Borderline Personality Disorder
The ups and downs can appear quickly and last for long periods of time. These emotional states are often intense, making it challenging to engage in normal activities and functions of daily life.
People who experience Borderline Personality Disorder struggle to maintain healthy relationships, have difficulty managing their behavior, and develop issues with self-image. Additionally, those suffering from BPD can be susceptible to highly impulsive,self-injurious, attention seeking or reckless behavior. More than half of the people diagnosed with BPD are women, although many psychologists believe that because BPD in cases of many men can be mistaken for anxiety, depression, or PTSD, causing them to be misdiagnosed.
If you believe you have Borderline Personality Disorder, seeking a licensed psychologist is advised. At Blair Wellness Group, we serve patients in Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills and the nearby areas. Do not postpone the necessary help you will need to be able to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life. Schedule an appointment today.
Causes of BPD
Although much research has been conducted on Borderline Personality Disorder, the exact causes that lead to this disorder are not yet fully known. Common consensus among scientists is that Borderline Personality Disorder is a result of many different factors which can include brain abnormalities, environmental conditions including insecure attachment with primary care takers during childhood years, and genetics. In fact,many studies have shown that those with a family member suffering fromBorderline Personality Disorder or another Personality Disorder are at a higher risk for being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or another Personality Disorder.
It’s important to get a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis from a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a trained mental health professional Since there is no single test to determine whether a person has Borderline Personality Disorder, it is prudent to work with an experienced licensed Psychologist to receive an accurate diagnosis through an in-depth assessment and series of comprehensive interviews,taking a variety of factors into account. .
Common symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder include:
- Unstable social and work relationshipsRecurring and wide mood swings
- Frequent bouts of intense anger
- Fear of abandonment
- Low sense of sense
- Lack of self-esteem
- Impulsive behavior
- Suicidal impulses or threats
- Self-injurious behavior
- Addiction issues and/or substance abuse
If you have recognized any of these symptoms, it’s important to speak with a mental health provider.
Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder is treated with intensive Psychotherapy. At Blair Wellness Group, we utilize a combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Psychoanalysis. These different treatment practices offer patients a variety of coping skills and provides them with the necessary tools to rebuild and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is useful for patients with Borderline Personality Disorder as it encourages mindfulness. Many studies have shown that Dialectical Behavioral Therapyhelps patients to experience decreased suicidal ideation , less anger- outbursts and increased ability to regulate emotions among many more benefits.
Additionally, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is useful in helping patients overcome issues of negative thinking and self-destructive behaviors, allowing them to learn effective coping mechanisms and techniques to learn how to regulate emotions and reduce impulsive, risky behavior. Borderline Personality Disorder is a complex condition. It is imperative to seek help only from a skilled and experienced Psychologist. . It is also important to note that Borderline Personality Disorder is a condition that regularly appears in conjunction with other mental health illnesses and disorders, which may include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and/or depression. Seeing a Licensed Clinical Psychologist allows you to receive quality care and superior treatment that is personalized to meet your unique clinical needs.
A treatable condition, Borderline Personality Disorder has a high recovery rate. At Blair Wellness Group, our goal is to help you find the approach that works best for you. Dr. Blair will work with you to determine healthy coping strategies, self-care techniques,mindfulness exercises among other treatment techniques specifically designed to help you overcome the challenges of living with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Schedule a Visit Today
If you experience symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, including a pattern of unstable relationships, impulsive behavior , emotional instability, depression, suicidal ideation, inability to regulate emotions, recurring mood swings, addiction issues, low self-esteem, among other behaviors mentioned above, it is important to seek help from a trained mental health professional. At Blair Wellness Group, we offer concierge-style service, meaning that your sessions can be arranged to meet the specific needs of your busy schedule, with evening and weekend appointments available upon request. Teletherapy and telephone sessions are now available 7 days a week across state lines due tohealth crisis amid Coronavirus pandemics.
By combining various therapies into customized treatments, at Blair Wellness Group, patients with Borderline Personality Disorder are able to achieve specific and measurable results that are realistic and time-bound. The goal is for patients to learn how to successfully cope with Borderline Personality Disorder, so if you’re suffering, it is important to realize that help is available. Schedule your visit with Dr. Blair at Blair Wellness Group today.
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