Borderline Personality Disorder Specialist

Connect Wellness

Mental Wellness located in Beverly Hills, CA

Impulsivity, rocky relationships, and difficulty regulating your emotions may be signs of borderline personality disorder. The team at Connect Wellness in Beverly Hills, California, offers an intensive inpatient program led by psychiatrist Rod Amiri, MD, to help people with borderline personality disorder learn to live stable, satisfying lives. If you think you have borderline personality disorder, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Borderline Personality Disorder Q & A

What is borderline personality disorder?

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that affects an estimated 1-6% of adults in the United States. Borderline personality disorder changes the way you think and feel about yourself and others. These changes cause an ongoing pattern of unstable and intense relationships, extreme emotions, distorted self-image, and impulsive behavior.

What are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

People with borderline personality disorder may experience mood swings and demonstrate a great sense of instability and insecurity. They also tend to view things in extremes (all good or all bad) and change their opinions of others very quickly. 

Someone with borderline personality disorder may view someone as a friend one day and an enemy the next. These fluctuating feelings lead to intense and unstable relationships. 

Other signs and symptoms of borderline personality disorder include:

  • Intense fear of abandonment
  • Pattern of unstable relationships
  • Rapid changes in self-image and self-identity
  • Impulsive, risky behaviors like gambling and drug abuse
  • Self-harming behavior like cutting
  • Suicidal threats or behavior that may occur in response to a fear of abandonment
  • Mood swings that last from a few hours to days
  • Difficulty controlling anger
  • Feeling dissociated from reality or separate from oneself

People with borderline personality disorder may have only a few of these symptoms or many at the same time. Symptoms vary in frequency and severity and may worsen in response to events that may seem normal to others. For example, a person with borderline personality disorder may experience extreme anger and distress when someone they feel close to travels for a business trip.

How is borderline personality disorder treated?

First, Dr. Amiri or a member of his team performs a thorough evaluation to identify the biological, psychological, and social factors that affect your mental health. Then they create an individualized treatment plan that they continue to re-evaluate and update as you move toward your personal mental health goals. 

Connect Wellness offers an intensive outpatient program to help people manage the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Led by Dr. Amiri himself, this program includes evidence-based therapies, such as:

  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

If you think you have borderline personality disorder, call Connect Wellness or book an appointment online today to receive the structure, support, and guidance necessary to heal.