Does Your Teen Struggle With Borderline Personality Disorder?
Diamond Ranch Academy can help your teen who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental health illness in which they might exhibit unusual depth and variation of moods, unrelenting instability in their interpersonal relationships, self-image and demeanor.
About Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (also sometimes referred to as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) might bring about self-hatred, marked changes in mood triggered by perceived rebuff, seclusion or failure. With Borderline Personality Disorder (BDP), they might be hypersensitive to criticism, and their feelings toward others subject to rapid shifts and changes. Feelings of unimportance might lead to impulsive and reckless behavior.
If your teen struggles with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, they are likely to see things (or people) in black and white, either perfect or terrible, something (someone) wonderful one day can be appalling the next; very extreme thinking. This can lead them to dangerously negligent actions (in food or drug intake, spending money, with driving or sex), frequent displays of annoyance or unacceptable anger, self-mutilating or suicidal behavior.
As with many other personality disorders, while the causes for BPD are not established, a combination of environmental, genetic factors and brain chemistry are thought to be contributors. Higher risk might also come from a close family member who has the disorder, or from childhood abuse or neglect.
Treatment For Borderline Personality Disorder
Left untreated, your child can face serious complications related to isolation and relationship problems, financial or legal problems, many of those connected to substance abuse.
Treatment is primarily therapy-based but can be complicated, because there must be a great deal of trust between your teen and their therapist, something often difficult to achieve because of the swift and extreme mood swings. Distinctive treatment methods might include interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psycho dynamic therapy.
Certain medications are sometimes successful, although they are not a normal part of the protocol.
Diamond Ranch Academy Can Help Teens
With Borderline Personality Disorder
Our school for troubled teens believes the best therapy often happens outside of the office. Our therapists spend hours with the students playing basketball, going on hikes and any number of other activities. Our therapists are with the students day in and day out. We get to know them well, across multiple settings. This allows us to design therapeutic interventions that directly target specific challenges. As students learn to trust, they let their walls down. They are then able to work through their challenges without the power struggles and resistance. At Diamond Ranch, your son or daughter will form a close relationship with their therapist. Under the care and guidance of one of our trained professionals, your child will flourish.
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