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Borderline Personality Disorder And Pregnancy
Borderline PD: Highly unlikely that there is any genetic component to it. BPD generally results from significant early life abuse/maltreatment. But an expert trauma therapist will take a thorough history because many patients diagnosed with BPD should be recognized as actually complex trauma. In the case of trauma, expert trauma treatment is the long term answer to reduce the distress and symptoms--don'tgive up! ...Read more
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Borderline: Diagnosis of personality disorders is not given before age 18. You might have the traits, if symptoms of borderline exist & are pervasive. ...Read more
It's hard to know: Without any details. Why do you think she might have borderline personality? Ask again w' some details ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Consult psychiatrist: This can be a complex diagnosis, and I would not try to label myself or allow untrained others to label me this way. Instead, please consult with a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. Please understand that it may take more than one session for an evaluation of this nature. The doctor may need to review previous records, get psychological testing, etc. ...Read more
Borderline: I would suggest that you begin with a consultation with a psychiatrist, and then go from there. Help is available! ...Read more
Here is the wiki definition which clearly states the characteristics. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/borderline_personality_disorder
if you or someone close to you has bpd definitely get some help for yourself. If nothing else you need to strengthen your own support system, caring for someone with bpd is emotionally very difficult. Best. ...Read more
Borderline PD: Personality disorder (pd) = an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience & behavior deviating from the individual's culture; begins in teens or early adulthood; & leads to distress or impairment."borderline" pd is a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, & affects (emotions), plus marked impulsivity. Has frantic attempts to avoid abandonment too. ...Read more
Borderline PD: A personality disorder is an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience and outer behavior that differs markedly from one's culture, begins in adolescence or early adulthood, and causes distress in important areas of life (relationships, work, etc). The borderline pd pattern is one of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity. ...Read more
DSM Criteria: In summary the essential features of borderline personality disorder are a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity that begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts. You should consult with a psychiatrist, or google dsm criteria of borderline personality disorder to explore further. ...Read more
BPD: Of course it is possible but try not to self diagnose and consult with a veteran mental professional who can help you obtain a proper assessment of your problems. Best. ...Read more
Hallmark: The hallmark of borderline is unstable relationships. ...Read more
Are you in therapy?: If you are talk with them about your concerns. If not, you may want to try to get help. A psychologist can help you learn coping skills to reduce the impact of borderline personality disorder. Make sure it is one of their specialties. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more
By seeing therapist: Best way to know is to see a psychiatrist or therapist to examine what's happening with you; they can help clarify. Bpd can overlap with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, & eating disorders. Some features: unstable, intense relationships; efforts to avoid abandonment; identity disturbance; impulsivity; suicidality; mood instability; chronic emptiness; inappropriate intense anger; dissociation. ...Read more
Borderline: I would be sensitive to criticism, quick to react, my moods fluctuate, I do things before thinking about consequences, I would have hard time finding stability in relationships, and I would have low self-esteem & poor self-image. If I am not in treatment, I might inflict self injuries to get relief of tension. ...Read more
Bad mood swings!: Extreme sensitivity to feeling abandoned or rejected by others. Very intense emotions, both good and bad, often leading to impulses to harm oneself (eg, by cutting or burning); suicidal feelings are common. A severe feeling of emptiness inside, and lack of a stable sense of self. Hard to maintain stable relationships because feelings seem overwhelming. It's often quite unpleasant. ...Read more
Complex: Don't diagnose your self. Effort to avoid real abandonment. Pattern of unstable intense and interpersonal relationship identity disturbances impulsive at 2 areas recurrent suicidal behavior. And more symptoms should see counselor dbt is right therapy with medication management. ...Read more
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What to do if I have borderline personality disorder - because of borderline personality disorder?
Long-term struggle: Bpd stands for "borderline personality disorder" and it is a long standing set of traits that can cause significant interpersonal suffering in the person who has bpd and often the people around them. People with bpd very often have histories of trauma and deeply fear being abandoned on the one hand and getting to close to someone on the other. People with bpd can be helped with psychotherapy. ...Read more
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Difficult childhoods: Imho, children who are confronted with very stressful relationships in early childhood fail to learn healthy boundaries (borders). They may alternate being rejected and being overwhelmed by inappropriate intimacy with a parent. Things are understood in extremes - awful or wonderful. This is confusing and creates insecurity. Hot/cold, on/off, lover/enemy. A middle, shade of grey is scary/boring. ...Read more
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. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is quite effective. ...Read more
Is there different types of borderline personality disorder? If so, what and what are the traits (as in their personality)?
Borderline PD: A pt may be diagnosed with borderline PD, may be or described as having borderline "traits". Persons who suffer from borderline PD, will, of course, all be different from one another and experience their illness in their own, personal way. Some traits include: trouble regulating emotions, impulsivity, frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, recurrent self harm. Talk with ur doc abt treatment :) ...Read more
Therapy: Dialectical behavioral therapy includes a focus on mindfulness and self-regulation of emotions. Other treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy which focuses on identifying and changing the beliefs that may be distorted in this illness, and schema based therapy which focuses on changing the negative ways people view themselves which may cause an unstable self-image and relations w/ others. ...Read more
Symptom management: I usually focus on symptom management. Feelings of instability or intense emotionality are of primary concern. Relationship goals are closely related to the expressed symptoms. ...Read more
BPD and genetics: There are some genetic linkages in certain characteristics common in bpd, like impulsive aggression, affective lability, and insecure attachment, etc. But the entire disorder is not transmitted en bloc. Still, it's possible for environment (such as family relationships) to disturb healthy development in a "borderline" way. For instance, sexual abuse worsens prognosis. Http://tinyurl. Com/jw9aydk. ...Read more
According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more
A severe personality disorder, characterized by a very fragile self-esteem, highly volatile interpersonal relationships, and extreme mood and behaviors. This illness is often confused with bi-polar and drug intoxication states. Therapy (CBT and DBT) takes a long ...Read more