Borderline personality disorder in teens is a mental health condition characterized by unstable behavior, particularly regarding mood and relationships. Teens with borderline personality disorder are impulsive, rapid acts of cycled emotions of fear and anger, intense affection and disillusionment, and any number of different risky activities from unsafe sex to substance use.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is difficult to diagnose, as some of its symptoms can be closely related to other conditions, particularly mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and anxiety disorders – from generalized anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, once properly identified, treating BPD in teens can help reduce symptoms and lead to more stability.
Treatment for borderline personality disorder in teens centers on long-term psychotherapy, as well as intensive treatments to target any co-occurring disorders, should they be diagnosed. At Visions Treatment Centers, we utilize several different forms of therapy to help teens identify a working, sustainable borderline personality disorder treatment plan.