Borderline Personality Disorder

Ketamine Therapeutics

Ketamine Therapy Clinic located in Jacksonville, FL

Borderline personality disorder affects nearly 2% of the population, although it’s believed to be more common since many people go misdiagnosed. Borderline personality disorder is difficult to treat. But the team at Ketamine Therapeutics in Jacksonville, Florida, which includes board-certified psychiatrist Satyen Madkaiker, MD, FAPA, can help you get relief from your symptoms with advanced treatments, such as ketamine infusion. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Borderline Personality Disorder Q & A

What is borderline personality disorder?

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects mood, behavior, and self-image. People with borderline personality disorder may be quick to anger and suffer from severe depression or anxiety.

Researchers aren’t certain what causes someone to develop borderline personality disorder, but theorize that it’s a combination of factors such as genetics, environment, and brain function and structure.

What are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

People with borderline personality disorder experience rapid shifts in mood and seem to jump from one view to another. Other symptoms of borderline personality disorder include:

  • Fear of abandonment
  • Distorted sense of self
  • Unstable relationships
  • Impulsivity
  • Self-harming behavior
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Inability to trust
  • Feelings of emptiness

Borderline personality disorder can be difficult to diagnose due to the variation in symptoms and lack of a specific borderline personality disorder test to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.  

What are the treatments for borderline personality disorder?

Borderline personality disorder has a reputation for being difficult to treat. But with advances in mental health treatments, doctors found methods that help reduce the symptoms of borderline personality disorder to improve your quality of life.

The team at Ketamine Therapeutics specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder, and work one-on-one with each patient to develop the most effective treatment plan.

In addition to medication and psychotherapy, the team at Ketamine Therapeutics offers ketamine infusion therapy for borderline personality disorder. Although considered experimental, research is currently underway to assess the effectiveness of this breakthrough treatment for the management of the mental health condition.

It’s believed that ketamine improves mental health conditions by repairing the synapses in your brain and making them more receptive to mood-controlling chemicals.

What can I expect during ketamine infusion therapy?

The team at Ketamine Therapeutics conducts your ketamine infusion at the office. Depending on your dose, your infusion may take 40-60 minutes. The team closely monitors you during the infusion process and has you remain at the office for an additional 30 minutes following your infusion, or until the effects of the treatment wear off.

The team recommends you have a loved one drive you home after your treatment, and that you refrain from the use of heavy equipment for up to 24 hours.

You may experience an improvement in your symptoms within a few hours of your ketamine infusion. To maintain the effects of your treatment, the team recommends continued psychotherapy and/or medication, as needed.

To get expert care for borderline personality disorder, call Ketamine Therapeutics today or request an appointment online.