Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Ahead of Print. Background:Existential philosophy and psychotherapy focuses on the “givens” of human experience, including feelings of meaninglessness, isolation, death anxiety, and concerns surrounding identity and freedom. Although borderline personality disorder (BPD) is arguably characterized by issues in a number of these domains, it has not been systematically examined through the lens of existential therapy.Method:The current systematic review included 37 articles which examined existential concerns in relation to BPD.Results:These articles highlighted the predominance of chronic identity and isolation-related concerns in BPD, as well as the potential role of meaning in buffering against the distress of BPD, such as suicidality and comorbid depressive features.Implications:The implications of existential phenomenological findings in the conceptualization of BPD, treatment and future existential research are discussed.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Antidepressants, Antipsychotics and Psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder Christian Jonathan Haverkampf M.D. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by intense, rapidly fluctuating emotional states and moods combined with impulsivity and interpersonal difficulties. The management of patients with borderline personality disorder is often challenging, with substantial risks of inappropriate or insufficient treatment. Psychotherapy is the first-line treatment
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition that comes with emotional instability, particularly after interpersonal events. Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) is a psychotherapy developed by the author, which can be applied to several mental health conditions, including borderline personality disorder. The focus is on a change in internal and external communication patterns through observing, awareness, experimentation