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Common Questions

About Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder, often referred to as BPD, is a mental health condition characterized by intense emotions, unstable relationships, and impulsive behaviour. People with BPD often have difficulties managing their feelings and thoughts which may lead to self-harming behaviours.

Common symptoms include emotional swings, extreme reactions to perceived abandonment, unstable relationships, distorted self-image, impulsive behaviours, self-harming activities like cutting or suicidal tendencies, chronic feelings of emptiness or boredom and severe anger issues.

BPD diagnosis involves a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and a detailed interview by a mental health professional. Diagnosis can be tricky because its symptoms overlap with other mental disorders like bipolar disorder.

The intense emotional swings associated with the condition might cause problems at work/school, relationship issues as well as potential self-harming behaviours making it challenging for affected individuals to carry out normal daily activities.

Many people achieve significant long-term improvements with continuous DBT therapy. However recovery times vary depending on different individual factors including severity of symptoms or commitment to therapy.

Regular exercise, balanced dieting along with adequate sleep helps support overall wellbeing. Mindfulness techniques such as yoga can also help stress management while regular journaling provides insights into understanding emotions.

 Absolutely! Family members can indeed benefit from specific programs that provide education about the disorder along with coping strategies.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. While there’s no specific drug to manage BPD, several types of medications can help control symptoms or co-occurring issues. 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioural therapy developed specifically for treating individuals with BPD. It encourages patients to accept their feelings while also working on changing unhealthy behaviours.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is particularly effective for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) because it tackles many of the disorder’s core challenges.

Flexible, adaptable, and adjustable therapy to fit your needs

Comprehensive DBT at STG Health Services focuses on guiding you toward a life worth living, acceptance, and relief.

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioural therapy developed specifically for treating individuals with BPD. It encourages patients to accept their feelings while also working on changing unhealthy behaviours.

DBT helps manage emotions better, reduces self-destructive behaviours, and improves relationships. It fosters acceptance of experiences and encourages changes in behaviour via four key aspects - mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

DBT typically involves both individual therapy sessions for addressing personal troubles and group therapy sessions where skills are taught. The combination provides personalized strategies while fostering peer interaction.

While dialectical behaviour therapy was initially developed for helping those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, it has been successfully used in various other conditions such as Bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and substance use disorders among others.

The term “dialectical” comes from the concept of balancing opposites which underpins much of this therapeutic approach; the process usually involves accepting feelings as they currently stand while simultaneously working towards changing negative behaviours.

Dbt skills training encompasses structured lessons taught within group settings aiming to impart major skill sets including mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation & distress tolerance.

Mindfulness refers to being fully aware & present within any given moment without passing judgement; this practice helps individuals better understand their thoughts & feelings without getting overwhelmed by them.

Interpersonal effectiveness encompasses learning numerous strategies designed expressly for improving interactions such as making requests, setting boundaries, handling conflicts effectively.

Q17 : How does emotion regulation work within dbt ?

Emotion regulation teaches how best to identify and understand your own emotions, reduce emotional vulnerability, decrease negative emotions while increasing positive ones instead. The goal here being able providing healthier ways dealing intense feelings.

Distress tolerance focuses upon accepting discomforting situations rather than avoiding them. Skills include distraction techniques, self soothing practices improving those moments tactics and acceptance focused techniques etc .

Yes, STG incorporates and adapted version of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT.

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