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How to Help Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 04:07 PM

A person with borderline personality disorder can be very volatile. The person with the disorder tends to lie often and treat others with a certain amount of disdain and disregard. With that being said, generally the person with this disorder can't distinguish between what is real and what isn't in terms of the fantasy world they create. The way they treat others isn't about being mean, but an uncontrollable act.

Helping someone with borderline personality disorder take a lot of patience. The first thing that you have to understand is that this person isn't out to get you, they simply can't help the way that they act.

Here are some ways that you can help someone with borderline personality disorder:
  •  Be supportive
  • Don't judge
  •  Educate yourself
  • Keep their disorder private
  • Watch for suicidal tendencies
  • Get professional help
Borderline personality disorder is often treated with medications. It is important that you know what medications they are taking and ensure that they don't take other drugs or medications that can interact with their prescribed medication.

Treating borderline personality disorder is going to vary among different individuals. With more mild cases, therapy may be the only treatment necessary. However, in most cases medication is going to be needed from time to time, especially to combat the depression that often accompanies this disorder.

As mentioned above, being supportive and non judgemental are both going to help someone with this disorder. Instead of trying to make them face reality or becoming disgusted by their behavior, you need to provide unconditional support. This seems to be the best way that someone with borderline personality disorder is helped.

Borderline personality disorder can be hereditary or it can be the result of some trauma or abuse in a persons life. Once you recognize that it is a medical condition, it makes it easier to provide the support needed to help your friend or loved one lead a healthy life.

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