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Borderline Personality Disorder

  • People who have difficulty managing intense emotions, have unstable relationships and experience feelings of low self worth and impulsive or self harmful behavior may be suffering from borderline personality disorder.

    Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder

    It is unknown what causes borderline personality disorder, although it appears to run in families. Problems with chemicals that control moods in the brain may also be a contributing factor.

    People with borderline personality disorder often have problems coping with anxiety or stress due to having a history of trauma and/or difficult relationships with family, friends or significant others.

    Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

    • Low self-worth or feeling empty inside
    • Damaging, reckless behaviors such as substance abuse, impulsive spending, risky physical behavior, binge eating, dangerous driving
    • Intense emotions and mood swings
    • Extreme fear of being alone: either frantically attach to those around you or reject others before they reject you
    • Anger issues
    • Inflicting harm to self, through cutting or burning

    Treatment

    Individualized plans. Belmont Behavioral Health’s multidisciplinary staff will examine the patient to formulate a treatment plan specially designed for the patient.

    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program. If necessary, Belmont’s DBT treatment team will conduct an evaluation to determine eligibility for participation.

    Addictions or substance abuse treatment is available for patients who suffer from both borderline personality disorder and substance abuse.

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