What Is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
Signs & Side Effects of BPD
If someone has borderline personality disorder (BPD), they may have difficulty maintaining relationships because the disorder can cause sufferers to experience intense shifts between either feeling extremely loving and affectionate toward others or completely distant and withdrawn. People with BPD may say that they feel smothered by a romantic partner, but they also could be terrified of their partner leaving them at the same time.
It can be difficult to determine when someone you love has BPD, however, there are some general symtoms and behaviors to be aware of. Reviewing the following list may help you determine if a loved one should go to their doctor or psychologist regarding their symptoms.
Here are some signs that someone might be struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder:
What Makes BPD A Serious Mental Illness?
Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
Thankfully, research shows that residential treatment can help individuals with BPD experience a dramatic decrease in the severity of their anxiety, depression, and suicide attempts. BPD residential treatment programs can also help clients improve their interpersonal relationships and have a better handle on their emotions.
At Clearview Treatment Programs, we offer multiple levels of care for treating BPD, including our Women’s Treatment Center and our Outpatient Treatment Center, to give each client the best chance for a successful recovery. Our compassionate staff helps our clients gain the tools necessary to sustain their long-term health and thrive.
If you have any more questions about borderline personality disorder (BPD) or treatment options, feel free to contact our compassionate team at Clearview for more information. Call us at 866.312.5794 or fill out the contact form.