What is borderline personality disorder?
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness characterized by unstable moods, behavioral patterns, and relationships. People with BPD may have difficulty regulating their emotions and impulses, which can result in impulsive actions such as self-harming or substance abuse. It's important to seek help for all mental health issues at once. The Grange Youth Clinic offers young adults a safe space who are struggling with borderline and/or other mental health issues.
Symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD)
How can you recognize borderline personality disorder in your child? Borderline symptoms vary from person to person. They include:
- Intense feelings of anger, anxiety and sadness
- Your emotions shift very quickly (and you don’t always understand why)
- Fear of abandonment
- Low self-esteem
- Trouble controlling emotions
- Finding it hard to maintain close relationships; romantic relations are intense and unstable
- Feeling empty
- Feeling like you don’t fit into society
- Experiencing impulsive, self-destructive behavior
- Feeling suspicious
- Tend to self-harm
- Feeling out of touch with reality
Borderline & co-occurring disorders
Borderline is a personality disorder we rarely diagnose on its own. Most people with borderline experience co-occurring disorders like depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders or anxiety disorders. We find it important to treat all disorders in our program. BPD can successfully be treated and enhance co-occurring disorders. While borderline can sabotage recovery of co-occurring disorders if left untreated.
Treatment of borderline
Treatment for BPD often involves psychotherapy sessions with a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in treating the disorder. Our unique treatment program identifies underlying issues and resolves them in a family based program. Treatment will learn you the skills you need to manage and cope with this diagnosis.
Borderline and medication
Medications are sometimes prescribed to treat symptoms of BPD, like depression or anxiety, but there is no cure for the condition itself. Treatment can help to deal with this condition in a healthy manner. It helps the person relieve certain symptoms and how to react to certain triggers and situations. As a result they can learn how to control the condition.
Sometimes medication is described for people with borderline. We encourage reduced to no usage of medication, however as each individuals situation is unique, we find it important to assess this for each individual client. Our psychiatrist will reassess your needs during your intake. If medication makes an important constructive change to your life, she'll prescribe the same or another medicine.
The Grange Youth Clinic offers clinical treatment to learn to deal with this condition. Stepping outside of their own environment, clients can benefit from rest, structure, and guidance by a team of professionals specialized in this condition.
Build a strong relationship with yourself and your loved ones, as the family will actively participate in an important part of the program. With this treatment you can feel better about yourself and will learn to live a more stable and rewarding life at home.
If you would like to register (or register a young adult 18-25 years old) for a treatment at The Grange Youth Clinic, please complete our intake form and we will contact you to schedule a personal intake interview.
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Why it works
At The Grange Youth Clinic, you’ll be guided through a tough experience with empathetic support. You will have access to a comprehensive range of services, including a minimum of 6 weeks of intensive residential treatment, family coaching & counseling for parents/carers and aftercare tailored to your individual needs.
We are here for you
Our treatment has a very “Intensive goal directed specialised approach” which is uniquely tailored to each client, by a highly qualified and experience multi discipline team. We focus on primarily addictive problems combined with addressing social, emotional behavioural.