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If you think you have borderline personality disorder, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.
People with BPD experience severe mood swings that are hard to cope with. They may alternative between euphoria and manic self-confidence to deep depression, loneliness or lack of self-identity that can last for days. Anger, eating disorders, substance abuse and anxiety are also common with BPD, as are feelings of emptiness, panic, feeling misunderstood, boredom and irritability.
People with BPD have unhealthy, black-and-white ways of thinking and are unable to accept alternative opinions. They may have hallucinations, paranoia or hear voices, or have very upsetting thoughts that they are terrible people, causing them to seek a lot of approval from others.
People with BPD tend to engage in reckless or impulsive behaviours, such as binge-eating, gambling, substance abuse or self-harm. These are particularly intense during a psychotic episode. Anger could also trigger suicide threats.
BPD can put huge strains on relationships. One moment, a BPD sufferer may love a friend, the next this turns to hate. Add to that the excessive fear of abandonment and the BPD sufferer can appear overly dependent on the other to the point of pushing them away. The unpredictability or intensity of dealing with the BPD sufferer makes it hard for others to fully understand or sympathise, so relationships are often unstable.
"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."
If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in BPD and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.
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