We can help your teen who suffers with Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental health illness in which they show great and persistent instability in their self-image, conduct and interpersonal relationships.
Borderline Personality Disorder (also sometimes referred to as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) might bring about self-loathing, and mood changes that are triggered by perceived rebuff, seclusion or failure. With BDP, you might see excessive sensitivity to critique, and feelings toward others become subject to rapid shifts and changes. Feelings of insignificance may also lead to risky, impulsive and reckless behavior.
As with many other personality disorders, while there are not established causes for BPD, factors are likely a combination of genetics, environment and brain chemistry. Higher risk might also come if a close family member has the disorder, or your teen suffers from childhood abuse or neglect.
Here to Help your Teen with Borderline Personality Disorder
Without treatment, your child can face grave complications connected to relationship troubles and legal or financial problems, many of those related to risky activities.
Primarily therapy-based, treatment can be problematic; there must be great trust between your child and therapist, something often difficult to achieve because of the teen’s swift and extreme mood swings. Distinctive treatment types might include interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Certain medications are sometimes successful, although they are not a normal part of the protocol.
A Rugged, Caring Therapeutic Program for At-Risk Teen Boys
At Triangle Cross Ranch, we focus on quality outdoor experiences away from electronics, television, and other stationery indoor activities, allowing boys to get their hands in the dirt, and begin to heal. Our remote, 50,000-acre working cattle ranch and farm sits near Yellowstone National Park in scenic NW Wyoming–a great place to learn important life lessons that set them on a new path of meaning and purpose. Plus, our experienced, caring and committed staff provides strong academic support, as well as trade school education on-site.
Triangle Cross Ranch also uses “Reality Therapy” to help your at-risk teen boy heal in mind, body and soul. Troubled boys receive the individualized care and attention that they need to address personality disorders, along with life-changing experiences and hands-on learning opportunities. Call us today at (307) 645-3322 and see if your son would be a good fit in our real life ranch therapeutic program. We’re here to help!