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A 48-year-old member asked:

is it possibly someone with antisocial personality disorder also suffer from borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Jane Kang
Psychiatry 21 years experience
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 personality, people actually might care too much and don't know what to do with their feelings (so will react very extreme to a breakup or with friends). It might appear to overlap (both can have problems with anger), but they are different.

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Do most sexually abused children go on to have a personality disorder?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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No: This depends on the child, the personality, the treatment, and the circumstances.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Are patients with multiple personality disorder (mpd) aware of the existence of their different personalities?

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Sometimes: There are cases where some of the personalities may be aware of the others but, as a general rule, persons with dissociative identity disorder (the clinical name for mpd) aren't aware of the different personalities within their psyche. Similarly, they are often not aware of what they are doing when the different personalities are controlling their actions, which can often be very frightening!
A 36-year-old member asked:

Mother-in-law with borderline personality disorder. Is there any hope for me?

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Dr. James Eyerman
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Compassion: As the dalai lama says: 'say 'compassion', say 'compassion', always say 'compassion' ".
A 40-year-old member asked:

Do people with multiple personality disorder know that they are suffering from it?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
In some ways: The central or personality or "alter" may be aware of the others, but some of the others may be unaware of the rest. All parts probably experience some suffering, but may not perceive the problem as one of "multiple personality" [actually now known as dissociative identity disorder]. Therefore, the answer to your question depends on which alter is in charge when you speak with the person.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Anyone with experience with someone with histrionic personality disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals have experience with people who have histrionic personality disorder. Many other physicians encounter and work with them also, but are not the primary ones to treat this problem. Mental health professionals would be best suited to help such a person directly.

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