HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others, causing problems functioning in everyday life. It includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness.
With borderline personality disorder, you have an intense fear of abandonment or instability, and you may have difficulty tolerating being alone. Yet inappropriate anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings may push others away, even though you want to have loving and lasting relationships.
Borderline personality disorder usually begins by early adulthood. The condition seems to be worse in young adulthood and may gradually get better with age.
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.
Causes- As with other mental disorders, the causes of borderline personality disorder aren't fully understood. In addition to environmental factors — such as a history of child abuse or neglect — borderline personality disorder may be linked to:
Genetics. Some studies of twins and families suggest that personality disorders may be inherited or strongly associated with other mental disorders among family members.
Brain abnormalities. Some research has shown changes in certain areas of the brain involved in emotion regulation, impulsivity and aggression. In addition, certain brain chemicals that help regulate mood, such as serotonin, may not function properly.
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
Risk factors-- Some factors related to personality development can increase the risk of developing borderline personality disorder. These include:
Hereditary predisposition. You may be at a higher risk if a close relative — your mother, father, brother or sister — has the same or a similar disorder.
Stressful childhood. Many people with the disorder report being sexually or physically abused or neglected during childhood. Some people have lost or were separated from a parent or close caregiver when they were young or had parents or caregivers with substance misuse or other mental health issues. Others have been exposed to hostile conflict and unstable family relationships.
Personality. Personality traits that include impulsiveness and aggression may play a role in the development of borderline personality disorder.
Complications-- Borderline personality disorder can damage many areas of your life. It can negatively affect intimate relationships, jobs, school, social activities and self-image, resulting in:
· Repeated job changes or losses
· Not completing an education
· Multiple legal issues, such as jail time
· Conflict-filled relationships, marital stress or divorce
· Self-injury, such as cutting or burning, and frequent hospitalizations
· Involvement in abusive relationships
· Unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, motor vehicle accidents and physical fights due to impulsive and risky behavior
· Attempted or completed suicide
In addition, you may have other mental health disorders, such as:
· Alcohol or other substance misuse
· Anxiety disorders
· Eating disorders
· Bipolar disorder
· Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
· Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
· Other personality disorders
Homoeopathic remedies are effective for curing borderline personality problems without any side effects. They are selected according to the individuality of the patient. Some of the important remedies rae given below-
ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM 200- Antimonioum Crudum is effective for patients of Borderline Personality Disorder who have no desire to live, who remain sad with weeping, have lost love for life and want to commit suicide.They are cross and contractive , whatever is done fails to give satisfaction.
AURUM METALLICUM 200-Aurum met. is an effective remedy for depression and self hatred feeling in Boderline Personality Disorder. Aurummetallicum patients are very serious people, strongly focussed on work and achievement, who become depressed if they feel they have failed in some way. Nervous breakdown.Thinks of committing suicide but fears death greatly.Disgusted of life and thoughts.Profound despondency.Peevish.Rapid and constant questioning without waiting for answers. Oversensitive to noise.Discouragement, self – reproach, humiliation and anger can lead to feelings of emptiness and worthlessness. The person may feel worse at night with nightmares or insomnia
CHAMOMILLA 200-- Chamomilla is one of the top medicines for patients of Borderline Personality Disorder who easily get angry and quarrelsome without taking into account the feelings of the other person. The sudden outbursts of anger because of contradiction or when the feelings are hurt can be best managed by Homeopathic medicine Chamomilla. remedy is also of great help to patients who admit that they are unable to control their temper and those who want to do everything as per their wish and get angry if their wish is not fulfilled. In the childhood years the child wants something new in every minute and refuses it when offered. There is fever, diarrhea or cough or convulsions due to anger.
BELLADONNA 200-Belladona is an effective medicine for controlling impulsive patients who strike, bite and spit on the persons nearby with a red and hot face.
CROCUS SATIVA 200-Crocus Sativus is an effective l Homeopathic medicine for sudden mood changes in patients of Borderline Personality Disorder. The patient has a sudden and frequent change in mood from extreme happiness to sadness. The patient requiring Crocus Sativus is joyous and affectionate in a specific moment and the very next moment unpredictably bursts out into anger. The patient very soon feels sorry for this behavior.Anger with violence alternating with fits of repentance.
IGNATIA AMARA 200 - Ignatia Amara is another useful remedy for mood swings in Borderline Personality Disorder patients who are of a sensitive nature and find it very difficult to control their emotions. Their mood changes from laughing to weeping and from happiness to sadness in quick succession in a very short time.In Ignatia patients of Borderline Personality Disorder have a history of some grief or disappointment in love affections prior to onset of the disease . They are having unbearable anger and headache following anger.
LAC CANINUM 200- Lac Caninum is effective for dealing with patients who feel hopeless, have a low opinion of themselves and feel no one is a friend. Such patients weep a lot and fear to be alone.
LILIUM TIGRINUM 200- LiliumTigrinum is an effective remedy of great help for patients of Borderline Personality Disorder who get aroused from even a slight emotional excitement with palpitations of heart. Such patients are so irritable that they cannot utter a decent word to anybody even if the other person speaks in the mildest tone possible. The patients are known to sit for a long time thinking about themselves and don’t want to be disturbed. They get extremely irritated if disturbed and run away and even forcefully shut the doors.They fears that they are having some organic and incurable disease , so aimless and do things in an hurried manner, always keep busy.
MOSCHUS 200-Moschus is another effective medicine that is very beneficial in dealing with the sudden outbursts of anger in patients of Borderline Personality Disorder. The patients have sudden fits of anger and even scold others till their face turns blue and they faint and fall down. The sudden outbursts of anger are accompanied by trembling and uncontrollable laughter. Moschus is also a effective remedy for obstinate and self-willed persons who right from their childhood have the habit of getting each and every demand fulfilled by hook or by crook. This habit continues in advancing years and outbursts of anger increase in intensity if their desire or demand is not met.
NUX VOMICA 200-NuxVomica is the top Homeopathic medicine to deal with impulsive behaviour of Borderline Personality Disorder patients who are sensitive and want to force things according to will. If opposed, such patients have violent destructive impulses like an impulse in a woman to destroy her husband, to tear things and to throw her child. NuxVomica patients cannot even bear a chair to come in their way while walking and if such a situation arises, they just kick it to clear the way.They are very irritable and sensitive to all impressions.
HEPAR SULPH 200-Hepar sulph is another remedy of great help in controlling impulsive behaviour in Borderline Personality Disorder patients . Such patients are disturbed very easily by small things with violent impulses like the impulse to kill the best friend, to destroy everybody and to put things on fire without any cause.The slightest cause irritates him.
SEPIA 200-Sepia is an excellent Homeopathic medicine for patients of Borderline Personality Disorder who get irritated over no reason and feel sad. Such patients have an aversion to talk along with irritability. Only their own opinion matters for such patients and they cannot bear to be opposed. They are indifferent to family and whom she loves best and aversion to any work, be it mental or physical.
STRAMONIUM 200-Stramonium is another remedy for impulsiveness when a patient tears clothes, curses and indulges in excessive screaming till the voice is lost. The condition gets worse in darkness, the patient likes light and company.
STAPHYSAGRIA 200—Staphysagria have a tendency towards destructiveness in Borderline Personality Disorder . This Homeopathic medicine is the ideal remedy for patients who control their anger till the highest limit possible and when the level rises, they become violent and destructive and throw things.
VALERIANA 200 -- Valeriana is also very effective for dealing with sudden mood swings in patients of Borderline Personality Disorder who are excited easily with trembling and palpitations. The patients experience mood swings especially when resting and at night and feel better by walking. Hallucinations at night. The patient is very irritable.