Borderline Personality Disorder can be seen in an individual who shows long term pattern of unstable emotions and unstable personality. The unstable emotions cause a conflict in mind about feelings, moods, behaviour and even a person’s self image. Often patients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder can’t take criticism well and seek refuge in addiction in some form or the other. Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center specializes in treating cases where an individual is suffering from mental disorders and addictions. Mental disorders can be the root cause in most of the addiction cases, thus it is important to holistically work on both aspects of the problem.

Individuals suffering from this disorder can show extreme and impulsive emotions and behaviours towards others. The situations and feelings can be either real or imaginary but the individual cannot sense the difference. They have abandonment issues, trust issues, obsessions and irrational fears which push them towards alcoholism and drugs which worsen the self image of the individual thus putting them in a vicious circle caught between the two yet not realizing either of the problems.

They often show signs of other co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and suicides. According to research over 80 percent patients of Borderline Personality Disorder are inclined towards self harm and suicide. At “Dual Diagnosis” we understand specific problems have specific solutions and our staff will make sure you or your loved ones who are struggling with such an illness are given utmost importance and care.

Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder and their relation to Addiction:

Although the causes of Borderline Personality Disorder are unknown yet some instances or incidents which may trigger or cause this illness are sexual abuse, abuse in childhood, abandonment issues. It is commonly seen in women and psychiatric patients. It is mostly seen in individuals above the age of 18 but can also be found in adolescents in some cases.

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder and related Addiction and do you know anyone suffering from them?

  • Extreme reactions to situations (real or imaginary both).
  • Stormy relations with family and friends.
  • Unstable choices in life, education and career due to instability in thoughts.
  • Impulsive behaviours causing substance addiction or alcoholism.
  • Feelings of emptiness and unable to take criticism.
  • Intense anger and problems controlling it.
  • Distorted self images, feeling cut off from reality or self.
  • Self harm, self threatening and suicidal tendencies and reoccurring thoughts.

If the above had you thinking or nodding in agreement then it is time to get in touch with our specialized staff and advisors Dual Diagnosis Treatment Facilities, which will mark the first step in your or your loved ones journey to a better and healthier life. Dual Diagnosis involves diagnosing and curing addiction as well as mental disorders which require constant guidance and help of psychiatric professionals along with therapy. Diagnosing or accepting the problem is the most crucial step in curing it, as most of us like to hide under the shell of ignorance. It may seem difficult to come out of it or to cure it but with right help no journey is impossible.