TREATMENT FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
Those suffering from borderline personality disorder are now afforded one-of-a-kind recovery at the Los Angeles-leading Resilience Treatment Center!
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Many emotions that are routinely felt and considered to be a healthy part of life, such as happiness, anger, fear and love, take on new dimensions in the world of mental illness. Unfortunately, being able to discern between healthy and non-healthy emotional experiences can be complicated, especially for someone struggling with a particular mental health disorder. Personality traits, that together comprise you or your loved one’s greater personality profile, can be particularly helpful in explaining the presence of Borderline Personality Disorder. Moreover, data suggests that borderline personality disorder may in fact be more common than previously believed, with an estimated 1.6 million Americans suffering annually from varying degrees of BPD.
Borderline personality disorder, a personality disorder that researchers and clinicians are only beginning to understand, is often accompanied by a pattern of unstable and extreme relationships, distorted self-images, extreme emotions and impulsiveness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In cases of borderline personality disorder, how one thinks about themselves and others is intensely affected; common emotional experiences for those afflicted with borderline personality disorder include an overwhelming fear of abandonment, frequent and severe mood swings that are often coupled with the sense of closeness (idealization) and extreme dislike (devaluation). Living with borderline personality disorder can feel like commuting between two emotionally distant universes.
At Resilience Treatment Center here West Los Angeles, CA, our complimentary assessment can be your first step towards a diagnosis and an effective and comprehensive treatment plan. In fact, we have strategically created a broad-scoped team of physicians, therapists and clinical support staff that bring together a vast expertise in most all matters involving mental health and dual-diagnosis type illnesses.
Identifying Symptoms and Traits
Many of the symptoms associated with borderline personality disorder are shared with other mental illnesses and, unsurprisingly, the presence of co-occurring disorders such as major depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and antisocial tendencies are common in those suffering from BPD. Identifying traits characteristic of borderline personality disorder, such as suicidal behavior and ideations, threats of self-injury, pervasive feelings of emptiness, rapid and persistent changes in self-identity and self-image, extreme patterns of behavior triggered by real or imagined separation or rejection among others, is a necessary step along the road to recovery.
Historically speaking, and given its somewhat mysterious nature over prior years and decades, sufferers of borderline personality disorders tended to benefit more by living in regions often considered more advanced within the realm of mental health treatment. This is definitely true here in Southern California and specifically regions like Los Angeles and Orange County, however, there has actually been tremendous growth in knowledge as well as residential & inpatient treatment protocols, both nationally and even internationally.
Treating Borderline Personality Disorders
Presently, psychotherapy remains the main treatment protocol for borderline personality disorder, although a variety of medications may serve as an effective supplement to treatment. A treatment plan that stresses education and lifelong management tools can be especially important in building a more fulfilling and stable life. At Resilience Treatment Center, our integrative, full-scope approach to borderline personality treatment combines psychiatric, psychological and holistic care and practices to address yours or your loved one’s underlying illness while building emotional resilience.
Our Los Angeles, California based team of multidisciplinary and experienced clinicians provide the following services in a highly individualized setting:
Borderline personality disorder clients receive five individual therapy sessions per week that include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Additionally, we also offer a series of group therapy sessions that run an extensive gamut; among them are process groups, healthy relationships groups, life skills coaching, medication management and family therapy sessions
The Resilience Treatment Program entails extensive psychiatric care, among an array of other clinical and ancillary support services. Building a tailored treatment plan guided by the best practices from the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy ensure that the specific needs of our clients can be addressed from various degrees and angles.
As a core component of our mission and treatment philosophy, Resilience Treatment Center’s clients are exposed to a broad range of experiential therapies that seek to harness creativity, physical well-being and socially engaging activities that all build emotional resilience. Among the experiential therapy modalities available to clients are horticulture (gardening) therapy, art therapy, creative writing therapy, guided meditation, cooking and nutrition modalities, yoga and daily access to an upscale exercise facility
The first step to creating a healthy and balanced life is knowing that the right treatment for you or your loved one is out there. At Resilience Treatment Center of West LA, our dedicated and experienced clinical team takes an integrative approach to mental health, empowering patients through individualized programming in order to build emotional resilience. Whether you’re suffering from depression, dual diagnosis, bipolar disorder, co-occurring disorders, a personality disorder, body dysmorphia or anxiety, seeking treatment always begins with a complimentary assessment conducted by industry-leading clinicians.