Impulsivity is one of the core features of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which can be very challenging to treat. But there are some essential things to understand about why it’s okay (and sometimes necessary) to seek help with impulsivity if you have BPD:
A lot of people struggle with impulse control.
Impulsivity is a common problem. Many people struggle with impulse control, which can be linked to many mental health conditions, so they should seek chronic impulsivity counseling. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that up to 40% of adults in the United States battle some form of addiction throughout their lifetimes. Addiction is a form of impulsive behavior that often occurs when someone has underlying trauma or an untreated mental health condition like anxiety or bipolar disorder.
A recent report from the American Psychiatric Association estimates that about 6% of Americans have bipolar disorder during any given year, while 1 in 65 children has been diagnosed with ADHD by age 7, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Impulsivity is often a symptom of each condition: people who seek treatment for impulse control issues may be dealing with one or both of these conditions!
Impulsive behaviors can be hard to control.
Impulsivity is a mental health issue, and the first step to getting help is to understand that it’s okay not to be in control all the time. If you’re experiencing impulsive behaviors, it may be because of one or many other mental health issues, including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
There are also physical and substance abuse conditions that can cause impulsive behaviors. Some personality disorders, such as borderline or antisocial personality disorder, may also lead to impulsive behavior.
Boredom is a big trigger for impulsive behavior.
Boredom and impulsivity are linked to each other in several ways. Boredom can be a symptom of mental health conditions like bipolar disorder, ADHD, and OCD. Impulsivity can increase feelings of boredom. Dealing with boredom is essential both for your health and happiness.
Impulsivity can have serious consequences. It’s okay to ask for help with it.
Impulsivity is the tendency to act on your impulses without thinking about the consequences. While most people display some degree of impulsivity, an inability to control your actions can lead you into dangerous situations and make bad decisions that hurt others and yourself. For example, suppose someone with ADHD has a history of making impulsive decisions in their love life. In that case, they may not think things through before dating again or jumping into bed with someone new—and this could result in another broken heart or STI (sexually transmitted infection). Impulsivity can also cause problems outside of relationships; impulsive job applicants might send inappropriate messages on social media sites instead of waiting until they get back home, where their behavior won’t affect their chances of getting hired.
Impulsivity can be hard to manage. Luckily, there are many ways to overcome this challenge—and getting chronic impulsivity counseling from a therapist or counselor is one of them. If you think that your impulsive behavior might be related to other mental health issues like ADHD, bipolar disorder, or OCD, then it might also be worth looking into those conditions as well. No matter what the cause of your impulsive behavior may be, though, remember that you are not alone in this struggle! Millions of people worldwide have had similar experiences and learned how to manage them successfully through therapy or other self-help methods.