Recognizing and Getting Help for Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Posted at Sep 13, 2023
  • Written by Rebecca
Recognizing and Getting Help for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder that is characterized by dysregulation of emotions and poor mood management. According to the National Alliance of Mental Health, it’s estimated that about 1.4% of the adult population living in the United States is living with Borderline Personality Disorder. While living with BPD can be a challenge, help for Borderline Personality Disorder is available and effective in helping individuals diagnosed with this personality disorder better manage emotions and live lives of mental well-being.

Yellowbrick offers treatment and therapy services for people living with personality disorders, including BPD, at our treatment facility located in Evanston, IL. But, before getting help, it can be beneficial to better understand if you or a loved one is displaying some of the characteristics and symptoms of this disorder. And, recognize what type of help is available and best for you or a loved one.

Understanding More About Borderline Personality Disorder

What exactly is Borderline Personality Disorder? BPD is classified as a personality disorder, which is a mental health condition that affects aspects of a person’s personality including their moods, thoughts, and behaviors. People diagnosed with BPD may have trouble making and managing relationships due to the effects of this disorder. And, can struggle to manage their emotions and moods.

Typically, people who develop BPD do so in the early years of adulthood. And, this personality disorder is more commonly diagnosed in women than in men. Diagnosis for BPD should be conducted by a mental health specialist to has expertise in personality disorders, specifically BPD, as this mental health condition can be challenging to diagnose.

Identifying the Signs and Symptoms of BPD

Understanding more about Borderline Personality Disorder and the signs and symptoms of this disorder can help people who are living with it better identify if they should get help. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of BPD can include:

  • shifting and quickly changing moods
  • dissociating from reality
  • self-harming behaviors
  • unsteady relationships
  • impulsivity
  • fears of being abandoned by others
  • irritability and anger
  • suicidal thoughts and ideation

Help for Borderline Personality Disorder at Yellowbrick

Fortunately, people living with BPD can get help through treatment. At Yellowbrick, we offer outpatient services for people diagnosed with BPD. This treatment includes a therapeutic approach to treating BPD as well as medication management to address the individual needs of every person. It also includes holistic approaches to treatment including mindfulness techniques.

Find out more about our approach to treating personality disorders like BPD at our facility on our website and reach out to talk to a mental health specialist today.

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