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Doctor insights on: Can I Have A Stable Relationship And Still Have Borderline Personality Disorder

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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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Is it likely to have a stable relationship and have borderline personality disorder?

Is it likely to have a stable relationship and have borderline personality disorder?

It's possible: One of the hallmarks of bpd is unstable relationships. But like most matters in psychiatry, it isn't 100%. It's entirely possible for someone with bpd to have a stable relationship, especially with someone who is consistent and trustworthy. Also, bpd varies in severity. There are mild cases that are hardly recognizable as bpd, and where stable relationships are not only possible but likely. ...Read more

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Could you have a functional relationship with a borderline personality disorder?

Could you have a functional relationship with a borderline personality disorder?

Beyond : ...2learn that dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited w/developing new approach 4treating borderline personality disorder dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy" herself had been diagnosed w/bdp. Read her story via @nytimes http://nyti.Ms/yxtgz8 with expert help, it's possible 2develop strong sense of self & 2develop self-soothing skills + ability 2communicate feelings effectively. ...Read more

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What is a borderline personality disorder person do to improve her relationships?

Set boundaries: The most common issue in bpd is poor or inconsistent boundaries. Set personal space, time, texting, phone, social media boundaries with a trained professional. Often bpd individuals lack a proper perspective of how their boundaries are either too permissive or exploitive. ...Read more

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How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

Well: A person with Borderline personality Disorder could be high functioning. When someone who is high functioning works on their issues in treatment - a favorable result is possible. If you have a relationship with someone who has a borderline personality disorder encourage you to learn more about it. Learn to set healthy boundaries. If you are highly reactive to the other person - things could > ...Read more

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I have overwhelming anxiety that comes and goes. It has really affected my relationships. Do I have borderline personality disorder.

I have overwhelming anxiety that comes and goes. It has really affected my relationships. Do I have borderline personality disorder.

Anxiety & BPD: Yes, anxiety can be intense with borderline pd -- but it's not clear from what you wrote that you have it. People with bpd often experience extreme sensitivity to rejection & fears of abandonment. This can trigger angry outbursts and conflict in relationships. Long-term psychotherapy along with dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt) can help greatly. Start w/basic assessment first, though. ...Read more

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I have borderline personality disorder. Is it ok to just avoid close relationships? To prevent hurting both myself and other people?

Temporarily: It will be hard to avoid all close relationships for the remainder of your life. Getting therapy as to how to effectively manage close relationships and really discuss and be honest about new relationships helps. Developing plans to better manage relationships and relationship triggers is also helpful. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist says I have borderline personality disorder. He did a poor job of describing it so i still am not sure what it means. Help!

Unstable?: Feel empty often? Impulsive? Intense anger? Marked mood swings? Suicidal thoughts / behaviors? Self mutilation? Frantic efforts to avoid losing people in your life? Intense & unstable relationships? Difficulty figuring out who you are? Feel like others are out to get you or just lose time when stressed? Diagnostic & statistical manual of psychiatry lists diagnostic criteria. Talk more with doc. ...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