Borderline personality disorder is a complex condition requiring expert treatment. If you have symptoms of this distressing psychiatric condition, Barbara D. Davis, FNP, and her team at Aseda Suboxone and Wellness in Danvers, Massachusetts, can help. They develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient using techniques that help you learn which methods work for you, eventually enabling you to self-direct your treatment. Call Aseda Suboxone and Wellness to learn more about borderline personality disorder treatment or schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.
Borderline personality disorder is a condition where people have difficulties with emotional regulation. They feel emotions intensely, often for long periods, and find it difficult to stabilize their feelings after a triggering event.
Borderline personality disorder can cause impulsive behaviors, poor self-image, relationship difficulties, and extreme emotional stress responses. The inability to self-regulate emotions can also lead to self-harm and other dangerous behaviors, including:
The condition adversely affects your values, goals, opinions, and relationships, significantly disrupting your home and work life.
People with borderline personality disorder can exhibit various symptoms, such as:
You might make desperate efforts to prevent friends and family from abandoning you, even when they have no intention of doing so. Personal relationships are often deeply unstable and may involve behavior called splitting — veering from believing your partner is perfect to hating them.
People with borderline personality disorder may also suffer from dissociation (feeling like they’re separating themselves from their thoughts, identity, or body) and paranoid thoughts that mean they can’t trust anyone. Severe stress can sometimes lead to short-term psychotic episodes.
Common treatments for borderline personality disorder include:
Psychotherapy (talk therapy) techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic psychotherapy are one of the primary borderline personality disorder treatments.
These therapies are the foundation for long-term improvement in borderline personality disorder symptoms. Working with your Aseda Suboxone and Wellness therapist, you learn to handle emotional dysregulation in a safe setting. Couples and family therapy are available, in addition to individual psychotherapy.
There’s no medication explicitly designed for borderline personality disorder treatment. Instead, your therapist might prescribe other medicines to ease specific symptoms. For example, antidepressants and/or mood stabilizers help with depression and mood swings. If you suffer from disorganized thinking, low-dose antipsychotic medication could help.
Aseda Suboxone and Wellness also offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with substance use disorder to help them overcome dependence on opioids.
To learn more about managing borderline personality disorder successfully, call Aseda Suboxone and Wellness today or book an appointment online.