Personality disorder, also known as borderline personality disorder, is a mental illness where a person experiences an extreme range of moods and behaviors. It typically begins in adolescence and continues throughout adulthood.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), it’s estimated that 1.6 percent of the adult U.S. population has borderline personality disorder, but that number could be as high as 5.9 percent. In addition, nearly 75 percent of people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder are women.
At the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers, we offer individualized treatment programs for mental health disorders, including treatment for borderline personality disorder. In addition, we know and understand the science of chemical dependency with its associated neurological changes and its impact upon the pleasure system, emotions, learning, memory, motivation, and most importantly, the ability to exercise choice. We know and understand the biological and psychological science that support treatments in trauma, emotional disorders, and other mental health concerns.
Below is information relating to borderline personality disorder and our treatment programs.
Borderline personality disorder is a condition that affects a person’s emotions for extended periods of time. It impacts the way they think about themselves and others, causing strain in current and future relationships. Those with borderline personality disorder exhibit impulsive actions as well as intense episodes of depression, anger and anxiety than can last for days. Causes of personality disorder range from genetics to social factors, such as childhood experiences.
Borderline personality disorder symptoms include:
It’s important to note that not everyone with borderline personality disorder experiences every symptom listed above.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment when it comes to borderline personality disorder, but it is treatable through the right programs. Typical borderline personality disorder treatment includes a combination of medications as well as psychotherapy, group therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Therapy can help patients gain skills to manage and cope with their condition. If safety is at risk, a hospitalization stay might be necessary.
At the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers, we offer mental health services and specifically treat those suffering from personality disorder. Our services include a PHP Day program, Intensive Outpatient program and general outpatient program. Furthermore, the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Services provides support for patients in finding the right residential care with one of our community partners. Click on each service to learn more about what they entail and how they can help you on a path towards recovery.
In addition, the staff at the Phoenix Recovery Center is passionate about total behavioral health in overcoming addiction. They deeply care about each person who they work with. Often our alumni comment on the profound impact of our staff members in encouraging them on their path to living a fulfilling life. Those who come to The Phoenix Recovery Center can realize a rebirth of their own dreams as they achieve their own sobriety and much, much more. And that makes all the difference.
The Phoenix Difference constitutes a carefully tailored program and recovery experience defined by research. Every effort is directed at supporting outcomes that prepare patients and their families with both the knowledge and applied behaviors to manage mental health disorders and to reclaim a meaningful life.
Furthermore, the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers are driven by the guiding mission statement: “Empowering individuals and families suffering from addiction and mental health disorders, to celebrate life through lasting solutions.” We accomplish the therapeutic and healing experience through a continuum of care that begins with Residential Treatment and traverses across a Day Program, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), to General Outpatient (GOP). Lastly, the continuum of care culminates in a weekly Alumni Support Meeting, which provides a recovery support community to sustain the recovery capital of The Phoenix Alumni.