Borderline personality disorder (BPS), is a personality disorder characterized by a long-term pattern of unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed sense of self and strong emotional reactions. Those affected often engage in self-harm and other dangerous behaviors, often because of their difficulty returning their emotional levels to a healthy or normal baseline. They may also struggle with a sense of emptiness, fear of abandonment and detachment from reality. Symptoms of BPS can be triggered by events that are considered normal to others. BPS usually begins in early adulthood and occurs in a variety of situations. Substance use disorders, depression and eating disorders are often associated with BPS. About 10% of people with the disorder die by suicide. The disorder is often stigmatized in both the media and the psychiatric field and, as a result, is often underdiagnosed.
BeterKliniek is the clinic for Integrative Medicine that bridges regular and non-regular medicine.
An van Veen (physician) and Michael van Gils (therapist) look for the cause of a condition or disease. That is where the treatment starts otherwise, as people often say, it is 'carrying water to the sea'. We call this cause medicine. Sometimes it is also desirable to treat the symptoms (at the same time). We call this symptom medicine.
Chronic disorders often have their cause in epi- genetics. You can schedule a free informative telephone consultation (phone number 040-7117337 until 1 p.m.) at BeterKliniek to discuss your symptoms so that we can provide you with further advice.