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Can you please tell me about borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Borderline PD: Borderline pd is very, very insecure about self -- and is frantically trying to hold on to the other person. Very fearful of abandonment ; being alone. Also very impulsive, with frequent intense ; inappropriate anger when disappointed. Prone to both overvaluing and repudiating others quickly. Has repeated crises, and acts of self-injury like arm ; wrist-cutting. Feeling empty ; bored, often.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Dr. Linehan's Story: Dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited w/developing approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder -dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy"- herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read her story via @nytimes: http://nyti.Ms/yxtgz8 > dbt skills help foster development of strong sense of self... Help teach people 2 self-soothe ; communicate feelings- including difficult/intense emotions.
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www.authorstream.com/...borderline-personality-disorder... History : History Hoch and Polatin (1949) – “pseudoneurotic schizophrenia” Kernberg (1967) - borderline personality organization Gunderson and Singer (1975 ...For a pre-Linehan discussion..
Dec 25, 2013

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can cope with a borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Bordeline PD: If it's your disorder you're talking about, find an excellent psychologist and get into individual therapy. Ask him or her also about dialectical behavioral therapy, which helps you learn skills in managing painful emotion, etc. If you're talking about borderline pd in someone you're close to, encourage him/her to get treatment. Educate yourself. This book may help: http://tinyurl.Com/m44hg8d.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Borderline PD: To the person who has it, the world is very frightening. People cannot be trusted; abandonment feels imminent. There are huge swings of emotion in relationships -- extreme idealization or extreme devaluation ; rage. When the important other disappoints, borderline pd can't remember there was ever anything good about him/her; abandonment depression results.There's intense self-loathing ; pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Please describe borderline personality disorder.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Borderline PD: Borderline pd is very, very insecure about self -- and is frantically trying to hold on to the other person. Very fearful of abandonment ; being alone. Also very impulsive, with frequent intense ; inappropriate anger when disappointed. Prone to both overvaluing and repudiating others quickly. Has repeated crises, and acts of self-injury like arm ; wrist-cutting. Feeling empty ; bored, often.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Help please, what is borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Unstable/impulsive: A person with this disorder will also often exhibit impulsive behaviors &have the following symptoms: Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Feelings aloness. A pattern of unstable & intense interpersonal relationships which alternate between extremes of idealization & devaluation. Identity disturbance, significant & persistent unstable self-image, suicidal gestures/threats.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can know if I have borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Psychiatric Eval: Feel empty often? Impulsive? Intense anger? Marked mood swings? Suicidal thoughts / behaviors? Self mutilation? Frantic efforts to avoid losing people in your life? Intense ; unstable relationships? Difficulty figuring out who you are? Feel like others are out to get you or just lose time when stressed? Diagnostic ; statistical manual of psychiatry lists diagnostic criteria. Talk more with dr.

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