities […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder in Women

Borderline Personality Disorder in Women

Borderline Personality Disorder in Women.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental health issue manifest by continuous unsteadiness in moods, behaviour, functioning and self-image. These experiences frequently result in unstable relationships and impulsive action. An individual with BPD may meet extreme scenes of anger, misery, and uneasiness that may last from just a couple of hours to days.

Borderline personality disorder or BPD is most commonly seen among women and rarely seen in men. It is a disorder that characterizes sensitivity, emotional imbalance and unstable relationship pattern.

Research states that women with BPD tend to have symptoms such as mood fluctuations, problems in interpersonal relationships and feeling emptiness etc. But men suffering with BPD tend to  self destructive, impulsivity and are likely to abuse drugs.

Statistics: Borderline personality disorder is prominently more seen in women than it is in men. In fact, investigates shows that 75-90% of all persons diagnosed with BPD are women.

Symptoms of BPD in Women:

  • Behavioural symptoms: the individual may have impulsive behaviour, self injury intentionally such as cutting hand, suicidal threats and anxious effort to avoid real or imaginary rejection.
  • Physical symptoms: the individual have self injury marks such as scars and scabs.
  • Cognitive symptoms: the individual has stress related paranoia (mistrust feelings).
  • Psychosocial symptoms: the individual tend to unstable relationships, under-estimate or evaluating others, feeling emptiness, bottled up anger.

Many individuals come across at least one of the above symptoms routinely, though a woman with BPD will experience majority of the symptoms in adulthood itself.

Effects of borderline personality disorder in women:

Borderline personality disorder has dangerous effect when it is left as untreated. Some of effects are job loss, financial strains, poor performance in work, social isolation, under estimating self, trouble in sustain relationship, divorce or separation, death due suicide, and handicapped due to failed suicide attempt

Treatment:

A borderline personality disorder effectively treated with combination of psychotherapy and medications.

If you or someone you love has been experience this symptoms a lot for a long time, help is available, call Cadabam’s now on +919611194949.

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