Borderline Personality Disorder
I hate everybody! My boyfriend broke up with me two days ago, but I’ve been calling him every chance I get. I think he’s tried to block my number. So, I’ve decided to go to his house and knock on the door until he answers. I can’t stand it! Every time I try to express my feelings, I get so angry. He can’t leave me! I’ll die! I’ll kill myself! He promised we would be together forever, and now he’s gone! My parents told me last night that they were not going to put up with my ranting anymore, and that they were looking at programs for me. Did I really go off! They said they were tired of “walking on eggshells.” That must be a saying that they got from a book or maybe from that new therapist they have. Anyway, I can be different if I try.
I ended up in Virginia in a program called Calo Young Adults. I am trying “to control my affect”. The group that I’m in is learning DBT, a special type of therapy for what I have. I’m starting to know when I’m about to lose it, and sometimes I can stay in control, but most of the time I can’t. Other times, I really don’t want to try. I’ve asked to go home, but no one wants me there, yet. That’s what they say.
Critical to determining co-morbidity and/or differentiating characteristics of a Borderline Personality Disorder from those of Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Depressive Disorder, and Substance Related Disorders is whether symptoms arise from a reaction to a situational stress or to a transient psychiatric state, or in contrast, are consistent with an enduring, inflexible, and pervasive personality pattern usually apparent by adolescence. Characterized by impulsivity and instability in interpersonal relationships, self image and affect, those students with Borderline Personality Disorder who present for treatment come to Calo Young Adults with a history of significant impairment that has impacted all areas of their lives.
For additional information about the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Depressive Disorder, and Substance Related Disorders please contact Admissions.
last modified: July 16th, 2018