Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms and behaviours
People who are referred to Pele Tower usually have a diagnosis or experience symptoms and behaviours associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Associated mental health problems include depression, eating disorders and frequent self-harm. Sexual, emotional and physical abuses in childhood have frequently been experienced.
Presenting issues include:
- Self-harming behaviours such as cutting or overdosing
- Emotional instability
- Difficulty in forming and maintaining close relationships
- Chaotic and impulsive lifestyle
- Transient psychosis
- Eating disorders
- Unstable living conditions or poor housing history
- Offending behaviour
Referrals should generally come from health and social care professionals, particularly psychiatrists, CPNs, social workers, probation officers and prison resettlement teams. There should be a care co-ordinator involved in order to make the referral, however if their are any issues with this then contact the service to discuss this and we can offer advice around this.