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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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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 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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Once a child has traits of antisocial personality disorder, is there any hope of reversing the traits?

Once a child has traits of antisocial personality disorder, is there any hope of reversing the traits?

YES: Child learns from example. People around him should show love, respect, friendliness , kindness and other positive behavior for him to follow.Soon he will realize the negative attitude he is showing and later grow up to a responsible loving person. Thank god! ...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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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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Can you please have a little bit of all four of the traits listed under cluster b of personality disorders?

Can you please have a little bit of all four of the traits listed under cluster b of personality disorders?

Cluster B: You're right that there are 4 types of character disorders in cluster b: antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic. And yes, it's possible to have personal characteristics which overlap between disorders. In fact this is not uncommon. Antisocial stands more apart from the other 3, but it's still possible to have these characteristics mixed with others -- esp. With narcissistic. ...Read more

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Personality disorders are ingrained traits, are they not? How could one improve/change a personality? Seems like a lost cause.

Therapy: Of differing types can help almost anything. Don't confuse a personality disorder which is not normal( not known of inherited for sure) with a trait which you are born with. If you have a trait and tend to negatively use or express it even that can be worked on in therapy! there is hope. Don't ever give up! we are all a work in progress ! seek help please! ...Read more

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Hello my question is about personality disorders. I believe my sister in law suffers from one. Her symptoms however show traits from two different typ?

Hello my question is about personality disorders. I believe my sister in law suffers from one. Her symptoms however show traits from two different typ?

Traits: She may not have a diagnosable personality disorder. She can, however, exhibit traits from one or more personality disorders even if full criteria is not met for a diagnosis. She may also have a concurrent mental illness and a personality disorder. Many possibilities, only her psychologist or psychiatrist can positively diagnose her. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a cluster b personality disorder?

Cluster B: Mental health professionals divide up personality traits into clusters. Cluster b refers to the so-called 'dramatic' cluster and can include borderline, antisocial, histrionic, or narcissistic. Each has its own specific description. Often times the idea is that the person is thought of as 'emotional' or 'dramatic' or 'attention seeking' in some way. We all have diff't personality traits. ...Read more

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Could it be accurate to say that borderline personality disorder the least attention-seeking cluster b personality disorder?

Cluster b: All disorders within cluster b have social and interpersonal relationship conflicts as a part of the disorder. To say that one is less or more attention-seeking is not really a symptom, but more an individual difference. In my experience i've seen bpd patients who have been attention seeking (desperately so) and attention avoidant. ...Read more