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Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Intense mood swings and difficulty managing emotions are the staples of borderline personality disorder. This mental health condition can be a serious detriment to your daily routine and impact those around you. Thankfully, help is available for anyone struggling with this disorder. 

Inner Voyage Recovery Center has experienced staff and resources to help manage this personality disorder. Getting the proper treatment can improve your self-image and relationships with others. Reach out today if you are ready to change your life for the better. 

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Causes and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s hard to pinpoint the cause of this disorder, but experts suggest some people may be more vulnerable because of certain risk factors. Genetics play a big role, and having a family history of personality disorders makes you likely to receive the same diagnosis. Additionally, an altered brain structure, particularly in areas that control your impulses and emotions, impacts the likelihood of having a borderline personality disorder. 

Another risk factor is experiencing traumatic events during childhood. This includes abuse or neglect and unstable relationships that alter your psychological response. 

The primary symptom of this disorder is emotional dysregulation or an extreme emotional response that patients typically have a hard time controlling. Other symptoms include:

  • Impulsivity and reckless behavior
  • A warped self-image
  • Anger issues
  • Feeling empty or worthless
  • Thoughts of self-harm

All of these symptoms make it difficult to see yourself in a positive light or control your emotions. Such psychological habits may interfere with your ability to maintain relationships with others and can lead to self-isolation. 

Available Treatment Options for Borderline Personality Disorder

While doctors may prescribe medications to reduce some symptoms of borderline personality disorder, the preferred treatment plan is talk therapy. At Inner Voyage Recovery Center, we focus on two types of therapy for patients with this disorder:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): A form of therapy specific to this disorder, DBT focuses on mindfulness and teaching patients they have the power to change their thinking patterns yet accept certain truths they cannot change. 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Therapists challenge patients to reprogram their minds when negative perceptions arise. This ultimately helps reduce mood swings and gives patients a better sense of self-worth. 

If a borderline personality disorder diagnosis stems from a traumatic event, we can address the underlying issue and introduce coping mechanisms. A joint therapy program will also help those living with mental illness as well as substance abuse. Working with a dedicated therapist is the best way to overcome intrusive thoughts and emotional dysregulation. 

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Seek Mental Health Help in Atlanta, Georgia

At Inner Voyage Recovery Center, we understand the causes of your mood swings and are here to help you make sense of them. If you’re ready to regain control of your life, our caring staff is standing by and happy to support you throughout your mental health journey.

Take the first step by contacting our professionals at (470) 460-8437 to learn more about our facility and treatment options for borderline personality disorder. 

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