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Borderline Personality Traits In Women
If your psychiatrist tells you you have borderline personality traits, how likely is it that you have visiblr problem to others?
Borderline: Chances are, that borderline personality disorder is going to be very visible to everybody. Characteristics of this disorder are a disturbed sense of self, outbursts of emotion, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, impulsivity, drug and or alcohol abuse, acting out sexually, and self mutilating behaviors. ...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
How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?
Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from the start. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses, not just personality traits. Both may be present in the same person. Borderline pd often has more intense symptoms in intimate relationships than others. ...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
The? Is, could he?: Many people love partners with bpd. The problem is more often that the bpd person might not be able to sustain a loving relationship. They often have a very hard time trusting the stability and continuity others show since it is so difficult for them. Successful maintenance would require patience, forgiveness, security & courage. Also, creativity since it may not resemble usual love relationships. ...Read more
Women hurt in childh: There are many theories for the calls of borderline personality disorder, ranging from psychological and biological. One thing seems to be clear however, and that is as a society we are more likely to see girls sexually abused more than boys. Many men with borderline personality disorder are labeled criminals and sociopaths. It seems very trendy to label women as borderline and quite often their underlying antisocial personality disorder is simply overlooked. We also incarcerate far more men than women so that the statistics may be shifted towards making it appear that more women are borderline. ...Read more
Could a woman ever love a man with borderline personality disorder, and can that man be a good husband/father?
It depends: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) once thought to be difficult to treat, is now known to be treatable and even curable depending on the severity. If a man with bpd stays in therapy and takes medication (if needed), he has the potential to be a good husband and father if he's highly motivated. ...Read more
Sounds good to me!: Everyone has both a masculine and a feminine side. This basic polarity is part of you whether you are a man or woman, boy or girl. The masculine/feminine or yin/yang balance is extremely important. Glad it's working for you! ...Read more
Can personality traits run in families? Alot of women in my family (including me) cheat on their husbands
Rapid mood swings: Bpd is a long-term inability to manage strong emotions, coupled with lack of a stable sense of self. Sensitivity to abandonment/rejection, self-harming behavior (suicide gestures), black/white thinking ("splitting"), & fast mood swings are common. Long-term psychotherapy is often difficult but very helpful, & sometimes medications can help treat symptoms of overwhelming feelings in the meantime. ...Read more
Yes: People with borderline personality disorders have pervasive and maladaptive abilities of percieving the environment aroond them. They can be introverted or extroverted. ...Read more
Avoidant and BPD:
Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by social fears, feeling socially inadequate, and fearing rejection.
Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods that are worsened by feelings of rejection, abandonment, and emptiness.
Where avoidant folks often don't engage socially (they avoid), borderline folks engage fearlessly and often in poor relationships. ...Read more
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Borderline: Personality disorders are enduring, inflexible patterns of inner experience & behavior causing significant distress in relationships, work, & other important areas. "borderline" applies to a person with unstable sense of identity; extreme fear of being alone; unstable relationships; impulsivity; affective instability; extreme anger; chronic suicidality or self-mutilation; mini-psychotic times. ...Read more
Dr. Linehan's Story: 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! Try dbt? ...Read more
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
No: While suicidality can be one criteria for borderline personality disorder, it is not an absolute criteria, meaning if you don't have it, you cannot be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. There are a number of criteria for the diagnosis, of which that symptom is just one. Thoughts of harming oneself need to be addressed, so please keep up with a qualified mental health professional. ...Read more
BPD: Bpd causes emotional instability and pain. Sxs may include: impulsive and risky behavior, mood swings with intense short lived episodes of anxiety or depression, fears of abandonment, rage sometimes escalating into physical confrontations, difficulty controlling emotions or impulses. Suicidal thoughts/attempts occur but treatment can be effective and the prognosis much better than once believed. ...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
DBT: Your dad has to eat to be helped; you cannot do it for him. Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH. D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Borderline personality disorder or treatment is more a management issue than an issue that is curable. ...Read more
Yes,: If the behaviors have been present, persistent and pervasive for at least a year. ...Read more
It can happen: Borderline personality can be present with a variety of conditions including those that have hallucinations. This symptom which indicates a serious break with reality should be treated as soon as possible. The treatment will probably include medication which can be very helpful whenever there are hallucinations. Of course a full evaluation will be necessary to determine the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Don't.: It's best not to think of yourself in terms of a "label" & definitely best not to encourage others to see you this way. You are an individual with certain strengths, vulnerabilities, tendencies. & you should be constantly in development, improving. Yes you have a past but you also have a future. It's ok to discuss weaknesses, but think/act in terms of your progress/potential-not a psyche definition. ...Read more
It's possible: The criteria for mental illness disability is set by the state. Generally any disability must be severe enough to impair various life functions (work, school, relationships). Borderline personality disorder, when left untreated, can be quite debilitating to ones life functioning. One has to go through disability evaluation process. ...Read more
Borderline: Is a personality disorder characterised by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. It is classified as mental illness under cluster b personality disorders. ...Read more