Borderline Personality Disorder

Body image concerns that may amount to symptoms of BDD are common in a severe or emotionally unstable personality disorder known as Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD

When symptoms of BDD are prominent in BPD, then it is usually regarded as an additional problem to the personality disorder. Personality Disorders may be treated with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mentalisation based Therapy and Compassionate Mind Training. These approaches often overlap and may be done in parallel with treating symptoms of BDD. However borderline personality is a complex area.

Further information on BPD can be obtained from BDP World and Borderline Support UK

The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. Charity no. 1153753.