Borderline Personality Disorder can be difficult to manage and understand for the person with the diagnosis and those around them. Individuals with BPD typically have really strong attachments that can be overwhelming for other people and might take pretty drastic measures to gain or keep someone’s attention. If you feel like you’re experiencing BPD, we can help. Our professional team has helped patients experiencing BPD feel better and like they’re back in control. Let us help you gain more balance and control in your relationships and emotions.
It’s normal to feel attached to important people in our lives, but that attachment becomes too strong for some people. If you feel like, or you’ve been told, that you’re too intense or preoccupied with your relationships (romantic or platonic), it might be helpful to talk with your P.S. Psychiatry professional. To help you, below is a list of common signs and symptoms to start the conversation during your appointment.
Avoiding Abandonment: You go to great lengths to avoid those close to you abandoning you, and are afraid they’ll stop liking you.
Hot and Cold Relationships: Relationships tend to be very intense, often alternating between idealizing and devaluing someone.
Impulsivity: You might act without thinking and do potentially self-damaging things, like reckless driving or spending money.
Suicidal Ideation: You tend to have recurring suicidal behaviors. This can look like making threats of self-harming or engaging in self-harm behaviors.
Feeling Empty: You struggle to feel fulfilled and tend to rely on others to make you feel accepted and happy.
We understand that Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can feel exhausting and scary. You’ve probably already tried things to help yourself too, but below are a few things that can help you take back control of your emotions.
Medication: A prescription from your P.S. Psychiatry provider can help with your BPD symptoms.
Evaluation: A formal Neuropsychological Evaluation can be an important tool in helping you and your treatment team plan a path forward.
Therapy: Talking with a licensed therapist is a great place to learn different strategies to navigate your Borderline symptoms.
When you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen. Fill out the form below to get in touch with P.S. Psychiatry and schedule your appointment.