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Doctor insights on: Borderline Personality Traits In Women

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If your psychiatrist tells you you have borderline personality traits, how likely is it that you have visiblr problem to others?

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

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Dr. Alan Ali
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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


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How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

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

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What kinds of traits are symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What kinds of traits are symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Emotional volitility: 1. Fear of abandonment 2. Intense and unstable relationships 3. Unstable and changeable self concept 4. Impulsive behavior 5. Threats of harm to self or others 6. Emotional overreaction. ...Read more

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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

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Can you have borderline personality disorder if you have a few traits with psychosis?

Can you have borderline personality disorder if you have a few traits with psychosis?

Yes: Yes, but the psychosis is neither a fully formed delusional system nor does it consist of lengthy commentary about your behavior. Most people who have hallucinations and borderline personality disorder only hear their name being called. ...Read more

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Might a woman ever love a man with borderline personality disorder?

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

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I'm wondering why are women much more prone to borderline personality disorder then men?

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

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I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and I get attached to men easily is that normal for a female with b.P.D?

Yes: In some ways it is almost diagnostic. People with borderline personality disorder often have very early and stormy attachments. I would recommend that you read a book entitled "i hate you, don't leave me". ...Read more

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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

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I have both male and female personality traits. Isn't that good since I am a single mom?

I have both male and female personality traits. Isn't that good since I am a single mom?

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

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Can personality traits run in families? Alot of women in my family (including me) cheat on their husbands

Can personality traits run in families? Alot of women in my family (including me) cheat on their husbands

Not Inherited: I would not say that such behavior patterns are inherited. People learn about the nature of relationships from what they see in their family which can explain your observation. This is the type of question which can be helpful to discuss in psychotherapy ...Read more

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Describe the features of a borderline personality.?

Describe the features of a borderline personality.?

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

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Can an introvert have borderline personality disorder?

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

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What are avoidant and borderline personality disorders?

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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Could hallucinations cause borderline personality disorder?

Could hallucinations cause borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Not likely. BPD is caused by a complex matrix of genetic factors and, typically, a history of sexual abuse. Hallucinations, on the other hand, are the cardinal symptoms of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of borderline personality disorder?

See below: I am not steering away from thisgordian topic; however, I must check that my 4 answers made it through. I got a blinking note from my new isp that my answers may remain in virtual space. Do check and let me know. Sincerely, arthur m. Hoffman md, dabp, dibp, dabfp, ass't cl. Prof. Ucsf med ctr. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a borderline personality disorder?

Docs can you explain what is a borderline personality disorder?

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

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Is suicide the only solution to borderline personality disorder?

Is suicide the only solution to borderline personality disorder?

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

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Doctors, what are the causes of borderline personality disorder?

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

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Do I need to be suicidal to have borderline personality disorder?

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