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What it is: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disorder of dysregulation. Individuals with BPD generally experience dysregulation in the following areas: emotion dysregulation (e.g., extreme or rapid fluctuations of mood, intense or inappropriate anger), behavioral dysregulation (e.g., impulsive behaviors such as in the areas of spending, decision making, or sex, self-injury, suicide attempts), interpersonal dysregulation (e.g., chaotic or absent relationships), intrapersonal dysregulation (e.g., difficulty knowing who they are, confusion over values and priorities), and cognitive dysregulation (e.g., distorted thoughts, dissociation). Many people contact us because they think they might have BPD, or because they received a diagnosis of BPD from a provider but want a second opinion or want to better understand what a diagnosis of BPD means. You are welcome to contact us either for treatment or evaluation of a diagnosis of BPD.
Associated Concerns: Co-occurring disorders are the rule and not the exception with BPD. Many individuals with BPD struggle with mood disturbance, anxiety, shame, anger, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and traumatic experiences.
Evidence Based Treatments offered: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) , Unified Protocol (UP)
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