For a Borderline Personality Disorder, there are always different theories involved. One of theory is actually a biosocial theory, and that is when/if it comes to a Borderline Personality Disorder. A Borderline Personality Disorder is triple one by it character: a.k.a there are 3 factors involved here: the social, biological, and inter-communication (the combination) of two previous factors.
There are 3 types of BPD with certain biological causes and one of the type is emotional vulnerability. It occurs when the body is extremely physically sensitive to emotions. However, real problem occurs if social or personal circumstances are complicated and person develops actual physical sensitivity toward emotions and for that, there is a pretty good prospect to develop Borderline Personality Disorder. When we say a physical sensitivity to emotions, it means that sympathetic nervous system manifests very easy by emotions.
The body reacts on a very intense way. And after person reacts, it takes a long time to go back to normal state of mind. Under intense reaction manifests, we include extreme mood swings and panic attacks. Borderline Personality Disorder patients have the emotional modulation problems and that means that patients have a hard time to modulate emotions.
The Symptoms of BPD
According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders the symptoms for BPD are:not being able to distant from very strong emotions, not being able to improve better after the strong emotions, not being able to function because of too strong emotions acting too destructive in the response to a strong emotions
The cause for a Borderline Personality Disorder may be inherited disorder but family invalidate environment, triggers Borderline Personality Disorder. So, if the family is or was abusing (mild or severe abuse), person will develop a Borderline Personality Disorder.
Invalidating environment means that he or she is in the environment where he or she does or feels the way others tell him so. Also, if the person is having family that neglects or ignores his personal feelings, if the person is not taken seriously in his environment or family, or if the person’s needs are not met and the communication is not validate as important in the family. Same is if the family is trivializing or blames the person for its own painful experiences, or if the person is discriminated by gender or by the look and family use punishment to control, criticism or abuse no matter.
According to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in US, about 75% of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder have been sexually abused. Borderline Personality may be a mixture of an ongoing invalidation and biological vulnerability. And if the family environment is actually invalidating, then invalidating environment and the physical vulnerability communicates with each other and trigger Borderline Personality Disorder.
Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
There is an effective treatment for a Borderline Personality Disorder, and it is called Dialectical Behavior Therapy.