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Omega 3 for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

Updated on September 27, 2018
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Omega 3 Vitamins for Treatment of BPD: The Natural Choice

Borderline personality disorder is characterized by rapid changes in mood, which is extremely painful for the sufferer and often disruptive to the suffer's life. There are different types and levels of borderline personality disorder, but some people with the disorder may frequently experience bouts of rage, and some act out during this rage against themselves or against others.

BPD has a high incidence of suicide attempt and self-harm, including eating disorders, although this does not occur in every case.

These mood changes can be thought of as similar to those of bipolar disorder--a more widely understood and recognized mental disorder--since the mood swings are similarly manic/depressive. However, the changes in mood happen much more frequently in BPD patients than in typical bipolar I or bipolar II patients. The mood shifts of BPD can be thought of as bipolar mood swings in hyperspeed.

To control the involuntary mood changes of BPD, mood stabilizing medications, antidepressants, and antipsychotic medications are often used. Although pharmaceutical medications can control the symptoms of BPD and give control over their emotions back to the sufferer, they can also come with side effects that many people may find unbearable.

Because heavy prescription drugs can cause such side effects in already overwhelmed BPD patients, the patients may opt to not take the medications, and continue living with the symptoms of BPD, with the exception of the amount of symptom relief that therapy provides.

But a little-known fact is that often heavy meds aren't needed to help stabilize the mood of a person with BPD. Omega 3 vitamins have be shown effective in minimizing emotional sways, and are very useful, non-habit forming, non-addictive, non-toxic, and non-side effect-causing, addition to a healthy lifestyle and BPD-specific therapy. Some people with BPD taking Omega-3 vitamins even experience more relief from these little soft-gels than from anything else.

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Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are easily accessible in the form of vitamins, but you may be able to get these essential vitamins from your food as well. If you are a vegetarian, like myself, flax seeds are the absolute best form to get your Omega-3s. You can buy a bag, although raw flax seeds can be expensive--and they sprinkle the correct amount into oatmeal or smoothies, or anything else you consume that the seeds would go well with.

Since flax is such a great source of omega-3 fatty acids for those who do not consume a lot of fish (most people) and do not like the idea of taking fish oil, there are a number of good options for high-dose flax seed Omega-3 vitamins available.

Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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