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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

For people with borderline personality disorder, the world is often seen as black or white, good or bad, with very little in between the two extremes. People with the disorder usually are very impulsive, which can lead to them making terrible life decisions.  As you might imagine, this type of thinking can cause for volatile and chaotic relationships. Emotional instability can cause quite a few different symptoms to appear, including moods that change drastically and frequently and impulsive behavior. People with this disorder usually have a very poor self-image. Because of the nature of this personality disorder, few people seek treatment on their own. This is one of the reasons we offer online therapy for borderline personality disorder here at GoMentor.com.

Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder 

The exact circumstances may vary from person to person, but in general past sexual abuse, abandonment issues, and a bad family life are all thought to be partially responsible for the appearance of borderline personality disorder in adulthood. Abnormalities in the structure or chemistry of the brain may also play a part in this disorder appearing. For many, it is a combination of all or most of these factors. No matter the cause, there are various symptoms that may appear in people with borderline personality disorder. It is important to watch for them so that the dangers of this disorder can be avoided.

Symptoms and Dangers of Borderline Personality Disorder 

Someone who impulsively jumps from relationship to relationship or spends money impulsively may have borderline personality disorder. Other emotional problems like inappropriate anger, boredom, or feelings of emptiness may be present as well. For others, physical symptoms may appear, including self-harm. One of the other dangers of this disorder is the likelihood of a person having problems with substance abuse or other high risk activities or lifestyles. People with borderline personality disorder also have a fear or intense dislike of being alone. All of these can lead to other emotional problems if left untreated.

Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder 

The exact treatment methods for borderline personality disorder are going to vary from person to person, but the trained therapists here at GoMentor.com understand that. This is because they specialize in this and other personality disorders. Psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder has been used for a while, but here at GoMentor.com we add an online element that makes getting treatment easier than ever before.

Definition of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder causes a person to act compulsively and have difficulties with relationships and maintaining a stable mood. Psychotherapy is recommended for treatment of borderline personality disorder.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Boredom
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Impulsiveness with money
  • Substance abuse
  • Hatred of being alone
  • Repeated self-injury

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Alexandra (Alex) Hawkins
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I provide counselling in fluent English and Chinese Mandarin.
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My name is Tony Novissimo and I am a qualified psychotherapist and a full , accredited member of the BACP. I have been a practicing counsellor in the South West London area for the past eight years.
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I am able to assist people through critical points in life, and am an “integrative” counsellor. This allows me to use CBT, Psychodynamic, and Client Centered Therapy, depending on what the client wants, and what we agree is necessary.
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