Borderline personality disorder (BPD) can cause extreme mood swings and trouble controlling your emotions.

Due to the severity of BPD symptoms, people with the condition often struggle to maintain and create new relationships. They also have a higher risk of self-destructive behavior and suicide.

Fortunately, Navita Health of Texas is here to help. We recognize that BPD is not just a collection of symptoms, but a condition that affects your whole life. Accordingly, we can help you find relief from BPD.

How Does Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Work?

Borderline personality disorder treatment takes various forms, including:

  • Medications, including antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs, can regulate mood swings. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medicine can also treat depression and anxiety.
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy) is the leading treatment choice for BPD. Its goal is to help you uncover the fears and motivations associated with your behavior and thoughts. Psychotherapy can help you relate to others more positively.

If you’re at risk of harming others or yourself, your physician or mental health professional may recommend staying at the hospital for a short period. While at the hospital, your provider will collaborate with you to tailor a treatment plan.

Additionally, you will receive treatment for other conditions you may have. Many people with BPD have other conditions, including:

  • Mood disorders
  • Substance use disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Services

BPD treatment services can be inpatient or outpatient and may involve a range of services, including the following.

Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment programs require patients to live in a treatment facility. They tend to be more expensive than outpatient treatment options since they provide 24/7 support.

You should consider residential treatment programs if you want:

  • A home-like environment
  • Diverse treatments, including yoga and art therapy
  • Around-the-clock care
  • Providers who delve into the core of your mental health challenges
  • A focus on holistic healing
  • Preparation for life after treatment

Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient treatment programs don’t require patients to move away from home. Instead, participants receive services in the daytime and return home for the evenings and weekends.

You should consider outpatient programs if you want:

  • Immediate stabilization
  • More affordable fees — outpatient programs tend to be less expensive than residential 
  • To keep your existing work, school, and personal schedule

Outpatient treatment for people with BPD can be more challenging than inpatient treatment. Because you are not living at a facility, it is more difficult for providers to observe your symptoms. Accordingly, diagnostic evaluation will be slower.

Talk to your provider to see if residential or outpatient is a better choice for you.

Borderline Personality Disorder Medication

Healthcare providers usually do not prescribe medications as patients’ main BPD treatment. That’s because the benefits of prescription medication for BPD are unclear. 

However, your provider may prescribe medications to treat co-occurring or specific mental health conditions, such as anxiety and mood swings. Neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs may help some individuals with BPD.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is talk therapy for people with intense emotions. Providers may prescribe it for borderline personality disorder as well as other mental health conditions.

DBT involves combining opposing ideas. It encourages people to accept reality and learn how to change their lives.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is talk therapy that encourages you to take a close look at their emotions and thoughts. CBT helps you understand how thoughts influence your actions.

CBT usually unfolds over several sessions. Your therapist will use questions and answers to give you a different perspective on your life and thinking patterns. Ultimately, CBT aims to help you respond better to difficult situations, pain, and stress.

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) improves interpersonal functioning by relieving symptoms. It addresses current relationships and problems rather than developmental or childhood issues.

IPT usually lasts 12 to 16 weeks and can be delivered in group or one-to-one formats.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is when a trained professional helps a person deal with personal issues related to their borderline personality disorder. It is also called individual psychotherapy or dyadic therapy. The process is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is when a psychologist or therapist supervises a group of people discussing their mental or behavioral health issues.

It can help BPD patients express themselves more effectively and build stronger relationships with others.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a type of group therapy. It involves a family, which could include partners, parents and children, caregivers, siblings, grandparents, cousins, friends, and aunts and uncles.

The purpose of family therapy in BPD treatment is to help family members understand and support their loved one with BPD. Family therapy can help when families are sad, angry, feeling overwhelmed, or repeating the same behaviors over and over again.

Types of Borderline Personality Disorders We Treat

Navita Health specializes in treating a range of BPD disorders. We know that each individual may experience different challenges and symptoms.

Here is a list of BPD disorders we treat.

Discouraged Borderline Personality Disorder

Discouraged borderline personality disorder is characterized by unexpressed anger and avoidance.

People with this condition are less impulsive and are less likely to talk about their emotions. 

In some cases, it can resemble cluster B Personality Disorder (erratic, emotional, or dramatic disorders) and perfectionism, which is associated with cluster C Personality Disorders (fearful or anxious disorders).

Impulsive Borderline Personality Disorder

Impulsive BPD features reckless behaviors, an unstable lifestyle, and impulsive decision making. 

People with this condition may be charismatic and share commonalities with people with narcissistic personality disorder.

Petulant Borderline Personality Disorder

Petulant BPD causes people to fluctuate between feelings of being unloved and unworthy and explosive anger. 

Patients have a strong desire to control or manipulate people, and can develop problems with substance abuse and relationship problems.

Self Destructive Borderline Personality Disorder

Self-destructive BPD causes people to have intense feelings of self-hatred and bitterness. 

People with self-destructive BPD try to get attention from others. If they do not get the attention they want, they may threaten suicide or engage in other self-destructive behaviors, including substance abuse.

Who Will Benefit from Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment?

Anyone who struggles with symptoms of borderline personality disorder may benefit from evidence-based borderline personality disorder treatment.

Symptoms of BPD may include the following:

  • Chronic feelings of emptiness
  • Feelings of dissociation
  • Impulsive behaviors, such as unsafe sex with multiple people and binge eating
  • Suicidal behavior or suicide attempts
  • Problems controlling anger
  • Self-harming behavior
  • Unstable self-image and sense of self
  • Feelings of unreality
  • Unstable relationships
  • Feeling as if you are observing yourself from outside of your body

What Sets Apart Our Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Programs?

Finding the right BPD treatment program can be difficult. 

Here’s what sets Navita Health’s BPD programs apart:

  • Treating patients like guests: We treat all of our guests with the utmost hospitality, respect, and care. Our facility has a home-like atmosphere, so you will feel supported, understood, and valued.
  • Customized BPD process: We will listen to your story and conduct a thorough assessment to identify your unique challenges, needs, and goals. Then, we will work with you to create a customized BPD treatment plan. 
  • Holistic treatment approach: Navita Health embraces a holistic or whole-person treatment approach that recognizes the connection between spirit, mind, and body. Besides psychotherapy and medications, we offer alternative approaches to help you on your road to recovery, including yoga, transference-focused or psychodynamic psychotherapy, schema-focused therapy, and meditation.

How Long Will Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Last?

As with other mental disorders, the duration of BPD treatment depends on the severity of your symptoms, medical history, treatment progress and goals, needs, and insurance coverage.

If your symptoms and side effects are not too severe, you may only need short-term outpatient interventions for crisis stabilization.

However, if your symptoms are severe and you have co-occurring disorders that impact your lifestyle and emotional regulation, you may need at least 60 days of inpatient interventions to address root causes and promote wellness and recovery.

To learn more about your treatment plan, book an appointment with Navita Health. We will help you overcome BPD and build stronger relationships with your loved ones.

Does Insurance Cover Borderline Personality Treatment in Texas?

Insurance coverage for BPD treatment is available in Texas. But, as in all states, various factors may affect the extent of coverage, including your policy plan, insurance provider, and provider network.

Talk to your insurer to see whether BPD treatment is covered. If all or most of the treatment is not covered, you can discuss options with your healthcare provider. Your provider may offer alternative resources and payment arrangements so you can get help as soon as possible.

Find Effective Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment at Navita

BPD symptoms can cause extreme mood fluctuations. In some situations, it can cause you to self-harm, become addicted to substances, and engage in other harmful behaviors.

Fortunately, Navita Health is here to help. We offer tailor-made BPD treatment programs to help you regain a sense of balance and peace.
Reach out to Navita Health today to learn how we can help.