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living with a spouse with borderline personality disorder

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Psychiatrist: Having insight into the problem is a big help. Guidance, supervision, treatment,if advisable, and follow-up by a psychiatrist who has a special intere ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Treatment: Treatment of bpd involves both psychotherapy and medication, there is no single treatment modality that helps the person and there are no magic cures. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Find good therapist: You will need to work with a good therapist probably for a long time. They will help you cope with the challenges of a difficult combination of diagno ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
10 years experience in Clinical Psychology
BPD is a serious: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships problems with regulating emo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
A challenging task!: If you're certain you want to do this & really believe your reasons are healthy ones, it might be possible. Does the friend agree that they are border ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennings Godsy
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: These two personality disorders actually have some similarities and fall under the same group called cluster b personality disorders.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Ppd, pervasive development order, covers a wide spectrum of disabilities including autism. People with autism, depending on the severity have social ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Can you clarify?: Are you using bpd for borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder ? Thanks.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Confusing: Borderline personality d/o is not at basis a mood disorder, but does have instability of moods/affects as well as sense of identity and relationships ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Possible not likely: Antisocial personality disorder implies an intentional disregard for right and wrong as well as the feelings of others. There is purposeful manipulat ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerold Kreisman
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Be there. Be real.: Try to be consistent. Be supportive and empathic, but also remind the other of the reality of the situation.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
20 years experience in Psychiatry
Not really.: They are very different. Antisocial people don't really care for others, use people for their own means, do not have sincere emotions. In Borderline p ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience in Psychiatry
It can happen: Borderline personality can be present with a variety of conditions including those that have hallucinations. This symptom which indicates a serious br ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Practice: in psychotherapy to express feelings in an interpersonally effective manner. That can help. Also, DBT is a type of skills building therapy for people ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Many factors determine how long someone needs therapy for. The therapist and patient should have an idea what direction and goals the therapy is movin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
51 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Usually you would only have one but it is very possible to have both.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends on person: Avoidant personality is responsive to therapy but the length of therapy depends on your state of disorder and the techniques used and also expertise o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals have experience with people who have histrionic personality disorder. Many other ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Therapy can help: People with bpd can significantly improve their relationships by learning new ways of coping with challenging emotions and personal events, and learni ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
The ? is, could he?: Many people love partners with bpd. The problem is more often that the bpd person might not be able to sustain a loving relationship. They often have ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
21 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Volatility: Sadistic personality, as a specified disorder had a short run. It is not in the current manual and not likely in the dsm v. Both psychopathy and sadi ... Read More

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