If you have a teen who has recently been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, there may be some relief you feel as a result of being able to put a name to the issues he or she has been facing. However, his or her problems won’t end with diagnosis, and it is important to understand the potential social issues for teens with borderline personality disorder. Now that you know where the problems have been coming from, here are some specific things you can look out for when it comes to social issues.
One of the major ways in which teens with borderline personality disorder can have social issues is among his or her relationships. There’s a tendency to overvalue some relationships, while undervaluing others. For instance, your teen may overestimate the seriousness of a relationship with a teacher, thinking it is more than just a teacher-student relationship. On the other hand, he or she may devalue relationships with friends, seemingly throwing them away on a whim.
There are lots of other ways in which social issues for teens with borderline personality disorder can manifest themselves. Although these problems may seem overwhelming at times to both you and your teen, there are some great ways in which you can have them addressed. As long as you are heedful of the symptoms, you should be able to help your teen live with this disorder as normally as possible.