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Borderline Personality Disorder Presentation

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Emily Leopold

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By: Emily Leopold Borderline Personality Disorder Definition Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is
a mental health disorder that generates significant emotional instability. Symptoms/Indicators
of Borderline Personality Disorder Signs and symptoms of borderline personality disorder may include:
Impulsive and risky behavior
Wide mood swings
Short but intense episodes of anxiety or depression
Inappropriate anger and antagonistic behavior
Difficulty controlling emotions or impulses
Suicidal behavior
Feeling misunderstood, neglected, alone, empty or hopeless Causes of BPD (Continued) Environmental factors. Many people with BPD have a history of childhood abuse, neglect and separation from caregivers or loved ones. Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder As with other mental disorders, the causes of BPD aren't fully understood. Experts agree, though, that the disorder results from a combination of factors. Treatment and Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder Like all personality disorders, BPD is very difficult to treat. Treatment, therefore, is also likely to be somewhat lengthy in duration, typically lasting at least a year.

There are two main ways in treating BPD:

Psychotherapy is usually the first treatment for people with BPD. Types of psychotherapy used to treat this disorder include the following:

1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT can help people with borderline personality disorder identify and change core beliefs and behaviors that underlie inaccurate perceptions of themselves . Bibliography With borderline personality disorder, you may have a severely distorted self-image and feel worthless.
Anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings usually occur as well. Girl interrupted is about of girl named Susanna who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in the 1960s. She is committed to a mental hospital for taking a bottle of aspirin with a bottle of vodka. Susanna often exhibits spontaneous damaging behavior that is mainly sexual.
While in the hospital she had severe bruises on her hands and claims that there are no bones inside.
Breaks out of the hospital, steals her medical files, and doesn't taking her medication. Genetics: Some studies of twins and families suggest that personality disorders may be inherited or strongly associated with other mental disorders among family members. Brain abnormalities: Some research has
shown changes in certain areas of the brain
involved in emotion regulation,
impulsiveness and aggression. In addition,
certain brain chemicals that help
regulate mood, such as serotonin,
may not function properly. Susanna has grown up in an unstable environment and although physical abuse is observed the mother is highly unstable in mood shifting. The father is controlling and angry and inappropriately aggressive in many situations. Even though it is not very clear in the movie, it may very well be that the parents carry some symptoms of BPD too. Cultural and Gender Considerations affecting Borderline Personality Disorder Gender
Earlier research concluded that a higher proportion of women than men suffer from BPD. But more recent research has determined no differences in prevalence by gender.

While there may be no gender differences in BPD with respect to specific types of self-harm behavior, with regard to personality traits, men with BPD are more likely to demonstrate an explosive temperament and higher levels of novelty seeking than women with BPD. Medication: While medications can usually help some symptoms of the disorder, they cannot help the patient learn new coping skills, emotion regulation, or any of the other important changes in a person’s life.

But, antidepressant and anti-anxiety agents may be appropriate during particular times in the patient’s treatment. For example, if a person shows signs of severe suicidal thoughts and intent, it would make sense to consider an appropriate medication to help combat the thoughts. Treatment and Therapy for
Borderline Personality
Disorder (Continued) Culture
The way in which one grows up plays a very big role in whether or not they have BPD. Evidence shows that borderline personality is found in about 2-4% of the population. A society which is fast-paced, highly mobile, and where family situations may be unstable due to divorce, economic factors or other pressures on the caregivers, may encourage development of this disorder.
Adults with BPD often have a history of significant childhood traumas such as emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, as well as parental neglect or loss. Review 1. BPD is a mental health disorder that generates significant emotional instability.

2. Signs and symptoms of BPD may include impulsive and risky behavior, self-mutilation or suicidal thoughts to name a few.

3. Causes of BPD include genetics, brain abnormalities and/or environmental factors.

4. Treatment and Therapy for BPD include psychotherapy and medication.

5. Both gender and culture play a role in whether or not someone
develops BPD. Quiz 1. Describe how environmental factors can play a role in someone developing BPD. 2. If someone is diagnosed with BPD and is having severe thoughts of suicide, do you think it is a better idea to treat them with psychotherapy or medication at first? 3. Name three symptoms of BPD. Information
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/borderline-personality-disorder/borderline_personality_disorder_508.pdf http://www.google.com/imgres?q=susanna+girl+interrupted&client=safari&sa=X&rls=en&biw=1677&bih=755&tbm=isch&tbnid=4ddviFW5tg9s6M:&imgrefurl=http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/review/film/s95509.htm&docid=PHZhW8op30rM&imgurl=http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/review/film/img/girlintpic.jpg&w=120&h=150&ei=U_CrUYTyFsP54APtjICoAQ&zoom=1
http://www.google.com/search?q=susanna+girl+interrupted&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TvCrUd6XBZb_4AO65oC4Ag&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1677&bih=755#client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=+girl+interrupted&oq=+girl+interrupted&gs_l=img.3..0l10.18383.18383.0.18599.,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47244034,d.dmg&fp=cf9ec3ab08882773&biw=1677&bih=755&facrc=_&imgrc=MpV9n0sKkFOVUM%3A%3BFUMys93HFF7vaM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Filarge.listal.com%252Fimage%252F159330%252F936full-girl%252C-interrupted-poster.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.listal.com%252Fviewimage%252F159330h%3B936%3B1098 Pictures 2. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Focuses on the concept of mindfulness, or being aware of the current situation. DBT teaches skills to control intense emotions, reduce self-destructive behavior, and improve relationships. 3. Schema-focused therapy. Based on the idea that BPD stems from a dysfunctional self-image that affects how people react to their environment, interact with others, and cope with problems or stress.
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