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Receiving a Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis (BPD)

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

Receiving a borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis can be overwhelming and challenging. However, with some help, treatment and support, individuals with BPD can lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. It doesn't have to be something that holds you back, you just need to understand your mind and how it works, and how you react to certain situations.

a boy talking to a therapist about BPD

Here are some steps you can take if you've been given a BPD diagnosis:

  1. Seek professional help: Consult with a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, who is experienced in treating BPD. They can provide you with a comprehensive assessment and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

  2. Educate yourself: Learn as much as you can about BPD and its symptoms. This can help you understand your diagnosis and develop coping strategies to manage your symptoms.

  3. Participate in therapy: Psychotherapy, such as dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) or cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), can be effective in treating BPD. Participating in therapy can help you learn new coping skills, manage your emotions, and improve your relationships.

  4. Consider medication: In some cases, medication may be prescribed to manage symptoms such as depression, anxiety, or impulsivity.

  5. Practice self-care: Engage in activities that promote physical and emotional well-being, such as exercise, meditation, or creative pursuits.

  6. Build a support network: Connect with friends, family members, or support groups who can provide you with emotional support and encouragement.

Remember that dealing with BPD is possible with proper treatment and support. It's important to be patient and compassionate with yourself as you work towards managing your symptoms and improving your quality of life.

If you need help or support after being diagnosed, then please get in touch with our team today. They can help you to cope and deal with it and have the strategies to help.

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