Every now and then, everybody may experience mood instability, problems with their relationships, and self-image. However, when these instabilities start to significantly disrupt your self-identity and your relationships with your family and friends, you may have Borderline Personality Disorder. At Teen Depression, we have competent mental health professionals who work with teenagers between the ages of 12-17 years old who may be diagnosed with this disorder. We offer several teen depression programs and treatment methods in order to help them better manage their condition.
What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness that is marked by persistent instability in behavior, moods, self-image, and interpersonal relationships. This instability can significantly disrupt a teenager’s schooling, self-image, and relationships with their family and friends. Causes for Borderline Personality Disorder remain unknown, however, genetic and environmental factors are considered to be two factors that can cause the symptoms and traits of this disorder.
What are the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder?
Borderline Personality Disorder manifests in different ways, and symptoms may vary from one person to another. However, there are nine major categories of symptoms as classified by mental health professionals for the purpose of diagnosis. To be diagnosed with borderline personality, a teenager must exhibit at least five of these symptoms:
- Unstable Relationships
- Unstable Self-Image
- Explosive Anger
- Self-Destructive and Impulsive Behaviors
- Fear of Abandonment
- Self-Harming Behaviors or Thoughts
- Extreme Mood Swings
- Being Out of Touch with Reality
- Persistent Feeling of Emptiness
As a reputable Southern California based Teen Depression Rehab Treatment Center, we are ready to extend our help to teenagers who are experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder. We understand how disruptive this disorder can be, but with the help of our mental health professionals and treatment programs, we aim to help teen’s overcome and better manage their condition.
If you wish to learn more about this disorder and what we can do to help, please contact us at 888-226-0766.