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A 43-year-old member asked:

how do i know if i have borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
See a professional : To be confident that you know what your diagnosis is (if you have one) it's best to be seen by a psychiatrist or psychologist. They can perform an evaluation of your symptoms and overall functioning. Borderline personality disorder is complex , consisting of a long-term pattern of instability in relationships, self-image, and affects, and a great deal of impulsivity. Rely on a professional.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Borderline: Please refer to my answer above.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Borderline: Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility.Get yourself a full psychiatric valuation to determine what bothers you.
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 49 years experience
Borderline: I would suggest that you begin with a consultation with a psychiatrist, and then go from there. Help is available!
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Borderline: Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility.Get yourself a full psychiatric valuation to determine what bothers you.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do I know exactly what is borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Paul Schwartz
Dr. Paul Schwartz answered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Many different types: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) originally described people who hover on the border between psychosis (loss of reality testing) and neurosis (conflicts around sex, guilt, anger, etc.). Currently, bpd is considered a heterogeneous disorder--possibly genetically related to bipolar disorder--characterized by impulsivity, volatile moods, stormy relationships, suicidal gestures... (see dsm iv).
A 44-year-old member asked:

I need to know what is borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Borderline PD: It's a b cluster personality disorder (dramatic, emotional or erratic). Individuals show marked impulsivity and instability of - mood, interpersonal relationships, and self image. Often seen in young adults, it can be very dangerous as fluctuations of feelings toward others ; self are extreme ; intense. Life is often very difficult for the person ; everyone around them. Love/hate - on/off - yes/no.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can I have traces of borderline personality disorder, how can I know?

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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 49 years experience
Borderline: Have a consultation with a psychiatrist to find out if it's borderline personality disorder, or something else. Then go from there.
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 25 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I need help! How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Check below: The dx. is not usually made until the client is at least 18 ( the personality is believed to be formed). For this to be your dx., we find a very consistent pattern of unstable relationships, usually starting with the family. The Borderlines are highs suicidal risks. Have unstable self image & poor sense of self. Often demanding & impulsive.Chronic feeling of abandonment, self-mutilation.

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