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Borderline Personality Disorders

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Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Borderline personality disorder is also known as BPD. This personality disorder impacts the ability to manage emotions. With a loss of emotional control, someone with BPD might struggle with how they feel about themselves, and it also has a big impact on their interpersonal relationships with other people. There are effective treatments for BPD that can help manage symptoms to live a fulfilling, thriving life.

Centric Behavioral Health provides borderline personality disorder treatment and locations nationwide. Borderline personality disorder is a common dual diagnosis with addiction, and our treatment center specializes in co-occurring disorders like these.

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

A loss of emotional control defines borderline personality disorder. Someone with BPD will often experience the feeling of being on an emotional roller coaster, contributing to ups and downs in how they perceive others and themselves. BPD can lead to regular shifts in goals, self-image, and likes and dislikes, which can feel confusing to the person experiencing these changes. 

Extreme sensitivity, emotional volatility, and difficulties in self-soothing are characteristics of BPD, which lead to tumultuous relationships and impulsive behavior that can sometimes be reckless.

Having BPD can lead you to feel overwhelming emotions that cloud your thinking, leading you to say hurtful things or act out. Then, you might experience guilt or shame.

It becomes a difficult cycle to escape from without appropriate treatment.

Signs and symptoms of this personality disorder include:

  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Shifting emotions, including extremes of sadness, anxiety, and anger
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Romantic relationships that are intense but unstable
  • Feelings about others change dramatically from one moment to another
  • Engaging in reckless or unhealthy behaviors like binge drinking or unsafe sex
  • Attempted self-harm, or engagement in self-harm behaviors
  • Threatening suicide
  • Insecurity in relationships that leads to lashing out
  • Explosive anger and trouble controlling feelings of rage
  • Feelings of being out of touch with reality or a sense of paranoia; dissociation 
  • Efforts to avoid either real or perceived abandonment

Not everyone with BPD experiences all the potential symptoms, and the severity and frequency of the symptoms also depend on the individual.

As with other personality disorders, BPD is often diagnosed with other co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or eating disorders. Post-traumatic stress disorder is another common mental health disorder that co-occurs with BPD.

Centric Behavioral Health is an addiction rehab facility offering borderline personality disorder treatment. Our programs are evidence-based to treat both substance use and mental health disorders simultaneously.

We work with most major insurance carriers.

Centric Behavioral Health facilities work with most major health insurance carriers in order to provide effective, accessible treatment options for substance abuse and mental health.

Risk Factors for BPD

Borderline personality disorder isn’t caused by one specific thing. Instead, multiple factors can usually increase the risk of developing a personality disorder.

  • One factor is family history. Someone with a close family member with borderline personality disorder may be more likely also to develop it.
  • Researchers have found that there may be certain changes in the brain of people with BPD, especially in controlling emotional regulation and impulse control.
  • Someone with BPD is more likely to have experienced trauma, such as abandonment or childhood abuse.

Licensed mental health professionals can diagnose BPD by evaluating symptoms, family medical history, and experiences. The diagnosis is usually made in the late teen years or early adulthood, but sometimes people younger than 18 might be diagnosed if they have significant, long-term symptoms.

Our Centric Behavioral Health team can diagnose and create a treatment plan if someone has an undiagnosed personality disorder or mental health disorder. We offer research-driven borderline personality disorder treatment.

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

Borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders often have overlapping symptoms, such as impulsive and self-destructive behaviors. Both conditions can cause dramatic mood changes, a lack of self-respect and regard for one’s health and safety, and overall uncertainty are also symptomatic of both.

Irritability, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation can be signs of substance abuse and BPD.

It’s estimated that 78% of adults with BPD develop addictions at some point, worsening their symptoms and leading to less clinical stability. When someone has BPD and an untreated substance use disorder, they are more likely to display suicidal behavior and drop out of treatment programs. It’s important that when there’s a combination of borderline personality disorder and addiction, a specialized approach to therapy and treatment is taken.

So why the high likelihood that someone with BPD will develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol? Multiple factors may influence this.

  • Someone with BPD might turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. For example, they might want to avoid their ongoing feelings of emptiness or instability or deal with the pain of troubled relationships. 
  • Trauma earlier in life leads to BPD and causes someone to self-medicate to deal with those experiences.
  • A lack of overall coping mechanisms can cause substance abuse.
  • It’s also possible that the same brain areas play a role in both, such as the parts controlling impulses and rewards.

Symptoms of addiction include:

  • Uncontrollable substance use even though it’s causing known negative effects
  • Extreme cravings for drugs or alcohol
  • Prioritizing substances above everything else
  • Problems in relationships
  • Not meeting expectations or requirements at home, school, or work
  • Physical health concerns
  • Putting oneself in risky situations to get drugs or alcohol or while under the influence of them
  • Withdrawal symptoms when attempting to cut back or stop using
  • Unsuccessful attempts to reduce use or stop

Centric Behavioral Health is a borderline personality disorder treatment center. We offer customized BPD treatment as part of our addiction treatment programs in a safe and compassionate environment. We also have locations in states nationwide.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

People who struggle with addiction and mental disorders like BPD require dual diagnosis treatment. If just the addiction is treated and not the BPD, their chances of relapsing are much higher.

Both addiction and BPD are primarily treated with behavioral therapies and psychotherapies, also known as talk therapy. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy can be part of both treatment plans to help recognize harmful thoughts and behaviors.

Medications can also be used in treating both, as can family therapy.

Everyone is unique, and the same is true for their treatment needs.

Centric Behavioral Health offers customized, tailored borderline personality disorder treatment. Experts lead our programs and are patient-centric.

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Centric Behavioral Health is dedicated to helping others. Our mission is to connect those who contact us with our trusted treatment programs around the country. Contact us today to learn more about our expert programs and how we can help you find long-term healing today.

Centric Offers BPD Treatment

Our borderline personality disorder treatment can include a continuum-of-care approach. In a continuum of care, clients might begin with intensive treatment on a residential basis. Then, as they’re ready, they could transition to less intensive levels of care. 

At our borderline personality disorder rehab center, we offer treatment in inpatient and outpatient settings.

If you are looking for mental health or addiction treatment services or near you, Centric Behavioral Health Can help. If you’d like to learn more about our inpatient drug rehab centers, contact us today.