Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder with Dialectical behavior therapy


Previously at Mint Message, we wrote an article talking about the personality disorder known as Borderline Personality Disorder - or BPD if you want to go with the shorter acronym for the illness - and how the condition can be associated with a lack of empathy. In fact, according to Dr. Brin Haas, the results of his study related to borderline personality disorder showed “ that people with BPD traits had reduced activity in brain regions that support empathy”. The active seemed to suggest, according to him and those who peer-reviewed his study, "that people with more BPD traits have a more difficult time understanding and/or predicting how others feel, at least compared to individuals with fewer BPD traits".

However, we wanted to make it clear that there is still hope for those with Borderline Personality Disorder and ways for them to get the treatment that they might need. One form of treatment is psychotherapy - a form of therapy known as talk therapy by the layman. There are actually multiple forms of therapy that can be used to help someone with untreated BPD, so it is not like if one fails the person seeking help is necessarily completely hopeless & unable to be properly treated.

One form of therapy is known as dialectical behavior therapy, a.k.a DBT. This form of therapy is great for those with Borderline personality disorder since it was designed specifically for this condition. It is supposed to teach people with BPD how to manage intense emotions and reduce self-destructive behaviors in order to boost empathy!

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