Borderline Personality Disorder consumes healthy lifes
Going through life somehow feels a lot like stumbling in the dark. You don’t have a map, and if you do, you lack proper light to see. So you wander on your own in order to discover. You hope you’re successful and that blindly going forth doesn’t mess up anything. Alas, mental health disorders are somewhat like nightmare creatures. All they do is hinder your ability to move forward. BPD is one of those disorders that consume healthy lives if not dealt with properly.
“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree; one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.” ―Roman Payne
So what is Borderline Personality Disorder and what are the dangers?
What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
The National Institute of Health defines BPD as a mental illness that is marked with a consistent pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. People with borderline personality disorder experience intense periods of depression, anger, and anxiety, and these periods last from a few hours to a few days.
Adding to that, the National Health Services explains that BPD is a disorder of personality and it controls how the person interacts with others. Someone with this disorder will perceive others and feel differently from someone who does not suffer from BPD.
BPD might seem similar at first to Bipolar disorder, but it is quite different. The Mental Health America organization sheds light on the difference. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder and it primarily focuses on your mood; extreme highs or extreme lows. BPD, however, is a personality disorder. This means that patterns of thinking and behavior are affected, rather than solely the mood.
What are the symptoms of BPD?
According to the Harvard Medical School, there are many symptoms that indicate the presence of BPD. Some of them are:
- Unstable relationships
- Poor self-image
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Intense and inappropriate anger
- Feeling empty or alone
- Fear of abandonment
The Australian BPD Foundation elaborates more on the symptoms. People with BPD experience identity disturbance and instability with moods and relationships. Through this disorder, the individuals’ thoughts about others are altered. They can idolize a person in a moment, and then the next, they might experience feelings of hatred towards the same person. This results in incredibly unstable relationships.
What are the causes of BPD?
Like other mental health issues, the exact causes of BPD are unknown yet. The American Psychological Association reports that a strong connection ties this disorder to genetics, abuse, and PTSD. New research is focusing especially on parenting and genetics.
One research done by Molecular Psychiatry suggests that a particular malfunctioning gene is the cause of many personality disorders. Of course, more studies are required, especially with how different it is for each person.
What are the dangers of BPD?
The Winchester Hospital adds that a person with BPD has incredibly harmful impulsive behaviors. Excessive spending, drinking alcohol, substance abuse, and eating disorders through binge eating specifically are some of what a person with this disorder might suffer through.
The John Hopkins Medicine organization highlights the importance of treatment. BPD puts you at the risk of suicide along with the aforementioned disorders or problems that may arise. Daily tasks, obligations, and life events all feel more taxing and more forceful.
The National Education Alliance for Borderline Disorder revealed that BPD affects 5.9% of adults as well as 50% more people than Alzheimer’s disease. Within psychiatric hospitals, BPD affects 20% of the admitted patients. These percentages serve to show how wide-spread this disorder, regardless of the attention paid to it, or lack thereof.
Putting your life at risk, BPD drains you out with impulsive thoughts and dangerous behaviors. It stops you from carrying out simple tasks and lets anger and depression take the wheel. Instead of controlling your behavior, it starts controlling and dictating your life.
Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder
At THE BALANCE Luxury Rehab Center, we understand the intricacy of the human mind and life. Our first priority is always you. That’s why, with our team full of professionals, we aim to provide you with a plan to treat all that you might be suffering from. BPD is dangerous and can hinder life if it goes on untreated. And since life doesn’t stop and we keep wandering further, reaching out to get help is a must.