Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder have a pattern of unstable relationships with others, as well as instability in their self-image, emotions, and behaviours.

Signs and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder:

  • Fear of abandonment, and frantic efforts to prevent it
  • Unstable interpersonal relationships, where others are idealized and then devalued
  • Identity confusion, or an unstable sense of self
  • Impulsivity in areas that can be harmful, e.g., substance abuse, binge eating, reckless driving, sexual indiscretions, over-spending
  • Recurrent suicidal gestures, threats, or behaviours, or self-harm without suicidal intent
  • Intense emotions that change quickly, e.g., unhappiness, anxiety, irritability
  • Frequent feelings of emptiness
  • Intense, disproportionate, or uncontrollable anger
  • Stress-related paranoia or sever symptoms of dissociation

Often people with Borderline Personality Disorder are also struggling with:

Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder can help you to…

  • Stop self-destructive behaviours, including suicidal gestures, or non-suicidal self-harm behaviours
  • Name, soothe, or express difficult or painful emotions in a healthy way
  • Reduce emotional vulnerability, and build stability
  • Manage your emotions, instead of letting them manage you
  • Tolerate feelings of distress during difficult situations
  • Resolve conflicts in a constructive way, that maintains or enhances relationships
  • Build self-respect and assertion skills
  • Identify what would make your life worth living, and work towards set goals
  • Feel more in control of yourself and your life

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