People who have difficulty managing intense emotions, have unstable relationships and experience feelings of low self-worth and impulsive or self-harmful behavior may be suffering from borderline personality disorder. Einstein's medical center in Philadelphia prides itself on providing expert, personalized bipolar disorder treatment programs and therapy options.
Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder
It is unknown what causes borderline personality disorder, although it appears to run in families. Problems with chemicals that control moods in the brain may also be a contributing factor.
People with borderline personality disorder often have problems coping with anxiety or stress due to having a history of trauma and/or difficult relationships with family, friends or significant others.
Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms
During the course of bipolar disorder treatment, our physicians may assess and ask about the following symptoms:
- Low self-worth or feeling empty inside
- Damaging, reckless behaviors such as substance abuse, impulsive spending, risky physical behavior, binge eating, dangerous driving
- Intense emotions and mood swings
- Extreme fear of being alone: either frantically attach to those around you or reject others before they reject you
- Anger issues
- Inflicting harm to self, through cutting or burning
Borderline Personality Treatment & Therapy Programs
Individualized plans. Our multidisciplinary staff will examine the patient to formulate a treatment plan specially designed for the patient.
Visit or call our Einstein Crisis Response Center in Philadelphia or request an appointment.
Patients in need of help with urgent mental health issues, including assessments, evaluations, and other services, are seen at the following address:
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Those seeking services from the CRC should enter through the Emergency Department.