Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness characterized by a cyclical pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behaviors. People with this diagnosis may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that can last from a few hours to a few days. They also tend to view things only in extremes, as in things are only extremely negative and bad, or things are extremely wonderful and good. Opinions of themselves, as well as other people, can change very quickly.
Historically Borderline personality disorder has been hard to treat, but newer evidenced based treatments are proving helpful. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people with this disorder change core beliefs and behaviors that underlie inaccurate perceptions of themselves and others. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) was developed specifically for those with borderline personality disorder. DBT uses concepts of mindfulness and acceptance or being aware of and attentive to the current situation and emotional state. DBT also teaches skills that can help control intense emotions, reduce self-destructive behaviors, and improve relationships.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder schedule a consultation at The Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology. Our caring providers want to help you!