Simcoe Addiction and Mental Health

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Ontario

What is BPD?

Borderline Personality disorder is a mental illness that effects the way people relate to other people in their lives. People who have borderline personality disorder often struggle with connecting with others. At times a connection may be apparent and soon after the connection is gone. This may involve dramatic shifts in mood and emotion. People who have this disorder tend to have challenges controlling their urges and impulses. Often, behaviours may appear quite abrupt and sudden. Trusting others is challenging for individuals who have this disorder. Trust may be established and quickly broken accompanied by feelings of distrust and resentment. People with BPD often state that they experience feelings of worthlessness and shame. BPD is not only the inability to relate with others, but it also includes the inability to relate to themselves. Constantly questioning themselves and the way they think and feel. Some key characteristics of BPD include:

  • Unstable moods
  • Unstable emotions
  • Unstable relationships
  • Unstable behaviours
  • Unstable sense of identity

Identity And BPD?

This is the challenge of not having a clear understanding of who you are; Confusion and debate of who the Individual is and what they want for themselves. BPD clients often report feeling lonely and distant from other people. Despite, possible support systems there is a belief that the individual is alone. Identity may change frequently as the individual tries to find a level of comfort and security in their overall wellbeing.

Disassociation With Borderline Personality Disorder

If a person is faced with a highly stressful situation it may lead to disassociation. This basically feels like an out of the body experience. In some cases, people may find themselves in a state of psychosis. Stress often intensifies the pre-existing symptoms that accompany borderline personality disorder.

How Does Borderline Personality Disorder Happen?

There are numerous factors that increase the possibility of borderline personality disorder. Most often, diagnosed earlier on in life, in some cases it it may be diagnosed later. Earlier childhood trauma is linked to many cases. If a person with BPD has members of the family that have a history of this disorder then an individual may be more likely to be diagnosed then those with no family history of the disorder.


How to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder

One of the most common and effective treatments for borderline personality disorder is dialectical behavioural therapy. Due to the nature of the disorder, dialectical behavioural therapy helps people understand a much more compassionate way of thinking. Often thinking is ridged with those suffering with this disorder. This treatment assists in the development of healthier ways of addressing thoughts and emotions. Skills are the primary focus. At Simcoe addiction rehab, we approach most mental health issues with sensitivity and our goal is to teach the skills needed to minimize the uncomfortable symptoms. Some skills that may be taught:

  • Problem solving
  • Acceptance
  • Anger management techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Self regulation strategies

In collaboration to therapeutic approaches, counsellors are availability 24 hours per day to help people when they are struggling to implement the skills they are taught. Counsellors work patiently with individuals while they learn these skills. Frequent check ins and conversation with counsellors can lead to better results. The primary focus of the counsellor is to address the day-to-day concern of the person. This includes discussing the emotions that may arise in the process of their therapy work. 

Therapy sessions are scheduled, however counselling sessions are not. A counsellor will make time to discuss and work through any issues you may have during your day. Addressing your concerns or pain is not an easy process and Simcoe addiction and mental health understands this.

Simcoe addiction and mental health provides plenty of options to treat Borderline personality disorder. We have a large community of professionals that can help with all your needs.

Family Support

Mental health affects more then just the person, it effects the whole family unit. Many symptoms of BPD can lead to frustration, anger, resentment, stress, and broken relationships. We offer support from our registered psychotherapist. We provide support for you loved ones and help you better understand your loved one’s disorder. You will provide the skills to assist you with your own healing process. Its important that families recognize that their thoughts and emotions matter as well and to have a safe place to share them. At Simcoe addiction and mental health, you will have the opportunity to begin not only the healing process for your loved one but for yourself as well. Utilize our team to get yourself back on track and find balance once again. Its easy to be frustrated when your loved one is going through Borderline personality disorder, but you are no longer alone. Let our qualified team help you!

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