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Children Of Borderline Personality Disorder Mothers
Can a mother w/ borderline personality disorder be caring & truly mean it and share positive times and experiences with her kids?
Yes and why not: Yes she can share positive times and experiences with her kids BPD patients often have other disorders like Depression.Bipolar Disorder,Alnxiety,Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. The symptoms of BPD are ikely to hinder the ability of a mother to parent effectively,thereby negatively affecting the social and emotional development of a child. Positive times&experiences are good for both&FAMILY ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not a genetic DO: It is not an inherited disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Intense Symptoms: The primary features of bpd are unstable interpersonal relationships, affective distress, marked impulsivity, and unstable self-image. Often they are very sensitive to the way others treat them, reacting strongly to perceived criticism. Impulsive behaviors such as alcohol or drug abuse, promiscuous and intense sexuality, gambling and recklessness in general are common. Treatment is a challenge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get help: I would reccommend getting some support from others perhaps relatives who care about your cousin and try to support her by being consistent, not getting involved or tolerating negative behaviors and encouraging her to get consistent help and support within the group of caring others you have assembled, or professionally. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: Treatment of any personality disorder requires years and years of treatment with a therapist who is experienced at treating personality disorders. The process is not easy for the patient or the therapist, so few therapists are willing and competent to do so. However, it can be done and is worthwhile despite the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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