Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by identity disturbance, instability, relationship difficulties, and impulsivity. A personality disorder doesn’t mean that a teen thinks they are someone they are not. In fact, BPD is when a person’s moods, behaviors, and sense of self-image form a pattern that can be damaging in their relationships and themselves. They can become easily depressed, experience intense mood swings, and change their opinions of others quite quickly. If your teen has been diagnosed with a personality disorder, strongly consider early intervention. A study done by child psychologist Marie-Pier Larrivée says:
“Making the diagnosis earlier also suggests an early intervention and thus prevention of crystallization of behaviors that can have severe consequences on functioning. As BPD traits are malleable and flexible in young people, it means this is a good period to try an intervention.”
How Can Turn-About Ranch Help?
We utilize both individual and group therapy to help your teen learn appropriate behaviors and to manage their disorder. We help them learn the self-control they need to live a functional life despite this disorder. We strive to equip them with the skills they need to be able to function in the real world once they become adults.