YOU: Key Topics
The many ways Borderline Disorder can present itself and the challenges of preparing a correct diagnoses.
Determining a Borderline Disorder diagnosis can be challenging among the background chatter created by co-occurring disorders, each of which can influence how severely the Disorder impacts a person.
The impulsive characteristics of Borderline Disorder leave people particularly susceptible to Substance Abuse Disorders, impacting treatment paths.
Often referred to as the “motor” of Borderline Disorder, anxiety can play an outsized role in the lives of people with the Disorder, so much so that it can become a barrier to seeking treatment.
Knowing the risk-factors for self-harm and suicide can position you to both provide the management tools that can disrupt their harmful behaviors and deliver the support necessary to better serve people with Borderline Disorder and their loved ones.
While there is still some debate as to how early Borderline Disorder can be diagnosed, it is clear that mental health professionals can begin to identify symptoms, especially when viewed through the lens of genetic and environmental risk factors, that may indicate the potential for the Disorder to emerge.