Personality refers to the differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that make us unique individuals. Characteristics of personality tend to remain consistent over time. A personality disorder is a way of thinking, feeling, and behaving that deviates from cultural norms, impairs healthy functioning, and remains constant over time. Individuals with personality disorders typically experience severe dysfunction in all areas of life, particularly with interpersonal relationships. Harmony Hills is a mental health treatment provider offering a wide range of services, including borderline personality disorder treatment.
Borderline personality disorder or BPD is a serious mental health disorder that causes people to have extreme difficulty regulating their emotions, moods, and behaviors, leading to challenges in most areas of life. If you or your loved one suffers from BPD, it often feels like life is out of control. Luckily, BPD is treatable and usually gets better with age. Reach out to the team at Harmony Hills to learn about treatment options for BPD. Call 855.494.0357.
Do You Need BPD Inpatient Treatment?
Many people who live with BPD describe it as an emotional rollercoaster. Individuals with BPD tend to be overly sensitive. Minor incidents can cause explosive reactions. Once triggered, it takes a long time to calm down. They say intentionally hurtful things and engage in risky or inappropriate behaviors. Once calm, they feel guilty or ashamed and are overly apologetic, but these feelings do not prevent future episodes. BPD creates a painful and confusing cycle for everyone, including friends and family.
Like many other mental health disorders, correctly diagnosing BPD can be complicated, especially with a dual diagnosis. Substance use disorders are common in individuals with BPD, and many of the symptoms can overlap. The main distinguishing features of BPD are a fragile sense of self and irrational fear of abandonment. Other symptoms of BPD include:
- Impulsive, risk-taking, and self-sabotaging behaviors
- Self-harm or recurring threats of suicide
- Unstable and intense relationships often fraught with conflict
- Inappropriate, intense anger and inability to control anger
- Rapidly changing self-image and self-identity
- Paranoia or being out-of-touch with reality
Untreated BPD makes living a healthy and productive life very challenging. Individuals with BPD have problems at work, school, home, and in virtually all their relationships. Their impulsive behavior can lead to injury and legal issues. If you suspect that you or a loved one suffers from BPD, do not wait to seek help from a BPD treatment center.
What Can a BPD Treatment Center Offer Me?
While untreated BPD can wreak havoc in the lives of everyone it touches, it is very responsive to treatment. However, effective treatment takes time, commitment, and patience. Borderline personality disorder treatment involves psychotherapy, behavior therapy, and medications when indicated. Most people with BPD struggle to manage the routines, responsibilities, and stressors of daily life. Further, they may not have stable housing or finances. With BPD inpatient treatment, individuals have a safe and sound therapeutic living environment to focus on their treatment and recovery without the distractions of daily stressors. Three techniques offered in BPD inpatient treatment include:
- Interpersonal therapy – Structured, short-term treatment focused on interpersonal relationships and communication in the present. It aims to improve interpersonal functioning and social support.
- Family-focused therapy – Early sessions focus on education about the particular disorder and its impact on functioning. Later sessions focus on healing family conflict, improving communication, and developing problem-solving skills.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy – CBT focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Teaches clients to identify negative thinking and challenges them to find healthier ways of thinking. It is in individual and group settings.
In inpatient treatment, individuals with BPD can practice newly learned skills in a supportive environment to receive instant feedback and redirection. Further, through group therapy sessions and being part of a larger community, they will learn to be accountable for their choices and behaviors.
Contact Harmony Hills for BPD Inpatient Treatment
At Harmony Hills, we understand that borderline personality disorder can feel like a scary diagnosis. Education about BPD is a critical component of treatment and helps to alleviate your fears. Through BPD inpatient treatment, you will learn the skills and tools to manage your BPD symptoms and regain control of your life. To learn more about how we can help, contact Harmony Hills today at 855.494.0357.