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Can teens under 18 be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes,: If the behaviors have been present, persistent and pervasive for at least a year.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Start with your doc: Your local doc would likely know the available resources for evaluation & treatment in your area. Some insurance plans will have a mental health ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
I session: If no other psychiatric illnesses are present. Otherwise it can take a number of visits. If you go in with a list of the diagnostic criteria and infor ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: For many reasons, diagnosing personality disorders in teens is dicier. For example, teens may "try out" different personality styles that can look li ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it's possible: Yes, with clear indications a 17 year old can be diagnosed with borderline pd. And it can be lifesaving to deal with the pain these people are in, ea ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Consistently: One of the biggest issues with borderline pd is the switching back and forth between fears of abandonment and engulfment -- wanting to be separate fro ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Most common: The most common symptom of bpd is unstable and intense emotional states and relationships both current and historical. Other symptoms such as aggress ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
BPD & Narcissim: Narcissim means that we tend to be very self-absorbed, see the world through our own eyes and not take into account the thoughts and feelings of other ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Usually 18, but: Some adolescents can be diagnosed earlier if the behavior patterns have been consistently present for at least a year. Technically though, age 18 is ... Read More
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