Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder is diagnosed if the symptoms related to BPD have a substantial impact on a person’s everyday life.

BPD is thought to affect less than 1% of the general population and it is estimated that ¾ of those are women and it is a condition usually diagnosed in adults only.

bpdSymptoms include: emotional up and downs; feeling good and confident one day and low and full of despair another; feeling empty and sometimes angry; finding making and maintaining relationships difficult; taking risks without thought of the consequences; harming yourself or thoughts about harming yourself (overdosing, cutting etc) due to intensely painful and hard to cope with emotions; fear of abandonment or loneliness and emptiness; delusions (believing things that are not true) or hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that are not real).

A person with Borderline Personality Disorder is likely to have many unstable and intense relationships, holding onto to relationships that are damaging and have feelings of insecurity and low self-esteem and self-worth.  Self image may be poor with feelings of not belonging or fitting in as well as mood swings and are also more likely to experience suicidal thoughts and a attempts at suicide.

Individuals with BPD may be more predisposed to suffering from other mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders or alcohol or drug misuse.

Borderline Personality Disorder may be caused by a number of reasons, including temperament, childhood and adolescent experiences, early loss of a loved one, neglect as a child, sexual or physical abuse, although these factors are not always the cause.  BPD symptoms can be made worse by stressful experiences such as break ups of a relationship, loss of a job, etc.

Cortijo Care are here to help.

Treatment at Cortijo Care is set up to help anyone who may be suffering from borderline personality disorder and other mental health issues.

Our Rehabilitation programme treats the psychological issues surrounding the mental health problem, enabling clients to learn how to cope with life, learning how to handle emotions and anxieties in a safe place.

Please call us for a no obligation chat on (+34) 952 780 181 about how we can help you or your family member or friend, or complete the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.