When it comes to mental health, an extensive conversation can be had regarding things that can possibly go wrong, or not according to plan.
From depressive episodes to extended periods of sadness — and for some people, having to deal with multiple personalities and bipolar disorder — a lot can happen in the individual’s mental space; that calls for attention.
Therapy is a major treatment for mental health issues. From mild everyday sadness to dark bouts of depression, therapy is one of the main things patients turn to on their road to rehabilitation or normalcy.
This article will shed some light on transference-focused psychotherapy — a type of therapy that looks at how an individual’s life can be affected by their internalized beliefs about self and others. But first, let’s talk about the mental disorder that can necessitate such therapeutic treatment.
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Borderline personality disorder
Transference-focused psychotherapy is designed to help those with a borderline personality disorder. However, what is borderline personality disorder?
With this disorder, affected individuals are highly reactive to different environmental stimuli. People with the disorder are impulsive and intense in their relationships with others. For such persons, they remain a mystery as you can never know what type of emotion they will be exhibiting as a response to major or even minor experiences in their lives.
Borderline personality disorder can result in uncontrolled spending, gambling, substance abuse, depression and anxiety, as well as euphoria and emptiness — among others. For people living with the disorder, while emotions come and go, they are extremely intense.
Because of the suddenness and tendency to be impulsive, individuals living with the disorder — aside exhibiting dissociative or paranoid symptoms — are always a high-risk case when it comes to suicidal behaviors and threats.
It is important, as soon as possible, to get help for someone who has a borderline personality disorder because if left untreated, these symptoms will continue to get worse and worse.
Is transference-focused therapy for you?
Now back to the purpose of this article. If you believe that therapy in general or transference-focused therapy, in particular, is the way forward for you, getting professional help is way easier than you probably thought it was. BetterHelp has some important information you may want to consider — to guide your decision going forward.
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This article on transference-focused psychotherapy is part of a series JBKlutse.com is developing to educate the public about mental health.
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