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Our Son is Getting Help for Borderline Personality Disorder – How Do We Help Ourselves?
Our son was given a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder by the treatment team he was seeing at his college counseling center. We were so relieved to have a name for the symptoms which had been causing him so much distress. The counseling center refered our son to a team of clinicians. Now he sees a psychologist for individual DBT and attends a DBT skills group and he sees a psychiatrist who has helped him get off a number of medications which weren’t working very well. He still takes medication, but nowhere near as many as he used to.
Our son is back in school and things are better but still rocky at times. Last summer he was back at home with us and at times we didn’t know how to handle things. Twice he threatened to hurt himself, once he got drunk and got a DUI which really scared us. We feel like we could use some education and support about the disorder. His treaters are in another state and we’re at a loss as to what to do.