Self-help tips for mid-range Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions. Conventional treatment often includes mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-psychotics, or a combination of these. But there are also several natural treatment options:
Diet: Avoid foods that are have high levels of allegens such as sugar, soy, dairy, gluten, corn, artificial dyes, preservatives, and additives.
Nutrient supplementation: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with a variety of psychiatric conditions. Be sure to get enough of these important nutrients—omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin D, and probiotics.
Exercise: Another natural way to manage BPD and it’s easily accessible and free. You don’t need a big physical routine, even just walking may reduce symptoms.
Get good sleep – Sleeping problems are very common and the brain needs sleep to process the day’s new information. Seven or more hours of sleep and consistent sleep/wakeup times are best. See sleep aids at https://ymihealth.ca/products.
Relax: Engage in relaxation techniques such as mindfulness, deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to help calm your mind and body. See relaxation aids at https://ymihealth.ca/products.
Avoid or reduce caffeine, smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs – While it can seem that these help you relax and feel better, these substances can make anxiety worse.
During these uncertain times, your mental well-being is more important than ever and waiting until life gets back to “normal” is likely to make your symptoms worsen over time. Start now.