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Is it posible to have borderline personality disorder and autism ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of autism. If autism spectrum d/o such as asperger's, perhaps possible. Severe autism might make such a diagnosis very difficult to impossible. Borderline pd generally relates to others very differently than those with severe autism also.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is a categorical diagnosis made when observable behaviors fulfill the dsm-v criteria. People with ASD have a higher incidence of comorbid psychiatric disorders than the general population. However, lack of theory of mind makes it very unlikely that a child with ASD could have the kinds of psychological reactions to detrimental early experiences that are thought to lead to bpd.

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