Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Clinical Trials
If you have borderline personality disorder, don’t get discouraged. Many people with this disorder get better over time with treatment and can learn to live satisfying lives. BPD clinical trials, like those at CNS Healthcare, can help you explore new options. Interested in trying a new BPD treatment at no cost? Find out more about enrolling BPD clinical trials available by selecting one of the below locations near you. Use the form on the page to schedule a free, in-office consultation to find out if a BPD trial is right for you.
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More About Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
BPD is characterized by self-image issues, difficulty managing emotions and behavior, and a patter of unstable relationships. It can cause an intense fear of abandonment or instability, and difficulty tolerating being alone. Yet inappropriate anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings may push others away, even though there is the desire to have loving and lasting relationships.
The causes for BPD are not fully understood, but scientists agree that it is the result of a combination of factors, including:
Genetics – While no specific gene or gene profile has been shown to directly cause BPD, studies involving twins suggest this illness has strong hereditary links. BPD is about five times more common among people who have a first-degree relative with the disorder.
Environmental factors – People who experience traumatic life events- such as physical or sexual abuse during childhood or neglect and separation from parents-are at increased risk of developing BPD.
Brain function – The emotional regulation system may be different in people with BPD, suggesting that there is a neurological basis for some of the symptoms.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Borderline personality disorder affects how you feel about yourself, how you relate to others and how you behave. Signs and symptoms may include:
· An intense fear of abandonment, even going to extreme measures to avoid real or imagined separation or rejection.
· A pattern of unstable intense relationships, such as idealizing someone one moment and then suddenly believing the person doesn't care enough or is cruel.
· Rapid changes in self-identity and self-image that include shifting goals and values, and seeing yourself as bad or as if you don't exist at all.
· Periods of stress-related paranoia and loss of contact with reality, lasting from a few minutes to a few hours.
· Impulsive and risky behavior, such as gambling, reckless driving, unsafe sex, spending sprees, binge eating or drug abuse, or sabotaging success by suddenly quitting a good job or ending a positive relationship.
· Suicidal threats or behavior or self-injury, often in response to fear of separation or rejection
· Wide mood swings lasting from a few hours to a few days, which can include intense happiness, irritability, shame or anxiety.
· Ongoing feelings of emptiness.
· Inappropriate, intense anger, such as frequently losing your temper, being sarcastic or bitter, or having physical fights.