If you were to ask most people with borderline personality disorder (BPD), they’d probably tell you that at times they feel too much while, at other times, they feel nothing at all. BPD affects millions of people across the world, and it’s hard to navigate daily life with this disorder if treatment isn’t sought. Undiagnosed cases can increase a person’s risk for substance abuse and death by suicide, and loved ones can feel isolated with nobody to turn to. Learning as much as you can about BPD can help you and those around you in managing the symptoms of this disorder for a happier, healthier life.
What BPD Entails
BPD is characterized by having a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These symptoms often lead to an individual making impulsive decisions and unstable relationships. Those who battle with BPD may also experience extreme feelings of anger, depression, and anxiety that can last from a few hours to a few days.
As soon as someone with BPD may feel in control of what they’re feeling, their disorder may cause them to feel a different way and this can be very distressing for the individual with BPD. People who have BPD typically experience periods of depressed mood, anxiety, or irritability that can last for days, disassociation, chronic boredom or emptiness, and more. A person may feel like they never understand who they truly are and that they cannot manage their symptoms very well. Friendships and relationships often become unmanageable, especially for loved ones who may not know how to support this person or better help them through troubling situations. It can cause a person to act out in very harsh and hurtful ways, pushing their loved ones away and causing that individual to feel even more isolated.
If you’re ready to seek help for BPD, speak with a professional from Alta Loma today. It’s never too late to begin working towards the life you’ve always wanted. We understand the link between mental health and substance abuse. Our treatment plans prepare you to handle the stresses of everyday life. Alta Loma is a world-renowned, Texas state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center exclusively for men. If you are ready to seek treatment to develop the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being, call us today at (866) 457-3843 for a consultation.