Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) may not be as well known as such disorders as schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, but it is more commonly diagnosed. More than 3 million people have been diagnosed with BPD and experience unstable moods, problems with self-image, chaotic relationships, and anger.

BPD is characterized by:

  • Unstable relationships
  • Poor self-image
  • Inappropriate and uncontrollable anger
  • Extreme mood fluctuations
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Poor impulse control and self-damaging behavior
  • Suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behavior
  • Chronic feelings of emptiness
  • Paranoid episodes and periods of dissociation

BPD was previously thought to be untreatable, but the right type of treatment can help you get your symptoms under control and get your life back on track.

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Borderline Personality Disorder can make it difficult for you to have healthy relationships or hold down a job. Treatment makes it possible for you to manage your symptoms so that you can lead the life you want.

Effective BPD treatment uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). The cornerstones of DBT include mindfulness meditation, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Treatment typically also involves group therapies, including anger management and family therapy.

People with BPD may also have histories of early or unresolved trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In order to provide effective BPD treatment, a treatment center should have the resources necessary to address PTSD and any other co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, or eating disorders.

To find out more about Borderline Personality Disorder treatment, please call an expert at Clearview Women’s Center at [clickpath phone=”800-573-0770″].

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