Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is a mental health condition that is believed to affect at least 1 in every 100 people across London.
Some studies indicate the percentage of the population affected by BPD could be as high as 1.6%. With more than 7 million adults in the Greater London area, that equates to well over 100,000 people who may currently be trying to deal with this condition. But what exactly is BPD, how do you know if you have it and is our Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment in London the right choice for you? Below, we provide you with the answers to all of these questions and more.
Borderline Personality Disorder: What Exactly Is It?
BPD is a condition that affects the way you feel and think, both about yourself and about others. In most cases, it impacts thoughts and feelings to a degree that makes it difficult for sufferers to function normally in everyday situations. Most people with BPD find it difficult to control their emotions and behaviour, suffer from self-image problems and have a history of volatile relationships. The majority of people with BPD also have a deep fear of being abandoned and find it very difficult to be alone.
Owing to all of the above issues, BPD sufferers often engage in risky, impulsive patterns of behaviour and entertain suicidal thoughts that may lead to self-harm and actual suicide attempts. If you have BPD, you may feel neglected, lonely, misunderstood and chronically bored. You may despise yourself for much of the time and feel cut off from reality.
Although Borderline Personality Disorder often manifests in the ways mentioned above, each individual may experience one or more of the symptoms to a greater or lesser degree and may experience certain other symptoms that we have not referred to. It is for this reason that our treatment for borderline personality disorder is tailored to meet the needs of individual patients.
How Do I Find Out if I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?
Given the fact that symptoms may vary from one person to another and that some sufferers may find themselves dealing with issues that other sufferers never face, how can you find out for sure if you have BPD and might require BPD treatment in a clinical setting? Although not all patients exhibit exactly the same symptoms, if you feel that you identify with many of those listed above, we would recommend in the first instance that you seek a professional diagnosis.
If you like one of our specialists to provide you with a professional diagnosis, all you need to do is complete the booking form on our website and we can arrange for an assessment at a time that is convenient for you. We can organise an assessment within 24 hours of hearing from you if desired and you can, of course, be assured of complete confidentiality throughout the process and during any subsequent therapy for borderline personality disorder we may provide.
BPD assessments are performed via Zoom so there is no need for you to travel to a clinic in a distant part of London. All you need to do is let us know a time that is convenient for you and we will make all the necessary arrangements.
Could You Benefit From Our Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment in London?
If you are currently suffering from BPD, there is a very good chance that our DBT treatment programmes could be of great benefit to you. We offer programmes for adults and adolescents, both of which are conducted over Zoom for your safety and convenience. The programmes cover all 4 core modules of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and are designed to provide you with the skills and tools you need to overcome the daily challenges presented by BPD. If you are diagnosed with BPD and you would like to start treatment as soon as possible, we can book you in on the next available programme. Whilst it’s not possible to make guarantees about clinical outcomes as far as mental health conditions are concerned, we can tell you that we have helped thousands of BPD sufferers in London and across the UK to lead more balanced and satisfying lives.
Each programme that we offer is tailored to meet the specific needs of individual patients, which means you can expect your treatment to be focused on the areas and symptoms that most concern you, maximising the effectiveness of the therapy you receive. All therapy sessions are delivered by one of our fully-qualified, skilled practitioners so you can be sure that the treatment offered will always be of the highest standard and in accordance with best practices and guidelines for Borderline Personality Treatment in London.
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