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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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Need doctor's help! could negative attitudes toward patients with borderline personality disorder be changed? It's from attending a stepps workshop.

Yes with education: I think that there needs to be ongoing efforts towards research, education and advocacy in order to better understand personality disorders both from a psychological standpoint but also from a biological vantage point. There needs to be more effective treatment as well as an acknowledgement of the value from a health care economics of enhancing treatment and management of these conditions. ...Read more

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Can I have borderline personality disorder (at 12?

Can I have borderline personality disorder (at 12?

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

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How to tell if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to tell if I have borderline personality disorder?

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

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How to know if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to know if I have borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: I would suggest that you begin with a consultation with a psychiatrist, and then go from there. Help is available! ...Read more

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I need to know what is borderline personality disorder?

Get help: 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

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How to determine if I have borderline personality disorder?

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

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Is it possible that I have borderline personality disorder?

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

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How to figure out if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to figure out if I have borderline personality disorder?

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

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I think I have borderline personality disorder. How diagnosed?

I think I have borderline personality disorder. How diagnosed?

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

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition consisting of mood swings, ...Read more