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Can the experts please talk about the most typical causes of borderline personality disorder (bpd)?

Can the experts please talk about the most typical causes of borderline personality disorder (bpd)?

BPD etiology: Biological (Genetics) & Environmental. Genetic predisposition is important, compounded by environmental factors such as faulty or poor parenting or early traumas. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

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


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Can I talk to my psychiatrist about borderline personality disorder?

Can I talk to my psychiatrist about borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: Psychiatrists are the physicians best trained to treat people with borderline pd, and yours can answer questions about this. Is your concern about yourself? If so, the conversation would be essential to your treatment. If it's about someone else who's part of your daily life, the question may still be germane to your treatment. ...Read more

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Can you cure borderline personality disorder?

Can you cure borderline personality disorder?

U might be surprised: ...2 learn that dr marsha linehan, respected psychiatrist credited 4 developing new approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder (dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy") herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read short version of her story via @nytimes: http://nyti. Ms/yxtgz8 who knows, u may learn 2 develop strong sense of self & become world's greatest self-soother + communicator of feelings! ...Read more

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How to cope with borderline personality disorder?

How to cope with borderline personality disorder?

EVAL: If you're talking about yourself as possibly having it, get a psychiatric evaluation for borderline PD symptomology and severity, and possible medication management. Then get a referral to a reputable clinician who specializes in borderline PD. Meds and therapy together are the most effective combination. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has shown a certain level of effectiveness. ...Read more

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How can you treat borderline personality disorder?

How can you treat borderline personality disorder?

Not Your Job: You are not a professional therapist and have no business trying to be one. Get professional help or leave this person forever. To keep in a relationship that you are trying to establish would be destructive to you and your future. ...Read more

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How can borderline personality disorder make you feel?

How can borderline personality disorder make you feel?

Many ways: My patients often described their inner experience as one of emptiness, anger, rage, defiance, or constantly in search of a stable identity. They are often full of shame over things that they have done, especially in the area of sexuality. They often despise their own impulsivity and their own acts of self abuse, especially those that are cutters. ...Read more

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Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

Long-term struggle: Bpd stands for "borderline personality disorder" and it is a long standing set of traits that cause much 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. Having bpd can easily lead to depression. ...Read more

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What exactly does borderline personality disorder mean?

What exactly does borderline personality disorder mean?

Borderline defined: A pervasive pattern of instbility of interpersonal relationships, self -image, affects, marked impulsivity starts in early adulthood & presents with 5 plus of these:: efforts to avoid abandoment. Relationships go from idealization to devaluation.
Unstable self-image. Impulsivity. Suicidal behavior, self injury, affective instability, emptiness feeling, anger, paranoid /
dissociative symptoms ...Read more

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Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

Borderline me: 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

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How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is borderline personality disorder?

Can you tell me what is borderline personality disorder?

Mismatch: Think of any personality disorder as the mismatch between ideal coping skills needed to deal with adulthood stress and coping skills developed as a child to deal with stress in general. Usually occurs due to unusual coping skills honed to survive difficult childhood conditions. Borderline is one such disorder. Foundation of recovery (which is possible) is long-term therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a borderline personality disorder be permanently fixed?

Can a borderline personality disorder be permanently fixed?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH. D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries. ...Read more

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What to do if I have borderline personality disorder, except?

Create structure: The essence of borderline personality disorder is creating chaos out of life. By adding increased levels of structure you can manage most life situations. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is borderline personality disorder?

Personality disorder: Borderline personality is a lifelong, pervasive personality disorder with deficits such as an unstable sense of self, unstable affect, hard to manage emotions with large swings, with high reactivity and difficulty maintaining an even internal state. Although exact causes are unknown, treatment is best from a team using dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have borderline personality disorder?

What do you suggest if I have borderline personality disorder?

DBT: If you have been diagnosed with borderline Personality Disorder by a mental health professional discuss getting setup with a professional, if not them-self, who specializes in Dialetical Behavioral Therapy, a treatment for BPD. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships/self image/affect, with marked impulsivity, along with chronic feelings of emptiness, recurrent self injurious behaviors, unstable moods, inappropriate anger, transient stress-related paranoea or dissociation. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: Is characterized by unstable relationships. This often leads to other problems such as anxiety, depression and self harming behaviors. ...Read more

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Are teenagers old enough to have borderline personality disorder?

Possibly: Borderline personality disorder cannot (according to the dsm) be diagnosed before the age of 18. So it is possible to see the first signs of this disorder in late teen years. It usually shows up as the person is beginning to make the transition to adulthood. ...Read more

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Can I have a stable mood if I have borderline personality disorder?

At Times: You may have periods of stable mood but one of the hallmarks of bpd is mood instability. ...Read more

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Is personality disorder the same as borderline personality disorder?

Yes,: borderline personality disorder is a type of personality disorder. There are others e.g. naricisstic personality disorder, dependent personality disorder etc. ...Read more

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

Borderline: Have a consultation with a psychiatrist to find out if it's borderline personality disorder, or something else. Then go from there. ...Read more

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How to help myself from developing a borderline personality disorder?

BPD: I don't believe it is truly possible to prevent the development of the actual disorder. However, if you are "at risk", which means you have some of the symptoms, but do not meet full diagnostic criteria; or if there is known family history of certain personality disorders, you may benefit from seeking professional help, ie, seeing a dialectial behavioral specialist early on. ...Read more

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Which medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: No medicine treats personality disorder per se. Medications are used to manage symptoms of associated disorders such as depression/anxiety/disorganized thought processes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of one to develop borderline personality disorder?

Genetic, trauma: The answer is that we certainly don't know in every case. There does however seem to be a disproportionate number of people with borderline personality disorder whoexperienced sexual abuse in one or all of its many forms. Genetic factors like a family history of bipolar disorder have been put forth as possible explanations. There are some people who believe that it is a perhaps mild form of bipolar disorder. Childhood abuse and neglect both been raised likely causes. This would include extreme deprivation. ...Read more

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I've borderline personality disorder but medication doesn't help, why?

I've borderline personality disorder but medication doesn't help, why?

Borderline PD: Medication can help manage some of the symptoms of borderline pd, but it takes working in psychotherapy also for optimal results. You need an individual therapist and probably also dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt). This is mindfulness-based skills training to work with the painful emotions which cause so much chaos in the lives of people with this disorder ; their significant others. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Please explain what are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

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

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I wanted to know is borderline personality disorder an "always on" thing?

No: A normal symptom profile for someone with BPD includes mood fluctuations of downs ups and some plateaus as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Borderline personality disorder?

BPD is the most: Severe personality disorder, clinically, although it is rivaled by Antisocial Personality Disorder in society at large. BPD is 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 takes a LONG time to be effective, if at all (CBT and DBT...) ...Read more

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How can you best convince your gf she has borderline personality disorder?

Don't do it: The best you can do here is to encourage her to get help for whatever emotional storms may be happening. Unless you're a mental health professional, diagnosing others is out of your zone of expertise. You might consider getting help for yourself in this situation. Also, you may need to decide whether or not to continue the relationship, especially if your gf views all problems as yours. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
371 Doctors shared insights

Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

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