Positive Traits of People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

disorder () is a mental condition marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. For many, labeling someone with can make them feel like their world is crashing down around them. You mostly hear about the negative aspects of disorder, but what about the positives? In this video, we will be addressing the positive traits of people with personality disorder to reduce the stigma around it and help those who are diagnosed with BPD find relief in their diagnosis because it can make them feel more understood.

To raise awareness about BPD, we also made a video on the things you should know about people with borderline personality disorder (BPD):

If you want to learn more about BPD, check out this video:

Disclaimer: This video is for informative purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Please reach out to a qualified healthcare provider or mental health professional if you are struggling. This video is not meant to romanticize or glamorize BPD in any way. It’s just to point out that there are positives along with the challenges that come with having BPD.

Writer: Caitlin McColl
Script Editor: Brie Villanueva
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Animator: Lesly
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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depression

Treatment For Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness that can affect your relationships, career, and overall quality of life. It can also lead to suicide.

Depressed people have lower levels of certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters that regulate mood. It is possible to increase your levels of these chemicals with medication or therapy, but it may take weeks for the effects to be felt.

There are many things that can cause depression, such as a recent stressful event or life change, chronic medical problems, and genetic factors. It is important to seek treatment for depression as soon as you feel that your symptoms have gotten too severe.

The most common form of depression is major depressive disorder, which includes at least two episodes during which you have depressive symptoms for at least two weeks. Some people will never experience depression again after an episode, while others may have more than one or more relapses of their condition.

Symptoms of depression vary widely from person to person, but they include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness, along with a loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities. You may have trouble sleeping, eating or concentrating, and you might even feel angry or worthless.

Treatment for depression involves talking to a health care professional about the causes of your depression. You and your doctor will then decide what type of treatment is best for you. Education, lifestyle changes, social support, and psychological therapy are often helpful for depression, but sometimes medications are needed to treat your depression.

Antidepressant medications can help you recover from depression by increasing the availability of the chemical serotonin in your brain. SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, but they can have side effects. Other options include SNRIs (selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) and MAOIs (monamine oxidase inhibitors).

If you are taking medication, talk to your healthcare provider about whether to stop it or decrease the dose. Your doctor will want to monitor you regularly during follow-up visits to make sure that the medicine is still effective and is not causing a relapse of your depression.

There are many things you can do to reduce your symptoms of depression, including getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Keeping up with your normal schedule and making time for friends and family are also important.

Your doctor can also tell you about other treatments, such as acupuncture or herbal remedies, that can help with your symptoms. However, no single treatment is right for everyone, so you may need to try a few different ones before finding the combination that works best for you.

In addition to depression, you can also get treated for other mental illnesses such as anxiety and panic disorder. These conditions may be caused by stress or other problems, and can be treated with counseling, acupuncture or other therapies.

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