Borderline personality disorder is prevalent but not well understood and often under-diagnosed or misdiagnosed. Approximately one out of every 50 adults in the United States suffers from borderline personality disorder (BPD).

My Experience as a Psychiatrist Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

As a Harvard-trained borderline personality expert, I have been successfully treating patients with BPD and other types of personality disorders for many years. There are several therapeutic approaches to borderline personality disorder that have been to shown to be effective in helping patients manage the symptoms of this disease. I am a psychiatrist who specializes in treating borderline personality disorder, so I know I can help you or your loved one. Please contact me today via telephone on (617) 932-1548, email or set an appointment on ZocDoc.

Symptoms of BPD

Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by pervasive instability in moods, personal relationships, self-image, and behavior. People with borderline personality disorder can experience very intense feelings of depressionanxiety, and anger but these episodes may last only hours or one day. BPD can also impact a person’s identity with the person having a sense that he or she has little idea who they really are. People with BPD can have significant negative views of themselves, feeling unworthy or fundamentally bad.

Patients with BPD can make frequent changes in their career goals, long term plans and friendships. They may feel empty, bored, or unfairly misunderstood or mistreated. BPD’s are highly sensitive to rejection, and may react angrily to mild separations such as a business trip. People who suffer with borderline personality disorder may have intense fears of abandonment as a result of difficulties feeling emotionally attached to a person when that person is physically absent.

In general, BPD is more prevalent among women than men.

Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

There has been significant research into treatments for BPD over the past 20 years. Treatment for BPD can involve a number of different medicines as well as different types of psychotherapy.

If you think that you or someone you care about may be suffering from borderline personality disorder, please contact me or schedule a psychiatry appointment. As a borderline personality disorder expert, I know I can help.