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An Integrated Intervention for the Management of an Adolescent Girl with Borderline Personality


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1 Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
     

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Youth with borderline personality experience intense mood swings and exhibit impulsivity, aggression and self harm behavior markedly Although CBT has proven to be an effective treatment approach for such patients. Need is felt to incorporate other therapies like family therapy especially when unfavorable childhood experiences and disturbed familial relations have a role to play. This case study aimed to discuss about an efficacy of integrated intervention combining application of CBT along with Family therapy m a young girl with adolescent borderline personality. We report a case of a young girl presenting with complaints of verbal and physical aggression and excessive impulsivity increased in family context present from childhood.She had negative childhood experiences. Since she refused hospitalization and pharmacological intervention, she was managed on out-patient basis by using integrated intervention combining application of CBT along with Family therapy. As the therapy progressed, the patient reported improvement in terms of general well-being and gradually, there was 70% improvement according to the patient as well as her mother Childhood experiences and family relationships play a pivotal role m contributing towards personality formation m adolescents. Combining CBT with Family Therapy may prove to be beneficial in such cases.

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Borderline Personality, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Family Therapy.
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Authors

Anubhuti Jain
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shweta Singh
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Manu Agarwal
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


Youth with borderline personality experience intense mood swings and exhibit impulsivity, aggression and self harm behavior markedly Although CBT has proven to be an effective treatment approach for such patients. Need is felt to incorporate other therapies like family therapy especially when unfavorable childhood experiences and disturbed familial relations have a role to play. This case study aimed to discuss about an efficacy of integrated intervention combining application of CBT along with Family therapy m a young girl with adolescent borderline personality. We report a case of a young girl presenting with complaints of verbal and physical aggression and excessive impulsivity increased in family context present from childhood.She had negative childhood experiences. Since she refused hospitalization and pharmacological intervention, she was managed on out-patient basis by using integrated intervention combining application of CBT along with Family therapy. As the therapy progressed, the patient reported improvement in terms of general well-being and gradually, there was 70% improvement according to the patient as well as her mother Childhood experiences and family relationships play a pivotal role m contributing towards personality formation m adolescents. Combining CBT with Family Therapy may prove to be beneficial in such cases.

Keywords


Borderline Personality, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Family Therapy.