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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex mental health condition that is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). BPD is characterized by “a pervasive pattern of instability and hypersensitivity in interpersonal relationships, instability in self-image, extreme mood fluctuations, and impulsivity…often [causing one to] struggle with relationship issues, lack self-esteem, have a poor self-image, and have an inability to appropriately self-regulate.” A hallmark of BPD is a pattern of instability in personal relationships. As is explained by Harvard Medical School, “People with borderline personality disorder have a deep fear of abandonment… they compete for social acceptance, are terrified of rejection and often feel lonely even in the context of an intimate relationship.” Recent research suggests that 1.6% of the population in the United States has BPD, which is equal to over four million Americans.

Treatment for BPD will help an individual learn strategies, techniques, and tools to effectively manage the symptoms associated with borderline personality disorder, reducing the severity of symptoms experienced and increasing one’s quality of life. To provide an individual with the highest potential for a successful, long-term recovery, a customized and nuanced treatment plan will be created, that considers all treatment options, and incorporates the best possible therapeutic modalities that are expressly geared to each person’s unique needs. Integrating a combination of both psychotherapy and medication into one’s treatment plan for borderline personality disorder often yields the most successful, long-term results. Further, having a strong support system is crucial for individuals with BPD on their path to recovery.

Cultivating and maintaining a support system is vital to BPD treatment outcome as it provides emotional stability and encouragement during the recovery process. A support system can help individuals stay committed to treatment goals, attend therapy sessions regularly, and apply the skills learned in therapy to real-life situations. People with BPD often have a fragile sense of self and low self-esteem. A supportive network can offer validation and help boost self-confidence, contributing to a more positive self-image. Individuals with BPD may be at a higher risk of experiencing emotional crises, self-harm, and/ or suicidal thoughts. A support system can play a key role in recognizing early warning signs and assisting in crisis management, including seeking professional help, when necessary.

Treatment In Calabasas

Calabasas is a city in California. It is a well-known suburb of Los Angeles, located west of the San Fernando Valley and north of the Santa Monica Mountains. Over the past decade, the city of Calabasas has grown in its reputation for luxury as well as for privacy which makes it a hidden gem for residential living for society’s elite, and one of the most desirable destinations in Los Angeles County. It is also home to a plethora of highly qualified mental health clinicians providing an array of therapeutic services and treatment options. 

The information above is provided for the use of informational purposes only. The above content is not to be substituted for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment, as in no way is it intended as an attempt to practice medicine, give specific medical advice, including, without limitation, advice concerning the topic of mental health. As such, please do not use any material provided above to disregard professional advice or delay seeking treatment.

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