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Running head: BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER AND NURSING CAREBorderline personality disorder and nursing careName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER AND NURSING CARE1Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychological disease, which is marked by anumber of symptoms like constant uncertainty in mood, self-image, behavior and differentpathological interpretation. Furthermore, patients feel anxiety due to which, they tend to haveeating disorders, suicidal thinking, substance abuse, and self-harm. Therefore, people with suchdisorder find difficulties in their relationships with family, friends, and even the clinicians, whoare treating those (Chanen & Kaess, 2012).However, sufferers of this disorder are still misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. Licensedpsychiatrists, social workers or psychologists diagnose such disease by conductingcomprehensive medical tests and interviewing the patient to understand the symptoms. Afterthat, they conduct therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy andso on.The major challenge that mental health nurses face while treating patients withBorderline personality disorder is the suicidal thinking and behavior. According to statisticaldata, every one in ten BPD patient dies due to suicide and globally around 2 to 3 percent ofpopulation dies due to suicide while suffering from BPD (Linehan et. al. 2015).According to researches, the therapy need to be followed by clinicians to treat thesepatients are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). This treatment program directly targets –Behavior which intervenes with the therapySuicidal thinking of the patientSeveral dangerous or weakening behaviors.The functioning of this therapy includes:
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