Borderline Personality Disorder Get help NOW. Discover treatments for borderline personality disorder at Lakeview Health. Borderline personality disorder can have a serious impact on your life. But thankfully, borderline personality disorders can be treated and you can recover. Get the help you deserve. Call 1-800-231-2950. The treatments at Lakeview Health are designed to help those suffering from symptoms of borderline personality disorders and get them back into a healthy lifestyle. For immediate assistance, call 1-800-231-2950 now. Our staff is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and every call is kept entirely confidential. Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is more commonly diagnosed in women and can be characterized by intense changes in mood, self-image, and personal relationships. Other symptoms of borderline personality disorder can include: •Periods of severe depression, anxiety or irritability •Uncontrolled or unexplainable anger •Recurring threats of suicide •Unstable relationships •Chronic bouts of boredom or feelings of worthlessness or emptiness •Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment •Uncontrolled or reckless characteristics such as: ?Overspending ?Increased sexual activity ?Substance abuse ?Reckless driving ?Shoplifting ?Binge eating ?Self-injurious behavior What Causes Borderline Personality Disorder? The causes of borderline personality disorder are unclear, although psychological and biological factors may be involved and in some cases, neurological disorders may play a role. Biological problems can cause mood instability and lack of impulse control, which in turn may contribute to troubled relationships, drug addiction or alcohol abuse. Difficulties in psychological development during childhood, perhaps associated with neglect, abuse or inconsistent parenting, may create identity and personality problems. When you combine personality issues, neglect, abuse and lack of impulse control, you have fertile ground for the beginning of a drug addiction or alcoholism. When borderline personality disorder is combined with a drug addiction or alcoholism, you have a dual diagnosis. While many with a dual diagnosis suffer from chronic relapse, it is a treatable illness from which many do recover. The key to success is quality and effective drug rehab with an effective dual diagnosis treatment program, combined with a comprehensive relapse prevention program. How are Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder treated? A combination of psychotherapy and medication appears to provide the best results for treatment of borderline personality disorder. Medications can be useful in reducing the anxiety, depression and disruptive impulses common in many BPD patients. Relief of such symptoms may help the individual deal with harmful patterns of thinking and interacting that disrupt their daily activities. For those suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction in conjunction with BPD, admission into a drug rehab, alcohol rehab, inpatient addiction treatment program or dual diagnosis treatment program may be indicated. Detox from drug addiction or alcohol addiction is usually the initial phase of treatment with the symptoms of borderline personality disorder addressed either simultaneously or when the patient is more stable. It is important to note, that the drug rehab, alcohol rehab or inpatient addiction treatment program should have a psychiatrist familiar with addiction treatment. Dual diagnosis treatment, borderline personality disorder treatment and addiction treatment are effective with the proper amount of time, structure, therapy and medication. What Medications are Prescribed for Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder? Antidepressants, anticonvulsants and the new atypical anti-psychotics are commonly prescribed for borderline personality disorder. Decisions about the medication used should be made cooperatively between the individual and the therapist or psychiatrist. Issues to be considered include the person's willingness to take the medication as prescribed, and the possible benefits, risks and side effects of the medication. The patient in a drug rehab, alcohol rehab or an inpatient addiction treatment program has the added support of 24-hour nursing to assist in the monitoring of medication. Medication management should be an integral part of their addiction treatment program or dual diagnosis program. If you are looking for an effective dual diagnosis program specializing in borderline personality disorder treatments, call Lakeview Health Systems now at 1-800-231-2950. All calls are completely confidential and our staff is available to assist you 24 hours a day.