borderline disorder

Essay by aidelynaCollege, UndergraduateB, November 2014

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How to live with Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that is not easy to diagnose

nor to describe. Some symptoms of borderline personality disorder are intense

mood-swings, impulsive behaviors, and problems with self-worth. Along with this they also have problems with dealing with anxiety and stress. People with history of

borderline personality disorder usually comes from some kind of childhood trauma,

abuse or neglect. Being able to notice the symptoms is the first step to being able to

live a healthy and productive life. This will not happen in days, weeks or even

months. This kind of intense treatment can take years.

Taking the next step can be a hard one. That is getting treatment for yourself.

Like all illnesses it takes time as well as money. Finding the right doctor and

therapist is important to do. A doctor and therapist will help you get on the proper

medications that are needed to help treat borderline personality disorder. It is

common not to stay with the first therapist or doctor that you find. So feel free to

switch them to find one that you feel comfortable talking to and that you can be

honest with. Along with taking medications given by your doctor along with

treatment from the therapist will be the greatest help in the road to healing. While all

this is going on it can be a little scary and a bit overwhelming, so it is important to

stay positive and find good and healthy things in life. Eating healthy foods, getting

plenty of rest, exercising and avoiding things that can cause setbacks things like

drugs and alcohol. Having healthy habits can assist in reducing stress as well as

anxiety. Avoiding these things and following through with the previous things can

also help in reducing symptoms making them not so severe as well as making them

less frequent.

Having a supportive group is important part of living with borderline personality

disorder. So talk and be open with family and friends. Including them in on skills and treatment plans you and your doctor have put in place for you. Go over a plan so that others involved in your treatment will know what to do in case of a crisis. It is not

uncommon for people with borderline personality disorder to refuse treatment, so

having a support team in place can help with seeing things that may not be so

simple for you to see yourself.

Finally understanding and learning about what borderline personality disorder is

can help both you, your family and friends. So know as much as possible about

borderline personality disorder. There are many books about the illness as well as

support groups for both person living with the illness and your support team. Living

with or with someone who has borderline personality disorder can be draining both

emotional and physical. It will be easy to lose oneself dealing with treatment,

medication, doctors, and episodes. So it is extremely important to not to forget to

enjoy life, doing things you love and enjoying those who are around you.

Aidelyna Kai Sierra

English 1301 Comp.

October 9, 2014

Paper 2 Persuasive-Narrative

How to live with Borderline Personality Disorder