Borderline Personality Disorder: A Closer Look
BPD's the clinical abbreviation for Borderline Personality Disorder. You were a teenager once; you remember taking something too seriously and going overboard the other direction. But it seems like your child is doing things much more severely than you ever did at that age, and the response that comes from simple interaction is definitely out of proportion. A simple question pushes them into a frenzy of wrath, or a pit of despair. Personality disorders can lead to manic behavior, depressive behavior, and evasive behavior. If your teen is on the borderline, expect manifestations of all these symptoms.
Cause For Alarm?
Adolescence is replete with personality defects. So's adulthood. Here's the truth: everybody has a mental disorder at some point in their lives. Everybody is in the grips of manic episodes, depressive episodes, or psychoses some time. The difference between those people, and individuals who need treatment, is the degree and persistence of the behavior. Especially in youth, not identifying and treating borderline personality disorders can result in an individual who actually pairs their identity with an unhealthy period of their adolescent development, and so doesn't transition into healthy adulthood. As these disorders compound, issues like substance abuse creep into the equation.
In today's sex-charged culture, there are often situations where a young lady may seek solace in substances, and seek substances through sex; by which she feels boys will accept her. Some borderline personality disorders come from incorrect perceptions of the very concept of love, resulting in acts of low self-esteem involving trading sex for substances. Such issues have only increased in recent decades. Where before, such behavior may have been represented in people between 20 and 30, now you can expect to find it regularly in teens 13-17. These behaviors are dangerous, increasing the risk of things like drug use and suicide.
What Can Be Done?
Decreasing economic stability, increasing teen sexuality and drug use, and hiked divorce rates are making professional treatment centers a necessity. For over twenty years, Elevations RTC has provided solutions, coaching, guidance, answers and hope for parents dealing with teens at risk for BPD. Treatment is specialized; tailored to meet the needs of boys and girls between 13 and 17, even should severe levels of psychological disorder be involved. Sometimes the best option is to find a center that understands the issues, and can most individually and therapeutically treat them. Call for Help!: 855-290-9681