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STIGMA IS A THREAT TO YOU AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!   “Stigma is the rejection, avoidance or fear, people direct toward those they perceive as being “different.” Mental illness attacks everyone and anyone. It affects, what makes us human: language, reasoning, and empathy. Our memory, character, the difference between self and others, their perception of what […]

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia is one of the most common types of schizophrenia. This usually causes psychosis of different intensity, thus causing the person to lose his mind and touch with respect to the reality.   People diagnosed with paranoia are heavily suspicious of other people. This condition can cause adverse effects in their life in terms […]

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Schizophrenia Rehabilitation

Importance on the need of Schizophrenia Rehab   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. Characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive difficulties, schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle.   People with schizophrenia have profound disabling cognitive defects. Whether positive or its negative symptoms, these cognitive deficits […]

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Effects of Party Drugs

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey, it is estimated that more than 6, 00,000 people coming under the age of 12 or older were reported in use of party drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. The survey also found that 39,000 people especially the youth between 12 and 17 years old […]

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9 things you need to know abou...

What is Marijuana? “Marijuana” is dried leaves and flower of cannabis hemp plant, which has more volume of a non-narcotic chemical called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in multiple quantities. When it is inhaled or consumed, it makes the individual feel high for few hours.   What are the other similar types of drugs like marijuana? Ecstasy, Benzodiazepines, […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of instability in an individual’s self-image, affects and interpersonal relationships which is marked by impulsivity. A personality disorder is a persistent pattern of an individual’s inner experience and behaviour that distinguished from one’s cultural expectations. This pattern of behaviour is inflexible and usually occurs in one’s adolescence or early adulthood. Personality disorder causes immense distress and impairment in various areas of living for the individual.

The symptoms of BPD manifests in different ways, they include the following. To be diagnosed with BPD, one must show atleast five of the following symptoms. These symptoms could occur from early adolescence.

  • Fear of being left alone– Here the individual takes desperate measures in order to avoid any kind of abandonment. The abandonment could be real or perceived.
  • Instability in relationships– BPD is marked by an individual’s inability to maintain or sustain relationships. A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.
  • Identity disturbance- Individual’s in BPD show persistent instability when it comes to their self-image or sense of self.
  • Impulsivity– Individuals who suffer from BPD show spontaneous and uninhibited behaviour in at least two areas of living that end up being self-damaging. Areas such as sexual intimacy, spending behaviour, substance use, eating, etc. They engage in increased reckless and risk taking behaviours like driving recklessly.
  • Suicidal behaviour– Individuals experience and engage in recurrent suicidal behaviour and gestures. They would also adopt self harm threatening means. They have also had past experiences of self harm.
  • Instable affect Individuals here experience mood and emotional fluctuations that could last about from a few minutes to hours to even days. Suddenly going from happy to sad. Along with that they also experience irritability and anxiety.
  • Feelings of emptiness- Individuals with BPD also experience emptiness or void within them. This feeling of emptiness drives them to engage in impulsive behaviours in order to somehow could fill in their void.
  • Intense anger- Individuals with BPD also experience intense and irrational anger that ends up being quite difficult to control. They would frequent display anger, engage in physical fights, etc.
  • Suspicious without proper evidence- Individuals with BPD experience paranoia and suspicion of other’s motives towards themselves that could sometimes be incongruent with reality. They could also experience dissociative symptoms, where in they would feel spaced out or have an outer body experience.

Individuals who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder find experience instability their whole lives; i.e. in their relationships, thoughts, moods, behaviour, and even in their concept of themselves. Hence it is vital to provide them with a sense of stability, security and unconditional support. For assistance, call us now on +919611194949.

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