| Published: September 22, 2020
Efficacy of mindfulness exercises in the management of borderline personality disorder
Psychiatric social work helps the emotionally disturbed people in managing their psychosocial problems. Borderline personality disorder is also distinguished by behavioral problems like by impulsive behaviors and intense reactions. The purpose of the concern study is to examine the effect of mindfulness practices in management of Borderline personality disorder incorporating with medication. A sample of 50 borderline old patients [clinical diagnosis having the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) severity score more than 20 points on BPDSI] was purposively selected for the study. The patients were given the medication incorporating the mindfulness exercises. After 6 months, the symptoms were checked through mental health checklist. A mental health checklist was administered through professional before and after incorporating the mindfulness with the medication. Study revealed that most commonly improved symptoms were affective instability, inappropriate anger, and feeling of emptiness. Kundalini Yoga (64%) and Sudarshan Kriya (58%) was proved mostly effective mindfulness practices in decreasing the symptoms of BPD. The study revealed that mindfulness practices have a vast impact in decreasing the symptoms of BPD, while incorporating with medications. In this concern author also discussed some mindfulness practices, proved more effective in reducing the symptoms and also want to make an appeal to include the mindfulness training in social work education. In modern treatment practices professionals are embodying mindfulness meditation trainings along with other treatments as it gives stability in mind and body.
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© 2020, Trichal M. & Kumar P.
Received: July 30, 2020; Revision Received: September 15, 2020; Accepted: September 22, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020