Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that manifests as ongoing patterns of difficulty with self-regulation.

People with BPD often feel that everything is unstable in their lives—their moods, relationships, thinking, behaviour, and self-image. BPD usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood and affects relationships due to an inability to manage emotions. BPD is often misdiagnosed or connected to other mental illnesses, such as Bipolar Disorder or Depression and can sometimes get lost in the treatment of these illnesses.

What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of Borderline Personality Disorder?

Treatment & Our Approach

All of Papillon’s residents follow their own Individual Treatment Plan that is used to guide their progress through the three Rehabilitation Blocks: Self-System Development; Trauma Processing; and Reintegration. The result is a personalised and holistic approach to each of our residents’ mental recovery with the goal of sustainable reintegration at the end of their 3-month stay.

People with Borderline Personality Disorder can recover. Research shows that treatment for BPD is effective, and many people with BPD experience a lessening of symptoms and a substantially improved quality of life after receiving treatment.

Treatments typically involve a combination of psychotherapy, medication, and social support.

At Papillon, BPD is treated primarily with psychotherapy. In some cases, medication may be prescribed in conjunction with other treatments to manage specific symptoms, such as anxiety. In cases where a patient is under the care of more than one professional, it is imperative for the professionals to work as a team on the patients’ treatment plans. As the treatment plan may take time, it is also important for friends and family to be patient and supportive during their loved one’s treatment.

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