Borderline personality disorders are among the more serious personality disorders, in which individuals have difficulty dealing with interpersonal relationships and often experience pronounced fluctuations in their emotions and self-perception. Patients may also be self-harming and have a highly increased risk of abuse and suicide attempts, among other things.
Sometimes because of the complexity of the disorder it can be seen as difficult to treat. I go about treating this disorder by providing a safe and consistent, structured therapeutic setting in a boundaried environment that the individual can feel safe to express themselves in. Allowing the individual to express themselves in a safe non-judgemental environment can help to alleviate the severe fluctuations in the individual’s emotions and perceptions.
Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder is not short term and treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder is usually open ended.