FAQ Category: Questions about BPD

What is recovery?

What is recovery?

Recovery means different things to different people. To us here at Borderline Support UK, we mean recovery to mean living well with BPD. There is no cure for BPD, but recovery is an ongoing...

How do I support someone with BPD?

How do I support someone with BPD?

Be there for them, in their good times and bad. People living with BPD need stability, they need to know they are cared for and that you won’t leave them. Many people with BPD...

What is the treatment?

What is the treatment?

A combination of medications to alleviate symptoms, and a form of therapy to help you manage any trauma or distress you may be suffering, is usually the route you would take. There is no...

How do I get diagnosed?

How do I get diagnosed?

You should first speak with your GP about your concerns, they may then refer you onto a community mental health team (CMHT) or may recommend a form of therapy first to see if that...

What are the symptoms?

What are the symptoms?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) can cause a wide range of symptoms, which can be broadly grouped into 4 main areas. The 4 areas are: emotional instability – the psychological term for this is “affective...

What is BPD?

What is BPD?

Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is a serious personality disorder. It’s an illness that causes you to struggle with your emotions, and that affects how you think, feel and interact with other people. It...

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