People with Borderline personality disorders (BPD) are highly socially distanced, introverted and self-absorbed.
They also exhibit obsessive-compulsive symptoms such as obsessiveness, over-analysis and a lack of empathy.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, there are around 40,000 BPD cases in the US.
The condition is associated with difficulty with social interaction, difficulty forming relationships and difficulties in maintaining social and family relationships.
The symptoms can also include an inability to communicate effectively, feeling trapped and being judged by others.
Diagnosis and treatment For BPD sufferers, a diagnosis and treatment are key to helping them manage their disorder.
BPD is typically diagnosed after a patient is found to have a history of severe emotional distress, including major trauma or interpersonal violence, and has had three or more previous episodes of the condition.
In most cases, BPD symptoms are mild to moderate, with symptoms being milder or absent when a person is not experiencing severe emotional disturbances.
However, the diagnosis may require treatment with medication and psychotherapy.
Treatment is based on a person’s individual needs.
Binge eating disorder treatment, for example, may require weekly periods of restricted eating or exercise, as well as counselling and therapy to help manage the symptoms.
In addition, people with BPD can undergo psychological treatment and other treatments to help them manage the condition and their thoughts and feelings.
Individuals who are severely affected by the disorder can also undergo therapy, which can include cognitive behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural techniques, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and interpersonal communication therapy.
People with BIP disorders, on the other hand, may be diagnosed with the condition when their symptoms are more severe.
In these cases, the disorder may be considered a chronic, debilitating mental health condition.
Symptoms that are considered a BIP disorder include anxiety, irritability, depression, and compulsive behaviours such as eating, drinking, shopping, or using drugs.
Diagnosing BIP sufferers also depends on how severe the symptoms are.
Some BPD patients may be classified as having BIP as a whole, which includes the disorder as a separate disorder.
This is sometimes referred to as a BPD-CID, or BIP-C.
A BIP diagnosis can be complicated by the presence of other mental health disorders, including substance use disorders and depression.
The diagnosis can also depend on how long a person has been struggling with the disorder.
Some individuals with BIDs have a lifetime history of anxiety, and some may not have a diagnosis for BPD until they develop severe anxiety, such as from depression or from other psychiatric disorders.
Treatment and support Many people with the diagnosis of BPD experience support, both online and offline, from the BPD community.
However the online support may be focused on self-help and self acceptance, rather than specific treatment.
BID communities may also offer support through support groups, like BID Awareness and Support groups, where individuals can discuss their symptoms, seek help and find support.
Support groups can also be used to help people learn more about BPD and its symptoms, and can help with a number of things, including identifying triggers for symptoms, how to deal with them, how others feel about them, and how to manage the disorder in a healthy way.
It is important to note that BID sufferers who seek support online often feel isolated and have no support in the real world.
Some online support groups can be more suitable for BID patients than others.
People who do not have access to support groups may use them as a safe space to discuss BPD with others.
These groups can offer support to those who are not diagnosed with BID, to those in their relationships, and to individuals who have been diagnosed with another mental health disorder, such a anxiety disorder or depression.
Support group participants can also receive a diagnosis of their disorder in order to discuss it, as they have a similar disorder.
Treatment can be provided in many ways, including through psychotherapy and/or medication.
Some people with borderline personality disorders may have a condition called BPD spectrum disorder.
People on this condition often experience more severe symptoms, but also some milder ones.
For example, BIP patients with BDP may experience intense anger, anxiety, depression or obsessive-control, while BPD adults may be more likely to have anxiety or depressive symptoms.
BIP spectrum disorder can be very challenging for those with BPLD.
Many people struggle to cope with BPH.
Treatment for BPH spectrum disorder is different from treatment for BIP.
Treatments that focus on changing behaviour and coping mechanisms such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, for instance, can help people with more severe BPH symptoms.
Cognitive-behavioral therapies are a form of therapy that focuses on helping people understand and adjust to their BPD.
BPA and BPD are also supported by support