BPD can be defined as emotionally painful disorders characterized by emotional dysregulation, interpersonal relationships, behavior, thinking processes, and unstable self-imagery.
People who suffer from borderline personality disorders may tend to lose patience, experience cognitive disorders, and ultimately get addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Such conditions can cause damaging behavior to addicts. And in such situations, despite strong-willed, people may end up feeling helpless and worthless. This fully changes their perceptions about themselves.
Challenges in Handling Patients
Patients who suffer from borderline personality disorders and drug abuse can try to withstand care. Methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder can be useful for patients. Sometimes patients may need medication too.
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According to the study by Lee NK, a health consultant, the most promising treatment includes dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy (DDP).
A combination of support and management from an experienced dual diagnosis treatment center can improve retention rates for inpatient rehab.
Relationship between therapists and patients
Dropout levels of treatment among patients with BPD and drug abuse disorders have been quite high. It is difficult for therapists to involve these patients in therapeutic relationships.
The mood that varies from patients can prevent friendly relations with patients and therapists. There may also be a scope of passive or high resistance to treatment by such patients. They can stop attending sessions altogether, demotivating the energy of the therapist as well.