Personality Disorders

Individuals with personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder (BPD), experience strong emotions that flare up and diminish rapidly, often within hours. With few understanding the source of their feelings, people living with personality disorders get little or no sympathy from those around them.

Personality disorders are characterized by mood swings, relationship instability, difficulties with long-term planning and impulse control, and problems with self-identity. One of the key symptoms is an obsessive fear of abandonment—desperately wanting close relationships while simultaneously pushing people away with impulsive, irrational behavior. Individuals diagnosed with personality disorders often have an elevated incidence of self-harm and suicidal gestures.

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Symptoms of Personality Disorders

Symptoms of personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder (BPD), include the following:

How We Treat Personality Disorders

Living with untreated personality disorders may result in serious adverse consequences. Individuals with personality disorders are at an increased risk for self-mutilation, suicide, and violent behavior. If left untreated, the symptoms may even worsen the presence of another mental or physical health problems. There has been considerable progress in the last decade both in understanding and treating personality disorders, and we use the most successful and proven methods at our outpatient centers, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

To learn more about our treatment programs for personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder (BPD), check out our Locations Page to find the location closest to you.