Borderline Personality Disorder
An emotional condition known as borderline personality disorder (BPD) can cause rapid, out-of-control, and quirky emotional episodes and scenes. People with BPD are unstable in appearance and character and have difficulty maintaining stable relationships with others and their own minds. Factors including spousal abuse, contempt for kids, and familial disinterest typically bring on this problem.
Extreme mood swings, social instability, and recklessness are characteristics of borderline personality disorder, a psychological disease. Individuals experiencing BPD profoundly fear rejection and have trouble controlling their feelings, especially rage. Additionally, they frequently engage in risky and impulsive behaviors like reckless driving and making threats of harm to themselves. It is challenging for them to maintain relationships due to all these behaviors. A borderline personality disorder is part of “Cluster B” personality disorder and is characterized by dramatic and erratic behaviors.
Personality disorders are characterized by persistent, rigid, dysfunctional behavior patterns that cause social problems and discomfort. Many people with borderline personality disorder are unaware of their condition and may not know other ways to act and interact with others. Although borderline personality disorder (BPD) exhibits extreme mood and behavior swings, bipolar illness does not. When under substantial stress, especially when interacting with others, moods and behavior in BPD shift quickly, but in bipolar disorder, spirits are more stable and less reactive. Contrary to people with BPD, those with bipolar disorder also experience considerable variations in energy and activity.
Most personality disorders start in adolescence, when your personality is still growing and developing. Because of this, practically everyone diagnosed with borderline personality disorder is older than 18. Although anybody can develop BPD, those who have relatives with a history of the condition are more likely to do so. Furthermore, individuals who experience additional psychological issues, such as anxiety, panic attacks, or depressive disorders, are particularly vulnerable. People designated as female at birth, or AFAB, comprise over 75% of those with BPD diagnoses. According to research, those given the masculine gender at birth (AMAB) may also experience BPD, albeit with the wrong diagnosis of post-traumatic stress syndrome or melancholy.
Causes and Symptoms:
The reasons for borderline personality disorder are not entirely understood, just like those of other mental health illnesses. A borderline personality disorder may be associated with, in addition to external variables including a history of child abuse or abandonment:
- Genetics: Family and twin research has suggested that behavioral disorders may run in families or be closely related to other mental health illnesses.
- Brain anomalies: Some studies have revealed alterations in the regions of the brain responsible for emotion control, impulsivity, and violence. Additionally, serotonin, one of the chemicals in the brain that regulates mood, may not work correctly.
- Childhood abuse and trauma: As many as 70 percent of patients with BPD had suffered either sexual, emotional, or physical assault as children. BPD is also linked to familial substance use disorder, poor paternal attachment, inadequate household limitations, and parental separation.
A borderline personality disorder affects your self-perception, social interactions, and behavior. Some warning indications and symptoms include:
- Excessive fear of being abandoned, even to the point of taking drastic efforts to prevent actual or imagined rejection or separation
- A pattern of erratic, intense connections, such as abruptly idealizing someone yet thinking they don’t care enough or are nasty the next moment
- Rapid changes in goals and values, in addition to an adverse or absent self-perception in a person’s identity
- Stress-related paranoia and periods of disconnection from reality might last a few moments.
- Random and risky behaviors, such as speeding carelessly, engaging in unsafe sexual activity, going on purchases, overeating, misusing substances, or undermining success
- Fatal hazards, actions, or self-harm are frequently brought on by a fear of being abandoned or rejected
- Wide mood swings that might last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days and include extreme joy, irritation, guilt, or worry
- sensations of emptiness that persist
- Extremely inappropriate anger that manifests as a lot of temper tantrums, sarcasm, or violent altercations
Homeopathic Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorders:
Borderline personality disorders can be treated with homeopathic medicines without adverse side effects. Below are some of the crucial treatments:
- One of the best treatments for individuals with borderline personality disorder who quickly become furious and argumentative without considering the sentiments of others is chamomilla. Patients who acknowledge their inability to manage their temper, insist on having their way, and become irate if their wishes are not achieved will benefit significantly from the cure.
- For patients with borderline personality disorder who experience rapid mood fluctuations, Crocus Sativus is an excellent homeopathic remedy. The patient has abrupt and frequent mood swings between great happiness and melancholy. The patient who needs Crocus Sativus exhibits flashes of delight and tenderness, followed by an unexpected outburst of rage.
- Moschus is another powerful medication that is highly helpful in treating abrupt angry outbursts in Borderline Personality Disorder patients. The patients experience unexpected outbursts of rage and may even reprimand others until they pass out and collapse. Trembling and unrestrained laughter accompany the abrupt fits of rage.
- Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder who get agitated and depressed for no apparent reason can significantly benefit from the homeopathic treatment of sepia. These patients are irritable and reluctant to talk. For such patients, only their own opinion matters, and they cannot handle disagreement. They have little regard for their closest friends and family and dislike any kind of job, whether mental or physical.
- Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder who have lost their love for life, are depressed and weep endlessly, have no will to live, and wish to end their lives can benefit from taking Antimonium Crudum. They are cross and contractive, and nothing you do will satisfy them.
- Another treatment for impulsivity is stramonium, where a patient destroys garments, swears, and screams excessively until their voice gives out. Darkness makes the disease worse, and the patient prefers light and company.
- Other homeopathic treatments for borderline personality disorder include Staphysagria, Belladonna, Valeriana, Nux Vomica, Hepar Sulph, Ignatia Amara, and Lac Caninum.