Borderline - life between the extremes
The borderline personality disorder often means a life with extreme, often extremely unpleasant emotions for those affected. Contrary to the term "personality disorder", Borderline does not have to limit life.
How does Borderline show up?
Affected people experience unusually strong and often stressful emotional reactions to everyday events - incredible joy, massive anger, overwhelming feelings of guilt or deep despair.
Negative feelings are often accompanied by extremely unpleasant tension. Many affected people react with damaging behavior to this tension, e.g. with substance use or self-harm.
Another characteristic is unstable self-image and unstable relationships: This allows those affected to experience sudden changes in the feeling of who they are. Relationships are often characterized by a constant Ups and Downs and at the same time a possible leaving seems extremely threatening.
How is Boderline developing?
Often, those affected have experienced neglect, violence and lack of support in their development.
A caregiver who offers protection and security and who reacts understandingly to a child's feelings provides a helpful framework for learning how to deal with emotions. The child gradually learns how to deal with its emotions more and more independently.
The lack of such a caregiver can help the person concerned not be able to regulate their emotions. The emotions can then become very intense. If this emotional instability persists into adulthood, we speak of a borderline personality disorder.
Borderline - what to do?
If you suspect a borderline personality disorder, get psychotherapeutic or medical help.
In our start: practices in Berlin and Wiesbaden, extensive diagnostics on borderline personality disorder and frequently accompanying disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders and eating disorders are carried out.
What does the treatment look like?
In psychotherapy, goals are initially agreed and steps towards them are made transparent.
Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is the form of therapy of choice at Borderline and is carried out in our start: practices. The treatment helps those affected to strengthen their self-acceptance and to develop a helpful way of dealing with their emotions. Skills for dealing with emotions and strain are developed and practiced in skills training.
With a non-binding initial discussion in our start: practices, you have the opportunity to tell us your personal concerns so that we can offer you individual treatment options based on the latest science.
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