Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Our Veterans Rehab Treatment Centers offer specialized treatment programs for Borderline Personality Disorder. With years of experience, we work tirelessly to meet Veterans needs. 

Borderline Personality Disorder

person struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that impacts the way Veterans think and feel about themselves and others. This often causes difficulties functioning in everyday life. It can include self-image issues, difficulty regulating emotions/behavior, and instability in relationships.

With BPD, you may have an overwhelming fear of abandonment or instability, and you may find it difficult to tolerate being alone. Yet you may find that having inappropriate anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings may push others away. This is done even though you want to have loving and meaningful relationships.

If you have BPD, don’t get discouraged. Many Veterans with this disorder get better over time with treatment and can learn to live satisfying lives. Our Veterans Rehab treatment center’s goal is to help you do just that.

What causes Borderline Personality Disorder

As with other mental health disorders, the causes of BPD aren’t fully understood. In addition to environmental factors, such as a history of child abuse or neglect, borderline personality disorder may be linked to:


Some studies of twins and families suggest that personality disorders may be inherited or strongly associated with other mental health disorders among family members.

Brain Abnormalities

Some research has shown changes in certain areas of the brain involved in emotion regulation, impulsivity and aggression. In addition, certain brain chemicals that help regulate mood, such as serotonin, may not function properly.

Recovery Takes Time

Learning to manage emotions, thoughts and behaviors takes time. Most Veterans improve considerably, but they may always struggle with some symptoms. They may experience times when symptoms are better or worse. But treatment can improve their ability to function and help them feel better about themselves.

Those struggling with BPD often try self-medicating and struggle with Alcohol Addiction, Meth Addiction, Crack Addiction, and Cocaine Addiction. Veterans have the best chance for success when they consult a mental health provider who has experience treating borderline personality disorder. Our specialized treatment programs focus on mindfulness techniques, therapy, and emotional regulation techniques.

Signs and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

  • An intense fear of abandonment, even going to extreme measures to avoid real or imagined separation or rejection
  • A pattern of unstable intense relationships, such as idealizing someone one moment and then suddenly believing the person doesn’t care enough or is cruel
  • Rapid changes in self-identity and self-image that include shifting goals and values, and seeing yourself as bad or as if you don’t exist at all
  • Periods of stress-related paranoia and loss of contact with reality, lasting from a few minutes to a few hours
  • Impulsive and risky behavior, such as gambling, reckless driving, unsafe sex, spending sprees, binge eating or drug abuse, or sabotaging success by suddenly quitting a good job or ending a positive relationship
  • Suicidal threats or behavior or self-injury, often in response to fear of separation or rejection
  • Wide mood swings lasting from a few hours to a few days, which can include intense happiness, irritability, shame or anxiety
  • Ongoing feelings of emptiness
  • Inappropriate, intense anger, such as frequently losing your temper, being sarcastic or bitter, or having physical fights

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As a member of the VA Community Care Network, Warriors and First Responders Resorts, can help. You can enroll into one of our specialized treatment programs yourself or refer someone. Our Veterans Rehab admissions staff is available to answer any questions and help to guide you through the process. Admissions staff members are there to arrange admissions, facilitate transportation, evaluate, and assist with insurance verification.

Once a Veteran enters our Rehab and completes their mental health evaluations, they will be given a daily schedule. It is important to adhere to all the rules and do their best to complete all the work laid out for them in their individualized treatment plan. When Veterans work hard on their recovery and want to improve their situation, they will experience the healing process. Those that enroll in our program have the opportunity to change and begin the journey to sobriety.